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The Xilema duo is a four-hand piano duo formed in 2019 by pianists Silvia Cernea and Nazanin Yalda. One being from Romania, the other from Iran, these two musicians met in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

In this practice they combine their musical visions and their sensitivity in search of colours and musical expressions in a repertoire that crosses a wide variety of styles, ranging from classical era to the compositions of our time.

The Xilema duo has won the second prize in Génération Classique competition and is among the artists of Les Festival de Wallonie. The duo participated in numerous festivals such as Les Saisons Musicales de Seneffe, Musiq3  in Belgium and Le Vent Sur l’Arbre in France. They had the opportunity to work with prominent musicians such as Muhiddin Dürrüoglu, Gabriel Teclu and composer Anthony Girard for a performance of his piece Sonatine N ° 2. 

Silvia Cernea

Pianist Silvia Cernea was born in Bucharest in 1990. Her piano studies began in Oviedo (Spain) at the Eduardo Martínez Torner Conservatory. She continued her musical journey in Barcelona where she obtained her Bachelor's degree with great distinction at the Conservatori del Liceu with Stanislav Pochekin. She then moved to Brussels where she obtained her Master's degree in piano with great distinction at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Eliane Reyes and Gabriel Teclu.


Nazanin Yalda


Nazanin Yalda was born in Tehran in 1994. She began her musical studies at the age of 10 with the piano. A graduate of the Tehran music school, she continued her studies at the “Conservatoire a Rayonnement Régional de Paris”. After obtaining her diploma, she was admitted to the "Royal Conservatory of Brussels" where she obtained her Master's degree with distinction in the piano class of Eliane Reyes.

She has performed in numerous festivals such as "Musicorum" in Brussels and "Le Vent sur l'Arbre" in France.

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