Alice Caradente and Alessandra Ziveri both grew up in Parma and studied at the Conservatorio di Musica “Arrigo Boito”, where, together, graduated in Chamber Music under the guidance of Pierpaolo Maurizzi.They formed the Duo Alchimia with the purpose of researching and promoting the original repertoire for harp duo that often lies forgotten in private collections and among the odds and ends of libraries in Italy and abroad. They performed in a great number of concerts all over Italy.