Duo Tied is an award-winning piano–percussion duo focused on the performance of contemporary music based in Basel, Switzerland. Both musicians, percussionist Lucía Carro Veiga and pianist Helga Karen, have performed in various contemporary music festivals and events, including SoundScape Festival, Musica Nova, Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Impuls Graz and Lucerne Festival.
Lucía and Helga received their Master Degrees in Specialized performance in Contemporary music in Basel Music Academy. The duo has studied under the tutelage of the professors Jürg Henneberger, Mike Svoboda and Christian Dierstein. As soloist and members of different chamber music groups, they have worked with such composers as Sofia Gudaidulina, Rebecca Saunders, Vinko Globokar, Beat Furrer, Georges Aperghis, Heinz Holliger and Helmut Lachenmann.
Duo Tied's performance at the Chamber Music Festival Adelboden was broadcasted by the Swiss Radio SRF2 Kultur.
Duo Tied won the 2nd Prize in August Pickhaurdt-Stiftung duo competition 2015 and received the 1 st Prize in Stockhausen-Stiftung Courses and Concerts 2015 for the performance of the piece KONTAKTE.
The 1st Prize was also accomplished in Karlsruhe Contemporary Music Competition 2015 and in Orpheus Chamber Music Competition 2015.