MoNo Guitar Duo
“Like full-bodied wine, we want our performances to deliver a myriad of emotions sip by sip” that is how Anna and Giuseppe feel their music. Italian Giuseppe Molino and Polish Anna Krystyna Nowicka met over ten years ago at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Italy and since then perform regularly together on stages all over Europe as the MoNo Guitar Duo. The multi-awarded ensemble is recognized for creating unique arrangements of both classical and popular music and for adding several innovative ways of playing to their concert program, including for 4 hands guitar. Their artistic activities include also many significant international collaborations and projects promoted by Siccas Guitars, Classic FM, Corriere della Sera, Blog della Musica, ToTeraz.pl.
In April 2020, after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, MoNo Guitar Duo launched the #Vivaldi93vsCovid19 international online music project, a unique worldwide collaboration that emphasizes the importance of unity and resilience of musicians in time of Coronavirus.
In 2021 they recorded the first volume of the Opera Omnia for two guitars by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco for the Japanese DaVinci Classics label. In addition to their performances, Anna and Giuseppe share a love for teaching, singing, and coffee.
Absolute 1st Prize 13th International Music Competition “City of Filadelfia - P. Serrao" ITALY;
1st Prize 9th International Music Competition “Clara Wieck Schumann" ITALY;
1st Prize 18th International Music Competition “Altamira Gorizia" ITALY;
1st Prize 18th International Music Competition “Leopoldo Mugnone” ITALY;
1st Prize 18th International Music Competition “Paolo Barrasso” ITALY;
2nd Prize "International Chamber Music Competition La Follia Nuova 2021" ITALY;
2nd Prize "Ida Presti International Guitar Competition 2020" in the Professional Duo category CROATIA;
2nd Prize International Internet Music Competition 2020 IMKA SERBIA;
2nd Prize 1st Florence International Guitar Competition ITALY;
2nd Prize 3rd International Competition “Paola Ruminelli” for chamber ensembles with guitar ITALY;
Finalists Guitar Foundation of America International Ensemble Competition 2021 USA;
Most Distinguished Musician Award 28th Ibla Grand Prize ITALY;
Honorable Diploma Opus 2021 International Music Competition POLAND