Duo Topolino was founded in 2007. They present virtuoso blue grass music, dramatic Balkan sounds, sensitively played musettes and original compositions. The duo humorously celebrates joy, high spirits and melancholy. - Norbert Scholly, who plays various different guitars, is usually at home in the jazz world and is an established sideman performer on the scene, as well as recording his own albums. Nina Leonards studied classical violin and has accompanied Reinhard Mey, Manfred Leuchter and Louis Sclavis among others.
Nina Leonards - violin, voice
(Musical studies in Maastricht, classical violin / extended stays in Hungary and Romania / various projects with artists including Reinhard Mey, Manfred Leuchter, Nicolas Simion and Louis Sclavis)
Norbert Scholly - guitars
(European Jazz Competition Soloist Prize / Guitar lecturer at the Mainzer Hochschule / various projects including WDR Big Band productions)