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Duo - Robert Zielinski & Manuela Centanni


Robert formed a duo of flute and fiddle music with Manuela Centanni. Together, they explore Ireland old music tradition where melody is paramount. They also play many of Robert's new compositions.

The duo was recently featured on the Otago Daily Times.

Manuela is a flute player and singer hailing from San Clemente, Rimini, Italy. As a flutist, she is a member of Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Dunedin Ceilidh Orchestra, and Erin St. Collective (Dunedin, NZ). As a singer, Manuela is a member of St. Joseph Cathedral choir (Dunedin) and Dunedin City Choir. Manuela is the Musical Director of the trio, Trí. Since 2018, she has been a consistent presence at Boxwood Festival in both NZ and Canada alongside mentor Chris Norman, and has also performed at Whare Flat Folk Festival (Dunedin, NZ). Manuela graduated from the Conservatoire of Bologna (Italy) in 2009, receiving a Masters with distinction in flute (Diploma in Flauto traverso). Manuela studied under Massimo Pasi, the founder and former Artistic Director of the Ottocento Festival in Saludecio, Italy. Manuela’s other teachers included Elvidio Surian and Saverio Gallucci. In 2013 and 2017, Manuela attended the Anúna International Summer School in Dublin, Ireland, where she performed in the final summer school concert. Manuela’s musical influences include Paddy Carty, Matt Molloy and Catherine McEvoy, who was also a tutor at Boxwood.

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