Learning to sing or play a musical instrument, living this experience together with others, is always something that enriches and amuses in any period of life. This also involves maintaining a balance between the desire to constantly improve and the conscious acceptance of one's limits. During the workshop the participants will live the experience of an enthralling ensemble music session. No musical knowledge is required.
The Miola Pizzolongo duo was formed in 2018, following a period of didactic collaboration and a common passion for the repertoire of plucked string instruments. They played about thirty shows for important associations in the province of Udine, such as the ProLoco Nediške Doline Valli del Natisone, Voci Fuoricampo of Udine, "Incrôs" of Bagnaria Arsa, "pro Musica" of Ruda, , Ecomuseum of the waters of Gemona , and international ones such as IFOTES in Geneva. The type of formation "guitar and mandolin duo" began to spread widely in Italy in the early 1900s, a period in which the music was published both by publishing houses and by the many magazines in the sector. The phenomenon continues to this day.
Andrea Miola: He graduated in mandolin at the Padua Conservatory of Music with M° Ugo Orlandi. He is the artistic director of the "Tita Marzuttini" plectrum orchestra in Udine with which he has often performed also as a soloist. He conducts the "Marzuttini Giovani" orchestra and has been the leader of the Udine sextet "The Musical Box" for over 15 years. He has directed stage reading shows including "Palomar" by Italo Calvino, "Specie di Spazi" by Gerorges Perec and, in 2022, "Fiore di roccia" by Ilaria Tuti. Since 2007 he has taught mandolin technique and ensemble music in the musical laboratories of the Marzuttini orchestra and since 2021 he has been teaching at the CEDIM school in Gonars (UD). It contributes to the diffusion of the history and culture of the mandolin in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Giula Pizzolongo: Brilliantly graduated in 2004 at the Fermo Conservatory under the guidance of Maestro Giampaolo Bandini, with whom she perfected from 2005 to 2008 at the Istituto Musicale Pareggiato “R. Franci” of Siena obtaining the II level academic Diploma in Musical Disciplines with a focus on compositional interpretation with the highest marks. He follows numerous masterclasses and specialization courses with the greatest exponents of his instrument and wins competitions both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He holds concerts for important musical associations with the Trio Kalè (flute, clarinet and guitar), the Duo Dispari (soprano sax and guitar), as well as in a solo key. He taught at the musical middle schools of San Giovanni al Natisone, Udine and Tolmezzo. Since 2014 he has been a full-time guitar teacher at the Musical Middle School of Tavagnacco (UD).