CELLO EXPERIENCE - Call for works

CELLO EXPERIENCE – Call for works
Francesco Dillon & Six Memos Ensemble

The Six Memos Ensemble is pleased to announce a call for works for cello solo in occasion of the concert that will take place in March, 2019 in Bari, after the Cello Masterclass by Francesco Dillon in March from 12th to 16th, 2019, in collaboration with Associazione “Blumen Ensemble”, Vincitore PIN – Iniziativa promossa dalle Politiche Giovanili della Regione Puglia e ARTI e finanziata con risorse del FSE – PO Puglia 2014/2020 Azione 8.

The call for works is open to all composers without restrictions of age and nationality.
Works submitted must last max 7’. Electronic and/or PA system are not allowed.

Application form’s deadline is on December 20th, 2018 and it must be send to: blumen.ensemble@gmail.com
Following documents are required:
• Application form
• Composer’s CV
• Score
• Recording (audio and/or video or permanent link)
• Short description of the work
• Receipt of the application fee of Euro 25,00 as membership and participation fee directed to:
Associazione Culturale Blumen Ensemble
IBAN: IT43T0760104000001041721117
Reason for the payment: membership and participation fee + first name + last name

Max. 3 works will be selected at the incontestable discretion of the commission, made up of:

Francesco Dillon, cellist, professor of the masterclass
Nicola Fiorino, cellist of the Six Memos Ensemble
Maurizio Zaccaria, pianist of the Six Memos Ensemble
Roberta Peroni, conductor and artistic director of the Six Memos Ensemble
Carmen Fizzarotti, composer and artistic director of the Six Memos Ensemble

Results of the selection will be communicated by email to the concerned composers by January 31, 2019.

Six Memos Ensemble will be pleased to admit the selected composers attending the masterclass by Francesco Dillon and participating in rehearsals of the concert.

Reimbursement is not provided for the performance of selected works and all the travel costs, room and board will depend on concerned people.

Francesco Dillon (b.Turin, 1973) already has a brilliant international career to his credit, characterised by the originality and variety of the repertoire that he has embraced. As a soloist he has performed on such prestigious concert stages as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Herkulessaal of Munich, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Jordan Hall in Boston and the Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires, with such orchestras as the Italian National Radio Orchestra (RAI), the SWR Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna, the Orchestra of the Colon Theatre, Ensemble Resonanz,the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra,the Oulu Sinfonia Finland,the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Tuscany Regional Orchestra (ORT). Most recently he made an acclaimed debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Susanna Mallki.
Having graduated in Florence under the guidance of Andrea Nannoni, he continued his studies with Anner Bijlsma, Mario Brunello, David Geringas and Mstislav Rostropovich, thereafter studying composition with Salvatore Sciarrino.
In 1993 he was one of the founders of the Quartetto Prometeo, a chamber group of international acclaim and winner of numerous prizes (Prague Spring, ARD Munich, Bordeaux) and recently honoured with the Leone d’Argento award of the Biennale Musica of Venice. Dillon is also a stable member of the Alter Ego ensemble which is regularly invited to the major contemporary music festivals around the world. His passion for chamber music has led to performances with musicians such as Irvine Arditti, Mario Brunello, Giuliano Carmignola, Piero Farulli, David Geringas, Veronika Hagen, Alexander Lonquich, Enrico Pace, Jean-Guihen Queyras.
The profound interest in contemporary music which he has always cultivated has led to solid collaborations with the major composers of our time: Gavin Bryars, Ivan Fedele, Luca Francesconi, Stefano Gervasoni, Philip Glass, Vinko Globokar, Sofija Gubaidulina, Jonathan Harvey, Toshio Hosokawa, Giya Kancheli, Alexander Knaifel, Helmut Lachenmann, David Lang, Alvin Lucier, Arvo Pärt, Henri Pousseur, Steve Reich, Fausto Romitelli, Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino and with cult experimental musicians such as Matmos, and Pansonic, William Basinsky and John Zorn.

Dillon's performances have been transmitted by such important broadcasters as the BBC, RAI, ARD, Radio France, ORF, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and WDR.
He has recorded for the ECM label, as well as Sony, Kairos, Ricordi, Stradivarius, Die Schachtel, Mode and Touch.
He recently recorded for the first time, Variations by Salvatore Sciarrino which received the Diapason d’0r prize, and Ballata by Giacinto Scelsi, both with the Italian National Radio Orchestra (RAI). As a duo with the pianist Emanuele Torquati, he has brought out three CDs of rare music of Schumann and the complete works for cello by Franz Liszt for Brilliant Classics.
Along with his concert activity there have been teaching experiences in institutions such as the Royal College of London, the Scuola di musica di Fiesole, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, the Pacific University in California, Untref-Buenos Aires, Manchester University.
From 2010 he has been artistic director of the season of contemporary music Music@villaromana in Florence.


20 Dec 2018
Euro (EUR)