The William Walton Foundation will offer the audience of the Giardini la Mortella a concert with rarely heard music on Sunday 24 July: in the Recital Hall at 5.30 pm the Duo Harp and Piano composed by the harpist Fabrizio Aiello and by the pianist Pieralessio Caroli. For the summer season of Incontri Musicali, Sunday will be the penultimate appointment on the calendar. The Harp is a very ancient instrument, already known in ancient Egypt, which spread throughout Europe from the fourteenth century, finding increasing fortune in the 19th century as a living room instrument until the 1900s, when there was a resurgence of interest in this instrument thanks also to some great virtuosos. The repertoire for this ensemble includes both original compositions and transcriptions, spanning different eras. The artists: the harpist Fabrizio Aiello, after graduating in Harp and ensemble music with honors and honorable mention at the “Piccinni” Conservatory of Music in Bari, he specialized at the Fiesole Music School with S. Bertuccioli and G. Pretto. He has played with prestigious organizations and has distinguished himself in international music competitions, always finishing in the first places. He has published transcriptions and revisions for harp of collections of Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and Toccatas by Leonardo Leo.
The pianist Pieralessio Caroli instead he studied piano, music teaching, choral music and choir conducting at the “Nino Rota” Conservatory in Monopoli (BA), graduating with honors. He has recorded a CD and collaborated with singing, scenic art and instrument classes as accompanist pianist and was director of the children’s choir. As a pianist he has participated in various competitions, finishing in the first places. He is currently Director of the “GP da Palestrina” Choir of Suzzara (MN) with which he holds concerts in Italy and abroad, collaborating with orchestras and singers. The musical program that the Aiello-Caroli duo will propose at the Giardini la Mortella includes a repertoire with music by Handel, Dussek, Blanco, Debussy.