En Cuerdas - Described by the press as an excellent and exemplary musical ensemble, En Cuerdas pursues an active concert schedule in Switzerland, the USA, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Spain and Brazil.

The duo combines traditional repertoire with modern pieces and arrangements and intensively collaborates with composers and arrangers, with a number of pieces dedicated to their honor. En Cuerdas commissioned works from renowned composers like Christian Henking (Switzerland), Ronald Pearl (USA) and Eduardo Angulo (Mexico) to compose works for cello and guitar. In 2018 En Cuerdas also commissioned to Dusan Bogdanovic the presumably first ever written work for cello guitar duo and choir. The duo is the recipient of numerous awards and receives grant support from the City of Dübendorf, the City and Canton of Bern, the Fondation Suisa, the Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes SIS and Swisslos. Both musicians have also received a number of individual prizes and grants.

Cornelia Leuthold and David Talamante both studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Grammy Award-winning instructors Jennifer Culp, cellist with the Kronos Quartet, and guitarist and composer Sérgio Assad.

Cornelia Leuthold was born in Switzerland in 1984. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied a Master of Music Degree with former Kronos Quartet cellist Jennifer Culp. Besides her principal instrumental pursuits, she actively studied Baroque cello and Viola da Gamba with renowned Professor Elisabeth Reed. Cornelia Leuthold also holds a Bachelor and a Master of

Music Pedagogy Degree from the Musikhochschule in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Additionally, she has taken masterclasses with Yo-Yo Ma, Troels Svane, Colin Carr, Wolfgang Böttcher, Janos Starker and Truls Mørk, among others.

Cornelia Leuthold has received numerous scholarships and awards for her artistic merit and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Switzerland.

David Talamante was born in Mexico in 1987. He is also a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied a Master of Music Degree with Grammy-winning guitarist, arranger and composer Sérgio Assad. He also holds a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree in guitar performance at The University of Arizona with Professor Thomas Patterson and Grammy guitarist

David Russell.

Additionally, he has taken masterclasses with Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Sérgio & Odair Assad (Brazil), Marcin Dylla (Poland), Aniello Desiderio (Italy), David Russell (Scotland), among others.

David Talamante has won many awards, prestigious scholarships including a Mexican Government Fund for Foreign Studies (FONCA), guitar competitions and has performed in many concert halls, art galleries, radio and TV stations in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Brazil and Mexico as a soloist and chamber musician.


Dušan Bogdanović (born 1955) is a Serbian-born American composer and classical guitarist. He has explored musical languages which are reflected in his style today: a synthesis of classical, jazz, and ethnic music. As a soloist and in collaboration with other artists, he has toured extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S. He has taught at the University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Geneva University of Music.

His performing and recording activities include work with chamber ensembles of diverse stylistic orientations: the Falla Guitar Trio; a harpsichord and guitar duo with Elaine Comparone; and jazz collaborations with Anthony Cox, Charlie Haden, James Newton, Milcho Leviev, Arto Tunçboyacıyan, and others.

Dušan Bogdanović's recording credits include close to twenty albums (on Intuition, Doberman, Ess.a.y, M.A. Recordings, GSP and other labels), ranging from Bach Trio Sonatas contemporary works. Over one hundred of his compositions are published by Bèrben Editions (Italy), Doberman-Yppan (Canada) and Guitar Solo publications (San Francisco).

His theoretical work includes polythythmic and polymetric studies, as well as a bilingual publication covering three-voice counterpoint and Renaissance improvisation for guitar (Bèrben) and Ex Ovo. (Doberman-Yppan). He has also collaborated on multi-disciplinary projects involving music, psychology, philosophy, and fine arts.

More on Dusan Bogdanovic:

Dušan Bogdanovićs Website



DATES 2019:

April 5, 19:30, En Cuerdas with Vox Amoris, Aula Schulhaus Hirschengraben, Zürich, CH. *Premiere*

April 6, 19:30, En Cuerdas with Vox Amoris, ref. Kirche Wetzikon ZH, CH

April 7, 17:00, En Cuerdas with Vox Amoris, Lazariterkirche, Gfenn, Dübendorf, CH

April 10, 19:30, En Cuerdas with Vox Amoris, Schloss Liebegg, Gränichen AG, CH

April 12, 19:30, En Cuerdas with Vox Amoris, Marianischer Saal, Luzern, CH



About us

“…Leo Brouwer and Dusan Bogdanovic are inarguably two of the most important classical guitar composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Perhaps more so than any other composers of our time, Bogdanovic and Brouwer produce pieces of consistent quality while continuing to explore and expand their unique voices.”

- Guitar Review, USA, 2003

…Bogdanovic’s unique, gentle compositions intermingle jazz, ethnic music, and good old counterpoint in a technical rigor that often gives Brouwer a run for his money (he studied composition, after all with Ginastera). Even at its most complicated, however, there is unhurriedness to Bogdanovic’s music. African and Balkan rhythms may give the pieces momentum, yet minute, Satie- like gestures cut to the music’s emotional core, as do the philosophical strains of Zen and Tao.”

- American Record Guide, USA, 1996