Francesco D’Orazio, violin and electric violin
Francesco Abbrescia, live electronics
Ivan Fedele Suite Francese II (2010) for solo violin;
Luciano Berio Sequenza VIII (1976) for solo violin;
Ivan Fedele Thrilling Wings (2013) for solo violin;
Ivan Fedele Elettra (2014) for electric 5 strings violin and electronics;
Pasquale Corrado Dal segno d’ombra (2016) for electric 5 strings violin and electronics;
Ivan Fedele Suite Francese VI b (2015) for electric 5 strings violin and 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.
Francesco Abbrescia studied piano, singing and choral conducting, and graduated in composition (G. Francia) and electronic music (F. Scagliola) 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. In addition, he served as the artistic director of the annual review of contemporary music Musiche Nuove (2004-2011). Mr. Abbrescia was the assistant operator for interactive electronics and multimedia for the class in music film composition given by Luis Bacalov at the summer courses of the Chigiana Music Academy, Siena (2005-2014).
Co-sponsor: Italian Cultural Institute in New York.