15 Apr 2012


Claudio Jacomucci

In the second concert, the audience will meet the virtuoso Italian accordionist and composer Claudio Jacomucci in the concert THE DYNAMICS OF BREATH. He will perform a programme that creates a dialogue between the music of J.S. Bach – transcribed by Jacomucci himself – and contemporary pieces in various styles and from various countries: from the classical De Profundis by Sofia Gubaidulinas to the in- and exhalations of Salvatore Sciarrino (Vagabonde blu), and from Jacomucci's electronic (Infernal Circles) to the rediscovered folk sounds of Paolo Marzocchi (Albanian Folk Song).


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Fuge BWV 539

Sofia Gubaidulina (1931)
De Profundis (1978)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721

Salvatore Sciarrino (1947)
Vagabonde Blu (1998)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Präludium and Fuge III BWV 848 (Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, I. Book)
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639
Präludium und Fuge II BWV 848 (Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, I. Book)

Claudio Jacomucci (1974)
Infernal Circles (2008)

Paolo Marzocchi (1971)
Albanian Folk Song. 1 (2008)

Claudio Jacomucci is considered to be one of the most skillful and original accordionist in the international scene. His work has contributed to develop new performing techniques and an innovative pedagogy, to increase and emancipate the accordion literature and to introduce his instrument into diverse musical worlds as he approaches with sponaneity and knowledge Baroque, XX Century, Contemporary, Traditional, Multimedia and Improvised music. He’s also composer himself. He was graduated as an accordionist from the Conservatory of Grenoble (France) in 1992 (Médaille d'Or à l'unanimité) and, in 2000, he was graduated also as an Alexander Technique teachers from the Alexander Technique Centre in Amsterdam. He also studied Southern Indian Music at the Sweelick Con-servatory of Amsterdam. Winner of international contests such as Grand Prix International d´Accordeon in St. Etienne (1988), Trofeo Mundial de acordeon (C.M.A.) in Cuenca (1990), Premio Citta’ di Castelfidardo (1990) and Arrasate Hiria (1994), Orpheus 2008 for Wonderlands (as the best classical accordion cd of the year). He has premiered a number of new works collaborating with composers such as Luciano Berio, Franco Donatoni, Gyorgy Kurtag, Luis De Pablo, Boris Porena, Mario Pagliarani, Lucio Garau, Gabriele Manca, Dimitri Nicolau, Fer-nando Mencherini, Giorgio Tedde, Carlo Crivelli, Akemi Naito, Francoise Barriere, Maxim Seloujanov, Oliver Schneller (who often dedicated their work to him) and as a composer himself. He has been performing in Europe, USA, China, Mexico, Russia in many festivals and istitution such as Cornell University (USA), Berlin Philharmonie (Germany), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Salle Messiaen (Paris), Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Gaudeamus Founda-tion (Amsterdam), Synthese Festival (Bourges), Nuova Consonanza (Rome), Sala Chavez - Unam (Mexico), Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), Beethoven Haus (Bonn), to name a few. He's runing an intense pedagogic activity developing and promoting an original approach in teaching based on the principles of the Alexander Technique, on the most advanced accordion schools (Scandinavian, Russian, French) and on his own experience. He is the founder and teacher of the Italian Accordion Academy in Urbino and he holds masterclasses all over the World: Conservatory in Barcelona (Spain), Sibelius Academy (Finland), Yo-liztli School (Mexico), Tianjin's Conservatory (China), Cracow Music Academy (Poland), Artez Conservatory En-schede (Netherlands), a.o. He has also played with Francesco Dillon, Marco Cappelli, Diego Conti, Michel Godard, Gabriele Mirabassi, Pierre Favre, Joel Rubin, Contrastango, AlterEgo and a soloist with Scala Theatre Orchestra (Milano), Haydn Orchestra (Bolzano) Filarmonica Marchigiana, Ostrobothnian Chamber Trio (Finland), Sinfonietta del Teatro Lirico Cagliari. Since 2002 he works with Kathleen Delaney (choreographer and dancer) exploring the fronteers of dance and music creation in its diverse aspects: live interactions, electro-acustic music and video-dance. His CDs are published by Schott Wergo, W & B Music, Bridge Records, Stradivarius, Rivoalto, StileLibero, Musica & Poesia, Ema Records, Adatto, Blowout Records. His performances were broadcasted by Radio3 RAI, ORF, DeutschlandRadio, RNE2, Vatican Radio, SFB, RSI, Radio Unam-Mexico, RadioFrance. He’s regularly invited as a jury member by internation accordion competition such as Castelfidardo, Klingenthal, Arrasate and Moscow. His book TECNICA I about the modern accordion technique is published by Bèrben. He’s the accordion teacher at the “Luisa D’Annunzio” Conservatory in Pescara (Italy).

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