Two charismatic Italian performers introduce the audience to some of the best pieces of the repertoire for clarinet and piano, including Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Brahms, Nino Rota, and Poulenc’s Sonatas. Join us for an evening full of the clarinet’s wistful, wondrous sounds by Mansutti.
Claudio Mansutti has won five chamber music competitions at national and international level, and recorded for RAI and ORF. He founded the Diapason Ensemble and the Accademia Ars Musicae Orchestra of Klagenfurt, in which he played principal clarinet, and reached the national finals for the European Youth Orchestra. He has performed as soloist with the Accademia Ars Musicae Orchestra, Zagreb Radio and Television Orchestra, Orchestra UECO in Sala Verdi (Milan), Diapason Chamber Orchestra and many other ensembles. Since 1991, he has been the artistic director of the Teatro Luigi Bon in Udine and of the Festival “Carniarmonie”. In 2001 he received the “Moret d’aur” prize for Culture Personality of the Year in Friuli Venezia-Giulia.
Since winning the “Franz Schubert” competition in Moncalieri, Federica Repini has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras and chamber groups. She joined the Gioventù Musicale group, in which she played in many Italian cities. She has broadcast on radio and television for Italian, Slovenian, Croatian and German companies. For many years she has held chamber music master classes in Follina (Italy) and Koln (Germany). Together with Claudio Mansutti, she belongs to the Ensemble Variabile chamber ensemble, performing in France, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, as well as in several Italian festivals.