The duo Romania is made up of the Mozambican mezzo-soprano Mariana Carrilho and the Andorran guitarist Roland Moles.
“Romaria” means pilgrimage or journey in Portuguese and represents above all the different styles and origins of the repertoire performed by the group. From the classic in the new bag and other more experimental styles, its program includes everything from the music of Manuel de Falla, I. Albéniz, Joaquín Rodrigo, among others, to Brazilian classical and African-influenced music composed by various composers such as H Vila -wolves or Marlos Nobre.
Mariana Carrilho is a Mozambican mezzo-soprano and visual artist recognized for her vivacity on stage. This season, she is a guest soloist at W. A. Mozart’s Coronation Mass as part of the VII El Masnou Music Festival. She has also been one of the artists selected by Iberescena for the residency on African songs and experimental theater organized by the Lisbon Performative Arts Laboratory.
She has toured as a guest soloist with the Barcelona Guitar Orchestra performing El Amor Brujo and Manuel de Falla’s Canciones Populares Españolas at the Théâtre de Bastia and other venues in Corsica. She also highlights her recitals “The wind blowing from the south” at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona and “Fascination” at the Pedralbes Monastery.
Roland Moles is a young Andorran guitarist living in Barcelona, he has been part of the renowned Barcelona Guitar Orchestra since 2021, with whom he performed at the Palau de la Música Catalana, at the “Rencuentros Musicales de Mediterranée” festival and at various guitar festivals and venues in Catalonia, such as the Vallirana International Guitar Festival or the La Massa Theater in Vilassar de Dalt. Of his chamber career, his performances stand out together with the cellist Jordi Albelda and the Andorra National Chamber Youth Orchestra.
His guitar career takes shape at the La Laguna Musical Institute with teachers Lluis Casahuga, David Sanz and David Font. In the last two years he has completed his professional degree at the Barcelona Liceo Conservatory under the tutelage of Asun Sabater. During his training, he has had the great opportunity to perfect his guitar technique with guitar masters such as Zoran Dukic and David Russell, Antonio Duro and Carlos González.