July 31, 2007, 9:00 p.m.
Villa Monastero, Varenna
Floraleda Sacchi (harp), Marco Cadario (piano)
Sophia Corri Dussek (1775-1830): Introduction and Waltz
Sophia Corri Dussek: Sonata in Do minore op. 2 n.3 per arpa sola (Allegro moderato, Andantino, Rondò)
Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812): Duetto in Do maggiore op. 23 (Allegretto, Rondò)
Jan Ladislav Dussek: Duo in mi bemolle maggiore op. 36 (Allegretto, Adagio, Rondò)
Sophia Corri Dussek: Two Scots Airs (Lewie Gordon, The rising of the Sun)
Sigismund Thalberg (1812 - 1871): Fantasia sul coro "Dal tuo stellato soglio" dell' opera Mosè di Rossini per pianoforte solo
François Joseph Nadermann (1772-1835): Caprice (Marcia, Variazioni sul tema di Mozart "Non più andrai farfallone amoroso")
Marco Cadario began his musical studies at a very young age with Alberto Colombo.
He is a student at the renomed Imola Academy of Music where he attends a specialization course in “Fortepiano and romantic piano” under the guidance of Maestro Stefano Fiuzzi.
He has been very successful since 2001 thanks to his duet performances with the Soprano Barbara Frittoli, with the first solo clarinet of the Orchestra of La Scala Fabrizio Meloni, with the first trombone of the Orchestra of La Fenice Massimo La Rosa, with the first solo tuba of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Steve Rosse and with the trumpet player Gabriele Cassone with whom he recorded a CD, commissioned by Pirelli Group. He recorded also a CD of Bottesini music for “Dad Records” with the first doublebassist of the Radio Svizzera Orchestra.
In the year 2000 he received a scholarship from “Oberlin College Conservatory of Music” (Ohio USA). From 1986 to ‘98 he took part in several national and international competitions, attaining many first prizes.
He performed in several concerts in Italy, France, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Norway and USA.
Critics speak very highly of him. These are some comments which have been written about him: “extremely brilliant technique”, “ mature style” (Tolzer Kurier – Germany), “the sound quality of Beethoven performed with a spirit which highlights his Mediterranean temperament” (Le Republican Lorrain – France), “ the profound emotional pathos comes through subtle dynamic contrasts, superb beat variations and a competent use of the pedal” (Los Angeles Times –USA).
He is the artistic director of music portal Classicaonline.com
Born in Como (Italy), Floraleda Sacchi studied harp at Music Conservatory, where she obtained the concert diploma with honours in 1997. She later attend masterclasses with Alice Giles in Germany, with Alice Chalifoux (Salzedo School) in the USA and with Judy Loman in Canada. Between 1996 and 2003 she won prizes in 16 international competitions (Concours UFAM Paris, A.Gi.Mus, Premio Galbiati, TIM, Rovere d’oro, Concorso Schubert, etc.). She performed in Europe, North America and Asia and she was invited to represent Italian harpists at the 4th, 5th and 6th European Harp Symposium. She played as soloist and in ensembles with the pedal harp and also with Celtic and electro harps, as well as with historical instruments. Many of her performances have been broadcast on radio and television (RAI, RAI Educational, RSI, ORF, Mediaset, Dutch Radio, BBC, Radio France etc.). She has recorded CDs for Philips, Aulia, Stradivarius, Adnarim, Multimedia, Compagnia Nuove Indye. She has just completed to record 2 Cds for Tactus label dedicated to Sophia Corri Dussek’s compositions. Floraleda Sacchi is a Harp Professor at the Royal School of Music in Milan. She has given masterclasses in Italy, Canada and USA. She created the LakeComo Festival in 2006 and held the artistic direction of the festival. Parallel to music she has also studied English, French, German and musicology. In 1999 she wrote a book on the English harpist Elias Parish Alvars (Odilia Publishing), which received outstanding reviews and gave the authoress the HARPA AWARD in recognition (Prague, 2000). Some of her poems were published by PulcinoElefante editions.