21 September, 21:00
Villa Amalia (Chiesa di S. Maria degli Angeli), Erba
+guided tour, 20:00
Mario Carbotta (flute), Floraleda Sacchi (harp)
John Rutter: Suite Antique (Prelude, Waltz, Rondeau)
Giulio Briccialdi: Variazioni sul Carnevale di Venezia
Verdi/Genin: La Traviata (Fantasia per flauto e arpa)
Isaac Albéniz: Suite Espanola Op. 42 (Asturias, Cuba)
Marcel Stern: Deux pièces pour flûte seule (Bucolique, Iberica)
Bizet/Borne: Carmen Fantasia
+guided tour, 20:00.
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After obtaining a full marks diploma at the Conservatory of Piacenza, Mario Carbotta attended Mario Ancillotti's Postgraduate Courses at the School of Music in Fiesole and at the same time he won a lot of prizes in musical competitions, the most important being the "F. Cilea" in Palmi.
Appreciated by the public and by the international critics («Flutist Carbotta is simply superb», Audiophile Audition Classical Cd; «Quant au flutiste Mario Carbotta il a des ailes», Repertoire; «Carbotta plays the pieces with a nice tone and an excellent technique», Fanfares; «Les interprètes sont d'une musicalité et d'un goût parfaits», Le Monde de la Musique) he has played all over Italy, in many countries of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Mexico, Canada and the United States and he has performed in some of most prestigious concert halls (Grosser Musikvereinssaal in Vienna, Rudolfinum in Praga, Auditorium of the Swiss Radio in Lugano, Sala "G.Verdi" in Milan's Conservatorio, Glenn Gould Study in Toronto, Auditorium Manuel de Falla in Granada, Cairo Opera House, Poly Theatre of Pechino, Lithuanian Philarmonica of Vilnius, as well as at renowned events the international Festivals of Santander, Castel de Perelada, Ljubljana, Zagreb and Teheran).
As a soloist, he has played with famous chamber orchestras (Mannheim Kammerorchester, Mainzer Kammerorchester, DKO Frankfurt, Silesian Chamber Orchestra of Katowice, Solisti Aquilani, Archi della Scala,) and symphonic orchestras (Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich of Vienna, Karntner Sinfonieorchester of Klagenfurt, Thüringer Symphoniker, Loh-Orchesters Sondershausen, the Israel Sinfonietta, the Symphonic Orchestra of Istanbul, the Radiotelevison Orchestra of the Popular Republic of China, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra do Algarve and Orquestra Classica de Madeira in Portugal, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Provincia di Bari, the Symphonic Orchestra of Sanremo, the Orchestra Sinfnica Lucana and in the United States with the Symphonic Orchestras of Amarillo, Altoona, Garland, Las Cruces and Longmont).
Absolutely for the first time, he has performed somepieces by a number of Italian contemporary composers – among them Cattaneo, Cognazzo, Crisigiovanni, Ermirio, Fellegara, Gelmetti, Possio, Piacentini, Solbiati, Taglietti, Talmelli – some of which dedicated to him.
In addition to the artistic activity, Carbotta has constantly devoted himself to research on a lot of forgotten but important authors and to divulge his rediscoveries. He has edited the sonatas of G. A. Fioroni, P. Nardini, P. Lichtenthal, and A. Rolla for the publishers Bèrben, Carisch and Rugginenti.
His discography for Dynamic, Tactus, Nuova Era and Rugginenti includes the first recordings in our times of Giuseppe Sammartini, Mario Pilati, the whole work for flute by Nino Rota, the Lieder by Caspar Fürstenau (recorded with the choir of the Swiss Radio of Lugano directed by Diego Fasolis), the integral duets for flute and violin (with Luigi Alberto Bianchi), the six quartets and the concert for flute and orchestra by Alessandro Rolla, the Triple concert "Degli oleandri" by Raffaele Gervasio (with the Orchestra Sinfonica Lucana), "Memories from concert" of Gianni Possio (with the voice of David Riondino) and the whole concerts for flute and orchestra by Saverio Mercadante (with the Solisti Aquilani). He has also run courses and master classes in the USA at the Amarillo University (Texas), at the International Academy of music in Milan and at the international summer Courses of musical interpretation in Nowy Sacz (Poland).
Described by music critics as an artist of exceptional musicality and talent, Floraleda Sacchi is one of the few harpists in the world who appeared as soloist in major concert halls of the 4 continents. She is today considered as one of the most interesting and original harpist in the international concert panorama. Critics consider her also a real innovator in the approach to her instrument.
Her celebrated CDs are already part of the musical history of the harp and became a cult. As a matter of fact Floraleda is the only harpist who recorded for the four major music companies (Decca, Universal, Philips and Deutsche Grammophon).
For Floraleda and her instrument important composers have written music. From these collaborations the original "Portraits' Collection" (www.portraitscollection.com) was born. This CD series is published by Amadeus Arte.
Floraleda performed as soloist all over the world in major halls and festivals Carnegie Hall-Weill Recital Hall (New York), United Nations Palace (New York), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Konzerthaus (Belin), Auditorium Binyanei Hauma (Jerusalem), Teatro Bibiena (Mantova), Sala Verdi (Milan), Teatro Valle (Rome), Matsuo Hall (Tokyo), Prefectural Hall Alti (Kyoto), Salle Varèse (Lyon), Gasteig (Munich), Concerts de la Croix Rouge (Geneva), Theatre Bellevue (Amsterdam), Gessler Hall (Vancouver), CBC-Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto), Emilia Romagna Festival, Festival Pontino, Festival Musica no Museo (Rio de Janeiro), Rosegart Stiftung (Lucerne), etc.
She often collaborates with actors in theatre shows. She recently composed the music she performs live with Ottavia Piccolo in the monologue "Donna non rieducabile" directed by Silvano Piccardi. The show - which has received numerous awards and had more than 100 performances from the European Parliament in Brussels to the main Italian theaters - was transformed by RAI 2 into a movie with the title "The blood, the snow" (directed by Felice Cappa). In addition to the national broadcasting, the movie was presented at the 66th Venice Film Festival and published in DVD by PromoMusic.
Floraleda's long list of national and international honors includes, from 1997 to 2003, top prizes at 16 international competitions, including: Concours UFAM (Paris), Gioventu' Musicale Italiana, Rovere d'oro, T.I.M. (Rome), Concorso F. Schubert, Toronto Concerto Competition (Canada), Premio Galbiati (Milan).
She regularly gives masterclasses in Europe, the United States and Canada (Westminister College - Salt Lake City, Oklahoma University, European Academy of Music, British Columbia University - Vancouver, New York University, Masterclass of Cervo, Conservatorio di Parma, Masterclass of Camerino, etc.)
Parallel to music she has studied English, French and German and dedicated herself to photography and writing. In the musicological field, when she was 21 years old, she won the Harpa Award (Prague, 1999) for her book on Elias Parish Alvars (1999, Odilia Publishing, 220 pages). She is still considered the world expert of this author. She has written several articles appeared on major specialist journals (American Harp Journal, Harpa, World Harp Congress Review), and she has managed dozens of music editions for Ut Orpheus.
Floraleda was born in Como, as a child she dedicated herself to dance. Inspired to play the harp by Annie Challan recordings, she started studying with Lisetta Rossi when she was 14 at Como Conservatoire. She later studied with Alice Giles (Frankfurt), Alice Chalifoux (Salzedo School, Camden, ME, USA) and with Judy Loman (Toronto, Canada).
Questo concerto è realizzato in collaborazione con il Comune di Erba