Yvonne Grünwald - Accordion
Teresa Hoerl - Soprano
Teresa Hoerl and Yvonne Grünwald met at the Music Academy 'Hanns Eisler' in Berlin.
They have played music together in a variety of forms and styles since 2010 in the trio “Les Accordés,” and can be seen even today on stage with their specially developed music, dance and text Chansons Revue.
During their studies when both were young and fellow members of the 'Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now' (a private association,) they went out into the community to enthuse local people with their music, particularly those people whose circumstances did not allow them to attend regular concerts, like the disabled, senior citizens and children from deprived areas.
These experiences bonded the two musicians together into a close friendship allowing them to combine both their multiple talents into a strong partnership.
Two Women Stage Program
Next to concerts with classical music and Chanson Programs they are working as Duo 'Aurata' their new stage show with classical music, their own songs and show elements also with dancing.
With charm, humour and emotionality they are telling us their own musical way to become and to be artists.
Both combine several different talents. Next to their major instruments they handle other diverse instruments like Piano, Ukulele, Accordina, Violin, Guitar and Percussion-instruments.
A dedicated Youtube channel 'Duo Aurata' with partly self- and homemade videos and recordings directed by their own bring insight into the work of both artists and should actively involve people in the construction of the project.
She is not only a graduate soprano and master student of many renowned singers, including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Julia Varady and Christophe Prégardien, but she also created and staged their own original musicals in which Teresa both acted and sang.
In addition to numerous concerts she sang in many opera productions for example in the 'Concert House Berlin', the 'Brandenburger Theater', the 'Margrave Opera House' in Bayreuth, at the 'Hebbel Theater' in Berlin, at the opera of 'Schloss Rheinsberg' and of 'Opera Brandenburg'.
In 2012 she established the theatre ensemble 'Kokotterie' in which she was both director and a performing classical singer. Kokotteries biggest success was the production of 'Dangerous Liaisons' at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
She was also for many years First Violin in the school orchestra in Bayreuth, and took piano lessons from early childhood. Teresa finished her piano exam with distinction upon graduation from the 'Hochschule für Musik - Hanns Eisler' at pianist Christiane Klonz .
She began her first accordion lesson at the age of six and won the first prize at the 'Jugend Musiziert' (eng. 'Young Musicians') contest just one year later.
She graduated from the Hanns Eisler Music University like Teresa.
Yvonne is involved in Film and Television as well as various other projects. She appeared as a solo artist for the opening of the 2009 Young Euro Classic Festival at the 'Konzerthaus' in Berlin.
Since 2012 she has been taking Masterclasses with french instructor Frederic Dechamps, a world class accordionist.
2014 Yvonne as a member of the pop band 'Elaiza' won the German preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 against the likes of the band 'Unheilig' (eng. 'Unholy') and the group were then allowed to represent Germany at the Euro Vision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen .
In the same year Elaiza reached gold-status in Germany with their single 'Is it right.' and regularly play national and international concerts.