The Daarler Vocal Consort concluded the 2016 Trieste Prima festival

On December 10 at the Chiesa Luterana the final concert of the Trieste Prima 2016 festival presented the famous German sextet Daarler Vocal Consort. The program was very interesting, in fact they performed contemporary masterpieces such as the Passionstexte by Wolfgang Rihm, but also historical compositions such as Lundvik's Nocturnes. The art of the ensemble ended the saison in the best way. The next concert will be on 2017 May 10, at the Trieste Chiesa Luterana as well; on the stage the renowned Zagreb Cantus ensemble.

The sixth Trieste Prima 2017 concert presents the Trio Catch

On December 2 the first Trieste Prima concert at the Casa della Musica presents three young musicians from Hamburg: the Trio Catch. The clarinetist Boglárka Pecze, the cellist Eva Boesch and the pianist Sun-Young Nam played the most important contemporary composers, such as Georges Aperghis, Rolf Riehm, Isang Yun, Beat Furrer. Admirable interpretations. Standing ovation.

At the fifth Trieste Prima 2016 concert the "G. Tartini" Conservatory

The fifth Trieste Prima 2016 concert was held in the elegant setting of the Sala Tartini at the Trieste Conservatory. The four artists - the Trevisan Zaccaria Piano Duo and the Pérez Tedesco Ziraldo Percussion Duo - are teachers at the same institute. They played the famous Sonata for two pianos and percussion by Bartók and a first performance, Sonata a quattro by Fabián Pérez Tedesco. The large audience asked the ensemble for an encore.

The fourth Trieste Prima concert presented three first performances

On November 18 at 6 pm at the Museo Revoltella Auditorium played the MD7 ensemble. The seven Slovenian musicians, directed by Steven Loy, interpretated a interesting program, where stood out the three first performances: Ferri a margine by Cifariello Ciardi, a theatrical music piece, Silhouettes and shadows II by Senk, a narrative composition (the "story" was about a "line") and Parataxis by Scott Thompson, a meditation on contrasts. The three composers were present at the concert and were applauded warmly. Standing ovation for the MD7 ensemble.

The third Trieste Prima concert presented the new version of Solbiati's Terzo Quartetto

On November 11 at 6 pm at the Museo Revoltella the Prometeo string quartet played the new version of Solbiati's Terzo Quartetto. The milanese composer was present at the concert and accepted the invitation to explain his new piece. He revealed to the Trieste Prima public that many parts of Terzo Quartetto are based on his new research on silence. The Prometeo string quartet concluded the event with the famous Second String Quartet by Ligeti. The breathtaking interpretations of the two pieces were greeted with a burst of applause.

The Aspettando Trieste Prima 2016 spring festival ended with a Italian piano music evening

On May 27 four young Italian piano talents ended the spring part of the Trieste Prima 2016 music festival with a contemporary piano music evening. Biancamaria Targa, Sara Costa, Elena Costa and Daniele Fasani played pieces by Gentile, Gervasoni, Fedele, Solbiati, Di Bari, Gorli and Sciarrino. Lyrical moments (Preludio by Ada Gentile) were followed by virtuoso pages (Près by Gervasoni, Tierra del fuego by Fedele).

The spring prelude of the Trieste Prima 2016 contemporary music festival

On May 20 at the Minerva Bookshop (20 San Nicolò Street, Trieste) a Renzo Cresti's lecture opened the spring prelude of the Trieste Prima 2016 contemporary music festival. The famous Italian musicologist presented his latest book, Sentimenti e ragioni nelle musiche europee dal primo Novecento a oggi. The event was introduced by Corrado Rojac, president of the Chromas Association, which organised the lecture. Corrado Rojac remembered the fact that the first Trieste Prima festival started in 1987: thirty years of passionate activity are a important achievement.

The Trieste Prima 2015 Contemporary Music Festival

On October 30 at 6 p. m. at the Revoltella Museum the Ex Novo Ensemble opened the Trieste Prima 2015 Contemporary Music Festival and its From East to West topic. Stunden-Blumen, a piece by Toshio Hosokawa, introduced the "eastern" subject of the festival; the "western" theme was introduced by a Giampaolo Coral's piece, Tombeau, written in memory of Pier Paolo Pasolini. The other compositions of the evening (for exemple Spice by Franco Donatoni) illustrated the Italian contemporary music milieu that inspired Coral's music.

The Trieste Prima 2015 second concert presents the percussionist Gabriele Petracco

On November 6 at the Revoltella Museum the Trieste Prima 2015 second concert presented the young percussionist Gabriele Petracco. The programme was focused on virtuoso percussionists (van Rossum, Geoffroy) but on classics of the percussion as well ( Klatzov's Dances of Earth & Fire for marimba). Gabriele Petracco played with great energy. Standing ovation.