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Homage to Italy

Claudio Pasceri & Rohan De Saram (cello)

Goffredo Petrassi – dai Cinque Pezzi per due violoncelli *
Fabio Vacchi – In Alba mia dir…*
Luciano Berio – Sequenza per violoncello
Pietro Locatelli – Labirinto Armonico
Bernhard Romberg – dal Gran Duo op 36 no 1
Salvatore Sciarrino – Ai limiti della notte
Martin Loridan – Un eco di soffio**

*First english performance
**First world performance

Cellist Rohan de Saram has become well known both for his advocacy of contemporary music and for his nearly three decades of service in the Arditti Quartet, itself a bastion for the performance and championing of new music. While de Saram has, since the 1960s, been active in performing contemporary music, he has hardly neglected more traditional fare: his repertory is so vast it would take pages to list, so eclectic there’s hardly a nationality or musical tradition not included. To mention a sampling of his repertory, de Saram plays Baroque to present-day, taking in standards by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Elgar, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev, and he has regularly performed contemporary works by Berio, Carter, Feldman, Gubaidulina, Toshio Hosokawa, Saariaho, Tavener, Xenakis, and scores of others. De Saram has had more than 40 works dedicated to him, works he has generally premiered. As a member of the Arditti Quartet, de Saram made well over 30 recordings, and about that many as a soloist and freelance player. His recordings are available on a broad range of labels, including Albany, Bridge, Camerata, Lyrita, Naïve, Mode, Sony, Teldec, and Wergo.

Claudio Pasceri is among the most appreciated Italian cellists of his generation. He pursues an intense musical career.
As a soloist, his repertoire with orchestra goes from Vivaldi concerto to Schnittke’s works. He has performed with prestigious orchestras such as the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, the Camerata Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Arpeggione Kammerorchester, among others. His performance of Schumann‘s concerto was recorded by the Bayerische Rundfunk  of Munich.
As a chamber music player, he collaborates with musicians such as Salvatore Accardo, Pavel Gililov, Ilya Grubert, Dora Schwarzberg, Bruno Giuranna, Rohan De Saram, Rocco Filippini and Gilles Apap. Claudio Pasceri lectures and leads masterclasses in prestigious European institutions such as the Leopold Mozart Universität (Augsburg), the Musicalta academy (Rouffach), the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu (Barcelona).

Claudio Pasceri is professor of cello at the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo (Italy). He is the artistic director of the contemporary music festival Estovest and artistic co-director of the Asiagofestival.

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds

Admission Free

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