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TheDuello enthralls AUS audience
American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted TheDuello, an international music duo of Niko Managazze, a Spanish violinist and Magdalena Wajdzik, a Polish pianist, on October 5, on campus. The evening featured classical music with a modern twist.
Managazze has been highlighted as a promising violinist since the age of six. Born into a musical household where his grandparents and parents are accomplished professional musicians, his gift with the violin was nurtured, and he has blazed success in his musical mastery by consistently clinching the top spot in international competitions. His talents do not end at his virtuosity on the violin; his musical insight and knowledge are further acknowledged by the major arts and cultural institutions, inviting him to conduct guest lectures and master classes at significant music festivals and specialized camps.
Wajdzik was born in Wroclaw, Poland, in 1985. She studied at the Nowowiejski Music Academy in Poland, Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK and Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary. She has been a recipient of many awards and scholarships; Joseph Weingarten Scholarship sponsored her studies in Hungary for two consecutive years.
The audience enjoyed a musical trip around the world with classical Paganini, Mozart and Bach, skilfully brought up to date by Managazze.