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Concert: Trumpet Rhapsody



Concert: Trumpet Rhapsody

Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Hugh’s Room.

Luca Seccafieno and Fabrizio Viti present a program focused on rhapsodic style. The first part is dedicated to Arutiunian’s Armenia and the elegance of Charlier. The second part is a tribute to the city of New York, the energy of West Side Story, and the magic of Rhapsody in Blue.

This performance will feature the B-flat, C, and E-flat trumpets as well as the flugelhorn and piano.

seccafienoviti 3 seccafieno lucaLuca Seccafieno, 1st trumpet of the Venice Chamber Orchestra from 2004 to 2011, endorser of Schilke and trumpet teacher at the communal music school in Viterbo. He holds masterclasses regularly in the prestigious conservatories of Venice, Padua, Riva Del Garda, Trento, l'Aquila, Cagliari, Bari, Benevento, Avellino, Alexandria as well as the Miranda de Ebro University of Burgos in Spain. His experience as a musician led him to collaborate with prestigious institutions such as Parco della Musica of Rome, Carnegie Hall in new York, Sydney Opera House, CBSO Center in Birmingham, St John's Smith Square in London, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthalle Freiburg, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Musikhalle Hamburg, Konzerthalle Klagenfurt, Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok. He has produced several recordings for Sony and Universal and has worked with numerous film productions. Seccafieno is signed with an international literary agency as a writer and screenwriter: this year, a new novel is expected to be released as well as a movie inspired by the same book of which he is author and screenwriter. He has published several methods for trumpet exported throughout Europe, United States, Asia and Oceania with publishing companies Albatros and Raitrade. Luca Seccafieno is a brand ambassador for Paul Picot.

seccafienoviti 3 viti fabrizioFabrizio Viti was born in Viterbo in 1971. He graduated at the F. Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia with full marks and honours.  He has attended several masterclasses held by world-renowned pianists such as L. Berman, F. J. Thiollier, J. Demus, B. Petrushansky, A. Lonquich, R. Vlad, F. Ayo and Sergio Perticaroli, who selected Viti to attend the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and the “Josè Iturbi” piano masterclass in Valencia. Also under the tutelage of Sergio Perticaroli, he attended the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, receiveing a diploma after a three-year masterclass reserved to a shortlist of 12 pianists from all over the world.  As the youngest winner of a national competition, qualifying for the position of piano professor, Fabrizio Viti is Main Piano Professor at the “G. Pergolesi Conservatory in Fermo, where he also teaches Contemporary Music.  Viti has collaborated with world-famous musicians such as baritone Giuseppe Taddei, with whom he reinterpreted Falstaff by G. Verdi, and Franco Petracchi, under whose direction he played The Emperor, Beethoven's 5th Concert for piano and orchestra.  He has performed in Italy, Austria, France, Finland, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, USA, China, Australia, United Kingdom and Czech Republic in important music halls such as La Fenice (Venice), St. Cecilia Conservatory and Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome, Leopold-Mozart-Saal in Salzburg, Vienna Rathaus and Sala Nervi in Vatican City, collaborating with artists such as Massimo Mazzoni, Luca Marziali, Elisabetta Lombardi, Paolo Rosato, Fabrizio De Rossi Re, Italo Vescovo, Rossella Mattioli, Marco Scavazza, Fabrizio Bosso, Antonio Poli, Luca Vignali, Marco Salvatori, Alessandro Cervo.  In 2019 he played in world premiere Giuseppe Martucci’s Piano Variation under the direction of Nicola Samale in the version for Piano and Orchestra left incomplete by the author and finished by Italo Vescovo. He also premiered compositions by Paolo Rosato, Fabrizio De Rossi Re, Italo Vescovo, Arthur Kroschel, Fabrizio Bastianini, Matteo D’Amico.  Recently he travelled to Paris for a recital at the Hungarian Institute of Culture focused on Italian and Hungarian contemporary music.  He plays in duo with Luca Seccafieno for many years, performing also at Carnegie Hall in New York, at Parco della Musica in Rome and at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney.

Wednesday, February 5 | Doors: 7:30PM / Performance: 8:30PM

NOTE: Bar Service Only | No dinner service - Guests can order in!

Hugh’s Room | 2261 Dundas Street W.

TICKETS: $25 / $30 at the door - Advertised pricing excludes taxes, ticketing and sustainability fees



Date: Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Time: At 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Hugh's Room

Entrance : With fee


Hugh’s Room | 2261 Dundas Street West


Luca Seccafieno and Fabrizio Viti