Alice Allegri Rodríguez – fluit
Wendy Sierra Palomeque – marimba
Tonali is a flute and marimba duo based in Amsterdam and formed by Spanish/Italian flutist Alice Allegri and Mexican marimba player Wendy Palomeque.
Wendy and Alice met in Amsterdam in 2018 and immediately realised that their instruments were a perfect match as a duo. They are both passionate about chamber music and discovering new repertoire, and they love creating concert programmes that tell stories.
With their music and well-presented descriptions and explanations, they take audiences into these exciting and unusual programmes, which can range from traditional music from Latino America, new compositions or arranged works from the classical repertoire.
Wendy Palomeque is one of Mexico’s most outstanding young marimba players. She represents the 4th generation of marimba players from the famous Palomeque family.
Wendy was born and raised in Chiapas, in southern Mexico, a state where the marimba is a musical icon and the predominant folk instrument.
In 2014, Wendy graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Chiapas University of Sciences and Arts (UNICACH). In 2018, she completed her Master of Classical-Contemporary
Performance at the same institution. In 2019, she moved to Belgium to pursue a Masters in chamber music with renowned marimbist Ludwig Albert at LUCA University
(Leuven College of Arts), where she graduated cum laude.
Alice Allegri is a Spanish/Italian flute player based in Amsterdam. She began studying flute in Málaga, Spain and soon participated in several master classes with international soloists and in competitions.
At the age of 18, Alice moved to the Netherlands to study her Bachelor degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, which she obtained in 2017 in the class of Vincent Cortvrint (solo piccolo of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). Following this, she obtained her Master’s degree at the same school in 2019 with Prof Kersten McCall (principal flute of the KCO).
Today, Alice works as a freelance flutist and teacher in Amsterdam, with an extensive teaching practice in various music schools in and around the city. She often performs
with orchestras and ensembles at home and abroad.