Carmelo and Carmen, a couple in art and in life, are two italian musicians and teachers.
They founded in 2010 Duo Imbesi Zangarà and studied on chamber music for guitar with Giovanni Puddu and Giampaolo Bandini
They attended the masterclasses and didactic seminary of Maestro Angelo Gilardino, Giulio Tampalini […]. On the Jazz and Fingerstyle: Francesco Angiuli, Massimo Varini, Luca Colombo.
Their duo have performed throughout Europe in many festivals, theatres and music events, also collaborating in several Operas and Theater performance (I Pagliacci di R. Leoncavallo, M and Mr Omaggio a Giorgio Gaber, Misa Criolla di A. Ramirez, Canto Mediterraneo di M. Incudine…) as performers or music composer ( Novecento di A. Baricco, Gabbiano Jonathan Livingstone di R.Bach … ), also including languages like Jazz, Neoclassical and World Music, featuring with artists as Peppe Servillo, Mario Incudine, Gran Coro Lirico Siciliano […]
To expand their instrumental research, they dedicate to transcriptions and revision of many works not originally designed for this ensemble, that can valorize the potential of guitar duo formation and their versatile technique. Their works are published by Da Vinci Edition.
Many composers have dedicated works to them.
In 2018 they received the Gattopardo Ibleo Prize, an award for Sicilian personalities who distinguished themselves for their artistic skills (All of Fame 2018) and a Special Mention from Ibla Grand Prize Jury for Edgberto Gismonti’s work interpretation. In 2019 they received Grotta di Polifemo Prize during Milazzo International Film Festival,a Music award for Soundtrack (All of Fame 2019) .
From 2010 they are teachers at Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky (Italy). From 2021 at Conservatory V. Bellini.
They founded the J.K Mertz Guitar Academy located in Sicily, where they teach for perfection courses post lauream and Erasmus + Courses. As coaches for musicians are licensed Practitioner at Richard Bandler’s NLP Society of USA.
Today, they are invited at Campus and International Masterclasses where, in addition to repertoires interpretation and technical-mechanical development, they deal with many themes about Instrumental Teaching Methodology, Posture studies, Show Business Law.
Carmen is a content music writer for some web magazines and a pop singer. Carmelo is a lawyer specializing in Entertainment Law.