Composed of two sisters, the Duo Savigni has been dedicated since 2011 to studying the 19th-century repertoire on original instruments.
Both approached music at a young age and then decided to deepen their musical study both together and separately.
Laura obtained a pianoforte degree at the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory in Parma and then continued with the second level specialist course at the “G. Puccini” of Gallarate (VA) under the guidance of Maestro Alberto Miodini.
In 2014 she moved to Germany to study fortepiano with Maestro Stefania Neonato, and in 2016 she obtained her master’s degree with honours at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart.
Enrica graduated in classical guitar with full marks and honours at the “A. Boito” Conservatory in Parma under the guidance of Maestro Walter Pezzali; at the same time, she graduated from the same conservatory in clarinet with Maestro Roberto Saltini.
She specializes in nineteenth-century guitar repertoire and performance practice from 2011 to 2014 at the Claudio Abbado Civic School of Music in Milan with the Maccari-Pugliese Duo. In 2021 Enrica obtained a Master in Ancient Music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels.
They attended the specialization course in chamber music at the Accademia Internazionale di Duino (Trieste) as a Duo, followed by the Trio di Parma from 2008 to 2010, the master at the Forte Piano festival in Rome in 2009 and the summer music course in Santa Margherita Ligure with Stefania Neonato in 2011.
In 2019 their first CD, “Duo Savigni: Giuliani, Moscheles, Mertz,” was released for Movimento Classical label, published in digital format on the January issue of the music magazine “Amadeus” together with an interview.
In December 2020, the second album entitled “Für Beethoven: music for guitar and fortepiano inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven” was released by MP Editions.
Duo Savigni plays with original instruments of the period and with copies. Laura plays a fortepiano from around 1820 made by the London factory “Clementi & Company” and a copy of Anton Walter 1805 made by Paul McNulty. Enrica plays a “Hijos de Gonzalez” guitar from Madrid from around 1860/1870, a Neapolitan guitar made by luthier Pasquale Vinaccia in 1828 and a Viennese guitar by Anton Stauffer from 1832.
Laura and Enrica perform concert activities both in Duo and as soloists in Italy as well in Europe.
They regularly hold masterclasses and seminars on 19th-century repertoire and performance practice.