Tansman rediscovered: Soloduo premieres Alexandre Tansman’s “Sonatine” (1952) on Feb. 22, 2014

Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela will give the world premiere of Alexande Tansman's newly discovered "Sonatine" at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in San Francisco CA, USA, on Saturday, February 22, 2014.   This four-movement work was written by Tansman upon request of Andres Segovia one year after the composer's most famous guitar piece, "Cavatina". The Sonatine was originally composed for one imaginary guitar with extended polyphonic and harmonic resources: the use of a second guitar seems therefore more suitable to render its thick musical texture   The Sonatine – edited by Angelo Gilardino, Luigi Biscaldi, and Frédéric… READ-MORE

New CD release: Alessandro Scarlatti’s “Clori, ninfa e amante”

Clori, ninfa e amante: a new recording of Alessandro Scarlatti's arias and cantatas On Oct. 27, 2013, Stradivarius, one of Italy's leading classical music labels, released "Clori, ninfa e amante", a collection of vocal music by Alessandro Scarlatti. Matteo Mela (baroque guitar) and Lorenzo Micheli (theorbo and baroque guitar) are joined by Massimo Lonardi (archlute) and the amazing voice of Renata Fusco. More details here Listen to a track ("Onde, ferro, fiamme e morte") here… READ-MORE

Couperin’s “Le tic-toc-choc” – Productions d’OZ DZ2114

[caption id="attachment_955" align="alignnone" width="420"] Le tic-toc-choc[/caption] "Le tic-toc-choc": Les Production d'OZ just published François Couperin's little musical gem, in a new version for two guitars prepared by Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela. François Couperin Le tic-toc-choc Arr. Lorenzo Micheli et Matteo Mela Les Productions d'OZ, DZ 2114 (Québec 2013) _______________________________________________________ In the preface of his 3rd Book of harpsichord music (Paris, 1722), Francois Couperin includes some words about the "piéces croisées": "On trouvera dans ce 3.me livre des pièces que je nomme Pièces… READ-MORE

SoloDuo back to NYC

6 years after their Carnegie Hall debut, SoloDuo will perform at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City on June 6, 2014. See details here… READ-MORE

Summer 2013

Lorenzo Micheli will be leading workshops and performing at the following summer festivals in 2013: July 1-10, 2013 Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, Québec, Canada Le Domaine Forget - Académie Internationale de musique et danse July 15-27, 2013 Lugano, Switzerland Ticino Musica   August 11-14, 2013 Hamar, Norway Norsk Gitarfestival   August 25-30, 2013 Brisighella (RA), Italia Chitarra e altro...2013 - XXV edizione  … READ-MORE

SoloDuo on Patrick Roux’s latest CD

"Comme un Tango": a new collection of music by Patrick Roux feat. SoloDuo, Fabio Zanon, CGQ, Jerome Ducharme, Patrick Kearney, Ensemble ContretempsGo, Duo ViceVersa, Trio Alla Grande et al. CD Productions D'Oz DZ1899 (2013)  … READ-MORE

Digital release: Morning in Iowa

_______MORNING_IN_IOWA________ Incidental music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco to a narrative poem by Robert Nathan Now available on iTunes, Amazon and all major digital retailers  … READ-MORE

SoloDuo+Assad Brothers at Le Domaine Forget, Canada, July 2012

Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli will join for the third time the faculty of "Le Domaine Forget" in Saint-Irenée, Québec, on July 8-14, 2012. The opening concert at the Salle Françoys-Bernier, on July 7th, will feature SoloDuo and the Assad Brothers together for the first time. For more info click here … READ-MORE

SoloDuo on dotguitar.it

An interview with SoloDuo in the latest issue of dotguitar.it (in Italian only)… READ-MORE

SoloDuo @ Twents Guitar Festival

SoloDuo at the Twents Guitar Festival Enschede, Holland, May 19&20, 2012 Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela will run a masterclass at the Twents Festival in Enschede, Holland, on May 19&20, 2012. SoloDuo will also be on stage for the closing recital (March 20th).… READ-MORE