On April 11th at 9.00 pm, at the Teatro Ebe Stignani in Imola, the second season of concerts organized by the Emilia Romagna Festival closes, with Roman Patkolò on double bass and Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová on guitar performing an intimate and evocative version of the great modern composers, from Paganini to Morricone, from Piazzolla to Fauré.

The purest synthesis of music is perhaps the most essential melody. Only the harmonic progressions, the chords and the melody remain in the ears and in the heart of the listeners, if the structure of the instruments, the orchestras and the symphonies are removed. A melody is something that can be whistled with simplicity, even if it is not so simple to rearrange it. You must be an expert, you need to know the melody so well, know its material and structure, to understand where to cut and where to sew up, where to reproduce and where to reorganize. Roman Patkolò and Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová know the music and their instruments so well that they was able to reconstruct famous and impervious pieces, but also to perfectly harmonize, in the same performance, Paganini with Moreno Torroba, Piazzolla with Morricone.

Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová studied with the best classical guitarist masters in Bratislava and Montreal, she has participated, and always won the first prizes, in several guitar competitions in Slovakia, in Vienna, in Kutná Hor (Czech Republic) and Weikersheim (Germany). As soloist she has collaborated with the best orchestras in Middle-Europe, South and North America, Africa and Asia. In 2005 she created the International Music Festival Bratislava Chamber Guitar and in 2015 the International Youth Guitar Competition “L. Luthier Contest”, of which she is art director. Miriam performs with the guitar of the famous Gernot Wagner.

Roman Patkolò, a Slovakian talent, began the study of double bass at the age of thirteen, beginning his studies at the conservatory only a year later. He has won numerous prizes, including the Aida Stucki Prize in New York, given to him by the great German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. At 24 he became a double bass teacher at the Munich University of Music; he currently teaches at the University of Music in Basel in Switzerland. He has performed, as soloist or in duo, with the best orchestras and the best internationally renowned musicians.