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Pablo Ziegler meets Marco Albonetti Trio is
Ziegler's new concert program launched in Italy
Ziegler took a new approach to perform his composition and Piazzolla's iconic pieces with a classical ensemble featuring piano, saxophone, cello and double bass
The ensemble will presents Ziegler's beautifully crafted arrangements of passionate and nostalgic Ziegler's new compositions
and Piazzolla's icoic pieces
This Italy tour will be a world premier of Ziegler's new arrangements
Thank you for coming to Italy Tour 2018!
June 2 at 14:00 & 17:00 Arte Sella - Facina Vere - (Borgo Valsugana)
June 8 at 21:00 Auditorium del Carmine (Parma)
June 10 at 21:00 Palazzo Fantini (Tredozio)
June 14 at 21:15 Teatro Comunale Masini (Faenza)
June 15 at 21:15 Teatro Comunale Masini (Faenza)
June 20 at 21:00 Teatro Comunale di Ferrara (Ferrara)
Marco Albonetti, saxophone
Standing ovation at his solo debut at Carnegie Hall of New York, Marco Albonetti is engaged in performing and teaching around the world. He has appeared at a myriad of
Italian theaters and at numerous international venues such, Wiener Saal of Saltzburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Palau de la Musica de Valencia, Palau de la Musica Catalana de Barcelona, Teatro Espanol of Madrid, Theater in der Josefstadt of Vienna, Sverdlovsk State Philharmony of Ekaterimburg, Wits Great Hall of Johannesburg, Zhongsan Hall of Taipei, Katchaturyan Hall of Yerevan.
He is active in the performance of both traditional and contemporary music having worked with Luciano Berio and premiered works by many major composers. His concert tours have taken place in Italy, France, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Cyprus, South Africa, Canada, China, Taiwan and the United States.
He regularly performs as soloist with Italian and international orchestras and takes part in many important international music festivals including Ravenna Festival, Notti Malatestiane, Toledo Contemporary Music Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, Xi ‘An International Festival, Festival UNICAS-Barcelona.
He has been awarded first prize at several international solo and chamber music competitions, and has performed for radio and television, RAI 1, SABC, PIK1, CBS, LTV Lumier, Cypriot Radio, and Wisconsin Public Radio, and recorded for Nar International, Albany Record, Abeat Record and ArteSuono.
Since 2005 he is the saxophonist for the legendary italian “diva” Milva, performing music of Astor Piazzolla and Kurt Weill giving recitals in the predominant European theaters.
He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Faenza SaxArt Festival, Italy, holds a tenured position as Professor of Saxophone at Conservatorio “Bonporti” in Trento, Italy where he has a class of international students and was named external examiner for Doctoral Studies at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
Marco holds diplomas from Conservatorio “G. Rossini” in Pesaro, Italy and the Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Saltzburg, Austria, as well as a Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University as student of Dr. John Sampen, and Doctor of Musical Arts (summa cum laude, Dean’s Award of Excellence) at Michigan State University,where he studied classical saxophone performance under James Forger and Joseph Lulloff and jazz saxophone performance with Brandford Marsalis.
Virgilio Monti, bass
Double-bass degree in the "Conservatorio di Musica "Giuseppe Verdi", Milan, Italy, with Maestro E.Cosmo. He has participated in several specialization and interpretation courses, one of them with Maestro A. Bocini. He has colaborated in different chamber music ensembles and symphony orchestras such as "L'Orchestra Europea", "L'Orchestra del Conservatorio G. Verdi" and "L'Orchestra dell'Università Statale di Milano".
Apart from classical music, he also works with other styles, including popular and light music. He has participated in many festivals and musical seasons. Has worked with "ORQUESTA TIPICA CADENERA", "CUARTETO ROTTERDAM",ORQUESTA TIPICA OTRA", "SEPTETOSCOPIO"," TANGO TINTO", "EL PAJARO EDUARDO TRIO", "TRASNOCHE TANGO" and "GOTAN PROJET" for the orchestral version in the CD "Gotan Projet Live" . He has also studied "Musicotherapy".
Aya Shimura, cello
Aya Shimura, born in Tokyo, began to study music when she was 9 years old. She graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in 1997, mentored by Sumiko Kurata and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. She has taken part in several music festivals in Japan whilst continuing to study cello and chamber music. She has attended graduate courses with W. Boetcher, K. Harada, S. Iwasaki and H. Oguni. In Italy, she studied with Mario Brunello at Chigiana Music Academy, where she was awarded a scholarship and merit degree. Then for three years she perfected the chamber music repertoire with Franco Rossi, cellist of the renowned Quartetto Italiano. From 1998 to 2008 she played for the Italian String Orchestra (Orchestra d’archi Italiana) conducted by Mario Brunello.
She plays concert music in a number of contexts and situations, from chamber music groups (with Gianluca Sfriso, Luca Lucchetta, Andrea Rebaudengo, Piercarlo Sacco) to ensembles comprising musicians from a variety of backgrounds. For instance, her practice also includes musical improvisation. Moreover, she collaborates with jazz musicians such as Roberto Dani, Achille Succi, Salvatore Maiore, Kyle Gregory and Stefano Battaglia (with the latter she recorded Re: Pasolini for the label ECM in 2006). In this context, amongst her most significant participations are: Parma Frontiere Jazz Festival; Atelier Musicale '900 in Milano; Clusone Jazz Festival; Spoleto Festival in Charleston, US; Siena Jazz; Roccella Jonica Jazz Festival; ECM Festival in Frankfurt and Athens, to name but a few. She is currently a member of the ensemble Sentieri selvaggi, conducted by Carlo Boccadoro. She has recorded recently for Sony and Deutsche Grammophone.