Briefly ...


STUDIES

·       Bachelor and Master in Classical Clarinet; Milan, Conservatorio G. Verdi, both with maximum evaluation. (2014/2016).

·       Master in New Music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with Erik van Deuren (2018/2020).

 

·       Music Composition (2011-14), at Milan Conservatorium. With Filippo del Corno and Giorgio Tedde.

·       Piano as side instrument (2011/2017), at Milan Conservatorium. Graduated cum laude.

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PUBLICATIONS

·       SKIP INTRO! Music in tv series. Available on Amazon (In Italian)

·       LA MUSICA DEL SENTIRE (Collaboration): https://www.amazon.it/musica-sentire-relazioni-suono-emozioni/dp/8897356389


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RECORDINGS

With the contemporary music and improvisation group ImprovvisoFantasia

·       Cornelius Cardew: Treatise (free live recording on Youtube); Italian première. 

·       Sylvano Bussotti: Grandi Numeri (2016 Ars Publica); world première,

Rewiew of the Cd can be found on the web page of the magazine: “Il Giornale Della musica”.

 

·       Giuseppe Giuliano: Mmm Nyorai Mioshoku for solo clarinet (2018; Feux D’ Artifix, Ars Publica)

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MAIN CONCERTS

From August 2018

From August 2018

In solo

·       Sant’Andrea Church, Bergamo, Light Blue, 25th October 2020.

·       Singelkerk, Amsterdam, Melting point, 29th February 2020.

·       Oosterkerk, Amsterdam, Light Blue, 22nd November 2019.

·       Vondel Park open lucht teather, Light Blue, World Premiére, 9th June 2019.

·       De Ruimte (for Nieuwe Noten, Amsterdam), 7th April 2018.

·       Concertzender, radio program, Utrecht, 13th March 2018. 

 

In Ensemble

With Insomnio Ensemble

·       Korzo Teather, Den Haag, Unheard Music Festival, 19th September 2020

·       Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, God’s Own musicians, 27th February 2020.


With Score Collective

·       At Eye Museum, 29th November (Elevated).

·       At Muziek Gebouw, 18th January (Insects).

·       At CvA, Haitink Zaal, 9th May (Composer Festival).


With Stab Freeze Collective

https://soundcloud.com/federico-calcagno/sets/stab-freeze-collective

·       De Ruimte (Space is the place), 25th April.

·       De Peper, 18th December.

·        Zaal 100, 18th September


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Previous concerts:

Together with the contemporary music and improvising group ImprovvisoFantasia, led by composer and pianist Giuseppe Giuliano, Sergio Armaroli and Giancarlo Schiaffini with various repertoire from Stockhausen, Cage, Bussotti.

·       Milan: 24th of July 2013, Conservatorio G. Verdi, Rassegna del Chiostro.

·       Trieste: 31st of October 2014, Museo Rivoltella, for the festival “Trieste Prima 2014”.

·       Turin: 30th of November 2014, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, for the festival“Rive Gauche”.

·       Rome: 8th August 2015, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, for the festival “Musica Svelata”.

·       Rome: 3rd of March 2017, Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, Sala Accademica.

·       Milan: 25th of September 2018, Museo del ‘900. Cornelius Cardew: Treatise, Italian premiére.

In duo with piano:

·        Milan: March 2018, Auditorium Gaber. With pianist Luca Maringola, for the Società dei Concerti. Recital for the100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth . (Incontri musicali, La meglio Gioventù).

 Music by: Bernstein, Carlo Boccadoro, Poulenc, Brahms, Kovacs.

Kletzmer and improvising:

·       27th/1/16 Conservatorio of Milano, Sala Verdi, for the Shoah commemoration day, with stalks by Goti Bauer and Samì Modiano: traditional Yiddish musics (clarinet, accordion, double bass and percussions).

·       2017 Milano, the World Music Orchestra play in the three main Prisons of Milan (San Vittore, Opera, Bollate) with Yiddish, Balcanic and World Music.

·       7th-10th/10/2017 Shoah Memorial of Milan, for the Yiddish Culture Day, with the partecipation of Piccolo Teatro: Improvisation on traditional kletzmer themes.

 

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INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Erasmus Placement

Music Academy of Stuttgart, Germany. April/June 2017

Project: on request (pdf).

Concert: Ensemble NeueMusik; 4th June 2017; Concert Hall of the Conservatorium. Music by: Yeon Choi; Marcus Caratelli; Elisabeth Paulus.

I collaborated with the composition and electronic music departments both as a performer and as a technical advisor, specifically with Marco Stroppa’s and Martin Shuttler’s pupils. I held a seminar on contemporary techniques and repertoire for clarinet solo (Grisey, Charme; Sciarrino, Let Me Die Before I Wake; Yuasa, Clarinet Solitude). During this traineeship I created a Sound library for clarinet and bass clarinet which can be sent by request.

 

Erasmus Plus:

Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark. August/December 2015.

Concert: Annual concert of Copenhagen; Orchestra of the Conservatorium, December 2015, Music by Carl Nielsen.

I studied one semester at the Royal Danish Academy of Music of Copenhagen under the guide of Jørgen Misser Jensen.

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International Masterclasses:

·       “Impuls” Academy and Festival for contemporary music, Graz (Austria), 10th- 22nd of February 2019. With Ernestro Molinari, Frank Gratowski, Reinhold Friedl.

·       Siena Jazz, Laboratorio annuale di ricerca musicale, with Stefano Battaglia.

·       Accademia Chigiana, in collaboration with SienaJazz (Siena,Italy), “Tabula Rasa” , 2st -27th of August 2017, seminar on improvisation held by Stefano Battaglia (Concert: Palazzo Chigi Serafini, 27th/8/17)

·        Ticino Musica”, Lugano (Switzerland), 20th July-2nd of August 2014, with Philippe Cuper.

·       “I Solisti del Vento”, Lier (Belgium), 19th-25th August 2012, with Nele Delafonteyne.