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Flutist Ginevra Petrucci ’12MM, ’13AD debuts at Carnegie Hall
Ginevra Petrucci ’12MM, “13AD, flute, will give her debut recital at Carnegie Hall with pianist Bruno Canino on November 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm in Weill Recital Hall. The program includes music by Gabriel Pierné, Sigfrid Karg Elert, Leonardo De Lorenzo, Jean Michel Damase, and YSM composer Daniel Schlosberg.
The performance will begin with Gabriel Pierné’s Sonata Op. 36 for flute and piano, a window on the Paris of 1900. Next will come Sigfrid Karg Elert’s Suite Pointillistique Op. 135 for flute and piano, an example of German expressionism, and Leonardo De Lorenzo’s L’Appassionati Fantasia Sentimentale, Op. 5.
The second part of the program is an homage to the present atmosphere of classical musical and heritage inherited from the first half of the twentieth century. The second half will open with the world premiere of Daniel Schlosberg’s strange ancestors for flute and piano. The piece which was commissioned for this event. Mr. Schlosberg is a current MMA student at Yale.
The program will conclude with Jean Michel Damase’s Variations for flute and piano. Damase, who passed away last April, won the Prix de Rome in 1947 and knew Maurice Ravel at a very young age.
For more information about the recital, visit www.carnegiehall.org.
About Ginevra Petrucci
Praised by the Italian press as being “one of the most interesting talents of her generation”, and described as having “a beautiful phrasing, brilliant virtuosity and a legato worthy of a great singer” by The Flutist Quarterly, Ginevra Petrucci is an internationally renowned musician with a dynamic performance schedule. Her concert diary has led her to perform in some of the most prestigious concert halls throughout Europe, the USA, Japan, Brazil, Israel, Turkey and Africa, alongside acclaimed artists, that including pianist Bruno Canino — a regular collaborator — harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, and harpsichordists Jory Vinikour.
An active chamber musician, Petrucci regularly performs with ensembles such the Kodály Quartet and I Musici di Roma, as well as I Virtuosi Italiani, with whom she made the first ever recording of Giulio Briccialdi’s four Flute Concerti (Bongiovanni 2009). As principal flute of the Yale Philharmonia, the Yale Baroque Ensemble and the Chamber Orchestra of New York, she has played with world renowned conductors. She is a member of the chamber group Cantata Profana based in the United States. She has been visiting professor at Accademia Flatus (Sion, Switzerland), Académie Musicale de Villecroze (France), and Accademia Musicale Sherazade (Roma).
As a strong advocate of modern and contemporary music, she has worked closely with composers Jean-Michel Damase, Kaija Saariaho, Steve Reich, George Crumb and Betsy Jolas, as well as with several composers of her generation both in the United States and in Italy, where she collaborates with Nuova Consonanza Contemporary Music Festival and La Biennale di Venezia. Born in 1989 in Rome (Italy), she studied at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia of Rome with her father, continuing her education at Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot (Paris) with Pierre-Yves Artaud. She holds a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma from Yale University, where she studied with Ransom Wilson. Petrucci was named the recipient of the The Thomas Daniel Nyfenger Prize for highest standard of excellence in woodwind playing by the Yale University.