Simone Simonelli, Clarinet
First Clarinet Soloist of the Orchestra Gran Teatro La Fenice of Venice, he graduated in Clarinet with the highest grades under the guidance of M. Ciro Scarponi at the Conservatory of Music of Perugia, where he also obtained a Bachelor's Degree II level in Music Disciplines - Clarinet - with full marks and praise.
He has to his credit numerous concerts both as a soloist and as a member of orchestras - Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra of Milan, Orchestra Gran Teatro La Fenice, Rai National Symphony Orchestra of Turin, Orchestra Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Regional Orchestra Toscana, Orchestra of the G. Verdi Theater of Trieste, Orchestra Mozart of Bologna - both of chamber ensembles including I Solisti della Filarmonica Romana, I Fiati di Parma, Instrumental Group "Musica d'Oggi" .
The concert activity was carried out under the direction of important conductors: C. Abbado, R. Muti, D. Gatti, R. Chailly, MW Chung, D. Harding, R. Craft, EP Salonen, P. Eotvos , D. Oren, J. Tate, JC Temirkanov.
He has several radio and recordings to his credit: Euphonia, Naxos, The Voice Classic.
In 2004 he was awarded as "Best Finalist" at the Valentino Bucchi International Clarinet Competition.
Luca Magariello, Cello
Luca Magariello was born in 1989, the young talent began to study cello at the Suzuki School in Turin, and graduated from Turin Conservatory, aged 16, with the highest grade and praises studying with Antonio Mosca. From the age of 6 he toured with the Suzuki Orchestra in Italy and abroad,gaining a vast experience and reputation as soloist and orchestral cellist. After his graduation he continued his studies with some of the most important cellists such as Mario Brunello, Giovanni Sollima, Philippe Muller; but decisive will be his encounter with Enrico Dindo and Enrico Bronzi, to whom he entrusted his artistic and musical growth. He was a finalist at the 5th Antonio Janigro International Competition in Zagreb , and in June 2010 won the Khachaturian International Cello Competition in Yerevan ( Armenia); this prestigious achievement will lead Luca to an International soloist career : He has performed as soloist in Slovenia, Romania, Albania, Japan, Macedonia, Armenia and Belgium under the batton of conductors like Guy Braunstein, Sergey Sambatyan, Filip Pavisic, Mikk Uleoja, Mario Brunello. He plays as soloist with the Soloists of Zagreb, Philarmonie Orchestra of Zagreb, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Durres Chamber Orchestra. He has a duo with the pianist Cecilia Novarino, studying with the Trio di Parma. They are often invited to play for important musical seasons in Italy and abroad such as Lubiana University, Società della musica in Mantova, Unione Musicale and MITO in Torino, Società della musica di Mantova, Hulencourt Chamber music di Bruxelles, Festival di Musica da Camera di Cervo, with succesfull critics and public acclaim.Luca Magariello, in duo or other ensembles, performs in the most important musical institutions and theaters like Teatro la Fenice of Venezia, Teatro Regio of Torino, Lingotto of Torino, Teatro Verdi of Trieste. He recorded Haydn cello Concertos ( Fregoli Music – Red Dress 2010 ), the complete work: Saint Saens’s Piano Quartets Brilliant Classics, 2012 , with Avos Quartet, ( winning Vittorio Gui and Trio di Trieste Chamber Music Competition ) ; Hummel Complete piano Trio, Brillian Classics 2014. his next work for the Brillian Classic label will be available in September (Mayakovski Cello Sonatas)Luca is the Principal Cello of the Gran Teatro la Fenice Orchestra of Venice, and from 2013 he works as Principal Cello in the Camerata Salzburg.
Fausto di Benedetto
Fausto Di Benedetto studied piano with Michele Campanella at the Accademia Chigina and with Dalton Baldwin and Norman Shetler at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The artist, who teaches at many Italian universities, has acted as an accompanist for many major theatres and musical institutions such as the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fondazione Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Verdi di Trieste and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. He has also accompanied such great artists as Antonino Fogliani, Daniela Dessa, Jaume Aragall, Renato Bruson, Raina Kabaivanska, Dolora Zaijic and others.
L. V. Beethoven: Trio op. 11 for cello, clarinet and piano
I. Allegro con brio
III. Tema con variazioni
N. Paganini: Variations on one string on a Theme by Rossini ("Moses"), for cello and piano;
C. Scarponi: Elegia for Danny, for clarinet and piano;
E. Elgar: Salut d'amour, for cello and piano;
N. Rota: "The Goodfather" for clarinet and piano;
N. Rota: Trio for cello, clarinet and piano
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