Duo Ruut (Duo Square) – young folk stylists. It’s an intersection between two friends, but musicians of a fairly different background and taste. After getting new inspiration from the folklore of their ancestors, in 2017, Katariina Kivi and Ann-Lisett Rebane found themselves sitting together, holding one Estonian zither. On one hand, it was merely a coincidence of several circumstances, but on the other hand, it was a result of a long time of experimentation and academic study. The new instrument was a fresh start for the duo, as it offered many options to invent and master new techniques. Composing on one instrument sets very narrow limits, so it became the main challenge for Duo Ruut to let their imagination out of the box and pack their music full of new and exciting ideas.