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Duo Piovano-Pappano

Duo Piovano-Pappano

Luigi Piovano, cello
Antonio Pappano, piano

Luigi Piovano and Antonio Pappano first met almost twenty years ago in Cortona, at the Tuscan Sun Festival, where they played the Brahms Trio op. 8 with Dmitri Sitkovetsky. When in 2005 Pappano was made Musical Director of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome – of which Piovano was (and is) the Principal Cello – the two met and began to play in duo together regularly, giving two or three concerts each season:  in Rome for the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, in Florence for the Amici della Musica, in Milan for the Serate Musicali, in Bologna for Musica Insieme, in Perugia for the Amici della Musica, at the Ravello Festival, at the Bozar in Brussells, as well as in Brescia, Como, Pisa, Ravenna, L’Aquila, Mestre…

In September 2020 the duo’s first CD was released by Arcana, featuring the two Brahms cello Sonatas and Giuseppe Martucci’s Two Romances op. 72.


Already at work on its new program for 2022, Piovano-Pappano duo is currently proposing this program:

Martucci Two Romances op. 72

Brahms Sonata n. 1 in E minor op. 38

Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor op. 19


Interview on the recording of the Brahms-Martucci CD
G. B. Cirri: Adagio from Sonata in C major op. 3 n. 5
Rimskij-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumble-Bee, Bologna 2020


Brahms: Sonata n. 1 op. 38, I, Allegro non troppo
Brahms: Sonata n. 2 op. 99, I, Allegro vivace
Martucci: Romance op. 72 n. 1