Francesco Dillon Event
On October 6th, Ars Nova Workshop and ACF Philadelphia will present a talk and demonstration about contemporary music for cello, featuring the Italian cellist Francesco Dillon and ACF Philly director Gene Coleman.
Francesco Dillon (b.Turin, 1973) already has a brilliant international career to his credit, characterized 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 and many more. 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 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 and recently honored with the Leone d’Argento award of the Biennale Musica of Venice. Dillon is also a member of the Alter Ego ensemble, which is regularly invited to the major contemporary music festivals around the world. His profound interest in contemporary music has led to solid collaborations with major composers including Gavin Bryars, Kaija Saariaho, Philip Glass, Vinko Globokar, Sofija Gubaidulina, David Lang, Jonathan Harvey, Toshio Hosokawa, Helmut Lachenmann, Alvin Lucier, Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Fausto Romitelli, Salvatore Sciarrino and with experimental musicians such as Matmos, Pansonic, William Basinski and John Zorn.
This event is free and takes place at
1:00 pm on Saturday October 6th
Fringe Arts (in the Mezzanine at La Peg)
and is part of the
October Revolution Festival of Jazz and Contemporary Music