Australian cellist, Jehanne Bastoni, and Irish guitarist, Manus Noble, came together in 2015 to form Duo Antipodes. Having performed at many of the world's leading venues across Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and more, the duo are well known for their commanding performances and friendly stage manner. They are passionate about arranging (and even composing) much of the music themselves, firmly imprinting their own personalities on their performances. Duo Antipodes' programmes enthral audiences with their hugely varied and diverse choice of repertoire, taking them on a journey through time and continent, across all eras of music.
In 2017 the duo co-founded SPARK, a musical outreach programme to accompany all their recitals, offering workshops and recitals to local schools where children rarely have access to high quality classical music.
1: the parts of the earth diametrically opposite —usually used in plural —often used
of Australia and New Zealand as contrasted to the western hemisphere
2: the exact opposite or contrary