The Ten Strings Duo

Violinist Marianatalia Ruscica and guitarist Davide Sciacca began their collaboration in 2012. Their intensive work together has led to an extended repertoire of classical works from the early 19th Century including Niccolò Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, Napoleon Coste and Francesco Molino as well as more contemporary pieces by composers such as Astor Piazolla, Maximo Diego Pujol, Celso Machado, Laurent Boutros, Giuseppe Torrisi and Andrea Schiavo.

Marianatalia and Davide won the 1st Prize at the international Giuseppe Ierna competition, and also at the national competitions AMA Calabria, the Citta di Palermo, Alfio Pulvirenti and Magna Grecia.

Last year they performed in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth the Second, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Charles and the other members of the Royal Family.

Marianatalia and Davide currently teach Violin and Guitar at the Conservatoiri in Caltanissetta,and in High Schools in Sicily.

Since 2014 they are regularly coming to the UK, playing at prestigious venues and appearing in Linda McDermott’s late night show on BBC Radio Merseyside.

Their concerts are always warmly received by audiences and critics alike.

We are looking forward to having them back this summer in the UK, including several duo and guitar solo recitals in and around Merseyside:

19th July – Rainford, The Junction, 8pm
Solo Recital Davide Sciacca
tickets (£5) and information

21st July – Write Blend book shop/Café, Waterloo (Merseyside) 7:30 pm
Solo Recital Davide Sciacca
tickets (£11) and information

22nd July – West Kirby Arts Centre, noon
Solo Recital Davide Sciacca

22nd July – St. Luke-The Bombed Out Church, 6:30 pm
Solo Recital Davide Sciacca
tickets (£5.90) and information

 26th July– Unitarian Church, Ullet Road, Liverpool, 7:30 pm
Ten Strings Duo (Marianatalia Ruscica, Violin Davide Sciacca, Guitar)
tickets (£8) and information

29th July– Alhambra Wine Bar, Stanhope Street, Liverpool, 8:00 pm
Ten Strings Duo (Marianatalia Ruscica, Violin Davide Sciacca, Guitar)

23rd August– Rainford, The Junction 8pm
Ten Strings Duo (Marianatalia Ruscica, Violin Davide Sciacca, Guitar
tickets (£8) and information

25th August – Write Blend book shop/Café, Waterloo (Merseyside) 7:30 pm
Ten Strings Duo (Marianatalia Ruscica, Violin, &  Davide Sciacca, Guitar)

26th August – St. Luke-The Bombed Out Church, 6:30 pm
Ten Strings Duo (Marianatalia Ruscica, Violin, & Davide Sciacca, Guitar)

Richard on Radio BBC Merseyside

Richard Harding from the Liverpool Guitar Society has been on Radio BBC  Merseyside this afternoon to talk about the LightNight Liverpool 2017 appearance of some of our members together with the Liverpool Composers Group (starts approx. minute 35).

You get the opportunity to listen to his guitar playing  giving you an impression what you can look forward to this Friday. Richard and two other of our members will take part in a performance at 8pm in the Atrium of the Central Library (William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EW) on 20th May 2017.

This is a performance of newly composed and specially selected pieces by Liverpool-based composers and musicians around the notion of Time; exploring the experience of listening, the memory of melodies, cultural interpretation of time and its relation to scientific definition.