NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Italian virtuosi flutist Raffaele Trevisani and his wife, pianist Paola Girardi, will present a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.
As performers in major halls throughout Europe, Asia, the Americas and South Africa, they are praised for their style and musicality, explained Dr. Christina Guenther, SFA assistant professor of flute. "We are delighted to have them perform on campus."
The duo's program includes Francois Borne's "Carmen Fantasie," Gaetoano Donizetti's "Sonata," Antonín Dvorák's "Sonatina, Op. 100" and Giuseppe Verdi's "Variations on La Traviata."
After receiving his diploma from the Giuseppe Verdi Music Conservatory in Milan, Trevisani quickly became a private student of Sir James Galway. For four years, Trevisani collaborated with the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and for the last 20 years, he has been performing as a soloist with orchestras and in well-known music festivals all over the world.
Trevisani has performed world concerto premieres dedicated to him by composers Carlo Galante, Alberto Colla, Hendrik Hofmeyr, Stephen Yip, Gary Shoker and Ernani Aguiar and has played duo concerts with Maxence Larrieu and with Sir James Galway for Italian Television.
Girardi also graduated from the Verdi Conservatory and then studied at the Respighi Academy in Assisi and the Chigiana Academy in Siena. She has studied with the Tchaikowsky Trio, Quartetto Academica, Fine Arts Quartet and Trio of Trieste.
As a collaborative artist, she has performed with Maxence Larrieu and Ilya Grubert, and regularly with Trevisani.
Both Trevisani and Girardi teach at the International Academy of Music of the Milan Foundation of Civic Schools.
The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for adults. For tickets or more information, please go to www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.