Formed in the spring of 2020, we are a violin/cello duo based in London, England, and Vancouver, Canada. Due to the distance between us, we commission and perform pieces that can be played remotely from separate locations.
ALIAYTA FOON-DANCOES, violin
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Aliayta has performed with ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, Sidney Classical Orchestra and the Galliano Ensemble. Aliayta is the first violinist of the Echéa Quartet, the 2019/20 String Quartet Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music. The Echéa Quartet have performed across North America, Europe, and South America where they have been featured artists with the BBC, CBC, and NPR.
ISIDORA NOJKOVIC, cello
Isidora Nojkovic is a Serbian-Canadian cellist who performs internationally as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She has a passion for contemporary music, having premiered over 50 works, and is active in commissioning and working with living composers. She has appeared at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Harpa Music Festival in Iceland, Ottawa Chamberfest, Belgrade International Cello Festival, the Scotia Festival of Music with Lynn Harrell in Canada, and Spoleto Festival USA. She has also completed two tours with Lincoln Center Stage, performing in twenty-two countries as part of a piano quintet.