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Gran Duo Italiano

violin and piano


Mauro Tortorelli, violin

Angela Meluso, piano


The Grand Duo Italiano, composed of the violinist Mauro Tortorelli and the pianist Angela Meluso, was awarded the Mediterranean Prize in 2011 by the highest offices of the European Union for the work of musicological research, rediscovery and enhancement of the Italian artistic-musical heritage; as ambassador of Italian music in the world has given concerts in more than 20 countries of the world (Italy, Germany, Croatia, Netherlands, Malta, Japan, China, Mexico, United States, Panama, Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Austria, Indonesia, etc.) performing in the most prestigious concert halls. For over 10 years, the Gran Duo Italiano has been involved in rediscovering Italian and non-Italian musical treasures, unjustly forgotten, bringing to light real missing pieces in the history of music.

Gran Duo realized world premiere recordings of music by Gaetano Fusella, Camillo Sivori (Paganini's only pupil), Rosario Scalero (Sivori's pupil), Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, Francesco Santoliquido and Alfredo d'Ambrosio, as well as a CD dedicated to the great violin teachers Otakar Sevcik and Leopold Auer, for Tactus and Brilliant Classics. The duo also dedicated to French music with the recording of the works for violin and piano by Camille Saint-Saëns and Darius Milhaud (Sonatas for violin and piano, viola and piano).

Both musicians are professors at the Cosenza Conservatory, Mauro Tortorelli for the violin chair and Angela Meluso for chamber music.

Partecipa al progetto:

LMF23 #MusicaPerduta - 22 luglio 2023

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