Italy Embassy: “The Afternoon of a Faun” by Duo Carrozzo – Fasiello

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(photo: Prive. Doc)

IO – Celebrating 70 years of bilateral relations be­tween Italy and Indonesia, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta proudly present a classical concert by Duo Carrozzo-Fasi­ello, entitled “The Afternoon of a Faun” on Wednes­day, 25 September 2019 at Usmar Ismail Hall. The day after the concert, these two young talented musicians intend to conduct a masterclass with Indonesian musicians.

The Afternoon of a Faun (Pomeriggio d’un fauno) is a project created by the Duo Carrozzo – Fasielo, a chamber music group founded in 2018 by the pianist Valeria Fasiello and the saxophonist Andrea Carrozzo.

Motivated by the desire to enhance and promote the chamber music repertoire for saxophone and piano, they propose a completely original program characterized by high virtuosity and dedicated to early XIX century French music and its influences on contemporary Italian composers. The propose program moves among the two main artistic cur­rents present in France in the first decade of the XX century – represented by Debussy (Impression­ism) and Milhaud (The Group of Six) – and con­temporary Italian music composed by Ciminiello and Conti. The engaging interpretation of the two artists will embrace the audience in a fascinating and dreamy atmosphere.

Andrea Carrozzo graduated with honors from the Conservatorio “N. Rota” in Monopoli (Italy) un­der the guidance of Vittorio Carasa. He furthered his studies under Jean-Denis Michat at the Conser­vatoire de Lyon, where he was awarded a DEM at the end of 3eme cycle, with the mention “tresban a l’unanimite, and where he attended the 4emecycle de Perfectionnement. Carrozzo has won numerous prizes in Italy and also abroad, the most recent one being in February 2019, when he took 1st prize of the “Adolphe Sax” International Saxophone Com­petition in Castelbuono, Italy.

Valeria Fesiello graduated with honors from the Conservatorio ‘T. Schipa in Lecce, Italy, under the guidance of Pierluigi Camicia. She continued her studies with Carlo Gallo at the Conservatorio “N.Rota” in Monopoli, where she earned a Master’s Degree with honors. She attended several master­classes with world-renowned musicians such as Michele Marvulli, Roberto Cappello, Christiana Bu­rato, Benedetto Lupo, Massimiliano Ferrati, Mau­rizio Baglini, Enrico Pace, and for chamber music with Tiziano Mealli and Alina Company. Fasiello is the winner of several national and international competitions. (ohw)