SONATAS, PRELUDES AND VARIATIONS TROUGH THE CENTURIES BETWEEN ITALY AND BRAZIL
Friday Oct 25, at 6:30PM
The Italian Cultural Society Headquarters
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) “Two Sonatas in A Major (K. 208, K. 322) Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) “Variations on a Theme by Handel, Op 107” Bruno Battisti D’Amario (1937) “Prelude in A Minor”
Heitor Villa Lobos (1887-1959) “Five Preludes”:
Prelude Nr.1 in E minor: Homenagem ao sertanejo brasileiro (Homage to the Brazilian country dweller)
Prélude Nr.2 in E major: Homenagem ao Malandro Carioca – Melodia Capadócía Melodia Capoeira (Homage to the Rascal of Rio – Melodia Capadócia – Melodia Capoeira)
Prélude Nr.3 in A minor: Homenagem à Bach (Homage to Bach)
Prélude Nr.4 in E minor: Homenagem ao Indio Brasileiro (Homage to the Brazilian Indios)
Prélude n.5: Homenagem à Vida Social – “Aos rapazinhos e mocinhas fresquinhos que frequentam os concertos os teatros no Rio” (Homage to social life: ‘to the fresh-faced young boys and girls who go to concerts and the theatre in Rio’)
ABOUT MAESTRO LUIGI PICARDI
Born in Rome in 1970, Luigi began guitar studies at the age of 15 and earned his diploma ‘summa cum laude’ at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome under the tutelage of Maestro Carlo Carfagna. Soon afterwards he enrolled in numerous seminars and master classes in Italy and Spain conducted by internationally famous musicians, winning various national and international competitions. At the end of 1999 he began his collaboration with the staff of Vatican Radio, and is the producer of various Vatican broadcasts.
As a musical assistant he takes part in many musical events for the Holy See at the Paul VI Audience Hall, Castel Gandolfo and Saint Paul’s Basilica.
Over the years he has performed at various concerts both as a soloist and within various camera ensembles.
In 2006 he received a degree ‘magna cum laude’ in Music History from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome.
In 2017, together with M°Felicia Toscano, he founded the Contemporary Guitar Duo.