SatorDuo (playing music from Spain and South America) performing in London on June 27, 28 and 29. Acclaimed as one of the most exciting Duos in Italy today, Sator Duo made their debut in 2010, after three years of deep research about historical and musicological fields towards the rediscovery of the heritage of Spanish and South American traditional folk dances. This careful preparation allowed the violinist Paolo Castellani and the guitarist Francesco Di Giandomenico to select an involving repertoire with original transcripts of Gardel, Granados, Piazzolla, De Falla, Brouwer and Cordero and was an immediate success.
Concerts in London (June 2012)
27th June 2012,7.30 pm, London, Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead. Presentation concert of the new SatorDuo record. Free Admission. Music by Granados, Gardel, De Falla, Piazzolla, Cordero, Brouwer. www.burghhouse.org.uk
28th June 2012,1.00 pm, London, St Mary Le Bow, Cheapside. Presentation concert of the new SatorDuo record. Music by Granados, Cordero, Gardel, De Falla, Brouwer, Gismonti, Piazzolla.
Free Admission. Info on www.stmarylebow.co.uk
29th june 2012, 1.00 pm,London, St John’s Waterloo, Waterloo Road. Music by Gardel, Cordero, Piazzolla. Free admission. Info on: www.stjohnswaterloo.org
Paolo Castellani: Studied at the Conservatory of Music in Perugia, where he obtained a diploma in violin in 1992 and graduated with honors in musical disciplines (specialization Violin) in November 2006. Among his teachers there were: Alfredo Fiorentini, Massimo Marin, Enrico Gatti and Paolo Franceschini. He has mainly devoted his career to chamber music and he has performed all over the world and in some of the most important national and international music seasons. As "First Violin" in the Chamber Orchestra "I Solisti di Perugia" he has performed and recorded numerous CDs with some of the greatest musicians of the international scene. He is also the author of several original pieces, transcription for string quartet, quintet, orchestra, chorus for 4 voices, violin and guitar and of didactic works of “100 melodic and rhythmic dictations” and an essay on “The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi-history analysis and explanation of texts” edited by the publisher Edizioni Antaeus. Currently he is Professor of Theory at the Conservatory of Benevento.www.paolocastellani.com
Francesco di Giandomenico: Studied with the guitarists Leonardo and Claudio De Angelis, he graduated with honors in Guitar, Musical Disciplines (specialization Guitar), Teaching Instrumental and Repertoire for Guitar and Orchestra. Then he trained in San Juan de Puerto Rico (USA) with the composer Ernesto Cordero who dedicated the piece Meditación to him. During his training, he also had the opportunity to study with some of the most international renowned guitarists as Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Fernandez, Wolfgang Lendl, Carlos Barbosa Lima, Juan Sorroche, Ivan Rijos, Roland Dyens, Helmut Jasbar, Hugo Geller and Neil Smith. Praised for his interpretative skills ("A guitarist particularly gifted for his deep music sensibility” -Ernesto Cordero- "An excellent Concert" - Leo Brouwer-, "capable of uniting the executive skill with the incredible feeling he possesses" Il Giornale dell’Umbria-), Francesco Di Giandomenico has given concerts in Europe and USA, premiering works by Cordero, Sorroche, Benedetti, Magrino, and Bolli, some of which were dedicated to him. He graduated with honors in Political Science and he has published works in national journals (Studi and Documentazioni) and international ones (Soundboard, the official magazine of the Guitar Foundation of America). He is currently studying electronic music with the composer Luigi Ceccarelli.