VIOLIN & ELECTRONICS

Italian violinist Alessandro Cazzato is performing internationally as an interpreter of contemporary music. Regularly invited to renowned international scenes for contemporary music, he has performed at Carnegie Hall NYC, New York Philharmonic Biennial, Spectrum NYC, “NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival”, “EAR – Electro Acoustic Room” at LAC Lugano, “Euro Arts”  International Music Festival, Grosser Saal Gürzenich (Köln),  Universidad de las Artes of Buenos Aires, Festival “SoundThought” and “Center for Contemporary Arts” (Glasgow), University of Aveiro, University Tor Vergata Rome, SIMC (Italian Society for Contemporary Music), Milano Classica, Camerata Musicale Barese, Matera Intermedia Festival, etc. He graduated and specialized "cum laude" in Violin with Franco Mezzena and Felix Ayo. Graduated also in Literature, he has written books and essays reviewed on important magazines. Through active collaborations with composers, students or well-known, his work aims at understanding and realize the ideas behind each score, with predominant attention to electroacoustic repertoire (with tape or live electronics). He recorded CD “Re-writings” (2016, by “Tactus - The Italian Classic Music Label”) dedicated to contemporary music for solo violin. Devoting also to teaching, he held seminaries on Contemporary Performance and actually he teaches Violin at Italian Conservatories of Music. 

Repertoire

Steve Reich, Violin Phase [1967] for Violin an Tape

Philip Glass, Strung Out [1976] for Amplified Violin

Alfred Schnittke, Praeludium in memoriam D. Schostakowitsch [1978] for Violin and Tape

Luigi Nono, La lontananza utopica nostalgica futura [1988] for Violin and 8 Tapes

Piere Boulez, Anthèmes I [1991] for Violin and Electronics

João Pedro Oliveira, The Fifth Strings [2007] fro Violin an Tape

Georges Aperghis, The Only Line [2008] for Violin and Eletronics

João Pedro Oliveira, Magma [2014] for Violin and Tape

Paolo Geminiani, Gesture without motion [2016] for Violin and Live Electronics*

Leonardo Cicala, Utis [2017] for Violin and Tape*

Mehmet Can Ozer, Five or Some Things? [2017] for Violin and Electronics*

Paolo Geminiani, Le metamorfosi di Piktor [2018] for Violin and Tape*

 

*dedicated to Alessandro Cazzato