Three musicians based in Zurich have come together to expand the boundaries of the musical genres of their instruments.
With their unusual instrumentation of recorders (Silvia Berchtold), guitar (Francesco Braggio) and double bass (Heike Schäfer), they wander back and forth between baroque chaconne, traditional klezmer music, spirited tangos and other distant sounds.
Their concerts are a journey into a colourful world of lively sound, both thoughtful and melancholic.
Music from and for the world!
Sara Franchini and Francesco Braggio met during their studies at the University of the Arts of Zurich in 2014, from which moment they began to perform regularly together.
Their common musical curiosity led them to explore a wide range of styles, from a classical and romantic repertoire performed on original instruments to contemporary music.
Since 2016, the duo has participated in the "Ferdinand Rebay Project", a project in collaboration with the sound engineering
class of the University of the Arts of Zurich and whose aim is to record and make known the Austrian composer's repertoire of chamber music with guitar.
The two have recorded two sonatas for flute and guitar, a trio for flute, bassoon and guitar, a trio for flute, clarinet and guitar, a quartet for two guitars, flute and horn and a septet for two guitars, oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn.
Sara Franchini and Francesco Braggio are organising numerous workshops and courses at various schools, where they share their enthusiasm and love for music with children and young people through musical games.
Andrea Recinelli and Francesco Braggio studied together at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, at the Maastricht Conservatory and at the University of the Arts of Zurich.
They began to play together in Maastricht in 2012 and since then they perform regularly in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Their repertoire is very diverse and ranges from classical and romantic to contemporary music.
Their last project "Sounds of a Life" aims to describe the life of the composer Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco through some of his selected pieces from "Les Guitares bien tempérées op.199" , together with the contribution of a visual artist who accompanies the two musician with a live drawing performance.