Duo Ragazzoni

The sisters Marzia and Fabiana Ragazzoni, born in Caracas respectively in 1977 and 1983, form the Ragazzoni Piano Duo. 

They have graduated with full marks, praise and honours at the Music Conservatory “Orazio Vecchi”  in Modena (Italy), under the guidance of Professor Mrs Enza Iori, achieving the Carmen Campori prize as best graduated of their own academic year. The Piano Duet has brilliantly concluded the triennial course of Chamber Music held by Master Pier Narciso Masi at the famous International Perfecting Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola (Italy) achieving the “Master” Diploma, as highest recognition given by this Academy. The Duo’s performing careers have been enriched with many courses with M° R. Szidon, M° Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl, M° Piernarciso Masi and with the famous pianist Lilya Zilberstein.

The Piano Duet has been requested to play in various Theatres all around the world: Italy, Croatia, Norway, Spain, France, Germany, Venezuela always enjoying esteem for his musical fusion, brilliant virtuosity, technical preparation and ability to balance sounds. Sponsored by the Embassy of the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela, the Duo played at the Latin American Institute (ILA) in Rome. Marzia and Fabiana played Mozart’s Concert KV 365 for two pianos and orchestra with the Orquesta Sinfònica de Venezuela in the “Teresa Carreño” theatre of Caracas and again on May 2009 Mozart’s Concert KV 242 for two pianos and orchestra with the Orquesta Sinfònica de la Juventud Venezolana “Simòn Bolìvar” with director M° Christian Vazquez. The Duo partecipated to “Grieg Festival 2007” in Oslo where had a Recital.

Since 2009 is member of COMI (Italian Music Operators Assocition) project in Milan (Italy).

On March 2010 Duo Ragazzoni won the Honorary Mention at the 11th Web Concert hall Competition in the USA. On May 2010 they won the First Prize at the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York (USA). They made their debut at Carnegie Hall Theatre.

In the past has won first absolute prize in many National and International Competitions, for example “Concours Grieg” International Piano duo competition in Oslo.

Recorded, for the CRP productions, the CD “The Piano in Recital” (pieces of Mozart, Schubert, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Hindemith) and his second CD “Heart, Reason and Irony” (pieces of Busoni, Stravinsky, Reger, Hindemith).

web-site: www.duoragazzoni.com