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Zentre Kultursommer


this composition is dedicated to maurizio barbetti     

Maurizio Barbetti obtained a diploma of viola at the Conservatorio Rossini in Pesaro and attended the advanced training courses with Aldo Bennici; he studied in Darmstadt with Stefan Gheorghiu and Irvine Arditti who awarded him the International Darmstadt Prize in 1992. In the same year he also won the "Iannis Xenakis International Prize of Interpretation" in Paris. Since 1992 he has been playing as a soloist in the most important concert halls of the world. He performs in theatres all over the world: Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Berlin Philharmonic; Berlin Radio (playing "Mixtur" by Karlheinz Stockhausen at the presence of the composer); Salzburg Mozarteum; Opéra de Nice; Venezia Biennale; Gulbenkian Foundation; Hamburg (Staatsoper); Cochrane Theatre London; Darmstadt; Köln (Wdr); Witten, Frankfurt; Hannover; Heilbronn; Rottenburg (Südwestfunk); Wurzburg; Bonn; Bremen (Radio Bremen); Dresden; Leipzig; München (Konzerthaus) (Bayerisher Rundfunk); Freiburg; Baden Baden; Belfast (Bbc); Paris (Radio France); Strasbourg (European Parliament); Lyon (Grame); Orléans (Semaines Musicales Internationales); Lille; Siena (Accademia Chigiana); Milan (Triennale of Contemporary Art); Rome (Teatro Nazionale); Venice ( Sonopolis Teatro La Fenice); Turin; Madrid (Centro Bellas Artes); Conservatory of Milan; Oporto; Mexico (Festival Internacional Cervantino); Rottherdam (Igic); Tel Aviv; Jerusalem; Bucharest (Ateneum); Innsbruck (Konservatorium); Finland (Time of Music); Vienna; Sapporo; Tokyo and many others. He played as soloist with prestigious ensembles like Ensemble Köln (where he was principal soloist viola from 1992 to 1996); Ensemble Recherche Freiburg; Concorde Ensemble Dublin; Icarus Ensemble; Monesis Ensemble; Roma Sinfonietta and with important orchestras like Orchestre de l'Opéra de Nice, Rte Dublin Concert Orchestra; Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia; Euroasian Philharmonic Orchestra of Seul. He performed the first Irish performance of Chemins II by Berio for viola and orchestra with the Radiotelevision Concert Orchestra of Dublin conducted by Friedrich Goldmann - who was the conductor of Luigi Nono's "Prometeo". That concert was live broadcasted by BBC Radio3. He has a vast repertoire going from baroque to contemporary composers and he is very interested in the "new" music production. Composers from allover the world dedicated to him many works among them Luis De Pablo and Ennio Morricone of whom he performed and recorded in world premiere the Morricone's Viola concerto. Recently, Claudio Abbado invited him to play as co-leader viola with his Mozart Orchestra. He collaborates with the "Living Theater" of New York. He has also studied Sociology, Phenomenology, Psychology and Pedagogy of the Music at the Perugia Conservatory with, among the others, Anna Maria Freschi. Maurizio Barbetti has given master classes in important institutions: Irino Foundation Prize of Tokyo; Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo); Tokyo Gakugei University; Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music (Tokyo); Vitasaari Summer Academy (Finland); Centro Nacional de Bellas Artes of Mexico City; Accademia Internazionale della Musica of Milano; Lucero Master Class in Paris. He recorded for the German, French, Swisse; English, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Rumanian, Austrian and Israeli radio and television broadcasting. He taught in many Conservatories: Mantova, La spezia, Reggio Emilia, and presently at the Matera Conservatory.

Francesco Cuoghi graduated on guitar at the Conservatory of S. Pietro a Majella in Naples, Italy. He took part at the Seminari dell'Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. He also participated at the IRCAM's Atelier de Recherche Instrumentale in Paris, as well as at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt. From 1984 he has taught at the Conservatory Gioachino Rossini in Pesaro. From 2007 he has taught at the Conservatory of Florence.
Mr. Cuoghi has regularly performed in Italy and several other countries in Europe. He has a vast repertoire from baroque to contemporary composers and he is very interested in the new music production. He performs different types of guitars with electronics and live electronics (Max/MSP, Csound) and has written some pieces for such instrumentation.