Patrizia De Carlo obtained her diploma in violin studying under the guidance of Fulvio Leofreddi and undertook further specialization with Giuliano Carmignola, Montserrat Cervera, Piernarciso Masi and the Amadeus Quartet. She subsequently received her ‘cum laude’ degree in violin and in chamber music from the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Performing in duo with the piano, De Carlohas received several awards both in national and international competitions,and has performed with several important Italian orchestras: the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome; the RAI Orchestrasin Rome and Turin, the Orchestra of the Rome Opera House, that of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, and the Toscanini Orchestra in Parma. Together with above-mentioned orchestras,shehas undertaken concert toursin many parts of the world, under the batons of prestigious conductors such as Giulini, Chung, Sawallisch, Pretre, Temirkanov, Sanderling, Sir Neville Marriner, Tate, Thielemann, Harding, Oren, Sinopoli, Gergiev and Gatti,playing with noted soloists includingSpivakov, Shlomo Mintz, Maisky, Accardo, Argerich, Kremer, Bashmet, Canino, Ughi, Brunello, Harrell, Pollini and Mullova. De Carlo has performed frequently as soloist both in Italy and abroad, and was highly acclaimed for her playing of Bach’s Concertosfor violin and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”. She plays regularly as first violin and as leader of the second violin sin several Italian chamber music groups, including the Solisti Aquilani, the Orchestra Musica ‘900, the le Muse Ensemble, the Piccola Orchestra 900, the Orchestra Nuova Klassica and the Orchestra Nova Amadeus. As part of the Nuovo Trio Parsifal ensemble (violin, cello and piano), De Carlo performs in concerts throughout Italy and abroad, covering a vast repertoire. She has taught violin in the Conservatories of Bari, Matera and Trapani. She is violin teacher at the “Giuseppe Martucci” Conservatory in Salerno.
Emilia Slugocka, was born in Duszniki Zdroj (Poland) and began her musical education at the age of 6 years at the “Ignacy Paderewski” state school in Tarnowskie Gory, under the tuition of M° Barbara Przybylska. She continued her studies at the musical Lyceum “Grzegorz Fitelberg ” in Chorzow under the guidance of M° Alicja Murzynowska, participating in masterclasses given by M° Andrzej Orkisz (professor at the” Frederick Chopin” conservatory in Varsavia) and also M° Cecylia Barczyk (prof. at the Towson University, USA) and M° Pawel Glombik ( prof. at the Conservatory “Karol Szymanowski of Katowice).
In 2001 she gained her high school music diploma with top marks, she then auditioned and was given a place at the “Karol Lipinski” conservatory in Breslavia (PL) studying under M° prof. Urszula Marciniec- Mazur. At the same time she participated in masterclasses given by Prof. Ulf Tischbirek (Lubech conservatory), also Prof. Paul Uyterlinde (Enschede conservatory), Prof. Joannis Toulis (Ionian University) and Prof. Stanislaw Firlej (Lodz conservatory).
During her studies she participated in the symphony orchestra and chamber orchestra of the Breslavia music conservatory in the role of 1st cellist, under the guidance of the conductors Kurt Masur, Tadeusz Strugala, Marek Pijarowski, Ulrich Nikolai and Alexander Walker. At the same time she performed with a trio in the USA, Mexico, France, Holland and Germany.
In 2006 she received her II° level laureate with top votes and began her career as a cello teacher at the Music Lyceum in Legnica.
In 2008 she won a place as cellist in the orchestra of the Breslavia Opera Theatre.
She continued her studies and in 2012 graduated after a three-year professional course at the Santa Cecilia Music Academy in Rome, under the direction of del M° F. Strano and M° G. Sollima. At the same time she participated in a chamber music course at the same Academy under the direction M° Rocco Filippini.
She works with the following orchestras: The Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, the Italian cinema Orchestra, the Klassicanuova orchestra, the Baroque chamber orchestra “Claudio Monteverdi”, the symphonic orchestra of the Tuscia Opera Festival, the “Gli Arcadi” chamber orchestra and finally she is a member of the “Byron Trio”.
Since 2011 she has collaborated as cello teacher with the “CLIVIS” Music Academy of Rome, the “Musica in Corso” school of Rome and the “Artipelago” music school in Castelnuovo di Porto.
Since 2014 she has been cello teacher at the “G.B. Martini” conservatory in Bologne.
Anna Paola Milea, pianist, born in Reggio Calabria in 1965, she graduated at the Conservatory “F. Cilea” in Reggio Calabria under the guide of master Sonja Pahor. She was awarded in several national and international musical competitions, both as soloist and in chamber ensembles: Capri 1989 (2nd prize), Venetico (Messina) 1990 and 1993 (3rd prize) Reggio Philharmonic Academy 1991 (2nd prize), Boscoreale (Naples) 1992 and 1993 (1st prize), Pompei (Naples) 1993 (3rd prize), Villar Perosa 1996 (2nd prize), Campagna (Salerno) 1996 (3rd prize), Barcellona 1996 (2nd prize). She has attended specializations courses held by Bruno and Franco Mezzena in Riva del Garda, by Carlo Bruno in Porto Torres, by Sonja Pahor in Scala Torregrotta and in Ilirska Bistrica (Slovenia), and by Donella D’Alessio in Sabaudia. Moreover she has attended the three-year high specialisation course held by the Trio Mezzena – Bonucci at Pescara Musical Academy. She performes in various chamber ensembles by important musical associations and has been part of several orchestras as pianist, harpsycord player and organ player: “Eine Kleine Orchestra”, “Rhegium Consort”, Orchestra of the Theatre of Roccella Jonica, New Young Chamber Orchestra in Messina. She has filled the task of collaborating master at the laboratory of Lyric Theatre of the Communal Theatre in Roccella Jonica. She is part of the Sinthorchestra of Rome. In 2003 she was invited by the Association Dante Alighieri from Moscow to play two concerts in the Russian capital, in duo with the clarinetist Giampietro Giumento. The concerts were held in the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the foundation in Saint Petersburg. She is piano teacher at the “Luigi Canepa” Conservatory in Sassari.