Dedicated to the promotion of Argentinean music through the charm and magic of its most traditional instruments – the guitar and the bandoneon – the Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo has become an important point of reference on the international concert circuit thanks to the two musicians’ great rapport and extraordinary charisma.
The Duo will visit Cyprus for the first time as part of the 15th International Guitar Festival EGTA – Cyprus to give a concert at The Shoe Factory on November 7.
The Duo has appeared in some the most notable festivals and important venues throughout in the world, and has toured in more than 50 countries and gained vast critical and audience acclaim. Among the highlights of the Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo’s career was their performance of Astor Piazzolla’s Double Concerto Hommage à Liège under the baton of the legendary composer and maestro Leo Brouwer, who has also dedicated his La Folia a Traves de los siglos to the Duo. Other composers who have written original compositions for the Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo include Daniel Binelli, Fernando Tavolaro, Saverio Rapezzi, and Maximo Diego Pujol, who dedicated to them his Double Concerto for Guitar, Bandoneon and Orchestra Luminosa Buenos Aires (2009).
Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo’s characteristic of living music to the full and without boundaries has led them to collaborate with prominent artists such as Fernando Suarez Paz, Avi Avital, Salvatore Accardo, to name but a few.
They are also dedicated pedagogues and they have taught in some of the most internationally renowned academies and universities around the world. For their first-ever Cyprus concert, an exciting programme not to be missed is planned with works by Piazzolla, Villoldo, Brouwer and Pujol.
Concert with the Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo. November 7. The Shoe Factory, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €20. Tel: 22-663871