(AGI) Madrid, July 11 - The Italian Cultural Institute inMadrid organised a concert with conductors Francesco Manara andDario Candela entitled "A musical journey from 1800 to 1900".The programme included pieces by Ottorino Respighi, the Sonatafor Violin and Piano in G Major by Nino Rota and the Sonata forViolin and Piano in A Major by Cesar Franck. Manara attendedthe Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin, where he was taughtby Massimo Marin. He graduated with the highest grades, honoursand honourable mention. He founded the Trio Johannes and since2001 has been first violin of the La Scala String Quartet. An eclectic musician, Candela trained in Naples, then in Franceas a student of Aldo Ciccolini, and graduated in Literaturefrom Federico II University. He has worked on musicologicalresearch projects. In 2007 he founded the Circolo ArtisticoEnsemble with which he presented the quintet for piano andstrings by Mario Pilati at the San Carlo theatre in Naples. . .