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This concert features violinist Emmanuele Baldini, first violin in Brazil’s San Paolo Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by the acclaimed Italian pianist, Roberto Turrin who is in Canada for the 2017 New Music Festival in Toronto. This concert’s program is a tribute to “The Americas” featuring music by composers of North and South America including Copland, Ginastera and Villa Lobos.

29 gennaio 2017 at Rotary Hall, 333 King St. Midland, ON, L4R 3M7

Doors: 1:30 PM; Show: 2:00 PM
Tickets: $0 – $25;


Part 1:
A.COPLAND: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1943)

(1900-1990) -Andante semplice


-Allegretto giusto

N.PALEJ : Sonatina n° 2 for Violin and Piano (2014)



Part 2:

A.GINASTERA : Pampeana n° 1 op. 16 (1947)

(1916-1983) Rhapsody for Violin and Piano

H.VILLA LOBOS: Sonata-Fantasia n° 2 A.83 (1914)

(1887-1959) -Allegro non troppo




31 gennaio 2017 AT 7:30PM at The 2017 New Music Festival
Walter Hall – 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5
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The 2017 New Music Festival is centred around the work of visiting prominent Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino and features several Italian guest performers including violinist Emmanuele Baldini and pianists Roberto Turrin and Erika Crinò. The festival also presents the results of an ongoing musical collaboration with Italy’s Conservatorio G. Tartini. With a wide spectrum of chamber, vocal, electroacoustic, opera, dance and orchestral music, and partnering with Toronto’s excellent New Music Concerts, the festival offers an insight into the rich Italian culture of contemporary music, side-by-side with the creativity emerging from Toronto and UofT.


Violinist Emmanuele Baldini has performed as soloist and recitalist across the globe, with five concert tours in Japan, two in the United States, and one in Australia. He has performed in all the major European concert halls, in addition to those in Latin America and especially in Brazil, where he has made his home since 2005. His inexhaustible curiosity and passion for music broadens his horizons, and after a commendable career as violinist (with more than 15 recordings to his name, nearly 40 different violin concertos and all of the major violin sonatas in his repertoire), Baldini is embarking on new musical ventures as a conductor: he founded the OSESP Quartet with section leaders of the orchestra of which he is concertmaster; he’s intensified his teaching activities; and with the violin he’s begun to explore the vast musical treasures of the Brazilian repertoire, much of which remains unknown. He has served as concertmaster of the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro “Guiseppe Verdi” di Trieste, and as concertmaster of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP), Brazil, since 2005.

Pianist Roberto Turrin graduated from the “G. Tartini” Conservatory of Music in Trieste, where he studied with pianist Luciano Gante, as well as pianist Lya De Barberiis in Italy and Switzerland. After receiving awards from the International Music Competitions in Stresa and Morcone, Roberto Turrin began his carrer as a soloist, performing in both North America and Europe (France, Russia, Ireland , Germany, Poland, Norway, Austria, Bulgaria, Portugal ecc…). Part of Turrin’s accomplishments include duet ensembles with the violin and the clarinet, and recordings for television and radio stations (RAI Italy ,RadioTv Slovenia, Tv Polska , Belarus T.V.). Roberto Turrin is presently director of the Conservatory of Music “G. Tartini” in Trieste, he has been Artistic Director of International Music Festival “Echos” and has been invited for masters concerning “The Piano Literature of the XX century” by many North American and European Universities including S. Francisco State University ,Stanford University , University of Toronto ,McGills University Montreal Illinois University Chicago , Escola Superior de Musica Lisbon, , National Music Academy Sofia, Music Academy Zagreb , Norges Musikkhogskole Oslo, Wien Music and Arts University .

  • Organized by: UofT Faculty of Music; Midland Cultural Centre
  • In collaboration with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura