« Musically spirited and playful pianists. Their crossing-time repertoire stands out, together with a unique Italian glee » – Eliane Reyes
Due di duo is the fulfillment of a musical and personal partnership. Recently graduated from the Advanced Chamber Music program of the Orpheus Instituut in Gent, Caterina Roberti and Salvatore Sclafani first crossed paths in 2013 at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in the class of the Belgian pianist Eliane Reyes. Both captivated by many different fields, the affinity between them is immediate. Their connection led them to an intense collaboration on works for two pianos at first and then to the repertoire for piano four hands. Keen on sharing their curiosity with the public, their repertoire mainly focuses on 20th century piano music for four hands and on the rediscovery of rarely performed works, particularly by Italian composers. They firmly believe that the musician's role cannot be separated from a research driven by the desire to give the general public access to precious works, especially when they still constitute a treasure to be discovered. Their latest recording, Airs Galants - Renaissance and Baroque Music for Piano 4-hands, under the label Da Vinci Publishing, represents the crowning achievement of a project about Renaissance and Baroque-inspired modern and contemporary works and transcriptions.
Caterina ROBERTI is a very active chamber musician and accompanist for singers, ballet and instruments. She holds a Master's degree in piano and piano accompaniment from the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, a Master's degree in pedagogy from the Conservatoire Royal de Mons - ARTS2 and a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators from the Università di Bologna (Italy). She is currently piano teacher at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Belgique in Brussels, accompanist at the Conservatoire M.-A. Guénin in Maubeuge (France) and combines her interest in the vocal repertoire with a passion for languages by teaching Italian for singers at the IMEP in Namur. She also melts into her musical universe a vivid enthusiasm for Argentine tango.
Salvatore SCLAFANI is currently piano professor at the Conservatoire de Maubeuge (France) and piano teaching assistant at the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles (Belgium). He holds a Master in Music Performance (Piano) and a Master in Music Education from the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles as well as a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy). Salvatore is also pursuing a PhD in Arts and Arts Sciences in Brussels and is a member of the Laboratoire de Musicologie at the Université libre de Bruxelles. His research focuses on the influence of Argentinean folk music on selected piano works by Argentinean composers Alberto Ginastera and Carlos Guastavino.