Concert with Francesco D’Orazio (violin and electric violin) and Francesco Abbrescia (live electronics). Francesco D’Orazio was born in Bari, Italy, and was taught violin and viola by his father. Later he studied with Denes Zsigmondy at the Salzburg Mozarteum and Yair Kless at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv. As soloist Mr. D’Orazio has performed in concerts in all Europe, North and South America, Mexico, Australia, China, and Japan. He has recorded for Decca, Hyperion, Opus 111/Naive Stradivarius, and Amadeus. In 2010, the Italian National Music Critics Association awarded Francesco with the Premio Abbiati as “Best Soloist” of the year. Mr D’Orazio plays a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri, “Comte de Cabriac”, Cremona 1711, and a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume made in Paris in 1863. Francesco Abbrescia studied piano, singing, and choral conducting, and graduated in composition and electronic music with honors from the Conservatory Niccolò Piccinni in Bari. He founded and conducted the Goitre Choir of the Harmonia Association – Choir and Orchestra of the University of Bari, with which he has presented many concerts in various Italian cities. He collaborates with internationally renowned composers (Ivan Fedele, Luis Bacalov, Michele Dall’Ongaro, Gianvincenzo Cresta, Pasquale Corrado) and performs computer music in Italy and abroad with musicians such as Francesco D’Orazio, Nicola Fiorino, Giampaolo Nuti and Filippo Lattanzi. His own works have been performed at many festivals around the world: Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), ICMC (Ljubljana, Slovenia), FILE (São Paulo, Brazil), ÉuCuE (Montréal, Canada), and FIMU (Belfort, France). Mr. Abbrescia won the electronic music category of the Italian National Prize of Arts 2008/09 with his own composition, Studio sull’intonazione della carne.

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