Duo Mader/Papandreopoulos, formed by classical saxophonist Andreas Mader and pianist Christos Papandreopoulos was recently described as "a top-duo that works out contemporary compositions in an atmospheric and interpretive way to the smallest nuances." (Leeuwarder Courant/Dagblad van het Noorden). Following the release of their debut album Lilith & Lulu in Februrary 2019, the Duo received rave reviews not only from the Dutch but also Austrian and Luxembourgian press, as well as the Bavarian Radio (BR-Klassik).
In 2018 Duo M/P was pronounced one of the winners of the Dutch Classical Talent Tour 2019/20. The jury praised the "sublime ensemble playing" between the two. Andreas and Christos distinguish themselves as performers by presenting concept programs and concerts with strong a narrative element.
In the past, the Duo has participated in festivals such as Grachtenfestival (NL), Oranjewoud Festival, Wonderfeel Festival, Festival Klangbasel (CH), 1st Birmingham Piano Chamber Music Festival (UK), Festival Jong Talent Schiermonnikoog 2018 (NL), among others. Duo M/P is among the prize-winners at the 1st Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Festival and won also the “Oorkaanprijs 2018” for their project Lilith & Lulu. Andreas and Christos have received lessons and mentorship from Pierre-Laurent Aimard in Cologne and Arno Bornkamp in Amsterdam.
“[…] Lilith and Lulu, beings of the night, illustrated with dark, often unearthly sounds. Andreas Mader and Christos Papandreopoulos manage to turn these figures to the world. Through the equivalence between saxophone and piano, the succession of soloistic parts and the juxtaposition of bright and dark colors, they become approachable, vivid and pictorial […] ”