DF ARTISTS WELCOMES QUARTETTO WERTHER IN ITS ROSTER.

DF Artists welcomes the young and talented Quartetto Werther in its roster.

Quartetto Werther was awarded the Third Prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Musica da Camera “Trio di Trieste”, the Second Prize at the Concorso internazionale di Musica da Camera, Premio “L. Boccherini” and won the 2019 “Premio A. Burri” Prize, promoted by the 52nd Festival delle Nazioni.

The Quartett was established in Rome in 2016 and has recently been invited to participate at the 10th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, part of the World Federation of International Music Competitions that will be held in Japan in 2021. Quartetto Werther was also awarded the XXXIX Franco Abbiati Prize (2020), the prestigiuos prize given by the National Association of Music Critics in Italy.

Endorsed by the Associazione Musica con le Ali, Quartetto Werther is making its name on the Italian chamber music scene. The ensemble has performed numerous concerts and participated in important Festivals and associations including Unione Musicale in Turin, Bologna Festival, Perugia Musica Classica, IUC, Società dei Concerti in Parma, Moscow International House of Music, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Amici della Musica di Palermo, Fondazione Musicale “Santa Cecilia” in Portogruaro, Andermatt Music, Paganini Genova Festival Teatro Ristori in Verona, and Teatro “La Fenice” in Venice.

Quartetto Werther has perfected its preparation under the guidance of Trio di Parma and Pierpaolo Maurizzi attaing the Postgraduate in Chamber Music with Honors at the “A. Boito” Conservatory in Parma in 2018. The ensemble participated in the International Chamber Music Campus, an initiative of Jeunesse Musicale Deutschland at the Weikersheim Castle, perfecting its repertoire with the Cuarteto Casals and with Vivian and Donald Weilerstein.

Patrick Jüdt (ECMA) and Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartett) have also contributed profoundly to the artistic development of the ensemble. Quartetto Werther is a member of Le Dimore del Quartetto and is currently attending the chamber music course at the Accademia Nazionale di “Santa Cecilia” in Rome.

Besides the concert carreer, Quartetto Werther is also one of the chamber music teachers at the Avos Chamber Project in Rome.

Members of Quartetto Werther:

Misia Iannoni Sebastianini, violin

Martina Santarone, alto

Vladimir Bogdanovic, cello

Antonino Fiumara, piano

www.quartettowerther.com

SIMONE ZANCHINI PLAYS PIAZZOLLA AT TEATRO ALIGHIERI IN RAVENNA

The great italian accordeonist Simone Zanchini will play Piazzolla’s music with Orchestra Canova and Enrico Pagano, conductor, on February 13th 2021 at 9pm at Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna for Ravenna Musica.

Program:

Astor PIazzolla

Concerto Aconcagua

Fuga y mistero

Melodia in la minore

Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas

MASSIMILIANO FERRATI STREAMING AT TEATRO COMUNALE “MARIO DEL MONACO” IN TREVISO

Massimiliano Ferrati will play live streaming on December 6th at 5 pm at the beautiful Teatro Comunale “Mario Del Monaco” in Treviso for the concert series of the theatre. He will perform an hommage to Beethoven for the great German composer’s 250th Birthday, including three of the most renowned Beethoven’s sonatas. The streaming will be broadcasted on Backstage, the digital platform of Teatro Stabile del Veneto at the following link: https://backstage.teatrostabileveneto.it/it

PROGRAM:

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN

Sonata n. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein”
Allegro con brio
Introduzione. Adagio molto
Rondò. Allegretto moderato

Sonata n. 23 in f minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”
Allegro assai
Andante con moto
Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

Sonata n. 32 in c minor, Op. 111
Maestoso. Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Arietta. Adagio molto semplice cantabile

info: https://www.teatrostabileveneto.it/omaggio-al-grande-ludwig/

MARIO MARZI LIVE AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA MUSICA 2020

The great italian saxophonist Mario Marzi will play at the renowned La Biennale Musica in Venice on October 2nd 2020 at 5pm at Teatro Piccolo Arsenale with Divertimento Ensemble led by Sandro Gorli. At 4,30 pm conversation with the artists.

Program

Franco Donatoni (1927-2000), Spiri per 10 strumenti (1977, 10’)
Ruggero Laganà (1956), SOUVENIRS (2020, 17′) prima es. ass. – commissione La Biennale di Venezia
Sandro Gorli (1948), Il blu del tuono (2020, 12’) prima es. ass. – commissione La Biennale di Venezia
Franco Donatoni, Arpège per 6 strumenti (1986, 12’) Hot per sassofono soprano e 6 strumenti (1989, 14’)

MASSIMILIANO FERRATI LIVE IN NAPLES FOR THE 2020 SEASON OF “MAGGIO DELLA MUSICA”.

Massimiliano will perform live in Naples for the 2020 season of “Maggio della Musica” at Teatro Diana on October 29th 2020 at 7pm. The program will be dedicated to all Mozart’s Fantasies and Rondos, but also to piano sonatas K576 and K457.

More infos: maggiodellamusica@libero.it www.maggiodellamusica.it

MASSIMILIANO FERRATI LIVE IN RAVENNA AT SALA CORELLI – TEATRO ALIGHIERI

Massimiliano Ferrati will perform on September 6th 2020 at 9pm Chopin’s two piano sonatas (op. 35 and op. 58) and two nocturnes (op.27 n. 2 and c mino op. posth.) at the wonderful Sala Corelli – Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna for Associazione Angelo Mariani and Cerioni Piano School. The concert will be followed by a three days Masterclass in the same hall.

SIMONE ZANCHINI LIVE AT RAVENNA FESTIVAL 2020.

The Italian accordeonist Simone Zanchini will perform for Ravenna Festival his “Hommage to Federico Fellini”, a program dedicated to the great film director with music by Nino Rota and with the Italian Jazz Orchestra conducted by Fabio Petretti. Live at Milano Marittima, Arena dellO Stadio dei Pini, on June 28th 2020 at 9,30 pm. Info fot tickets at tickets@ravennafestival.org. Live streaming on Ravenna Festival website.

CONGRATS TO SONATORI DE LA GIOIOSA MARCA AND DOROTHEE OBERLINGER!

Congrats to Dorothée Oberlinger and to Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca! Their CD NIght Music has been awarded 5 stars on Italian magazine MUSICA (April 2020 issue)!

ENSEMBLE TETRAKTIS AT UNIONE MUSICALE IN TURIN WITH A PREMIERE OF MAURO MONTALBETTI.

Ensemble Tetraktis in residence at Unione Musicale in Turin with a full packet of programs for all ages. On Sunday February 9th at 4,30 pm concert for percussion quartet: in the program music by Vivaldi, Rossini, Zivkocic, Gardella, Ciammarughi and Mauro Montalbetti’s première of “Yombè”, dedicated to Tetraktis Ensemble. On Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th: concerts matinée for kids with “Music without instruments” and “Music – separate collection” at 9,30 and 11,00 am.

CONGRATULATIONS TO DOROTHEE OBERLINGER AND SONATORI DE LA GIOIOSA MARCA WINNERS AT ICMA 2020!

NIGHT MUSIC WINS AT ICMA 2020

Dorothée Oberlinger and Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca win the International Classical Music Awards in the Baroque Instrumental category. The Jury comprising members from the most important international media ANDANTE (Turkey) – CRESCENDO (Belgium) – DAS ORCHESTER (Germany) – DEUTSCHE WELLE (Germany) – GRAMOFON (Hungary) – IMZ (Austria) – MUSICAL LIFE (Russia) – MDR KULTUR (Germany) – MUSICA (Italy) – MUSIK & THEATER (Switzerland) – OPERA (UK) – ORPHEUS RADIO (Russia) – PIZZICATO (Luxembourg) – POLISH RADIO CHOPIN (Poland ) – RADIO 100,7 (Luxembourg) – RESMUSICA (France) – RONDO CLASSIC (Finland) – SCHERZO (Spain) – UNSISON (Croatia) awarded the prize to Night Music, a fabulous cd that brings together various examples of night music from the European tradition and constitutes a kaleidoscope refracting the manifold facets of night. In tells of brilliant celebrations, nocturnal love dramas and desires, tender lullabies, ghosts, birds of the night and the most holy of nights. It is Antonio Vivaldi’s music that is pivotal to our recording. Providing a bridge between his works and functioning as interludes are songs, diminutions, motets, madrigals, sommeils and chaconnes from Spain, the Netherlands, France, England, Italy, Germany and Austria.

“Offering a thrilling and stylish tour through nocturnal music across the ages, the German recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger and Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca present various facets of the night. The well selected repertory from Middle Ages to the 20th century requires a wide spectrum of styles and techniques. The result of this nocturnal exploration is fascinating: the sophisticated, colourful playing and the rhetoric performances reveal Dorothee Oberlinger’s creative intelligence, which is stimulatingly paired with much poetry and charm”.