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Giovanni Sollima

Last mentioned in Palermo : Italy
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Giovanni Sollima's Biography

Giovanni Sollima (born 24 October 1962 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy) is an Italian composer and cellist. He was born into a family of musicians and studied cello with Giovanni Perriera and composition with his father, Eliodoro Sollima, at the Conservatorio di Palermo, where he graduated with highest honors. He later studied with Antonio Janigro and Milko Kelemen at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

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Giovanni Sollima News Stories

  • Cello maestro mixes hyperactive energy and deft virtuosity

      News Source: The Age | 3 months ago
    Giovanni Sollima. Reviewer rating: Reader rating: Genre Performer Opera House Concert Hall, April 13. Giovanni Sollima plays the cello emulating one possessed, pursuing musical moments like a mad seducer, and, in throwaway cadences, kissing notes
  • Music Review: Silk Road Ensemble Celebrates at Carnegie Hall

      News Source: The New York Times | 9 months ago
    Music Review After 15 Years, Still a Mix of Dance and Dare Silk Road Ensemble Celebrates at Carnegie Hall Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times Silk Road Ensemble Yo-Yo Ma, center right, who founded that group, marked its 15th anniversary with its
  • CSO season: Muti to salute Verdi and Schubert

      News Source: Chicago Tribune | over 1 year ago
    In January, Muti will embark on a Schubert symphony cycle that will extend through the end of the season in June and include other orchestral and choral works. The Schubert focus will carry over into several Symphony Center Presents series offerings.

Giovanni Sollima Blogs

  • Giovanni Sollima and that killer Philharmonic encore | ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Composer and cellist Giovanni Sollima. Photo by Gian Maria Musarra. Last Friday's Lexington Philharmonic concert ended with cello soloist Narek Hakhnazaryan delivering a jaw dropping encore with a work virtually no one in the audience ...
  • Noted: ACO and Giovanni Sollima - Blogger

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Giovanni Sollima is something of superstar; the Italian cellist/composer premiered his double cello concerto with none other than Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in January. When Sollima arrived onstage with the Australian ...
  • Tuesday 04/15/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra « WBJC

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    11:00 PM. Riccardo Muti conducts Schubert. Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200. Sollima: Antidotum Tarantulae XXI, Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra (Yo-Yo Ma, Giovanni Sollima, cellos) [CSO Commission, World Premiere]

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