“Omaggio a Castelnuovo Tedesco”
Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco (1895 – 1968)
Platero y yo op.190 on text by J. Ramon Jimenez for voice and guitar
Platero, Melanconia, Amistad
Tonadilla on the name of Andres Segovia for solo guitar
Tarantella op.87a for solo guitar
Sonatina op.205 for flute and guitar
Allegretto grazioso, Tempo di siciliana, Scherzo – Rondò
Capriccio diabolico op.85a for solo guitar
Ballata dall’esilio op.R180a on text by G.Cavalcanti for mezzosoprano and guitar
Edoardo Catemario, international Guitarist and Pedagogue, was born in Naples and started his music studies at the age of 5. He has been studying guitar with Salvatore Canino, Antimo Pedata, Jose Tomas and Maria Luisa Anido. Analisys with Titina De Fazio and the South American composers Leo Brouwer and Oscar Roberto Casares. At the age of 11 gave his first solo recital.
Extremely versatile guitarist, he passes with ease from the romantic repertoire (played on original instruments) to the baroque, to the XXth century music, to contemporary music and vanguards. His repertoire includes a vast amount of solo works, besides the almost all the chamber repertoire and 42 Concertos for guitar and orchestra.
He has won several national and international competitions first prizes. In January 1991 was the first prize winner of the prestigious “Andres Segovia” guitar competition in Almunecar (Granada) and in 1992 of Alessandria international Competition
Catemario has performed in concerts, broadcasts and major festivals in countries such as: Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland, United States, South America, Australia and United Kingdom. Grosser Saal of the Wiener Musikverein (Vienna), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), St John’s Smith Square and Royal Academy of Music (London), Associazione Scarlatti (Napoli), Amici della musica di Palermo, Perugia e Padova, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York) Cite de la musique (Parigi) Teatro Coliseo (Buenos Aires) Sidney Meir Bowl and Town Hall (Melbourne), MusikHalle (Hamburg) TVE2 (Spain), RTF3 (France), RAI1 and RAI3 (Italy) among others.
He has premiered several compositions (some dedicated to him), between them: “El Kalasha de Avalokitesvara” by Eduardo Morales Caso, “Drei lieder” by Alexander Mullenbach, “Cuadernos de Danzas” by Mauricio Sotelo, “Memorie di una maschera” by Patrizio Marrone”, “Carpe Diem” by Gerard Drozd and “I racconti di Mamma Orca” by Roberto De Simone.
He is frequently invited as guest soloist by orchestras such as: Wiener Akademie, Orquesta de Andorra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Accademia Bizantina, Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra di Stato del Messico, Orchestra filarmonica Italiana, Solisti di Fiesole, under the direction of famous conductors such as: Martin Haselbok, Oleg Caetani, Michael Helmrat, Inma Shara, Marzio Conti, Enrique Batiz, Nicola Paszkowski, Ottavio Dantone among others. Apart from his work as a soloist, Catemario is in demand as a chamber musician and has collaborated with many of the worlds leading musicians including: Kurt Wiedmer, Alain Meunier, Franco Mezzena, Vega string quartet, Silesian string quartet, Massimo Quarta, Roberto Fabbriciani, Mario Ancillotti, Sylvie Gazeau, Antonello Farulli, Gabriele Cassone, Vittorio and Duccio Ceccanti, Nicoletta Curiel, Vincent Aguettant, Gabriella Costa Maluberti.
Catemario has many recordings on CD including: DECCA records, ARTS Music, Koch Schwann and EMI which have been awarded with critics prizes: Joker by Crescendo (Belgium), Choice of the month Cd Classica (Italy), 5 Stars Musica In January 2004 his recording of the Concerto n1 by Giuliani was attached to the BBC Music Magazine, in January 2006 he has the cover of Guitart magazine.
He has held Master Classes in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, United Kingdom, Australia and Austria. He has been invited to the Salzburg’s Mozarteum to give a course during the “Sommer Akademie” from 2001 until 2007. Between 1993 and 2001 has been titular of the course of interpretation at the “Conservatoire International de Paris” (Paris, France).
Catemario owns and plays on instruments by great masters of Spanish school dated between 1890 and 1935: Garcia, Simplicio, Jose Ramirez I, Pascual Viudes, Ibanez and Marin.
Born in Siena in 1952. He graduated in 1980 at the University of Siena. Following the courses of oboe and lyrical singing at the Conservatory of Siena. Theatrical training began in the ’70s at the Piccolo teatro di Siena, at the school of Bologna directed by A.G.Garrone and in Florence at the U.Chiti laboratory, to then continue with important maestros of the national and international scene. At the same time he studies music, dance and movement techniques. He crosses many theatrical genres: from the children’s theater to the cabaret, from the Commedia dell’Arte directed by Nico Pepe to the theater with the “Fantastic Theater” of Buenos Aires directed by Silvia Vladimivsky.
In the ’88 he imports and spreads in Italy the formation and the practice of the “Theatrical improvisation match”.
He works as an actor in various shows on the basis of improvisation (longform, input), poetic improvisation and as a singer and musician proposes the classic Tuscan popular repertoire.
In 1985 he began his activity as a trainer particularly focused on theatrical improvisation, taking courses in various Italian cities and giving life to the ZELIG improvisation school in Milan in the mid-1990s.
From 1987 until today he has been gradually founder and artistic director of the “Italian League Improvvisazione Teatrale” and of the national association “Imprò” and currently the national network of the improvisation and Aresteatro matches also taking care of the artistic direction of various festivals. With the matches and other improvisation shows he took part in tours in various parts of the world and in 1998 he was captain of the Italian national team that won the world championship of theater improvisation in Lille (France).
He has numerous films and TV programs with directors such as Bellocchio, Vanzina, Virzì, etc. the latest interpretation of Mario Vanni’s friend of snacks in the fiction “The Monster of Florence”.
In 2005 he participated as an extemporaneous poet at the final evening of the 55th Sanremo Festival.
In addition to volumes of sonnets and nursery rhymes in the vernacular Tuscan recently published: “Match of theatrical improvisation: history, rules, strategies, exercises of the show most represented in the world” and “Improvise and writing in rhyme” for the Dino Audino Publisher. For several years he has held a weekly column of political satire in verses on the weekly LEFT.
Luciano Tristaino, flautist, he studied with Mario Ancillotti, Paul Meisen and Rien de Reede in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Holland in the relative conservatories of residence.
Performs solo and chamber music in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Holland, Sweden, Romania, Hungary, United States, Australia. He performs in prestigious halls such as the Auditorium of the Swiss Radio, the Iwaki Auditorium of Melbourne (Radio ABC), the Melbourne Recital Center, the Teatro Massimo of Palermo, the State Theater of Oradea (Romania), the Sala Bartok and the ‘Auditorium F. Liszt of Debrecen, the Teatro della Pergola of Florence, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma etc .. Present in festivals and concert seasons as, among others, “Roma Europa” – where he performed being directed by L. Berio – Unione Musicale di Torino, Settembre Musica Torino, Tuchfühlung (Germany), The Concerts of the Quirinale of Radio 3, Scarlatti of Naples, Amici della Musica in Perugia, Forlì, L’Aquila, La Spezia, Udine and others.
He records for RAI, ABC (Australia), Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany), RTSO (Italian Radio Switzerland), Koch-Schwan, Arts, Ars Publica, Move (Australia), Rara classic.
He is part of the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto and has worked, among others, with personalities such as I. Fedele, L. Lombardi, A. Corghi, F. Vacchi, M. Stroppa, G. Manzoni, L. Berio. His interest in contemporary music has prompted many composers to write and dedicate their pieces to him. He has made over eighty “first performances”.
He holds the chair of flute and is the director of the I.S.S.M. “R. Franci “of Siena.
Invited as a teacher in residence at the University of Hobart (Tasmania), he also held a series of seminars at the “Monash University” in Melbourne.
Francesca Lazzeroni, was born in Siena. She is an opera singer, choir director and composer of vocal music; to the artistic activity she supports the realization of musical seasons and performances.
She studied at the Conservatory in Florence “Luigi Cherubini”, where she graduated in Lyric Singing with Kate Lafferty in 2005, graduating later, with honors and honors, in Choral Composition and Choral Conducting in the class of Concetta Anastasi.
She specialized in singing at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, the Accademia Giovani all’Opera di Roma, the Academy of Music in Genoa, with artists such as Rolando Panerai, Renato Bruson, Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Nazzareno Antinori. Winner of three international opera singing competitions at the age of 21, she began her artistic activity with Italian and foreign orchestras: mezzo-soprano lirico, her repertoire ranges from the Baroque, to Mozart, to Rossini, to Belcanto, arriving at the true opera melodrama . Francesca recently participated in the concerts of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala both as a solo singer and as a conductor. She is a soloist of the Compagnia della Piuma, which stages classical opera and contemporary musical theater.
She trained as a cultural worker at the Teatro alla Scala Academy in Milan and also dedicated to the study of mathematical theories in music, sound physics and acoustics at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Siena.
She routinely conducts choral and instrumental formations of various kinds, ranging from the Renaissance repertoire to the contemporary one.
She conducted the youth choir of the Conservatory of Florence “Luigi Cherubini” in her own works and other contemporary authors, also addressing the atonal repertoire; also in the Conservatory she has worked as assistant Teacher of the Children’s Choir.
Since 2009 she has been director of the Choral Union of Siena: she is responsible for the planning and organizes all the activities, personally taking care of the vocal training of the choristers and also writing texts and music to be performed in concert.
She has long been teaching in History of Music, Harmony, Anthropology of music, Singing, Vocal technique for private and public schools. She holds seminars on the physiology of vocal execution and workshops for choral education. She deals with musical divulgation for children, in collaboration with the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), and the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, with which she is following a publishing project on Music and musicians; She is the author of the first volume of the recently released collection, “I mestieri del Teatro – How an opera is born”. She also edited the listening guides for some concerts of the Teatro alla Scala Philharmonic Orchestra.
She is the author of vocal works for choir and soloists, arrangements and adaptations of orchestral scores. She dedicates herself to contemporary music and to the algorithmic and mathematical theories applied to musical composition.