Monday, May 23, 2016

Festa della Repubblica Concert - Tuesday 7 June 2016


To celebrate the anniversary of the Italian Republic the Embassy of Italy, the Dante Alighieri Italian Society of Auckland, and the COMITES Wellington Inc. (Committee of Italians citizens in New Zealand) invite you to a free

VIOLIN AND PIANO CONCERT
by
FRANCESCO D'ORAZIO  & GIAMPAOLO NUTI

TUESDAY 7TH JUNE 2016
AT 6 PM (door closing 5:50pm) AUCKLAND TOWN HALL - CONCERT CHAMBER

Free entry on the night to seat availability.

PROGRAMME:

Marco Betta
Sonata Tre Mari
- Allegro - Adagio - Rapido e violento

Igor Stravinsky
Suite Italienne per violino e pianoforte
- Introduzione – Serenata – Tarantella - Gavotta con due variazioni – Scherzino - Minuetto e Finale

  Nino Rota
 Improvviso (Un diavolo sentimentale) per violino e   pianoforte

Ferruccio Busoni
Seconda Sonata in mi minore op.36° per violino e pianoforte
- Langsam - Presto - Andante piuttosto grave. Andante con moto. Poco più andante. Alla marcia, vivace. Andante. Tranquillo assai. Allegro deciso, un poco maestoso. Più tranquillo, apoteotico. Adagio.


Francesco D’Orazio
was born in Bari and was taught violin and viola by his father. Later he studied with Denes Zsigmondy at the Salzburg Mozarteum and Yair Kless at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv. In 2010, the Italian National Music Critics Association awarded him with the Premio Abbiati as “Best Soloist” of the year. With Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Turin, he recorded Fire and Blood by Michael Daugherty, Michael Nyman Concerto n.1 and the complete works for violin and orchestra by Ivan Fedele. Mr. D'Orazio has recorded for the most prominent record labels such as Decca, Hyperion and Opus 111/Naive and has performed at such major concert venues as the Berliner Philarmonie, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall (London), the Teatro Coliseo (Buenos Aires), the Centre de la Musique Baroque in Versailles, the Frick Collection in New York. His large repertoire includes works from early music, as violinist in the original instrument ensemble L'Astrée of Turin, to classic, romantic and contemporary music. He is a favourite of many composers: Luis De Pablo wrote for D’Orazio his last violin work, “Per Violino” and for many years D'Orazio worked with Luciano Berio.

Giampaolo Nuti
was born in Florence, where he studied piano with the late Antonio Bacchelli at the “L. Cherubini” Conservatory of Music, graduating with honours in both piano and harpsichord. First prize winner in many piano competitions, he has appeared as a soloist with many symphony and chamber orchestras, working with Topilow, Yaslicam, Chen, Samale, Gutter, Kawka, performing Concertos ranging from Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven to Liszt, Alkan, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Schnittke in Italy, Austria, United States and Mexico. He has recorded with Decca and Stradivarius. Nuti has been the winner of the State Competition for teaching positions; he is presently teaching piano at the “A. Boito” Conservatory of Music in Parma, while regularly holding master classes for various academies in Italy. Mr. Nuti’s solo repertoire covers a vast part of piano literature; he also focuses his attention on monographic recitals, like the ones dedicated to Alkan’s music, the north-american composers or the complete Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues; he also endeavours to explore new forms of recitals, seeking to attain a more engaging experience for the audience.



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