The italian musicians Margherita Berlanda and Nicolò Nigrelli first met at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen and based on common musical interests their music collaboration began, thanks to the impulse of Hans Maier and Mario De Secondi. After graduation in Chamber Music Master, they followed specialisation courses by relevant artistic personalities such as Tomasz Strahl (Chopin University of Music, Warsaw PL) and Romain Garioud (FR).
DUO ALAMBIC shows its artistic skills through a wide repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary music. The sound peculiarity of the Duo is precisely in the juxtaposition of two apparently distant instruments such as the cello and the accordion: the result is a rich and malleable sound mixture, able to explore both original and ancient repertoire.
The artistic merits of this Duo were recognized not only in international competitions (including the 1st prize at the World of Accordion, Castelfidardo 2013, the 2nd prize at Stresa International Music Competition 2018 and the 3rd prize at the Crescendo Prize, Florence 2018), but in particular thanks to the stable concert presence in internationally known festivals such as Bel Circolo Bellunese (IT), Mendrisio Music Festival (CH), Contrasti Festival (IT), Musica al Tempio Festival (IT). The Shanghai International Culture & Arts Institute promoted the Duo’s first Chinese tour in 2019 (between the stages: Grand Theater Ningbo, Kungmin Teather, Concert Hall Harbin, Development Grand Theater Dalian Area and Yangzhou Concert Hall).
Among the radio broadcasted, it is worth mentioning the program dedicated by Rai Slovenia to the Duo activity in 2017.
developed her skills as an accordionist under the guidance of Corrado Rojac (Conservatorio Statale Giuseppe Tartini Trieste) and Hans Maier (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen)…
grew up as a cellist first under the guidance of Marco Zante at Conservatorio Statale Lucio Campiani, Mantua where he graduated in 2011. He then continued his studies with a Solo Interpretation Master…