Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2019

Fabio Di Cassolà

Fabio Di Càsola

Biography

A native of Lugano, in Switzerland, Fabio Di Càsola won First Prize at the “Concours International d’Exécution Musicale de Genève” in 1990 at 23 years old. Since then, he has performed across the world. He is regularly invited by prestigious festivals and is winner of the Grand Prix Patek Philippe, the “Prix Suisse” for Contemporary Music and the Stresa International Competition for Contemporary Music.

In 1998, he was elected “Swiss musician of the year” by the jury and the audience. As soloist, he collaborates with orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Lucerne Festival Strings and the Zurich Camerata. Fabio Di Càsola has been professor of clarinet and chamber music at the Zurich University of the Arts since 1991 and is regularly invited by international music competitions to serve as jury member.He is also Artistic Director of the Klang Festival, founded in 2006. Following one of his concerts at the Zurich Tonhalle, Sony offered to publish his recordings. Two albums with chamber music, one with Mozart’s clarinet concerto and one with Weber’s complete works for clarinet and orchestra have already been released and have received very positive reviews.

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Festival Performances Year 2019

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (1914)
Akiko Suwanai, violin and Ingrid Andsnes, piano

Lili Boulanger: Cortege (1914); D’un matin de printemps (1917)
Guy Eshed, flute and Bertrand Chamayou, piano

Fauré: Une chateleaine en sa tour Op. 110 (1918)
Sivan Magen, harp

Ravel: Introduction and Allegro (1907)
Akiko Suwanai, violin, Johan Dalene, violin, Lars Anders Tomter, viola, Edgar Moreau, cello, Guy Eshed, flute, Fabio Di Càsola, clarinet and Sivan Magen, harp.

Interval

Elgar: Piano Quintet Op. 84 (1918-1919)
Henning Kraggerud, violin, Akiko Suwanai, violin, Lars Anders Tomter, viola, Edgar Moreau, cello and Kirill Gerstein, piano

Sinding: Abendstimmung Op. 120 (1915)
Henning Kraggerud, violin and Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Webern: Cello Pieces, Op. 11 (1914)
Edgar Moreau, cello and Kirill Gerstein, piano

Kreisler: Berceuse Romantique Op. 9 (1916) & La Gitana (1917)
Johan Dalene, violin and Ingrid Andsnes, piano

Reger: Clarinet Quintet (1915-16)
Fabio Di Càsola, clarinet and Dover String Quartet

Stravinsky: Soldier´s Tale Suite (1918)
Fabio Di Càsola, clarinet, Akiko Suwanai, violin and Kirill Gerstein, piano

Sibelius: The Birch Op. 75, No. 4 (1914) & The Spruce Op. 75, No. 5 (1914)
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Busoni: Improvisation on Bach Chorale 'Wie wohl ist mir, o Freund der Seele' for 2 pianos (1916)
Kirill Gerstein, piano and Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Interval

Bartok: String Quartet No. 2 (1915-17)
Dover String Quartet

Ravel: La Valse (1919)
Bertrand Chamayou, piano and Kirill Gerstein, piano