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“gorgeous compositions and swooning melodies with warmth and fervour that demand attention” 

The Musician (Top pick album Spring 2018)

Supported by Help Musicians Uk

Supported by Help Musicians Uk

Supported by PRS Open Fund

Supported by PRS Open Fund

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A collaboration between Preetha Narayanan (Violin) and Tara Franks (cello), string duo, Balladeste, explore the versatility and sound potential of just two string instruments.  With traces of contemporary minimalism, Indian classical and folk, the duo creates original compositions that are vibrant and experimental yet melodic and filmic in quality – songs without words with a contemporary alt-folk twist.


"Dazzling musicianship and transportive melodies. An utter privilege to have them on the show”   

The Nest Collective – Resonance FM