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Buy the tickets Johann Jakob Froberger (1616 - 1667) Tombeau pour Monsieur de Blancheroche Domenico Scarlatti (1687 - 1757) Sonata in d minor K213 Toru Takemitsu (1930 - 1996) All in twilight (four pieces
Johann Jakob Froberger (1616 – 1667)
Tombeau pour Monsieur de Blancheroche
Domenico Scarlatti (1687 – 1757)
Sonata in d minor K213
Toru Takemitsu (1930 – 1996)
All in twilight (four pieces for guitar)
Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916)
La Maja de Goya
Danza española no. 5
Hans Werner Henze (1926 – 2012)
Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70
I.Musingly (Meditativo) II.Very agitated (Molto agitato) III.Restless (Inquieto) IV.Uneasy (Ansioso) V.March-like (Quasi una Marcia) VI.Dreaming (Sognante) VII.Gently rocking (Cullante)
VIII.Passacaglia (measured) (misurato ) IX.Slow and quiet (Molto tranquillo)
Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909)
Oriental – Torre bermeja
Dedizione assoluta e anticonvenzionale alla musica: questa è la cifra distintiva dell’arte di Stefano Grondona, preclara fin dai suoi esordi. Nato a Genova nel 1958, già allievo di Sergio Notaro e poi di Oscar Ghiglia, si è imposto giovanissimo come vincitore dei più prestigiosi concorsi internazionali (Parma, Alessandria, Gargnano, Palma de Mallorca, Città del Messico, Leed’s Castle, Monaco di Baviera). Andrés Segovia, in un’intervista del 1985, lo menzionò come uno dei suoi quattro allievi più significativi. John Williams, Oscar Ghiglia ed Alirio Díaz, artisti allora già nel pieno della loro maturità artistica, erano gli altri nominati dal Maestro. Grondona, che ha celebrato nel gennaio del 2019 il suo quarantacinquesimo anno di carriera concertistica, ha contribuito con la sua ricerca interpretativa e storica a un’innovativa visione personalissima e insieme archetipica della chitarra. Le opere discografiche di Grondona costituiscono un ineludibile punto di riferimento per il pubblico e la critica, ed hanno meritato premi di notevole prestigio: il CD La Guitarra de Torresha ricevuto nel 1999 la Chitarra d’oro per il Migliore CD dell’annoal Convegno Nazionale di Alessandria, ed è stato segnalato tra i migliori CD dell’anno dalla rivista tedesca Klassik Heute; Lo Cant dels Aucellsha anche ricevuto nel 2002 la Chitarra d’oro; Respuestaha ottenuto nel 2007 il prestigioso Editor’s Choicedella rivista inglese Gramophone, mentre nel 2008 lo stesso CD è stato incluso da La Vanguardia nella collezione di dischi di musica catalana per la celebrazione dei cento anni del Palau de la Música di Barcellona; Grondona plays Bachè stato premiato con cinque stelle dalle riviste Musica, Amadeus e Classic Voice. Il cd Nocturnal, del 2013, anche premiato delle cinque stelle di Musica, omaggia il compimento degli 80 anni del grande virtuoso inglese Julian Bream con opere composte per quest’ultimo e al tempo stesso celebra il centenario della nascita del compositore B.Britten e i cinquanta anni dalla composizione del suo Nocturnal after John Dowland op. 70.
Le sue dieci tournée in Giappone sono state accolte dal mondo musicale nipponico con un fervore pari a quello ricevuto a suo tempo dallo stesso Segovia e da Julian Bream. Dal 2004 a tutt’oggi esiste in Giappone un club di fans di Stefano Grondona. Da trent’anni titolare di cattedra presso il Conservatorio di Vicenza, Grondona ha saputo rendere la sua classe un riconosciuto centro pulsante di meditazione strumentale. Tra le innumerevoli master class tenute in tutto il mondo quelle di Ponte in Valtellina e di Riva del Garda, datate tra il 1987 e il 2001, si ricordano per il determinante contributo alla formazione di una nuova generazione di chitarristi; a Ponte in Valtellina ebbero luogo svariati eventi diretti da Grondona come le due edizioni speciali di Ponte di Note(nel 2002, dedicata a David Rubio e nel 2005, La Guitarra Española), e la stesura del libro La Chitarra di Liuteria-Masterpieces of Guitar Making(2001), scritto in collaborazione con il liutaio Luca Waldner. Per lo speciale rapporto che ha saputo instaurare con gli strumenti del passato, Grondona è stato invitato a tenere recitals sulle chitarre Torres che si trovano al Museu de la Música (Barcellona) e al Palacio de la Guitarra (Ibaraki, Giappone), e a partecipare a concerti in memoria dei grandi liutai, quali Antonio de Torres (Almería 2006, Córdoba 2007), Robert Bouchet (Tokyo 1998) e David Rubio (Cambridge 2001, 2004), con il quale Grondona aveva collaborato tra il 1992 ed il 1999.
La prestigiosa rivista Amadeusha dedicato a Grondona il numero di Agosto 2016 pubblicando il suo più recente CD dedicato a Fernando Sor, inciso con una chitarra Lacote del 1839.
A seguito della sua attività volta alla ricerca e diffusione della cultura e musica catalana, nel 2005 Grondona ha ricevuto il prestigioso Premio I.P.E.C.C.(Institut de Projecció Exterior de la Cultura Catalana).
Il 27 Aprile 2011 Stefano Grondona è stato insignito della più alta onorificenza culturale catalana, la Creu de Sant Jordi, conferitagli dalla Generalitat de Catalunya.
Il 2 giugno 2012 gli è stata conferita l’onorificenza di Cavaliere dell’Ordine del Merito della Repubblica Italiana.
Il 24 novembre 2013 il Comune di Ponte in Valtellina ha assegnato a Stefano Grondona il Premio Giuseppe Piazzi per l’Arte.
Il 9 dicembre 2014 gli è stata conferita l’onorificenza di Commendatore dell’Ordine del Merito della Repubblica Italiana.
Il 22 Settembre 2018 Stefano Grondona riceve la Chitarra d’oro ‘Una vita per la chitarra’, assegnatagli dal Convegno Internazionale di Alessandria
Buy the tickets Siamo molto desolati nel comunicare che il Maestro Grondona ha annunciato che per motivi di salute non potrà partecipare come da programma al X Festival
Siamo molto desolati nel comunicare che il Maestro Grondona ha annunciato che per motivi di salute non potrà partecipare come da programma al X Festival Corde d’Autunno. Nella serata di venerdì invece del concerto di Grondona si alterneranno sul palco Giacomo Susani e Pietro Locatto. Siamo molto grati a Giacomo e Pietro per aver accettato con poco preavviso ed aver proposto un programma di altissimo valore.
Per tutte le persone che hanno già acquistato il biglietto per il concerto di Grondona e che non sono interessati a venire per il concerto di Pietro Locatto e Giacomo Susani è possibile chiedere il rimborso attraverso il sito eventbrite o via email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Siamo molto dispiaciuti di questo cambiamento ma speriamo di vedervi e poter con voi celebrare la decima edizione del Festival.
Johann Jakob Froberger
Tombeau por Monsieur Blancheroche
Federico Moreno Torroba
Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata BWV 914
Grande Overture op. 61
Aria con Variazioni detta “La Frescobalda”
The Blue Madeleine
En Los Trigales
Grand Solo op. 14
Saturday 9 November 2019 Corde d’autunno Guitar Symposium - 1st day 9:30 Lecturer: Lucio Carbone Title: presentation of the historical exhibition dedicated to Rubio 9:45 Lecturer: Marco Ramelli Title: New perspective on Roberto Gerhard’s
Saturday 9 November 2019
Corde d’autunno Guitar Symposium – 1st day
9:30 Lecturer: Lucio Carbone
Title: presentation of the historical exhibition dedicated to Rubio
9:45 Lecturer: Marco Ramelli
Title: New perspective on Roberto Gerhard’s guitar music
The lecture will focus on the new discoveries about the genesis of Fantasia (1957)
and on a new arrangement of For whom the bell toll. It will be discussed how
Gerhard’s own political view is embedded in his music.
10:15 Lecturer: Gary Southwell
Title: Julian Bream and the Hauser Guitar
Gary Southwell talks about making guitars for Julian Bream.
Recalling the 15 years they spent collaborating closely on the study and reconstruction of the guitars of Herman Hauser 1.
11:15 coffee break
11:45 Lecturer: Stefano Grondona & Paul Galbraith
Title: The collaboration with David Rubio:
the experience of two great guitarists
Sunday 10 November 2019
Corde d’autunno Guitar Symposium – 2nd day
9:30 Lecturer: Pietro Locatto
Title: Presentation of the new album:
Moreno Torroba – Sonata Fantasia and the early guitar works
10:00 Lecturer: Gabriele Lodi
Title: TouchTheSound – Rubio
Live performance on the guitar in exhibiton
10:30 Lecturer: James Westbrook
Title: David ‘Jose’ Rubio (1934–2000)
A Personal insight into Britain’s Most Illustrious Musical Instrument Maker.
11:15 Coffee Break
11:30 Lecture-Recital: Fabio Zanon
Title: Bream’s repertoire
Music by: Berkeley, Eastwood and Martin
Tickets for the symposium: 15 euro
In collaboration with:
TU Dublin Conservatoire & Dublin Guitar Symposium
Lecturer: Gary Southwell Title: Julian Bream and the Hauser Guitar Gary Southwell talks about making guitars for Julian Bream. Recalling the 15 years they spent collaborating closely on the study and reconstruction of
Lecturer: Gary Southwell
Title: Julian Bream and the Hauser Guitar
Gary Southwell talks about making guitars for Julian Bream. Recalling the 15 years they spent collaborating closely on the study and reconstruction of the guitars of Herman Hauser 1.
Gary Southwell is regarded today as one of the most established of the British builders. He trained in the early 1980s, primarily in furniture making and in historical (pre-Torres) instruments, and in 1983 set up his own workshop in Nottingham specializing in and becoming a leading expert in 19th century guitars. Additionally, since 1995 Gary has been building Hauser-style guitars for Julian Bream and to quote Gary directly: “I have worked closely with Julian Bream on this Hauser design since 1995, experimenting and refining certain aspects. We have been particularly interested in the tuning of the front, back and body chamber; examining their relationship to each other and how that affects the tonal quality of the finished guitar. This has enabled me to successfully produce a sound reminscent of the original Hauser guitar.” This guitar we have on offer is such a “bench copy” of that 1940 Hauser immortalized by Bream in several recording and documentaries. The guitar is surprisingly lightweight and has an impressive bottom end, perfect balance and a Hauser-like clarity that indeed shows close attention to the original. Craftsmanship is superb, materials are first-rate. Not a single detail has been overlooked – it is fitted with Rodgers tuners and thinly finished in an amber oil varnish which due to its strength has left this instrument, now nearly 20 years old in near-pristine condition.
In addition to Julian Bream, Gary’s impressive list of clients includes the likes of Paul Simon, David Starobin, Sting, David Tanenbaum, Scott Tennant and John Williams, to name just a few.
Lecturer: Stefano Grondona - Paul Galbraith Title: The collaboration with David Rubio: the experience of two great artists
Lecturer: Stefano Grondona – Paul Galbraith
Title: The collaboration with David Rubio: the experience of two great artists
Buy the tickets before the concert official presentation of the program of Roma Expo Guitars Program Fernando Sor (1778-1839) Introduction and Variations on a theme by Mozart op. 9 Laura Snowden (b. 1989) Anpao Heitor Villa
before the concert official presentation of the program of Roma Expo Guitars
Fernando Sor (1778-1839) Introduction and Variations on a theme by Mozart op. 9
Laura Snowden (b. 1989) Anpao
Heitor Villa Lobos (1887 -1959) Five Preludes
Laura Snowden (b.1989) L’étoile et la Rose
Agustín Barrios (1885-1944) Vals op 8 no. 4
Hailed a ‘string sensation’ by BBC Music Magazine, British-French guitarist and composer Laura Snowden is acclaimed for her ‘poise and intensity’ (Guardian) and playing of ‘extraordinary depth’ (Strings, Classical Music Magazine). The first guitarist to graduate from the Yehudi Menuhin School, made possible by the Rolling Stones, she was invited by guitarist Julian Bream to premiere his latest commissions at Wigmore Hall in 2015 and 2017. Laura’s international appearances have since built rapidly, with festival debuts across Europe, China and the US, as well as concerto debuts with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Münchener Kammerorchester, and a recording of Lisa Streich’s guitar concerto Augenlider with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester.
Described by Classical Guitar Magazine as ‘linking guitar’s past, present and future’, Laura’s eclectic musical output has ranged from producing arrangements for Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink to giving dozens of world premieres by composers including Julian Anderson, Errollyn Wallen and Olli Mustonen. She has also collaborated closely with her folk band Tir Eolas, appearing with them at Shakespeare’s Globe at the invitation of guitarist John Williams. As a composer, Laura’s music has been performed at Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and Sadlers Wells, commissioned by the Park Lane Group, Birmingham Symphony Hall and International Guitar Foundation, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland and Hong Kong Radio 4.
Laura currently teaches at the Yehudi Menuhin School and has given classes alongside performances at venues including the Royal College of Music, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, Brussels Conservatoire, Uppsala International Guitar Festival, Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium, the Volterra Project in Italy and the Guitar and Lute Festival in Sweden.
Laura’s principal teachers have been Julian Bream, Richard Wright (Royal College of Music and Yehudi Menuhin School) and Gary Ryan (Royal College of Music). Her guitar was made by Christopher Dean.
In collaboration with Rome Expo Guitars
Lecturer: TouchTheSound Project Title: presentation of TouchTheSound Project with live performance with historical instruments
Lecturer: TouchTheSound Project
Title: presentation of TouchTheSound Project with live performance with historical instruments
dom10nov10:30dom11:30James Westbrook - David ‘Jose’ Rubio (1934–2000): A Personal Insight into Britain’s Most Illustrious Musical Instrument Maker10:30 - 11:30 Centro Asteria - MilanoTipo di evento:Symposium
Lecturer: James Westbrook Title: David ‘Jose’ Rubio (1934–2000): A Personal Insight into Britain’s Most Illustrious Musical Instrument Maker Bio: James Westbrook is a British-based organologist whose particular interest is in guitar construction. Currently he
Lecturer: James Westbrook
Title: David ‘Jose’ Rubio (1934–2000): A Personal Insight into Britain’s Most Illustrious Musical Instrument Maker
James Westbrook is a British-based organologist whose particular interest is in guitar construction. Currently he holds a Wolfson College, Cambridge, Research Fellowship; investigating ‘The Life and Work of David Rubio’. He is the author of two popular books: Guitars through the Ages (2002) and The Century that Shaped the Guitar (2006) as well as co-author of The Complete Illustrated book of the Acoustic Guitar (2012). In 2010 James was awarded the O’May studentship for his Doctoral research into Guitar Making in Nineteenth-Century London at the University of Cambridge.
James has given papers for The Classical Guitar Festival of Great Britain, European Guitar Teachers Association, The Galpin Society, The American Musical Instrument Society, and the San Francisco Conservatory. He has given numerous interviews for guitar magazines, newspapers, radio, and television. He is a consultant for Brompton’s Auctioneers, specialists in Fine Musical Instruments, at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London and a part-time luthier and restorer.
James is a Trustee, Committee member and Section Secretary of Springboard (Brighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival), a charitable organization for music, dance, speech and drama. With respect to this, in 2009 he was awarded for 25 years voluntary service by The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech. The same year he achieved The London Metropolitan University Recognition Award for Academic Excellence.
James is a founder member of The Consortium for Guitar research, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, a member of the European Guitar Teachers Association and the American Musical Instrument Society as well as Secretary ofThe Brighton & Hove Guitar Society.
James has loaned many of his rare historic guitars from his Guitar Museum collection, including a guitar to Colin Firth, via Ealing Studios for the filming of The Importance of Being Earnest, a rare signed photograph of Francisco Tárrega, the nineteenth century composer of the famous ‘Nokia ring tone’, as a back-drop to BBC 1’s ‘QI’ with Stephen Fry, Alan Davis, a Stauffer guitar for the Travelling Guitars exposition, Musee de la Musique, Paris, and the loan of the Tarrega/Leckie manuscripts and a Torres guitar for the Tarrega 100 exhibition, Villa Real Museum, Spain.
Buy the tickets Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) Sonatina, op. 52 Tom Eastwood (1922-1999) Ballade-Phantasy (1968) Frank Martin (1890-1974) Quatre pièces brèves for guitar chitarra di David Rubio Il lecture-recital é parte del ‘Corde d’Autunno Guitar Symposium’ Bio: Fabio Zanon is
Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)
Sonatina, op. 52
Tom Eastwood (1922-1999)
Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Quatre pièces brèves for guitar
chitarra di David Rubio
Il lecture-recital é parte del ‘Corde d’Autunno Guitar Symposium’
Fabio Zanon is one of the pre-eminent guitarists of today. As a solo and chamber player, author, conductor, teacher and broadcaster, he has sought to expand the perception of the guitar in the concert scene. His recording of Francis Hime’s Guitar Concerto, recorded live with the São Paulo Symphony conducted by Alondra de la Parra, was nominated for the 2011 Latin Grammy as Best Classical Recording. He has recently recorded Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the same orchestra. His CD containing the complete guitar works by Villa-Lobos was awarded the Bravo Prize in Brazil as ‘Best Classical CD of 2010’; on that occasion he was also shortlisted as Artist of the Year. Born in Brazil in 1966, he started his musical studies in early age with his father, and completed his education at the São Paulo University and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he also studied conducting. His main teachers were Antonio Guedes, Henrique Pinto, Edelton Gloeden and Michael Lewin, and he also attended the Julian Bream master classes in London. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of London. Although not greatly drawn to competitions, his career had a significant impulse after he won the first prize at both major international competitions, the GFA – Guitar Foundation of America Competition in St Louis and Tarrega Competition in Spain, within weeks of each other in 1996. Since then, Fabio Zanon has performed in some of the most prestigious halls of Europe, Asia, North and South America, including Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Les Invalides in Paris, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Philharmonie in St Petersburg, KKL in Lucerne, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Amazonas Theatre in Manaus and Sala Verdi in Milan, to name but a few. An inspiring teacher, he has given master classes at most of the major conservatoires from Los Angeles to Singapore. In 2008 he was appointed a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has performed more than 40 different works for guitar and orchestra as a soloist of prestigious groups such as the London Philharmonic, BBC Ulster Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra and all the major orchestras of South America. His chamber music repertoire and partners range from the most traditional to the most adventurous. He has played with partners ranging from celebrated soprano Carole Farley to pop singer Ney Mattogrosso. In 2009 he released Yanomami, a CD for choir and guitar with Coro Cervantes, and in 2011 his third CD with flautist Marcelo Barboza, Mountain Songs. In 2009 he also published his first book, Villa-Lobos, to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the great Brazilian composer. He has received many awards for his concerts and recordings, the most unexpected being the award as best concert performance of 2006 in Brazil for his debut as an operatic conductor in Michael Nyman’s The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat. Fabio Zanon has had an intense activity as a broadcaster, having conceived, written and narrated, for Radio Cultura FM in São Paulo, series such as The Art of the Guitar (also broadcast by Antena 1 in Portugal), The Spanish Guitar, Simple and Complex and The Brazilian Guitar. This last one has been hailed as a landmark in musical historiography in Brazil and has been adopted as teaching material at music schools. In 2013 Fabio Zanon was appointed Artistic and Educational Manager at the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival, the largest and most traditional classical music festival in South America.