Raffaele Trevisani, flute and piccolo
Piet Koornhof, violin
Roberto Duarte, conductor
Constantine Orbelian, conductor
Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Hendrik Hofmeyr: Double Concerto for Flute, Violin and Strings; Alberto Colla: Quasi una Romanza, Concerto for Flute and Strings; Carlo Galante: I Sospiri di Ariel, Concerto for Flute and Strings; Ernani Aguiar: Concertino for Piccolo and Strings

Italian flute virtuoso Raffaele Trevisani celebrates the music of the 21st Century in this delightful program of new concertos for flute and piccolo. The concertos were written especially for Trevisani and/or dedicated to him; all four works are fresh and inviting. The program is truly a “Raffi and friends from around the world” creation, with American conductor Orbelian, Brazilian conductor Duarte, South African violinist Koornhof, and music by Italian, Brazilian and South African composers.

Trevisani is recognized as one of the outstanding flutists of his generation, and has been praised consistently for his style, musicality and beautiful tone quality. “I do not hesitate to say that he belongs to the best of the flutists of the day,” remarked Sir James Galway. “Trevisani’s interpretation has, besides the sheen of its sparkling virtuosity, a quality of sound, a fineness of expression, elegance and lightness of phrasing.A musical freshness that makes it truly significant.” (Amadeus magazine.)