The Duo Sollini-Barbatano contemplates the artistic cooperation between Marco Sollini, a high skilled, great experienced pianist with a rich international career, both as Soloist and as Chamber Music Artist together with well known Musicians such as Bruno Canino, Antonio Ballista, Alain Meunier, Elena Zaniboni, the Scala Quartet, The Cremona Quartet and many others and Salvatore Barbatano, a young Artist gifted with extraordinary brilliant prerogatives and a deep music Sensitivity, which have been developed by the same Sollini as teacher in the last years.
The Duo Sollini-Barbatano faces both pages from the Repertoire for 4 hands piano and masterworks for two pianos. It has performed both in Italy and abroad for important associations and festival among them the Schouwburg Festival of Jakarta, the International Music Festival of Santorini (Grecia), the Association Amici della Filarmonica of Oslo, the Kursaal of Bad Wildbad (Germany) etc, besides at the Politeama Garibaldi Theatre of Palermo by giving a concert for the Sicilian Association Amici della Musica – Music's Friends.
The Duo has recorded for Radio Vaticana – Vatican Radio – with pieces of Cilea, Leoncavallo and Mascagni, whose it has performed the great Symphony in f major Sollini dealt with the publication itself for Boccaccini & Spada Editors, then widespread throughout the international circuit by Euroradio.
Other recordings of the Duo have been broadcasted by Rai Radiotre and in their Repertoire are to be found the Concert for two pianos and orchestra K. 365 of W.A. Mozart, the whole edition of the Concerts of Johann Sebastian Bach for two pianos and orchestra, which were recorded for the prestigious Magazine AMADEUS and performed with the Orchestra da Camera delle Marche – the Chamber Orchestra of the Marches with the direction from M° Francesco D'Avalos and besides the Concert for 3 pianos and orchestra K. 242 "Lodron-Konzert" of W.A. Mozart, which has been performed together with the Pianist Gloria D'Atri with the orchestra of I Solisti Veneti with direction from Claudio Scimone who spoke like this: "Salvatore Barbatano, a really mozartian Pianist indeed with a light and fashionable touch … Marco Sollini, a great poet of the keyboard…".
The Duo Sollini-Barbatano has also broadcasted Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the animals and Patrizio Marrone's neapolitan Carnival, which was performed with the Soloists of the Music Chamber of the Campania Region and Luigi Piovano as Concertmaster to the Premiere in the august 2009 and dedicatees of the Work. In 2011 it performed to world premiere the "Le Mille e una notte" – "the One thousand nights" of Patrizio Marrone together with Ugo Pagliai as Paola Gassman as performing voices.
The two artists' experience is also based on the conduction of the Chamber Music Festival "Armonie della sera" – Evening Harmonies whose Sollini is the Creator and Art Director at the same and Barbatano the Art Coordinator.
Recently the argentine Master Sergio Calligaris has composed and dedicated to the Duo his composition "Allegro brutale con Pavana" op.55 (2011, Carisch Edition).