“The two musicians distinguish themselves in their dialogue by their mutual understanding, their ample gesture and their fluid breathing…”  

Quobuz Magazine


By virtue of its rare instrument combination, viola and harpsichord on period instruments, the duo Stockmarr-Macedonio proposes a unique sound world. The duo composed by Marie Stockmarr Becker (viola) and Ilaria Macedonio (harpsichord) was founded in 2013, when both of its members studied early music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Together, the two musicians explore the repertoire for viola and harpsichord, shedding light on this exquisite instrument combination and making rarely performed music accessible to a wider audience. Since its inception, the duo has carried out many concert tours and performed extensively in Denmark and Italy. They have guested concert series such as Onsdagskoncerterne and Early Monday in Copenhagen, Sastamala Gregoriana, Finland, and they have performed in venues such as the Auditorium Marianum in Perugia, the Danish Institute in Rome and Huis te Poort in Schiedam, Netherlands.

In 2021, the duo released its debut album with Johann Sebastian Bach’s three sonatas for viola (da gamba) and harpsichord BWV 1027-1029 on Channel Classics RecordsThe international reception of this album encouraged them to expand their recording project with music by Bach’s sons and Johann Gottlieb Graun – an album to be released on Etcetera Records in September 2024. 

The duo also enjoys exploring new musical territories beyond early music. In 2024, they collaborated with composer Jana Andreevska (*1967), playing the world premiere of Beyond, a work commissioned by Roskilde Musikforening (DK) and dedicated to the duo. Duo Stockmarr-Macedonio has received support and grants from several foundations including Augustinus Fonden, Frederiksberg Fonden, Solistforeningen af 1921, Dronning Ingrid’s Romerske Fond, Tidlig Musik Danmark, Konstnärsnämnden and Kulturrådet.