CONGRESS OPENING CONCERT
Homeopathy in Notes
A Concert devoted to the great Masters of Music who were cured by Homeopathy
Tuesday, 24th September 2019
Auditorium Sirene, Hilton Sorrento Palace Hotel
Ludwig van Beethoven:
from Piano Sonata op. 81a (“Les Adieux”), The Movement (“Die Abwesenheit” – “L’ Absence”, Andante espressivo)
Scherzo No. 1 in D minor, op.10
Polonaise-Fantaisie, op. 61
Pavane pour une Infante défunte
Piano: Michele D’ambrosio
“Addio a Nice” romance by Dernières Pensées on text by Pietro Metastasio
“Assisa a pié d’un salice” from Otello
Mezzosoprano: Chiarastella Onorati
Piano: Michele D’ambrosio
I’ve got you under the skin
I concentrate on you
Our love is here to stay
Alto: Kathleen M. Hanna Marino
Piano: Michele D’ambrosio
Ghiribizzo “Le streghe”
Minuet dedicated to the Duchess of Negro
Varied Andantino, from the ‘ Great Sonata ‘
Guitar: Leonardo De Angelis
It will be possible to attend the inaugural concert only after official registration to the Congress.
Michele D’Ambrosio studied piano with Viviana Buzzai at the Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory of Rome where he graduated in piano with the highest honors.
He was later perfected with Aldo Ciccolini, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Hans Leygraf, Kazimierz Morski.
He played as soloist, in chamber group or with orchestra (Filarmonica Marchigiana, Orchestra della Magnagrecia, ecc.) in many concerts in Italy (Roma, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi, Sala Accademica di S. Cecilia; Brescia, Teatro Grande; Macerata, Teatro Lauro Rossi; Taranto, Teatro Orfeo; Genova, Palazzo Ducale, Sala “Quadrivium”, ecc.) and abroad (Germany, UK, Netherlands, Croatia, USA).
He was winner of national and international competitions (“A.Cortot”,Milan; Capri; Marsala) and played for Radiouno, Radiotre and for Vatican Radio.
He has recorded the piano integrals of Alfredo Casella (three cds for Brilliant Classics) and, for the first time, of Ottorino Respighi (two cds for Brilliant Classics).
He also recorded, on the centenary of the birth of Joaquìn Rodrigo (2001) a CD entirely dedicated to piano music of the spanish composer and a monographic CD, “Tempi DiVersi” (2005) dedicated to the Italian composer Davide Farace.
From November 2017 he holds the chair of piano at the Conservatory “Morlacchi” of Perugia, after having held the same position in the conservatories of Vibo Valentia (1995-96) and Potenza (1996-2017).
Guitarist and composer, Leonardo De Angelis is internationally recognized as one of the most interesting concert performer representing the passage and the integration between the instrumental guitar tradition and the new contemporary languages.
Born in Rome in 1962, he started playing guitar with his father since he was young.
His first debut was at the age of thirteen at Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome till the graduation with the highest honours at the Conservatory.
He won the International contest “Pittaluga” of Alessandria in 1981. The prize led him to become the youngest winner among all the editions.
Leonardo De Angelis has studied with the greatest guitarist masters of the twentieth century: Alirio Diaz and Andres Segovia.
Andres Segovia acknowledged him as “the Musical temperament always agree with the art major needs”.
From 1989, he constantly collaborated with Leo Brouwer the greatest living guitarist composer.
Leo Brouwer dedicated to him in 1999 his greatest composition “Concerto Cantata” for guitar, choir and orchestra.
- has played in the main European concert halls: University of Madrid, Sala Verdi of Milan, Mozarteum, RTF of Paris, Grand Theater of Cordoba, Maria Callas of Athens, Teatro Argentina of Rome, Palacio Fois of Lisbon, Paraninfo of Seville, etc.
- Invited to the festival of: Havana, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bratislava, Volos, Zwolle, etc.
- has recorded for RAI of Rome, Radio France of Paris, BBC of London, ORT of Vienna, etc.
- has recorded CDs for Quadrivium, Decca and Universal.
“its depth musicality is expressed with disruptive force without ever losing grace and elegance”;
(Classical Guitar Magazine)
“A precious and rigorous artist, sure of his art”
(Les cahiers de la Guitare)
- Guitar Teacher at the Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory of Rome;
- He regularly takes Master Classes in Italy and abroad (Polytechnic of Lancashire, Ingesund Akademie, University of Leuven, Salamanca Music Conservatory, etc.)
- He was Teacher of Music Education Methodology at RomaTre University (2000/2008), publishing different books as “Metodologia della musica e comunicazione sonora” (Mondo Nuovo, Rome 2003) and “Musica per crescere” (Cittadella, Assisi 2004);
- Lecturer of Ancient string instruments Organology at the University of Ferrara (1995/1996).
- Consultant for the Assisi, Rieti, Sermoneta and Pistoia Guitar Festivals.
- Art Director of the “Guitar Itinerary” for the Teatro dell’Angelo in Rome.
In his recent activity as a composer, he performed at Segovia Festival of Madrid, at Algerian Radio of Algeri and at the Barok Saal of Vienna.
Chiarastella Onorati gained her piano diploma with full marks at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. She began her music career as a pianist and she has often performed, both solo and chamber groups, perfecting in the Italian 20th century repertoire.
In 1993 she got a diploma as a singer and perfected with Corinna Vozza e Margherita Rinaldi. She won the fifteenth “Mattia Battistini” and the “Città di Roma” International competitions, she was among the finalists at the “International Opera Festival” in Sanremo (Italy).
She has performed, among the others, as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica by Puccini, as Azucena in Trovatore , as Federica in Luisa Miller and Maddalena in Rigoletto by Verdi, as Lola and Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni, as Fidalma in Il Matrimonio Segreto by Cimarosa, etc.
Besides the opera repertoire she particularly cares the chamber, sacred and oratory music among which Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater by Rossini, Johannes Passion by Bach, Requiem by Mozart (the last two conducted by Peter Maag), Messa da Requiem by Verdi, Messiah by Haendel, etc.
She has worked, among the others, with Peter Maag, Lu Jia, Marcello Panni, Reynald Giovaninetti, Will Humburg and Ennio Morricone.
Highly esteemed interpreter of contemporary music, she has often sung in first performances. She has recorded for Musicaimmagine Records, Foné, Raitrade, Tactus, Brilliant.