Duo Scarlatti consists of Nicola Pignatiello and Daniele Sardone, two of the youngest teachers of the Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome.
In April 2014 the Duo Scarlatti made his first tour in USA playing in New York, Pittsburgh and Cleveland premiering works of the most important guitar composer.
They have already been awarded international competitions' first prizes.
After graduating in Italy with M° Domenico Ascione, they moved to Holland to study with M° Carlo Marchione at the Conservatorium Maastricht where they finished their course Master of Music cum laude.
Duo Scarlatti had is international debut playing in Spain in the Encuentro Internacional Ciudad de Majadahonda togheter with other artists among which Eduardo Fernandez and Margarita Escarpa.
Nowadays they regularly partecipate to the most important festivals like Festival of Aalborg, Brescia Chitarra, Claxica, Cervia Luigi Legnani, Festival Internazionale di Roma and play for several institutions in some of the principal cities of Europe: Bruxelles, Koln, Helsinki, Maastricht, Bologna, Copenaghen, Amsterdam.
Duo Scarlatti also recorded for the Dutch Televisions Lumburg Tv and Brava NL.
The repertoire consists of original music for two guitars, mostly of the XX century, and baroque music for cembalo transcribed by the Duo. Nowadays many important composers are writing new music for the Duo Scarlatti like Dusan Bogdanovic, Maurizio Pisati, Simone Iannarelli, Gianluca Cascioli, Mark Del Priora.