Waiting for the album release, Pianosequenza will be meanwhile performed live with Valeria Di Matteo’s visuals on Monday August 10, 2015 in San Baronto (Pistoia, IT), Parco La Fraschetta, 21:00, at XVIII Musicarte Montalbano Festival.
The program also includes the Italian première of Suite fromSecret Journeyby Italian composer Marco Betta. Secret Journey (Viaggio Segreto) is a film directed by Roberto Andò and scored by Marco Betta, winner of theNastro D’Argento for Best Cinematography.
Francesco just finished composing his new Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra commissioned by Italian guitarist Lapo Vannucci. The Guitar Concerto will be premiered next year and then it will be part of a recording project about that you will be updated in due time. The Guitar Concerto is in four movements and about 30 minutes of duration.
Zefir Records presents Pianosequenza, a new solo album by Francesco Di Fiore, containing music from film scores by Philip Glass (The Truman Show and The Hours), Yann Tiersen (Amélie), Michael Nyman (The Piano, A Zed and Two Noughts and The Diary of Anne Frank), William Susman (When Medicine Got It Wrong) and Di Fiore himself (At Precisely Six O’Clock).
Pianosequenza will be released Friday, September 4, 2015 by Dutch label Zefir Records, internationally distributed by Bertus. Naxos Records will distribute Pianosequenza also in USA and Canada and in digital worldwide.
January 18, 2015 Tre Paesaggi (Three Landscapes), double concerto for guitar, piano and orchestra, has been premiered in Bacău (Romania).
Soloists Lapo Vannucci and Luca Torrigiani have performed with the Bacău Philharmonic Orchestra “Mihail Jora” conducted by Valentin Doni. Then it was also performed in Râmnicu Vâlcea Filarmonica “Ion Dumitrescu” conducted by Mihail Ștefănescu.
Tre Paesaggi consists of three movements titled: Alba (Sunrise), Vette (Peaks), Maestrale (Mistral).
Ore Diciotto In Punto (At Precisely Six O’ Clock), film directed by Giuseppe Gigliorosso, will be in theaters form June 12, 2014. The soundtrack, written by Francesco in 2012, is performed by the author himself at the piano as well as by exceptional musicians such as cellist Giovanni Sollima, the instrumental ensemble GliArchiEnsemble and the extraordinary singer Oriana Civile.
The soundtrack was recorded at RAI Palermo by Sergio Mezzatesta, mixed and edited by Maurizio Curcio. Here you can listen to a few minutes from a selection from the tracks.
The film website is www.orediciottoinpunto.com.
On March 7, 2014 in San Francisco the American premiere of the suite for piano four hands The West Coast Point Of View will be performed.
The extraordinary renowned ZOFO Duet will perform the suite as part of the Old First Concerts season at a contemporary music concert with four premieres.
Please watch and listen to ZOFO Duet performing “Five Days from the Life of a Manic Depressive” by Paul Schoenfield.
Francesco will attend this important event and will cure a brief introduction of his work to the public of the concert. The West Coast Point Of View consists of 6 movements inspired by and dedicated to the city of San Francisco after his first visit to the town. Each movement describes a place or particular emotions evoked by the city. The movements are Sausalito, Golden Bridge, The Poetry Room, The Great Chinese Dragon, Changing Lights, Pier 39.
On April 2, 2014, the well-known contemporary music ensemble Piccola Accademia degli Specchi will perform Play 709, chamber music written specifically for the ensemble, dedicated to composer Matteo Sommacal. The concert is one of the highlights of a festival of minimal music called International Minimal Music Festival which is held annually in Kassel, Germany. You can listen and watch Piccola Accademia degli Specchi perform Play 709 during a recent concert in Bratislava, Slovakia.
French pianist Nicolas Horvath, well-known for his marathon concerts, events non-stop up to 12 hours in length, will perform on April 11, 2014, the world premiere of Glass, commissioned to Francesco by Horvath for a particular event to be held in Paris at the Palais de Tokyo. The concert, Philip Glass Marathon, involves the complete works for piano by Philip Glass and also other compositions by contemporary artists inspired by and dedicated to the great American composer.
The American label Belarca Records is about to release a new CD by Japanese pianist Erika Tazawa. The CD will include Francesco’s music along with works by Jacob TV, Matteo Sommacal, William Susman, Marc Mellits and Douwe Eisenga. We will keep you posted as soon the cd will be available. Stay tuned!
Francesco has just composed a new “double concerto” commissioned by Italian guitarist Lapo Vannucci and Italian pianist Luca Torrigiani. It will be premiered in 2015 and then toured through Italy and abroad. This is scored for solo guitar, solo piano and string orchestra. The piece consists of three movements and its title is Tre Paesaggi (Three Landscapes).