Winners of the Bank Austria Prix d'Art 2018, ukrainian violinist Vira Zhuk and georgian pianist Mariam Vardzelashvili are two independent artists who created an intimate chamber music ensemble. The Duo fascinates audiences with highly individual approach and fresh reading of the works and enchants with a vibrant stage presence. United by the idea of exploring and expanding the boundaries of the repertoire for violin and piano the two musicians have found new approach to the pinnacle pieces for the two instruments, as well as commissioned works by major Austrian, Georgian and Ukrainian composers. Vira Zhuk and Mariam Vardzelashvili have created a mixture of the musical influences from their home countries with the rich traditions of the Viennese Chamber music-making, preserving and modernising the genre. Lately, the duo has performed at prestigious venues and concert series such as the Alte Rathaus Wien and Palais Atzenbrugg 'Schubertiade' in Austria, Phelps Mansion Museum in New York, West Virginia University Bloch Hall in USA, Tarapaca Musica Festival in Chile, Clasclas Festival in Spain, National Parliamentary Library of Georgia etc. In 2018 the Duo has reliesed their CD #onthemove dedicated to three important cities in their lives- Vienna, Kyiv and Tbilisi. Several comissions and premiers as well as staple repertoire pieces by F. Schubert can be heard on the record.