Giovanni Sollima e.a.
Giovanni Sollima, cello
Stelios Petrakis, Greek lyra, louto
Alfredo Lagos, flamenco guitar
Thanasis Mavrokostas, Cretan bagpipe, cello/lyra & dance
Agustín Diassera, percussion
Valeriano Paños, dance
Fri 29 Jan ’2120:15 uurmain hall
Sollima studied the cello with Giovanni Perriera and composition with his father at the Conservatorio di Palermo and went on to study at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. Sollima’s music is the product of various influences such as jazz, rock, Mediterranean folk music, minimalism and the Neapolitan Baroque era. His substantial oeuvre includes some 60 chamber music works. ‘A message conveyed with music comes across must faster than with words,’ explains the versatile Sollima. He enjoys strong ties with the Netherlands: In May of last year Job Cohen presented him with the Anner Bijlsma Award, named after the Dutch master cellist who recently passed away.
To keep waiting times down to an absolute minimum, this concert will make use of the 'wallet-less intermission' concept. Visitors are asked to pay for their intermission drink in advance when ordering their tickets: the perfect solution for enjoying your company and your drink as long as possible!