Name: Gautier Capuçon At Al Bustan Festival 2011
Details: Gautier Capuçon, cello
Gianluca Marciano, piano Assembly Hall – AUB
This recital promises to be a startling experience. Gautier Capuçon, playing his 1701 Matteo Goffriler cello, with Gianluca Marciano at the piano, performing great masterpieces from the cello-piano repertoire.
“… Gautier Capuçon gives distinctive, characterful and intense performances…. It is Capuçon’s gift to play with warm intensity….and the result is magical….”
Gianluca Marciano is a multi-talented musician and an accomplished pianist as well as an opera conductor. His skill and artistry are second to none as he enjoys playing with chamber ensembles and soloists. His skill in playing the piano is particularly enchanting.
Gianluca Marciano is the Music Director of the Festival. He will conduct the Tbislisi orchestra in the concerts of February 26, March 5, The Lebanese Philiharmonic orchestra on March 26 and 27 as well as the opera on March 17, 19, Dvorjak’s Stabat Mater on March 18 and the Festival Choir Concert on March 21. Also a brilliant pianist, he will accompany Gaultier Capucon on March 6.
Gianluca studied the piano at the Music Academy of Florence. He won several International competitions and made his debut at just ten years of age.
He has worked at Teatro Regio di Parma Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
He conducted Il Tabarro and Nabucco in Zagreb, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra with Andrea Bocelli in Beijing. From 2008-9 he conducted Turandot, Carmen and La Cenerentola in Zagreb.
In the UK he made his operatic debut with La Traviata at the Longborough Festival, followed by Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. As well as conducting Tosca for Grange Park Opera, La Favorite, and La Traviata with Chelsea Opera Group in London.
He returns to Longbourgh in 2011 to conduct Cosi fan Tutte and then to the Grange Park Festival to conduct Madama Butterfly, I Puritani and Tosca.
He is guest conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Soloists and principal guest conductor of the Beijing Drama, Dance & Opera Orchestra. Gianluca is also musical director and principal conductor of the Tbilisi Opera
L. van Beethoven – 7 Variations on a theme from the Magic Flute
L. van Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 3
J. Brahms – Cello Sonata no 1
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Place: Hotel Al Bustan, Beit Mery
Date: 6 March 2011
Time: 8:30 P.M