Duo Harnisch & Pucci, Italy, 2009

Tour Dates: 11 Dec - 22 Dec, 2009

“...Romano Pucci and Christina Harnisch earned great applause from the listeners.”
- Corriere Del Ticino

Christina Harnisch - piano
Romano Pucci - flute

The Duo Christina Harnisch and Romano Pucci, exists since more than five years. Both as soloist musicians working together, it contributes to their performances an extraordinary musical perfection and expressive strength.  The repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary music with a main focus on romantic and impressionistic music.  The Duo has toured in various countries and festivals and gave many concerts in Europe They played in big halls and participated to different festivals.  They are appreciated for their interesting and catching programs.  The duo got many excellent reviews.  The Duo has a CD-recording project dedicated to the duo-literature written by women composers and a project with the orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.  They will play the flute concert and the piano Konzertstück by Cécile Chaminade.

Christina Harnisch

The Swiss pianist Christina Harnisch studied in Bern at the Conservatoire and University and took her concert diploma with Josef Hirt (a student of Alfred Cortot) and the Diplóme de virtuosité with Eduardo Vercelli in Neuenburg. She received different prices and subsequently embarked on further studies with Yvonne Lefebure in Paris, Lois Kentner in London and Vitalij Margulis in Freiburg,Germany. Since then, the versatile musician has continually appeared on concert stage in many countries as a soloist in piano recitals, chamber music and orchestra concerts. Her repertory ranges from Bach to contemporary music. One main focus of her music program is the music written by woman composers if the 19th and 20th century (Cecile Chaminade, Clara Schumann, Gracyna Bacewicz among others). She gave solo performances in London at the Purcell-Room (with a first performance of piano music of Eric Honegger in Great Britain), the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the  Tonhalle, Zürich, the Forbidden City Concert hall in Beijing and made tours in Europe, Latin-America and the USA . Radio and CD-recordings.

Romano Pucci

Romano Pucci studied in the famous Conservatory Santa Cecilia in Rome with Silvio Clerici. He finished his Soloist diploma with distinction. In 1980, he won first prize in the International Competition for the position of first flutist in the orchestra della Radio Svizzera Italiana (Swiss Italian Radio Orchestra). Later on, he won the International Competition for the position of flute soloist in the internationally renowned Italian “Orchestra della Scala” of Milan. With this orchestra, he played in operas and concerts with the most famous conductors in the main theatres around the world, also in China and Japan. He regularly performs as a soloist with the Ensemble “Archi della Scala”. He has participated at several radio and television recordings and has also recorded CD’s. He has been invited for giving master classes as continuing education for young musicians. Newspapers call him “il flauto magico” - “the magic flute”.

Reviews

“The flute…appears in all his richness when it is played by a personality like Romano Pucci, flute soloist of the orchestra of the Scala of Milan…Romano Pucci and Christina Harnisch earned great applause from the listeners.”

- Corriere Del Ticino

“Romano Pucci and Christina Harnisch “bewitched the audience with their brilliant virtuosity. The piano accompaniment was at the same time powerful, vigorous, colourful and discrete.”

- Thunerzeitung

“The dynamic range and the soft touch and modulations of the charming Italian flutist filled the listeners with enthusiasm. With elegant and varied articulations, with great breathing until the last fading pianissimo, once with double tongue technique or from forte to a mere whisper he interpreted the compositions for flute and piano.”

- Bund Bern

!Romano Pucci and Christina Harnisch…made a perfect performance. The final with a piece of Bizets “Carmen” and a “Carnevale di Venetia “was a sparkling firework!

- Milano Corriere della Sera


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