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The Early Romantics – Duo Recital by Tina Karen Lo (Guitar) and Andrea Zanchetta (Violin), June 2012
30 June 2012 (SAT)
Date & Time: 30 June 2012 (SAT) at 8:00pm
Venue: Hog Kong City Hall (Theatre)
"PAGANINI'S GUT"--CCOHK, June 2010
Zanchetta is invited as a soloist to perform I Palpiti by Paganini and Violin Concerto in A Major, D96 by Tartini on 19 June 2010(SAT), 8pm at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Concert Hall.
...The Violin concert “Paganini’s Gut” was performed by Italian Hong Kong resident violinist, Andrea Zanchetta on 19th June at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Concert Hall. This concert was also presented jointly with City Chamber Orchestra. It was sponsored by OM LOG (Asia) Ltd.
By now, those of you who did not attend the concert, may be wondering what is the meaning of Paganini’s Gut. Well, it refers to the violin strings used by Mr. Zanchetta for the concert. In 2001 in Genoa, Italy an envelope containing old gut strings and bearing the handwritten note "Antiche corde del Violino di Nicolò Paganini" was discovered inside Paganini’s violin case. Expert Italian gut string maker, Mimmo Peruffo, produced identical copies of this original set of strings which Paganini used on his violin. It is these strings which Andrea Zanchetta used for the concert to bring us closer to the dramaticallydifferent sound made by the type of strings which Paganini himself used.
Before the concert Andrea Zanchetta gave a talk on Paganini and the gut strings. He was relaxed, informative and very interesting to listen to. We learnt about the fascinating life of Paganini, the unlucky, sickly but brilliant violinist and composer. His ill-health stemmed from the pressure his father placed on him to practise his music. If his father was not satisfied with his son’s practice, he would send Paganini to bed without food as punishment. Napoleon’s sister Elisa (known as Marianna) fell in love with him but Paganini’s later fame caused him to attract envy and vindictiveness from others. It was even suggested that he played so sweetly because his violin strings were made from the guts of his dead lover!
During the concert Andrea Zanchetta played the works of Tartini and Albioni in addition to Paganini. We were also treated to Domenico Zipoli’s Elevazione, a duet played by Oboist and City Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director, Leanne Nicholls with the Orchestra’s principal cellist Artem Konstantinov, accompanied by Robert Langston on organ.
The sounds of Zanchetta’s gut strings were sublime and at the end of the concert the audience clearly wanted more, BUT: “Paganini non ripete!”(Paganini does not repeat)and so we had to be content with what we had already heard! After the concert Mr. Zanchetta’s following of devoted young students inundated him with flowers, gifts and details of their music exam results!--------------(Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao)
VIOLIN GUITAR DUO CONCERT, June 2010
Zanchetta is invited by Hong Kong Chamber Music Society to perform a concert of violin guitar duo with Tina Karen Lo at The Hong Kong Club on 2 June 2010 (WED). Details
Filippo Gragnani (1776-1820) - Sonata #2 op .8
Francesco Molino (1775-1847) - Nocturno Op.37
Largo non troppo-Romanze
Niccolo Paganini(1782-1840) - Sonata Concertata
Adagio assai Espressivo
Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) - Rossiniana #1, Op.119
Introduction –Andante Grazioso
Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) - Grand Sonata Op.25
Thema mit Variationen
Menuetto & Trio
"In Between Classical and Romantic", April 2010
A concert of violin guitar duo at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts(HKAPA) with Tina Karen Lo.
BAROQUE SERIES--CCOHK, February & March 2010
Zanchetta was invited as a guest director for a series of two baroque concertos in Union Church Hong Kong (22A Kennedy Rd).
"A MUSICAL JOURNEY", September 2009
Zanchetta and the Hong Kong famous pianist Nancy Loo interpreted in the Island some beautiful masterworks of Classical Music from various countries, bringing you in a musical journey through Italy, Germany, France, Mexico and Eastern Europe.
Schumann Grand Sonata No. 2 in D min Op. 121
Paganini Polacca con variazioni
Debussy La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin
Paganini I Palpiti
VIOLIN & GUITAR DUO, June 2009
Zanchetta performed in Duo with Tina Karen Lo on 29 June 2009 (MON),7.30pm, at HKUST Exposition Hall.
Filippo Gragnani Sonata #2 Op. 8
Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant Sonata in a minor Op.1 #1
Christian Gottlieb Scheidler Sonata in D
Niccolo Paganini Sonata Concertata
Napoleon Coste Consolazione, Romance Op. 25
Francesco Molino Nocturno Op. 37
THE GLORIOUS BAROQUE, April 2009
Zanchetta took part in a Baroque concert for City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) on 4 April 2009 (SAT), 8pm,
at St. Stephen's Chapel, Stanley.
Vivaldi Concerto in D major, RV 94
Handel Cantata Mi Palpita II Cor, HWV 132B
Corelli Variations on La Follia, Op.5, No.12
Telemann Quartet in D minor from Tafelmusik II
SICHUAN, June 2008
Zanchetta and a group of musicians performed a concert in Hong Kong Club on 25 JUNE 2008 for the fund raising for Sichuan Earthquake Relief. All concert admission fees is donated to the Hong Kong Red Cross China Relief Fund. Details
RECITAL IN HONG KONG, May 2008
Zanchetta was invited by Hong Kong Chamber Music Society to perform a recital in Hong Kong with pianist Nancy Loo on 22nd MAY 08.
Mozart Sonata in A Major K305
Allegro di molto Andante grazioso con variazioni
Brahms Sonata in G Major Op. 78
Vivace ma non troppo Adagio Allegro molto moderato
Gluck Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice
Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
Williams Theme from the movie "Schindler's List"
CONCERT BY BACH, October 2007
Zanchetta played a concert by Bach, Brandenburg concerto No. 2, on 2nd October 2007 in Hong Kong City Hall with Allen Vizzutti, trumpet, Matthew Wu, flute, Leanne Nicholls, oboe, and Jean Thorel was invited as a conductor.
ASIA, July 2007
Zanchetta moved from Italy to Asia with his family at the beginning 2007 and the first concert he gave in Hong Kong was with the City Chamber Orchestra (CCOHK) in the Cultural Centre located in Tsim Sha Tsui. Andrea was invited for a concert in Chengdu, China, celebrating Hong Kong handed over to China 10th year anniversary.
TOUR in JAPAN, July 2006
Zanchetta was back from a two weeks tour in Japan and he enjoyed very much the time there. He described that the response of the audience was extremely enthusiastic and it's exactly the sign of classical music in nowadays Asia. Zanchetta played pieces by Vivaldi and Paganini and in the same concert there were also Yumi Yamagata and Katsuya Watanabe. In many occaions, the orchestra was filmed by the local television during rehearsals, concerts as well as parties. The tour touched Tokyo where the orchestra performed in the warm Kioi Hall, the grand Suntory Hall as well as the Hamarikyu Asahi Hall; in Niigata at the Performing Arts Center; in Yokohama at the popular Touinn-Gauken University; and in other cities like Nasunohara, Nosuro city, Sendai, Oita, Ube-city, etc.
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