Clarinet & Piano Duo - Julian Milkis & Giuliano Mazzoccante

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Clarinet & Piano Duo - Julian Milks & Giuliano Mazzoccante 

3 April 2016 at 18.00 - Auditorium Scuola Civica Musicale, San Giovanni Teatino (CH)

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BIOGRAPHY - Julian Milkis / Clarinet

“…simply the best clarinetist in the world!”- Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Moscow, Russia

With a unique, branded sound, a virtuosic technical ease and a musical imagination that has captivated critics and audiences alike around the world, Julian Milkis carries the rare honor of being the only student of the clarinet legend Benny Goodman, as well as the title of the “King of Crossover”. Mr. Milkis’ unique interpretations and artistry have earned him an international stature of a dazzling soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and jazz clarinetist, with performances at principal venues of virtually every continent, including the Far East, Europe and the Americas.

His orchestral appearances with the Toronto Symphony, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, L’Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, L’Orchestre Colonne, L’Orchestre Symphonique Francaise, KBS Symphony of Seoul, Korea are only some of the symphony orchestras that featured Julian Milkis as their soloist on some of the world’s most prominent stages in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic of Russia, Roy Thomson Hall and Weston Recital Hall in Toronto, National Concert Hall in Taipei, and others.Aside from being an established solo artist, Julian Milkis is a sought-after chamber musician, having collaborated with some of today’s leading artists including Yuri Bashmet, Misha Maisky, the Borodin String Quartet and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, to name a few. A multifaceted musician, Mr. Milkis is one of the leading voices for his instrument in the field of Jazz. His treasured collaboration with the jazz pianist Dick Hyman - Benny Goodman’s old bandmate, who has transcribed a number of King of Swing's classics for Julian, and recently dedicated Ragtime Concerto for him – provides a rare and genuine insight into the golden era of Jazz.With an extensive amount of music written for him, including a number of concertos, Julian Milkis has had the honor of working with iconic music personalities, such as Giya Kancheli and Olivier Messiaen. Mr. Milkis has recorded for Warner Classics’ Lontano, the French Suoni e Colori, Sony’s Russian division CEAUX, and Russian Melodiya and Russian Season.Julian Milkis performs exclusively on Yamaha Clarinets and Rico reeds. His busy performing schedule during the next few seasons will feature concert tours with the Virtuosi of La Scala in Europe and Middle East, Soloists of Russia, the Borodin String Quartet, and others.One of the highlights in Julian’s schedule in 2015 will be his recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and “Night Prayers” by Giya Kancheli with the Virtuosi of La Scala, as well as appearances with the Siberian Virtuosi in Boston’s John Hancock Hall, and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.


BIOGRAPHY - Giuliano Mazzoccante / Piano

Giuliano Mazzoccante, who is not yet 40 years old, is already recognized as one of the most famous Italian pianists nowadays. After studying and graduating with the highest honours degree at the Conservatory “L. Cherubini” in Florence, he became a student of Lazar Berman at the European Academy of Music, Erba (CO). With Professor Berman he deepened and improved his concert repertoire, paying particular attention to the music of F. Liszt. 

Mro. Mazzoccante is a prize-winner of many national and international competitions (“International Music Tournament-Rome”, the 40th International Piano Competition "Arcangelo Speranza" - Taranto, the “International Tbilisi Piano Competition" (WFIMC) - Georgis) etc. He appears regularly as a soloist with orchestras (“Orchestra Camerata Baltica”, “Lithuanian National Symphony' Orchestra”, “Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra) etc. Giuliano also plays with musicians like Dora Schwarzberg, Karl Leister, Grazia Raimondi, Pavel Berman, Francesco Manara and others, and is often part of the jury of international piano and chamber music competitions.

Since 2010 he is professor of the "International Sommer-Akademie Schloss Pommersfelden".

His large and various record productions includes soloist and chamber music repertoires for many labels or channels (Phoenix Classics, Wide Classique, DAD Records, Camerata Tokyo, Radio Vatican, Radio Bavaria), being reviewed with acclaim by the press (Musica, Suonare News, Giornale della Musica, Fanfare, The Clarinet). 

He had published 2 CD’s in 2014, on one are recorded 2 concertos by W.A. Mozart (K466 & K467) with the “Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese”; and another one, which is called "Da Sollima a Tartini" with the violinist Grazia Raimondi. 

From 2012 he has been an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Subiaco (Rome) and in 2014 the Rotary Club of Pescara has awarded him with the "Paul Harris Fellow" for commitment in spreading music and culture.

In 2013, he became an Artistic Director of the "Cenacolo della Musica - International School" which aims at promoting artists and development of arts, culture and music.

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