Isabella Selder and Santiago Molina Gimbernat met while studying at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. In
the Molina Guitar Duo in one hand, they combine the common taste for chamber music and, and on the other, the enthusiasm for projects that go beyond the usual guitar repertoire.
Above all, the close connection between music and literature is in the foreground:
The current program "Una noche en Granada" is a literary and musical tribute to the Andalusian city, which has always had a special appeal to many artists. The names Federico García Lorca and Manuel de Falla are inextricably linked with Granada and the culture of Flamenco or Cante Jondo. It was García Lorca, for example, who together with Falla organized the Concurso de Cante Jondo in 1922 and sought to collect and preserve traditional folk music. In "El Amor brujo" Manuel de Falla takes us on a journey into the mystical world of the gitanos of the Sacromonte, which is also expressed in the work "Soirée dans Grenade" by Claude Debussy.
The Alhambra as a symbol of Granada with its gardens full of fountains and water features is in turn the source of inspiration for Joaquín Rodrigo. Water, as a central element of Moorish culture, finally finds its echo in the work "El Peixet de Bloomington" by the contemporary Catalan composer Feliu Gasull i Altisent, who mixes the classical guitar with flamenco playing techniques.
In addition to solo projects and artistic work as a Molina Guitar Duo, both musicians are also active as instrumental teachers. In October 2017, Isabella and Santiago opened their own guitar studio in Friedberg, with which they offer regular classes, foreplay, concerts and workshops as well as cultural events that contribute in Friedberg, Germany.
Both guitarists are scholarship holders at "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now" and regularly perform as soloists.
The Molina Guitar Duo plays instruments of the guitar maker Kolya Panhuyzen.