Arcobaleni (Silvia Belfiore, piano – Maurizio Ben Omar, percussion)
Duo Arcobaleni (Silvia Belfiore, piano – Maurizio Ben Omar, percussion) has been founded in 2002. The duo has been collaborating with many Italian and European contemporary composers and is active both in Italy and abroad. Duo Arcobaleni held concerts in Europe and America Duo Arcobaleni held workshops in Brazil and California. Its repertoire includes works dedicated to Duo Arcobaleni by Prati, Livorsi, Mosca, Clementi, Bussotti, Cavallone. Duo Arcobaleni recorded a Warner Bross DVD with music by Maderna, Bussotti, Clementi.
MAURIZIO BEN OMAR, graduated in percussion with full marks, studied piano and composition, too. He played in the most important orchestras in Italy and he has held concerts like soloist and in chamber music in Europe, Africa, America and Oceania with ensembles, soloists and conductors like: Claudio Abbado, Quartetto Arditti, Pierre Yves Artaud, Kees Boeke, Mario Brunello, Bruno Canino, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Jill Feldmann, Andrea Lucchesini, Giuseppe Sinopoli. Composers like Bussotti, Corghi, Donatoni, Einaudi, Gorli, Manca, Mosca, Sciarrino, Pisati, Solbiati, have dedicated own works to him. Hes teacher of percussion in the Genova Conservatory; his students won national and international competitions. He recorded like soloist for Ricordi, Bmg Ariola and Salabert. In 1985 he founded the percussions ensemble Naqqâra. http://utenti.lycos.it/mauriziobenomar
Italian pianist SILVIA BELFIORE graduated from the Alessandria Conservatory in 1989. In 1991, she graduated Magna cum laude in musicology from the University of Bologna. She partecipated in various workshops and masterclasses with Celibidache, Rattalino, Szidon, Masi, Damerini. She has been a participant in the famous "Ferienkurse für neue Musik" held in Darmstadt, Germany in 1986, 1990 and 1992 and she was granted a scholarship from this institute in 1990 and 1992. She has also received various awards for her artistic achievements including Laboratorio Lirico for contemporary music in 1989 awarded by the Teatro Alessandria. Silvia Belfiore has taught piano and music history in several conservatories of music in Italy and Portugal, and is currently a member of the faculty of the Pavia Conservatory of Music. In addition to her teaching, she maintains a busy schedule of performing and recording. Silvia Belfiore has given concerts as soloist and as a chamber performer in Europe, America, Asia. She is also the artistic director of Omaggio a..., an international festival of contemporary music in Acqui Terme. Silvia Belfiores discography is varied, spanning diverse periods of music and she has appeared on various television and radio broadcasts in Moldavia, Germany, and Brazil. Because of her talents and interest in New Music, many composers (Bieler, Bortolotti, Brizzi, Clementi, Hosrt Lohse, Kürshner, Vieru) have dedicated works to her. http://www.silviabelfiore.com
Bruno MADERNASerenata per un satellite Nicola SANI Concetto spaziale: attese (piano & tape) Sylvano BUSSOTTI Frammenti da Passion selon Sade Franco CAVALLONEDuo per Pelizza Giacinto SCELSI Ko-Tha: 3 dances from Shiva (guitar ampliphied for percussionist) Paolo CASTALDISolfeggio parlante (1 musician) Walter PRATI The imaginary tale
J. CAGE Mysterious adventure (prepared piano) J. KONDO Aquarelle A. CLEMENTI 2 x 6 K. STOCKHAUSEN Tierkreis
Napoleons Campaigns in Italy VidalMarche du Maréchal de Saxepno, drum CherubiniMarche des pupilles de la gardepno PhilidorMarche de timballekettle drum AnonimoPas de charge de la Garde Consulaire à Marengo (14 juin 1800)pno AnonimoBatterie dAusterlitzdrum AnonimoRigodon dhonneurdrum Pleyel Bataille de Maringopno PhilidorMarche de timballe pour les gardes du Roykettle drum CharpentierVictoire de lArmée dItalie ou Bataille de Montenottepno, drum AnonimoMarche des Eclόpésdrum AnonimoLe champ dhonneurdrum LullyMarche des Mousquetairespno, drum Concert with explication conference by Arcobaleni duo (an interpreter is necessary) Silvia Belfiore recorded two CDs La musica di Napoleone in 2000
Zodiac piano, percussion and reader music from"Tierkreis by Karlheinz Stockhausen words from Max Jacob pianoSilvia Belfiore percussionMaurizio Ben Omar readerits necessary a local reader in mother tongue