The Castellani Andriaccio Duo Series for Guitar will have scores available Soon. This catalog will contain the scores that have made the Castellani Andriaccio Guitar Duo a household name. Seconda Prattica will publish original compositions written for this superb duo as well as new and "good old" arrangements made by Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio.
Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio have enjoyed a celebrated career as one of the foremost guitars duos in the world. Having received numerous awards and distinctions from the very beginning of their duo days including two National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowships and a scholarship to the master classes of Andres Segovia in Spain, they have toured internationally as recitalists performing at the White House and the Kennedy Center and as concerto soloists with orchestras around the world. Sought after pedagogues as well, they have performed and taught at over one hundred colleges, universities and conservatories. Their collaboration with Grammy nominated composer, Roberto Sierra has resulted in two magnificent new concertos for two guitars and orchestra, Of Discoveries and the Fantasia Corelliana.
The Duo has recorded seven acclaimed cds, two named "Best of the Year" by Fanfare Magazine and American Record Guide. Critics around the globe from the New York Times to Gramophone Magazine have unanimously praised their, "elegance, style, poise and exquisite taste in interpretation". Currently, Joanne and Michael are the CoDirectors of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition presented by WNED-FM and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Joanne also teaches on the music Faculty of SUNY at Buffalo while maintaining a full private teaching studio of traditional and Suzuki guitar students. Michael has recorded the acclaimed world premiere recording of Goyescana, concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by three-time Grammy and Ace award winning composer, Michael Colina, with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.