News 2006

- Brian Fronzaglia, a percussionist based in Kansas, commissioned Davide to write a solo for marimba, which will further expand his already notable marimba catalog. The title of the new work is "Balletti di Bronzo" and will be premiered in the spring of 2007. Incidentally, Brian was the soloist in the world premiere of the chamber version of "Concertino dell'Incenso" for marimba and string orchestra, which took place at Michigan State University a few years ago. He also wrote a paper on Davide's harmonic language in that work.

- Negotiations are under way to secure funding for Davide's next collaboration, a substantial work for piano solo to be written for pianist Adam Marks. Adam and Davide have great admiration for each other and are thrilled by this opportunity to work together.

- Davide was commissioned by singer Leesa Levy at Valley City State University in North Dakota to write a piece for soprano and vibraphone, based on texts by Christina Rossetti.

- Davide was commissioned by the University of Florence Choir to write a short piece for SATB. The result was "Astro Morente", set to a poem in Italian that came to him very vividly in a dream years ago.

- Renown violinist Stefan Milenkovich commissioned Davide to write "Eterni Ritorni" for solo violin. The piece is loosely based on the Bach sarabandes for solo violin and has a virtuosic character, weaving in and out of tonality.

- Nicola Mazzanti, flutist with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Florence, Italy, and one of the foremost piccolo specialists, last year commissioned "Melma Calma", for piccolo and piano. He has recently recorded it for his new CD. You can purchase it at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/mazzanti2