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Carmelo and Carmen met in 2010 after having played for a long time as soloists and in various chamber ensembles.

The human and artistic understanding is immediate and started as well giving many concerts in important Festivals: Naxos Winter Festival, Umbria Classica, TaoArte, Festival Campus Afam, Atto Unico in Noto, Festival Orchestre a Plettro, Quinteatro, Lamezia Classica, Festival Giorgio Gaber etc.

Wanting to deepen the original repertoire and executive technical aspects of chamber guitar duo rely on their training to M° Giovanni Puddu and M° Giampaolo Bandini, with which face a profound journey of artistic maturation act to strengthen the unity of style and execution aesthetic interpretation that, to date, characterizes their performances.

The versatility of their technique and research led them to the extension of the limits of the same repertoire, through transcriptions and revisions of works not originally conceived for a guitar duo, and to collaborations in several Theatre Works and Opera (I Pagliacci, Me e Mr. G, Novecento, Messa Creola, etc) as performers and sometimes authors of the same music, also including languages like: Jazz and World Music.

They are guitar teachers at “P.I. Tchaikovsky” Conservatory in Nocera Terinese since 2010.

The passion for teaching, begun during the years of training, ranging through multiple paths that see them engaged in a constant search on instrumental teaching through the study of Neuroscience (they earned, in fact, the Licensed Practitioner certification in NLP in the field of education, joining the Richard Bandler’s NLP Society of USA), learning from the Trainers Stefano Santori and Giacomo Bruno, and proprioceptive knowledge, applied to the relationship with the musical instrument, to posture (they worked with the Personal Trainers Giuseppe Torre and Gerardo Martino integrating Mezieres, Feldenkrais, Anderson, Alexander, Pnf and similar methods) and to the executive performance, leading them, today, to becames Musician and Life Coaches (from 2013 onwards, the references of their services can be found on Canale Formazione.com too).

Today, they are invite at Campus and International Masterclasses where, in addition to repertoires study and technical-mechanical development, they deal with many themes about Instrumental Teaching Methodology, Posture studies, Show Business Law, Aesthetics and Interpretation.

In 2013 they founded the J.K Mertz Guitar Accademy located in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto and Vibo Valentia, educational and research center, where in addition to teaching, are concerned with the promotion of cultural events.

They playing two guitars by the Argentine Liuther Walter Ceferino Rosso.

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