Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Bourbon Castle
Maria Giulia Tesini viola
winner of the 2016 Alberto Burri award for young performers
Stefano Bezziccheri piano
PAUL HINDEMITH Sonata for viola and piano in F major op. 11 n. 4
ROBERT SCHUMANN Adagio e Allegro in A flat major for viola and piano op. 70
MATTHIAS HOPF Song from the trenches for viola and piano
Commissioned by Festival delle Nazioni, prèmiere
ROBERT SCHUMANN Märchenbilder op. 113
Maria Giulia Tesini, winner of 2016 Alberto Burri award, debuts as a professional on the stage of this year’s Festival with an all german proposal from Schumann to the present days.
She is given the chance to show her talent one year after receiving the award.
As usual, one performance of the programme is dedicated to a young musician winner of the previous year contest.
Tesini, a violinist, born in Bologna in 1992, is accompanied by Stefano Bezziccheri on the piano and will perform a demanding but at the same time stimulating piece alternating different styles and composers: from Schumann’s evocative and fairy-like Märchenbilder, to the calmer Allegro and Adagio, composed originally for horn and piano. From the interesting 1919 Hindemith Sonata, an early piece seldom performed but nevertheless full of inspiration like the later works, to the contemporary piece by the german composer Matthias Hopf commissioned for the occasion.