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Since 2013 percussionists Gabriele Petracco and Marko Jugovic have shared an ambitious project aimed at transforming the global percussion scene: the Popocatepetl Percussion Duo.
Besides the usual duo repertoire, they perform their own compositions and arrangements for two marimbas and for multi-percussion and animation.
Marko’s creativity and his skills in music composition combine with Gabriele’s orchestral experience to create a mix of great artistic relevance.
They regularly perform in Italy and the Netherlands including at the Conservatorium Tartini in Trieste, the Assicurazioni Generali of Trieste, the Mozart Association Italy, the Open Podium Rotterdam and the “Made in Rotterdam” concert season of the Doelen Philharmonic Hall in Rotterdam. They were recently invited at Conservatorio “G.Rossini” in Pesaro (IT) to give a Masterclass on ensemble, solo and orchestral repertoire.

A collection of live performances from the last four years of work together:
– Antony Di Bartolo “Duo for snare drum & marimba”
– Astor Piazzolla “Tango Suite No 1” (arrangement for two marimbas)
Both where recorded at the Conservatorium Tartini in Trieste on the 9/04/14 in occasion of the concert season “Concerti del Mercoledì del Conservatorio 2013/14”.
– Tomasz Golinski, The Absurd World No 2 (two marimbas)
Was recorded at Gabriele’s final master recital “Faces” at Codarts in Rotterdam the 31/10/14.