eleonora and massimiliano: tulipduo



First Prize

Alberto Burri Competition for Chamber Music Groups

First Prize

King’s Peak International Music Competition

First Prize

Competition “Giovanni Guglielmo”

First Prize

Competition “Rizzardo Bino”

Concert Prize

Competition “Coop Music Awards”

Second Prize

Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition

Second Prize

International Chamber Music Competition “Giulio Rospigliosi”

Second Prize

International Music Competition “Città di Treviso”

Second Prize

International music Competition “Luigi Zanuccoli”

Third Prize

International Music Competition “Stanze dell’Arte”

Fourth Prize

OnStage International Competition


our past

The TulipDuo was born in 2016 in Amsterdam, from the union of two young Italian musicians, Eleonora De Poi (Violin and Viola) and Massimiliano Turchi (Piano).

Both graduated in Italy with full marks, they then continued their studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory where they graduated brilliantly in 2018.

Formed by teachers of the caliber of Ilya Grubert, Maria Milstein and Frank van de Laar, they have won various prizes in International Chamber Music Competitions during their studies in Amsterdam and have performed throughout the Netherlands.

They have been present in concert seasons of concert halls and other events in various countries including the Netherlands, Italy, England (Royal Albert Hall), Switzerland and China.

Eleonora graduated in Viola in 2020 with full marks at the “B. Maderna” Conservatory of Cesena.

Eleonora plays an ancient Italian violin from 1673 and a Viola “Sderci” once owned by P. Farulli.


masterclasses and Prizes

In 2017 the TulipDuo was admitted to the Masterclass in Lausanne (Switzerland) by Pierre Amoyal and Pavel Gililov, as one of ten violin and piano duos selected from entries from all over the world. They also played at the Chamber Music Hall of the Lausanne Conservatory.

In 2018 they were among the eight Chamber Music groups selected to participate in the International Piano Chamber Music Festival in Birmingham and they performed at the Conservatory of Venice.

In 2019 they won the First Prize of the “Giovanni Guglielmo” competition and performed in the “Sala dei Giganti” in Padua. They also won the Concert Prize of the “Coop Music Awards” in Cremona, and played in SpazioCoop Musica in Milan.

In the same year they also performed in concert halls in China and were jurors in a Young Talent Competition.

In 2021 they won the Alberto Burri Prize for Chamber Music Groups in Città di Castello, the Second Prize at the “Luigi Zanuccoli” International Music Competition and the Third Prize at the “Stanze dell’Arte” International Music Competition and were admitted to the ‘Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia at the High Specialization Course in Chamber Music under the guidance of Maestro Carlo Fabiano.

The Duo in 2022 was finalist in the Cadenza Contest Competition, won the Second Prize at the Rospigliosi Competition and performed in Lignano, Verona (Teatro Ristori) and in Venice (Teatro La Fenice).

The duo worked together with musicians such as Peter Brunt, Kees Koelmans, Paul Scheepers, Pascal Nemirovski, David Kuyken, Salvatore Accardo, Francesco De Angelis and Markus Placci.

Our Repertoire

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I. Albeniz


L. V. Beethoven

Sonata No. 10 Op. 96

J. Brahms

Sonata No. 3 Op. 108

J. Brahms

Scherzo from Sonata F.A.E.

M. De Falla

Suite Popolaire Espaniol

A. Dvorak

Romantic Pieces Op. 75

E. Elgar

Salut d’amour Op. 12

G. A. Fano

Fantasia Quasi Sonata

G. Fauré

Four Melodies for Viola and Piano

A. Glazunov

Elegy op. 44

E. Granados

Spanish Dance “Andaluza”

E. Grieg

Sonata No. 3 Op. 45

J. Massenet

Meditation from Thais

N. Medtner

Sonata No. 2 Op. 44

W. A. Mozart

Sonata in D Major KV 306

M. Moszkovsky

Five Spanish Dances Op. 12

F. Poulenc

Sonata FP 119

M. Ravel

Sonata Posthume

S. Rachmaninov


S. Rachmaninov


O. Respighi

Sonata in B Minor

O. Respighi

Six Pieces for Violin and Piano

F. Schubert

Sonata for Arpeggione D. 821

C. Schumann

Three Romances Op. 22

R. Schumann

Sonata No. 1 Op. 105

R. Schumann

Marchenbilder Op. 113

R. Schumann

Fantasiestucke Op. 73

Massimiliano Turchi


Massimiliano sees music as a way to inspire others.

Eleonora De Poi

Violin & Viola

Eleonora conveys joy to listeners through her notes.