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Duo Mascagni

was founded in 2007 at the Royal Academy of Music in London as a result of the collaboration between Maltese pianist Charlene Farrugia and Croatian accordionist Franko Božac. Both graduates from the Royal Academy of Music in London, they decided to establish a duo with a diverse repertoire, covering a range of musical styles, from classical to contemporary music. Since then, they have both become ambassadors of EMMA (Euro Mediterranean Music Academy) for Peace, under the auspices of UNESCO, and they are both currently on the teaching faculty at the Music Academy, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia. They are also Associate members of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

As a duo, they have toured widely in Europe, North America and the Far East, and have appeared as soloists (in double concertos specifically written and dedicated to them) with Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Kaliningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Arad State Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Austriaca, Winter Green Orchestra, Croatian Chamber Orchestra to name a few. Recently, they have recorded the double concerto for accordion, bandoneon, piano and orchestra by Beth Mehocic for Navona Records. 

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