HAPPENED TODAY - On January 21, 1948, the composer CErmanno Wolf-Ferrari died in Venice



Andrea Bergamelli (2)

Andrea, Ljuba and Attilio Bergamelli   In November of this year, the Festival Violoncellistico Internazionale “Alfredo Piatti” reached its sixteenth edition. What are the reasons that prompted the Associazione Alfredo Piatti to give birth to this event and to carry it on, despite a thousand difficulties? What are the results achieved? The Festival Violoncellistico Internazionale […]


Emilio Colón (2)

Puerto Rico and United States: the two countries of your life. Can you tell us what is the meaning of music in the lives of the inhabitants of these two countries? Music is a part of the way of life in Puerto Rico much like the mainland United States. I see a great passion for […]


STATI UNITI – Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – SECTION CELLO

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has an audition scheduled to select SECTION CELLO

Application deadline: December 13, 2021


David Johnstone (2)

If you had asked me thirty years ago when I was starting to make my way, I would have probably given many answers but today there are not so many differences. The UK scene is still freelance based whilst in Spain it is very contract-based. That means UK cellists are great sight-readers; but in Spain, […]


David Johnstone (3)

Which of your compositions do you like best and which is the most successful? Again too difficult to narrow down, so briefly (some are on YouTube): Sinfonia of Passion, for two soloists (varying possibilities) and string orchestra; romantic, a mix between Bach, Bruckner and Franck. My own 4 Seasons for Violin and Strings (never been […]


Meena Karimi (2)

In your country, are there job opportunities for cellists? It will be hard to say because we only have one music school in Afghanistan and, if you want to be a really good musician, you need to go to conservatories and build a really strong career for yourself. Here we don’t have such an opportunity. […]


Martino Olivero (2)

If you have to do a concert in a primary school, to make her instrument known to children, what would you play? I would look for short pieces with a simple structure, to keep the attention alive, such as the First Caprice of Dall’Abaco, and other classic pieces, such as times taken from Bach’s Suites. […]


Riccardo Pes (2)

How important is the choice of instrument? His, what cello is it? The venue is important to me. In general, I always look for a place that predisposes to the listening. The theater is certainly my favorite, but I also feel very comfortable performing in unconventional places for the inspirations I usually get from. For example, […]


Sandro Laffranchini (3)

Equally important are the collaborations with chamber ensembles. Which ones gave you the most satisfaction and who are the musicians with whom you have collaborated more often and willingly. What are the characteristics you appreciate most in a colleague? For 6 years I was artistic coordinator of the Ensemble of the Teatro Grande in Brescia. […]


Sandro Laffranchini (2)

A small secret, however, I want to reveal in this interview and concerns the use of colors also on the physical part that is being read, in this way the instinctive mental association emotion-color makes the communication of precise emotions more immediate and almost automatic, depending on the color you see. There would be a […]