Erica Piccotti and Gian Marco Ciampa explore the multiple aspects of the repertoire combining popular Latin American music and European art music in a journey from the Spanish folklore to the popular South American tango. The duo collaborates with Simone Cardini, young but already prominent Italian composer, winner of many international awards, who writes arrangements and transcriptions for the duo.

Born in Rome in 1999, Erica Piccotti was awarded the title of Young Artist of The Year by the jury of International Classical Music Award 2020. She graduated in cello at the age of 14, recorded for Warner Classics, debuted in Rai live broadcast at Montecitorio with M. Brunello for the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and was awarded the Certificate of Honor ‘Alfiere della Repubblica’. Student of A. Meneses since 2015 at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, she was awarded the Monte dei Paschi Prize for young talents of the Accademia and the Honorary Diploma in her last year of studies (2019).

Gian Marco Ciampa, 1990, graduated with honours and Honourable Mention in guitar at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, studying with Arturo Tallini and Bruno Battisti D’Amario. From a very young age he carries out an intense concert activity that has led him to perform and hold Masterclasses in four continents. He is prize winner in more than 40 international competitions, including the European Guitar Competition, which awarded him with the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic.