Admission Price: Free to attend; please book a place.
Violinist Marco Fusi presents three works by masters of the Italian avant-garde: the intricate and playful music of Donatoni, Sciarrino's ethereal Caprices and a UK premiere by Billone.
Franco Donatoni Ciglio III
Salvatore Sciarrino Sei Capricci per violino
Pierluigi Billone Equilibrio. Cerchio (UK premiere)
This concert is organised in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in London and Fondazione Isabella Scelsi. Fusi will be taking part in a complementary event Giacinto Scelsi: the composer and his works, a conference at the Italian Cultural Institute on Monday 11th December 2017 at 7pm. Please find details and booking information on the institute's website here.
Marco Fusi is a violinist/violist, and a passionate advocate for the music of our time. Among many collaborations with emerging and established composers, he has premiered works by Pierluigi Billone, Salvatore Sciarrino, Peter Eötvös, Raphaël Cendo and Brian Ferneyhough.
Marco has performed with Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert, Beat Furrer, David Robertson, and frequently plays with leading contemporary ensembles including Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, Meitar Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Linea, Interface (Frankfurt), Phoenix (Basel) and Handwerk (Köln). Marco records for Kairos (Pierluigi Billone ITI. KE. MI / Equilibrio. Cerchio), Stradivarius (Salvatore Sciarrino works for violin and for viola; John Cage Freeman Etudes; Scelsi Collection Vol. 7), Col Legno and Geiger Grammofon.
Marco also plays viola d'amore, commissioning new pieces and collaborating with composers to promote and expand existing repertoire for the instrument. A strong advocate and educator of contemporary music, he lectures and workshops at Columbia University, University of California - Berkeley, Basel Musikhochschule, New York University, Boston University, Royal Danish Academy of Music - Copenhagen, Cité de la Musique et de la Danse - Strasbourg, University of Chicago. Under the artistic and musical direction of Pierre Boulez, Marco was a member of Lucerne Festival Academy from 2007 to 2012. Marco teaches Contemporary Chamber Music at the Milano conservatory “G. Verdi”.