From Ludwig van Beethoven to César Franck and Nino Rota, the masterpieces of chamber music by the greatest composers will be feature in concerts to be given at the Italian Cultural Institute (ICC) in Tokyo by two talented musicians from Friuli: Laura Bortolotto on violin and Matteo Andri on piano. The duo, whose solo and chamber music skills have been highly praised and who have performed in many concerts at prestigious festivals, will perform at the ICC on Tuesday, 31 January (from 6:0 to 8:30 p.m.). Organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo, together with CIDIM and the CRUP (Cassa Risparmio Udine) Foundation, the concert is an unmissable event for classical music lovers. Having won major competitions and starred in prestigious concerts in Italy and overseas, praised by audiences and critics alike, Bortolotto and Andri will be presenting a programme of music starting with the Allegro by Beethoven. The audience will then be introduced to Nino Rota, particularly well-known as the composer of soundtracks for films by Fellini. The duo will perform his Sonata in G for violin and piano: a youthful composition filled with Italian lyricism. The programme will end with the Sonata by Belgian composer César Franck: a typical “cyclical sonata”, with the same theme, duly varied, returning in all the subsequent movements, ensuring perfect unity within the composition.