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Bruskers Guitar Duo in Concert



Bruskers Guitar Duo in Concert

Part of their West Coast Tour, Eugenio Polacchini's and Matteo Minozzi's performance at the Institute will feature traditional jazz standards, soundtracks and original songs. Organized by the IIC in collaboraion with Green Room Arts, Jazz 4 US, LVJS and Music at the Mint.

Two guitars and a musical journey that starts from jazz, passing through Brazilian music, and revisits great Italian modern composers.
Music by Gershwin, Morricone, Reinhardt, Carosone and more.

Eugenio Polacchini and Matteo Minozzi, the Bruskers Guitar Duo, have been defined as "two leading figures in the motley world of guitar" and "a source of inspiration for guitarists". Molded by the classical (Eugenio) and modern (Matteo) music worlds, they use jazz as a common ground and their repertoire covers traditional jazz standards and soundtracks in addition to original songs.

Based in Modena, Italy, the Bruskers have been invited to international guitar festivals such as Acoustic Franciacorta, South Bay Guitar Society Festival, Plovdiv International Guitar Festival , Sarzana Acoustic Guitar Meeting, Madame Guitar Festival, Un Paese a Sei Corde, Pizzicar de Corda, Arte a 6 Corde, San Benedetto Guitar Festival. They have also performed in theaters, auditoriums, and summer festivals.

Ever since they began playing together in 2003, the duo has recorded two albums for the label "": "Guitar Sketch" (2009), "Addition" (2011) and "Four Hands Party" (2016). All the records have been sold in Europe, the US  and Japan, receiving praise from Italian and international music press.

The Bruskers Guitar Duo has played in Italy, USA, China, South Korea, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Hungary and Portugal as a duo or as soloists in the Lybra Guitar Orchestra. Besides their concert activity, Eugenio and Matteo are also guitar teachers.

They are the authors of the book series “How to play Guitar Duos”, published by the Italian publisher

Matteo Minozzi and Eugenio Polacchini are the artistic directors of the “LybrAcustica Guitar Festival”, a series of concerts that combine classical and modern musicians.

Live and studio videos can be found at Bruskers  (Official YouTube channel)

For further information 


Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : IIC

In collaboration with : Green Room Arts, Jazz For US, LVJS and Music in the Mint

Entrance : Free


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