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Aolian Duo, harp duo, was founded in 1997. Both well-established soloists earned diplomas, with honours, in Italy before continuing their studies with famous artists such as Judy Loman, Alice Giles, Judith Liber and Alice Chalifoux at the University of Toronto, the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt and the renowned Salzedo School in Camden, Maine. Both artists have received numerous prizes at T.I.M. and at competitions, especially those for contemporary music.
Lurana Lubello and Floraleda Sacchi developed a repertoire that is rich in special timbres and technically demanding. The result has been critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences. The Æolian duo presents compositions by harpist-composer such Bernard Andrès and Carlos Salzedo. But they also play works of composers such as Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Cesar Franck. A part of their repertoire is made up of music of jazz nature, for example that of Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and Pearl Chertok. The Æolian Duo has also researched in one of the harp's golden age, that means late 18th century, and discovered a forgotten repertoire combinig music to acting, as well as pieces for two performers on the same harp. A musical/theatrical program, uniting authors such as Boïeldieu, Meyer, Dussek and Marin as well as 20th century interactive pieces, was the result of this effort.
The Æolian Duo has appeared in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and the USA, astonishing and delighting its audiences every time.
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