Elena Cecconi, solo flute
Saturday, October 4, 2014 • 1:45 pm • Church of Bursins
• F. Kuhlau (1786-1832) – Fantasia in D Major op.38/I
• Allegro agitato
• Arietta con variazioni based on “Batti batti o bel Masetto” du Don Giovanni de W.A. Mozart
• S. Mercadante (1795- 1870) – “Là ci darem la mano” from W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni
• variated air
• T. Procaccini (1934) – Eagle
• H.J. Buss (1951) – Space Renaissance Suite – Composed for Elena Cecconi – December 2012 – Brixton Publications
• I Through the Portal
• II Alien Storm
• III Introspection
• IV Reachin beyond
• A. Piazzolla (1921-1992) – Tango-Etude no. 3
• A. Hagman (1979) – Bordas de hielo on a poem of Cesar Vallejo – Composed for Elena Cecconi – June 2013
Elena Cecconi plays a Haynes Flute gold 14 K that belonged to Severino Gazzelloni
Elena Cecconi has captivated audiences in concert halls around the world such as Germany, Austria, Albania, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Japan, Thailand, USA and Russia. As soloist she has performed with orchestras including the Budapest Chamber Orchestra and UCS Orchestra-Brazil, Scarlatti Orchestra, Cremona Soloists, Albanian Radio Television Orchestra, Catania Orchestra, Sicilian Symphony Orchestra.
Her recordings for Edipan Ricordi-Stradivarius, Bayer Records, Classics Talent Records, Tactus Records , Brilliant and La Bottega Discantica have been awarded with the highest tribute in important International Music Magazines and are broadcast on radio stations worldwide. She was Principal Solo Flute of the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra until 1994 and also performed as Principal Solo Flute in the Orchestra of Venice, the Toscanini Orchestra of Parma , Theatre Orchestra” of Vicenza, Philarmonic Orchestra of Piacenza, and the Classical Orchestra of Alessandria.
Elena is Professor of Flute at the Conservatory -Music University of Genova and has taught Masterclasses at Valtidone International Festival Assisi, Castellina Marittima in Pisa, Music Academies in Vicenza and Mantova- Italy, in Turkey, Greece and at Liszt Music University in Weimar, Music Academy in Krakov, Conservatorio Superior de Alicante and La Coruña- Spain, Florida State College in Jacksonville, Southeastern Louisiana University, Loyola University and Tulane University in New Orleans, Northern Illinois University in Chicago, at the University in Porto Alegre-Brazil and Maimonodes University in Buenos Aires-Argentina, at the International Flute Festival in San José- Costa Rica. She attended masterclasses at the Mozarteum of Salzburg with K. H. Zoeller and at the Hochschule für Musik of Vienna with the flutist W. Schulz and E.Melkus for Baroque Music and graduated in Italy at Conservatorio of Frosinone with the highest marks under the guidance of A. Pucello.
Elena Cecconi is Artistic Director and chair of the Musica Nueva International Flute Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Artistic Director of Space Renaissance Italia. Elena is Magistral Dama of the Knights of Malta and she is a musician of Donatori di Musica. She is a Haynes Flute Artist and she plays a Haynes gold flute 14 K which belonged to the famous Italian flutist Severino Gazzelloni.