Biography

 

Nadia and Angela Tirino started studying the piano at a young age and graduated with honors from the “L. Cherubini ”in Florence under the guidance of the Masters Giuseppe Fricelli and Giovanni Carmassi.

Winners of important national and international competitions (Riviera della Versilia, Città di Massa, “Paul Harris” under the patronage of the Rotary Club of Milan), they played in prestigious concert halls in Italy and abroad, including recitals held at important musical institutions and associations such as: S. Marco Museum in Florence, Teatro degli Animosi in Carrara, Pescara Theater, Hotel Trivulzio in Milan, reduced by the Manzoni Theater in Pistoia, S. Anna University in Pisa, Verdi Theater in Montecatini Terme , French Consulate of Florence, P. zza della Repubblica of Florence for the “Lyons Day”, Gaulitana Festival of Malta, Haswill University of London, Bristol Piano Festival, Medici Villa La Magia di Quarrata, Council Hall of the Municipality of Scandicci, Museum Statale of “Casa Giusti” in Monsummano Terme, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Twentieth Century in Monsummano Terme, concert for Emergency-Rai and Doctors without Borders.

They collaborated, for the first time nationally, with the radio-RAI actress Annamaria Sanetti and with the actor Leonardo De Carmine in the realization of the work “the tin soldier” of the master composer Bruno Rigacci for the bicentenary since the birth of the writer and poet Danish HC Andersen enjoying considerable success with the public and critics.
They have participated in numerous master classes with internationally renowned pianists, such as Franco Scala, Valery Voskobojnikov, Bruno Canino, Michele Ignelzi and Massimiliano Damerini.

They are part of the jury of the “Vito Frazzi” National Piano Competition which takes place annually in Scandicci at the council hall of the “Orazio Barbieri” municipality.

They are piano teachers at the Accademia Musicale in Florence and the middle and high schools of the Florence board of directors; they collaborate with the Conservatory of Siena and with the Royal School of Music in London for the ABRSM exams.
Their continuous interest in teaching has led them to deepen other areas of study and research such as the “Kodaly” and “Dalcroze” methods and to combine these with the use of music therapy especially in students with specific learning disorders.

In May 2017 they recorded the so-called “Invito alla danza”, a collection of the most significant dances starting from R. Schumann up to C. Debussy and K. Weill.
In April 2020 the duo recorded the album “Complete music for piano duet and two pianos” by the late romantic author H. von Herzogenberg for the record label Brilliant Classics including numerous world premieres.

Subsequently, the duo Nadàn was the guest of numerous radios (Rete Toscana Classica, RaiRadio3 and Radio Popolare) for the presentation of this latest record work and received exciting reviews on national and international newspapers (Opusklassiek, Klassiekezaken, Gelderlander, La Repubblica, Pistoia, Suffissocore Report).

The next recording work, to be released in 2022, is the liederistics of J.Brahms for piano duo (Liebeslieder op.52, Neue Liebeslieder op.65 and Zigeunerlieder op.103) also for the Brilliant Classics label.