Italian violinist Alessandro Cazzato is performing internationally as an interpreter of classical and contemporary music.
Regularly invited to renowned international scenes, he debuted in 2017 at Carnegie Hall in New York in a recital for solo violin with music by Locatelli, Sivori and Paganini. He performed solo concerts in major Concert Halls and Festivals, including: Carnegie Hall NYC, New York Philharmonic Biennial, Spectrum NYC, NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, Abrons Arts Center NYC, IIC Institute of Italian Culture of NYC, LAC (Lugano), Théâtre de Valère (Sion), “Euro Arts" International Music Foundation, Grosser Saal Gürzenich and Hochschule für Music (Köln), Theatre Euskalduna (Bilbao), "Universidad de las Artes" of Buenos Aires, Auditorium "Juan Victoria" (San Juan), Festival "SoundThought" and "Centre for Contemporary Arts" (Glasgow), Museum "Condes de Castro Guimarães" (Lisbon), Philharmonic Orchestra “Mihail Jora” of Bacau, University of Aveiro, Municipal Conservatory of Thermi/Thessaloniki, "Il Suono Italiano" Festival, CIDIM (Italian Committee for Music), SIMC (Italian Society for Contemporary Music), Milano Classica, "Estate Musicale a Palazzo" Festival (Mantua), Petruzzelli Theatre and Camerata Musicale Barese (Bari), "Tor Vergata" University (Rome), Goethe Institut Rome, Lucca International Festival, Matera Intermedia Festival.
He graduated and specialized "cum laude" in Violin with Franco Mezzena and Felix Ayo. Graduated also in Letters, he has written books and essays on Music and Letters, Violin Playing and Contemporary Music, reviewed on important magazines.
His repertoire spans from baroque to contemporary music. In this field, through active collaborations with composers, his work aims at understanding and realize the ideas behind each score, with predominant attention to electroacoustic repertoire (with tape or live electronics). He is an active member of SIMC (Italian Society for Contemporary Music).
He actually collaborates with “Tactus – The Italian Classic Music Label”, recording Cd “Re-writings” (2016, dedicated to contemporary music for solo violin) and Cd "Felice Giardini, Six Duos for Two Violin Op. 2" that will be released in February 2019.
He has been invited to take part in juries of International Competitions.
Devoting also to teaching and musical research, he held seminaries on Violin Technique, Chamber Music and Contemporary Performance. He is Artistic Director of "Archimie – Strings Academy". He actually teaches Violin at "Fausto Torrefranca" Conservatory of Music in Vibo Valentia (It) and at "Tito Schipa" Conservatory of Music in Lecce (It).
Archimie Duo sprang from the collaboration between Alessandro Cazzato and Sharon Tomaselli and their passion for chamber music and musical research. The two violinists, after an intense artistic background and concert activity, decided to share their musical experience, thanks to their common taste and musical ideas.
Felice Giardini (born in Turin in 1716 – died in Moscow in 1796), was one of principal Italian protagonists of the London music scene during the second half of the 18thcentury. In 6 Duos for Two Violin Op. 2, Giardini’s style is spontaneous, fresh, pleasing, naturally elegant.
Through active collaborations with composers, students or well-known, Cazzato's work aims at understanding and realize the ideas behind each score, with predominant attention to electroacoustic repertoire (with tape or live electronics). Cazzato is an active member of SIMC (Italian Society for Contemporary Music).
Jury of Competition:
Alessandro Cazzato (Italy)
Erato Alakiozidou (Greece)
Payam Susanni (Turkey)
Dario Doronzo (Italy)
Pietro Gallo (Italy)
A past that leaves its traces in new sounds, a revisited past with new gestures, a new type of music, deeply influenced by the past: this is the theme of this CD, focused on “rewriting”, intended to signify the will to reproduce the characters of traditional music with the addition of new musical ideas, as well as the attempt to recover patterns from the past.