The song duo Primevère was founded by Natalia Pegarkova-Barenboim and soprano Sofia Livotov. The duo, named after a song cycle by the French composer and violinist Claire Delbos, is passionate about performing the lesser-known repertoire and always keen to include the music by the forgotten and overlooked composers in their programme. The two musicians got to know each other in 2018 at a concert in the Wismar Town Hall. Their first song recital programme The Genius of Lovers explored the music relationships within two couples – Clara and Robert Schumann and Alma and Gustav Mahler. It was first presented in Berlin in summer 2019. See the further scheduled performances in the Calendar.


Working together with Natalia we can achieve an amazing creative synchronicity. We have full understanding when it comes to musical taste and performing approach to music and poetry.

Soprano Sofia Livotov