Sparkling and innovative duo..you will not believe what this two ladies are able to play with their wonderful instruments!
The Girls in the Magnesium Dress is a collaboration between two instrument of very different registers... And a different number of strings!: the double bass and the harp. The artists in this peculiar ensemble, Valentina Scheldhofen Ciardelli (double bass) and Anna Quiroga (harp), met during rehearsals with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, in early 2015, and decided to play together just for fun. After rehearsing together for a while, they got increasingly captivated by the sound produced by these contrasting instruments and decided to carry on investigating their possibilities. Their versatile repertoire appeals to both older and younger generations: Frank Zappa is the main focus of this project but also Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giovanni Bottesini, Giacomo Puccini, Benjamin Britten and George Bizet are some of the brilliant composers this duo love to play. The Girls have performed in several important London venues such as Greenwich Theather, St. James Piccadilly Church, Trinity Church, St. Mary Abbots Church the GSM AUDITORIUM, sala dell’affresco and Chiesa di S. Micheletto in Lucca. The Girls in the Magnesium Dress are kindly supported by Talented Unlimited Charity under the patronage of Canan Maxton. The duo has also been supported by CRL and Associazione Animando in Lucca for the recently Italian tournee in January 2017. They have been recently invited to perform in St.Martin in the Fields for a Lunchtime recital next august.
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