News 2011

-The Italian Cultural Institute of New York has hired Davide to teach a three-month course on the history of Italian opera. It is an honor and a privilege to collaborate with such a prestigious institution, so prominent in the cultural life of New York.

-"Blind Date for Alter Egos" was just performed at Carnegie-Weill Hall by The Remarkable Theater Brigade on Friday, November 4, 2011 as part of their Opera Shorts program.

-Davide just completed "Simmetrie di Paradiso", a work for soprano sax and piano written for Rome-based saxophonist Pierpaolo Iacopini. The piece will be premiered during the next season and will also be included in Maestro Iacopini's next CD.

-Italian clarinet player Guido Arbonelli is currently touring Italy performing "Degli Eroici Furori" the piece for clarinet and piano that Davide wrote for him last summer. The piece has already been performed several times in Rome, Sicily, Sondrio and other places, and was welcome with unanimous praise from audiences everywhere.

-A new piece for piano trio (violin, cello and piano) is in the works. The title of the work is "The Sorrow of the Soul" and will be written for the New York-based Ambrosia Trio. Davide has had an ongoing collaboration with the Ambrosia Trio since the mid-Nineties, when the group premiered "Future Fears" his first piano trio.

-"Flexible Desires" is a piece for solo piano commissioned by Joanne Chang with funding provided by the City University of New York. The work was premiered on March 12, 2011 at the Tenri Institute, NY. Several additional performances will follow in the NY area, California and China.

See the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzpm6sTI03M
"Flexible Desires"