The Wiener Musikverein said it best, Duo Aliada consists of two “outstandingly talented and
creative musicians”, namely saxophonist Micha Knot and accordionist Bogdan Laketi . Since
their foundation in 2013, the duo has quickly caught the attention of the classical music
world, which resulted in securing a busy concert schedule with more than 100 performances
in over 30 countries, many in illustrious concert venues such as the: Carnegie Hall, Wiener
Musikverein, Tonhalle Zürich and the Hermitage Theatre in Saint Petersburg.
It all began with their staggering success at the 12th annual Fidelio Wettbewerb where Duo
Aliada unanimously won Grand Prix and was awarded with the Prize “Artist of The Year 2014” sponsored by HFP Steuerberater Wien. In 2015, The duo recorded their debut studio album “New colours of the past” with ARS Produktion and it has been received with tremendous critical acclaim by SWR2, BR Klassik, Crescendo Magazine, Klassik Heute and others. They were also selected for the international program “The New Austrian Sound Of Music 2016-17”, a prestigious sponsorship platform funded by the Austrian Government. Duo Aliada have been regularly featured on popular radio broadcasts such as ORF1, SWR2, BR Klassik, and Radio Klassik and they couldn’t be more excited to continue sharing their music with audiences all around the world.
Micha Knot plays exclusively on Henri Selmer Paris saxophones and D’Addario reeds.
Bogdan Laketi plays exclusively on Pigini accordions.