Las Hermanas Caronni (Argentina)
Las Hermanas Caronni – two Argentinian twin sisters, Laura and Gianna Caronni, respectively a cellist and a clarinettist, and both singers, deliver on their albums some of the most delicate and intelligent music of the recent years. As a duet, their sound is full of intimacy, yet rich at the same time – due to the stunningly inventive, almost minimalist arrangements. The music sounds exactly like the sum of the artists’ backgrounds: two classically trained musicians enamoured with their country’s folk music. Shades of European Impressionism, of Ravel and Debussy, influences of the South American classical composers like Villa-Lobos, and the unavoidable ghost of tango, all blend perfectly with the melancholy and determination of the folk tunes of the Pampas. Clever, discretely sensual, and endlessly elegant, this is music for those who still cherish values like refinement and class.
Laura and Gianna Caronni were born into a family of Swiss, Italian, Russian and Spanish origins, where the music of Opera and Tango intertwined. They studied classical music and performed in the main concert venues in Argentina as members of the Academic Orchestra of Theatre Colón in Buenos Aires and various other classical and contemporary musical ensembles. In 1998 they moved to France where they first became known through their collaboration with Juan Carlos Cáceres, and where in 2011 their first duo CD “Baguala de la Siesta” (Snail Records/Coast to Coast) was enthusiastically celebrated by press & audience as THE discovery of the season
Gianna Caronni – clarinet, vocals
Laura Caronni – cello, vocals
„…a wonderfully unexpected, spare joy…superb on every level.“
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the world music organization Muziekpublique started on 9 November 2017 with the first concert of ‘The World Music Chain’, a musical relay race between musicians who have never played together. At the 5th relay concert Tanar Catalpinar (saz) will play with the percussionist Renato Martins from Brazil.