The title Equali expresses the idea of sharing between two similar instruments. This happens in a variety of ways in the eight duos, but I was particularly interested in exploring the interweaving and crossing of the two violin lines and the idea of dividing ideas between them. I have always been drawn to the idea of duos, whether for equal or unequal instruments, clarinets or keyboard. But the warmth and expressiveness of stringed instruments has a special appeal, which I hope comes across in this set. They also exist in a version for two cellos.