Aldo de Vero and Giuseppe Campisi met in 2006 and decided to form a piano duet.Since then, they have played an amazing number of concerts in Italy and Europe, though Aldo lives in Naples and Giuseppe lives in Avola, Sicily.
What makes their (very long distance!) rehearsal meetings fruitful and alive is the awakening of a deep-rooted love for music that unifies all the possible different interpretative perspectives in a respectful joy of music making. As a result their performances (almost!) always lead audiences to an enthusiastic reaction.
Aldo and Giuseppe have most of the four-hand piano literature at their hands, and most of the literature for two pianos.
Aldo and Giuseppe’s innovative take on performing inspired some contemporary composers, like the Italian Gianfranco Gioia, Rosario Fronte and the Norwegian Arnt Hakon Anesen, to write some pieces for the Duo.
Lately the Duo has released a live CD, and they are presenting it through a European tour that has brought – up to now – Aldo and Giuseppe to RAI, Palermo, St. Martin in the Fields, London, St. Giles Cathedral and Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Edinburgh , St. Ann’s and Italian Cultural Institute, Dublin, Théâtre De La Main D’Or, Paris, Italian Cultural Institute, New York, Toronto.
M. Ravel – Ma mére l’Oye:
Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes
Les Entretiens de la Belle et la Bête
Le Jardin féerique
F. Poulenc – Sonata:
P.I. Tchaikovsky – Slavonic March, Op. 31
G. Rossini – Ouverture from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”
R. Fronte – Sonatina (1998)
G. Gioia – “The Colours” (2010)
G. Rossini – Ouverture from “L’ Italiana in Algeri”