On 31 March, the Italian Cultural Institute of Copenhagen presents a concert by guitarist Eugenio Della Chiara.
The performance takes us on a centuries-long musical journey through songs, sonatas and caprices from Italy and Spain.
Over the centuries, the destinies of Spain and Italy have often been intertwined for dynastic, commercial and cultural reasons. The concert programme aims to bring out some of the affinities between the two great Mediterranean countries, juxtaposing the works of Italian and Spanish composers who, during the same periods or centuries apart, tackled the same musical forms.
From 16th-century Flemish songs – transcribed for stringed instruments by Narváez and Francesco da Milano – to those of Llobet and Tosti, from the one-movement sonatas “invented” in Madrid by Scarlatti and brought to the guitar by Miguel García to the much broader sonatas of Paganini and Moreno Torroba, to the “free” form of the capriccio, interpreted in different ways by Tárrega and Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
Eugenio Della Chiara teaches at the conservatories of Genoa, Modena and Latina. He has received numerous awards, including two scholarships from the Rossini Foundation. In parallel with his musical studies, he completed his humanistic education at the Catholic University of Milan. He has performed in Japan, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Spain, Norway and Ireland. In Italy he has given solo recitals for some of the country’s leading musical institutions.
A passionate chamber musician, he plays in various duos with violinist Piercarlo Sacco, guitarist Andrea Dieci and pianist Alberto Chines.
His interest in the voice and musical theatre led him to frequent collaborations with opera singers. Together with Alessio Boni he staged ‘Tutto il resto è silenzio’ (The Rest is Silence), a reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet accompanied by seventeenth-century English music. He collaborates assiduously with composers from different generations who have dedicated more than twenty solo and chamber works to him.
He has made several world premiere recordings and is the artistic director of ‘MU.N – Music Notes in Pesaro’, a season of chamber music organised by the Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali.
More information at: iiccopenaghen.esteri.it.