Ottaviano Cristofoli (Tp)
Martina Frezzotti (Pf)
Andre Henry (Tp)
Alberto Cara (1975)
Author of chamber music, symphonic, opera.
His music is performed in Italy and abroad. He is currently developing a project that integrates music theater and new technologies (www.socialoperahouse.org). Noche 2.0:
My music has always a narrative intention: Noche 2.0 want to tell a restless night that ends unexpectedly with a return to normal.
The story unfolds in a series of events continuously and rapidly, modeled on the speed of change in the face of some typical narrative film (in particular I refer to M. Scorsese's After Hours): If you can draw inspiration from literature and from its forms,why not the Cinema?
Composer, arranger and pianist. One of the founders of the current Neoromantic, has been engaged for years in the fusion of genres.
His music is performed in important Italian and foreign concert halls such as the festival of the WDR in Cologne and Berlin, the Bath Festival, the festival of the Rhine, the Darmstadt Opera, the Week of Italian Music in New York.
He has received commissions from the Swiss Radio, RAI Rome, the Orchestra of Winterthur and the Venice Biennale.
Two Poemetti for flugelhorn and piano
Written in the second half of the 80s, for English horn and piano, and belonging to a cycle of compositions entitled Rocksongs, these pieces are inspired by verses of two of the leading exponents of the English decadence: the first to a sonnet by Keats entitled " To ... ", and the second in the rooms of Shelley entitled " April 1814 ". The work is characterized by great expressive contrasts and coexistence of disparate stylistic language: melodies of the flugelhorn and piano figurations clearly of romantic alternate and, at times, are integrated with the rhythms and harmonies of source rock; atmospheres archaic flavor of the Celtic tale are mixed with urban sounds from the frenzied pace; views of Scottish moors are interrupted or change indoors where echo of pop-folk ballads, and so on. Writing is guided by the traditional and instrumental viruosismo typical romance.
Before Ottaviano Cristofoli ask me, I never thought to write down the Intermezzo of Puccini's Manon Lescaut, for trumpet and piano. I liked the idea of working for a client to know where the peculiarities technical interpretation and the uncommon instrumental.
Then, when I realized that the melodic line carrier that splendid orchestral page, covering the entire extension of the trumpet, I could not resist to what seemed a further invitation.
As regards the job in question, it would not seem, in theory, require a special effort: the trumpet performs the melodies and the piano summarizes the orchestra. But it is drawing up piano, which is essential to recreate the "sense" of the original, while ensuring a robe "concert" transposition, which recognizes the hand of a composer and not a simple transcriber.
Claudio Cimpanelli (Rome, 1956)
The repertoire of Claudio Cimpanelli is predominantly symphonic, opera and chamber music, performed in Italy and abroad at important institutions including the International Festival of Santander, the Fondazione Pergolesi - Spontini Jesi, the Teatro dell' Opera di Roma, the Foundation Shipyard International d 'Arte di Montepulciano and the Circle of Palazzo Madama (Italian Senate) Its production is particularly wide; there are many songs written for the group Ottomania he founded and directed. Some of his works have been broadcast by RAI, Mediaset, Radio Vatican, Sky, Swiss Radio, Radio Clásica Española, etc. E'edito from Sedam of Rome). (Echoes from Earth)
He wrote soundtracks (published by EMI and Warner Italian) for films presented at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, at the David di Donatello in Rome and in various festivals in the world. www.claudiocimpanelli.it
Rapsodia, Trumpet (1999)
I consider the trumpet an instrument that evokes, like few others, a sense of loneliness and desolation no accident this work was composed in the 'Sicilian island of Favignana, in' isolation of their campaigns, sun-drenched, overlook on the sea. The original lyricism of the song gradually evolves into a rhapsodic performance, resulting in a tango and finally, after an excited d 'Latin American footprint, ends with a high C of great effect.
AESTATIS FULGOR, for trumpet and piano (2014)
This work is a tribute to the 'summer season when most of the beings of the world's plant and animal are found to express the utmost vitality. In the flow of the song is highlighted, however, even that melancholy and unease that pervades the 'soul of who is aware of the transience of things, even in the knowledge that they will then be proposed again by the cycle of seasons, albeit in a non-identical.
The solo instrument is here engaged not only in tight passages of sixteenths; in fact, it is also entrusted a part cantabile and subsequently a sequence of triplets. The role of the piano requires a remarkable technician.
The title in Latin testifies to the love for classical culture and even the aspiration to contain in a few letters and conceptual sensitivity, similar to what were the poets and writers of the ancient world.
Federico Biscione was born in Tivoli (Rome) in 1965. He is the author of vocal and instrumental
music, chamber and symphonic music often performed in Europe. He teaches
composition at the Conservatory of Bari.
The "Sonatina Giocattolo" (1985) belongs to the very first season of composition of the author, and is presented in a neoclassical form that does not rule out the freshness of inspiration. Alternating bright moments with other more cantabile, and the term "toy" refers both to small-sized attitude music generally amused ringing announce battles to fight with fake helmets and wooden swords, and melodies wrap the rival gangs an embrace of tender friendship.
Italian composer (Milan, 1957) among the founders of the musical movement "neo-romantic", student of Niccolò Castiglioni. He debuted at the Venice Biennale of 1981 entitled "After the Vanguard" with great interest from audiences and critics. Casa Ricordi immediately decides to publish his works that were commissioned by orchestras and chamber ensembles Italian and European. In his catalog a lot of music for orchestra including two symphonies and three Symphonic Fantasies, orchestrations (Schumann's Carnaval and Christmas tree of Liszt), opera in three acts Alice, chamber music and dance. His music is published by Ricordi and Sonzogno.
Tre miniature Dorate and Furusato Variazioni :
Tre Miniature Dorate and Furusato Variazioni are two recent songs written
for the CD of Ottaviano Cristofoli (and Martina Frezzotti) crowning of
another important project that involves him with his fellow musicians Japanese
and French trumpeter André Henry. The discovery of simple but intense beauty
of the melody Furusato seemed perfect to pay tribute, by Italian, to Japanese
music and modern spirit subtle and poignant of his great people through
nine variations that try to capture the poetry, while in Three Miniatures
I caused the playful spirit and lyricism so human sound of two trumpets
through two extraordinary actors that pursue and counterpoint in the whirlwind
of a narrative sound that complements the history and essence of this noble
and sensual instrument. I belong to that part of Italian composers who
fought from the late seventies to try yet expressive beauty and narrative
writing musical style through the recovery of traditional forms, in the
belief that the unhappy fate of contemporary music because of its avant-garde
more dully self could finally change. Variations or write symphonies or
concerts or quartets and operas, is the right way to fulfill this artistic
mission, following the example of the beloved authors twentieth century.
Marco Gatto (1983) is a pianist, composer and conductor. He has written chamber music,
symphonic and operatic music, performed in Italy and abroad. Founder and
conductor of the Chamber Orchestra Synapsis, teaches at the University
The "Three fragments metric" (2015) are dedicated to Ottaviano Cristofoli and are based on the
idea of a mixture of singing and rhythm. Inspired at the foot of the ancient
metric, the melodic figures tend towards infinity and evocative singing.
If the first of the "Fragments" the listener finds himself certain
sounds Mahler, enigmatic; in the second, it will recognize a setting almost
grotesque; and he finds himself third in the singable lines only hinted
at by previous "Fragments".
Amilcare Ponchielli, Concerto for trumpet and piano
Performed by the "National band" for the first time in April 1866 directed by the same author, The Trumpet Concerto in F and Band is the first composition written for the band that Ponchielli in Cremona.
The special writing for "trumpet in F" may seem strange, but was part of the traditional organic Italian band, specifically, the concert was written for the trumpet holder "Giuseppe Cesura" who had a horn in F Austrian manufacturing.
The title "concert" appears many times in the documents of Ponchielli, but never on the score, in fact, the structure is not in agreement but of "theme and variations"
Born in Udine on 29/08/1986 , he began studying trumpet with the Prof. Fabiano Cudiz and in 2004 he graduated from the Conservatory of Udine J.Tomadini under the guidance of Prof. Marco Tampieri .
In 2004 he joined the " Italian Youth Orchestra " following the orchestra courses of " Music School of Fiesole " until 2006.
For the next two years he studies with Prof. Davide Simoncini and regularly visits Chicago,as private student, with Clavenger Dale , Rex Martin , Tage Larsen and Chris Martin , members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
During this period he was able to collaborate as first trumpet with several Italian orchestras , Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano " la Verdi " Orchestra of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa " Orchestra of " Teatro di San Carlo "in Naples , Orchestra del Teatro " La Fenice in Venice " Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Orchestra of the " Treatro Verd " the Trieste Orchestra of " Teatro dell ` Opera di Roma ."
From 2006 to 2008 he`s member of the " Schleswig -Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra " in Germany, SHMF , conducted by Christoph Eschenbach .
In 2007 after audition became "Associate Member" of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and Associate Member of the " New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami (USA).
Also in 2007, after audition is eligible for " Substitute Principal Trumpet " and "Extra trumpet Member" in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
In 2008 he won, again in Chicago audition for "co -principal trumpet" of the "Hyogo Performing Art Center Orchestra" ( HPAC ) in Kobe, Japan , with artistic director Yutaka Sado.
He moved to Japan and spent a few months from the start of the activities with the HPAC was invited as a guest to the "Japan Philharmonic Orchestra " in Tokyo . After the few collaborations with the JPO the artistic direction decided to offer him the position of Principal Trumpet , a position he still holds .
Born in Italy in 1986, Martina Frezzotti began piano studies at the age
of six.At age 17, she became one of the last pupils of the legendary pianist
Lazar Berman at the International Piano Academy in Imola, Italy.
After graduating in Italy with Laude and distinction, she studied at the Rimsky Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, staging for one year under the guide of Professor Nina Seregina.
"Martina is a musician who has definitely chosen the rightdirection"--Lazar Berman, pianist (2005)
"Brilliant performance of a young pianist who shows an overalltalent, a natural-born musicality and the confidence of a famousperformer"--Messaggero Veneto (2011)
"It was a very successful concert in Carnegie Hall. Martina played an incredibly difficult programbrilliantly. The enthusiastic audience loved Martina's playing of the Ravel works, the Liszt works andthe Prokofiev"--Norman Dunfee, impresario (2012)
André Henry was born in 1969 in the south of France, and at the age of 12, he began
to play the trumpet. There was no teacher in the small village where he
lived, but he was able to listen to recordings of the famous trumpet player,
Maurice André, and those recordings became Mr. Henry’s first ‘teacher.’Seven
years later, he met Mr. Jacques Jarmasson and, after just one year of studies
at the Conservatoire National de Musique d’Avingon, he received the First
Prize in Trumpet, by unanimous decision (1987). One year later, he received
the First Prize for Cornet (1988).
The year 1991 was very important for Mr. Henry, for it was then that he met Mr. Pierre Dutot, professor of Trumpet at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique of LYON. Mr. Dutot convinced André to take part in the most prestigious national and international competitions. André Henry’s prize record is impressive : 1st Prize at the National Conservatory of LYON / 1st Prize at the National Virtuoso Hopeful’s Competition of the Kiwanis Club of Lyon / 1st Prize for trumpet at the RHONE ALPES Competition / 1st Prize at the International Wind Instruments Competition in TOULON / Best Prize at the International Philip Jones Competition and Special Prize for Best Interpretation of Contemporary Music Works / 3rd Prize at Maurice Andre Trumpet Competition / 1st Prize at the INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EXCUTION COMPETITION OF GENEVA in 1996, 35 years after Maurice Andre
After earning these prizes, Mr. Henry performed as a soloist in prestigious concerts in many countries around the world, including : Russia, China, Japan, Taiwan, United States ,Brazil, Venezuela, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Belgium, and Macedonia
Some of the ensembles with which he was featured, include : I Solisti Veneti, Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Hannover Chamber Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Symphonic Orchestra, Porto Alegre Symphonic Orchestra, Venezuela Chamber Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Nation Symphonic Orchestra in Germany
Many composers have written for André Henry : Vicente Roncero (Spain), Marc Stekart (France), Arthur Barbosa (Brazil), and Ivan Jevtic (France)
Mr. Henry has given master classes at : Conservatoire de paris / Porto Alegre Music University / Valencia national music conservatory / Frantz Litz music Academy Warsaw / Porto music conservatory / Macedonian Music school / Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music / Shiga summer music camp / Osaka College of Music / Senzoku gakuen College of Music / TOKYO College of Music / KUNITACHI College of Music / TOHO College of Music / Beijing central music conservatory / Canton Music University /Shanghai Music University / ITG New York 2000
In 1999, Andre Henry received the APTITUDE CERTIFICATE OF MUSIC TEACHING from the French ministry of culture, the equivalent of a Master’s Degree.
From 1996 to 2000 Andre Henry taught at the following Conservatories : Nantes National Music Conservatory / Lyon National Superior Conservatory of Music
From 1993 to 2000, André Henry was the Principal Trumpet at The PAYS DE LA LOIRE National Symphony Orchestra in Nantes.
From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Henry was the Guest Principal Trumpet at the China Philharmonic Orchestra.
From 1996, Mr. Henry plays exclusively STOMVI trumpets.
He started his teaching career in Japan as a guest professor at Tokyo College of Music in April 2010, as a teacher at Kunitachi College of Music in April 2011, and as a guest professor at Soai University in April 2013.
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