Homonoia Duo

Homonoia Duo - Violin & Piano Duo

The Homonoia Duo is Deva Rossi on piano and José Matias on violin. They share a passion for chamber music and produce energetic and emotional performances, influenced by their diverse background.

José Nuno Cabrita Matias was born in 1998 in Lagos, Portugal. His musical education began at the age of 5 when he entered the "Academia de Música de Lagos" with Prof. Oxana Temniakova. He attended masterclasses in Portugal and in the United Kingdom with Nicola Benedetti, Odin Rathnam, Augusto Trindade amongst other international soloists.

He won several prizes over the years in national competitions including 2nd prize in “Concurso Vasco Barbosa” in 2015 and 1st prize in “Concurso Anatólio Fale” in 2016. José has performed as an orchestral musician with the ”Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa”, “Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León” and “Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa”. In 2015 he performed as the soloist of the premiere of “Concerto com sonância”, composed by Armando Mota. José joined the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in September 2016, where he is currently studying with Lesley Hatfield.

Deva Rossi was born in 1996 in Zürich, Switzerland. Her musical education began at the age of 7 when she entered the “Scuola di Musica ed Arti Classiche” with Prof. Antonia Onofrio in her hometown Riva San Vitale. Her studies continued at the Conservatoire in Lugano with Prof. Nora Doallo and at the Conservatoire in Como, Italy. In 2013 and 2014 she attended an international Masterclass in Vienna, Austria, with Prof. Susanna Spaemann.

She was invited by Japanese pianists Masahi Katayama and Mami Morimoto to Tokyo for an intensive Masterclass in September 2014. In the following years, 2015 and 2016, Deva participated in masterclasses with John Byrne and Katya Apekisheva at Wells Cathedral School, also taking intensive private lessons with Prof. Olena Shvetsova and Prof. Richard May. Deva joined the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in September 2016, where she studied keyboard with Richard Ormrod and is currently a student of Michael Young.

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