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The music of Genoa: open rehearsal with the Vaughan String Quartet and meeting with the composer of the "Porpora Suite" Davide Piero Runcini



The music of Genoa: open rehearsal with the Vaughan String Quartet and meeting with the composer of the

The Genoese composer Davide Piero Runcini, the only Italian in the semi-final in the international composition competition World Vision Contest 2021, found a way to give voice to his string music thanks to a meeting with the Vaughan String Quartet which took place in Genoa in 2016.

After winning an award for cultural diversity, the Italo-Brazilian-Canadian quartet Vaughan was in search of new music and Runcini wrote the "Purple Suite" for this ensemble, a collection of dances that opens with an elegant valse, followed an intense saraband, a light and lyrical minuet, up to the sensual simulated madness of the final tarantella.

In this open rehearsal, the composer Runcini will talk about his music and his relationship with Genoa, about the remote collaboration with the Vaughan quartet and will be available, via video link from Italy, to answer questions from the Montreal public.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2022, 5pm
Free admission - RSVP
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal
1200 Av. du Dr Penfield

The concert of the Vaughan String Quartet, entitled "Purple Suite: passionate dances in alleys and ruelles" will follow at 7:30 pm. On the program, music by Nino Rota, Davide Piero Runcini, Beetholven Cunha and Giuseppe Verdi.

Considered one of the most interesting Italian composers of his generation, Runcini undertook classical training by studying piano and composition at the Genoa Conservatory and perfected in Rome in the Arts Academy's high-level piano specialization courses, and in several masterclasses with musicians such as: M. Calisi, L. Berman, S. Perticaroli.

Runcini is currently the only Italian to have reached the semifinal at the World Vision Composers Contest and for this reason many articles, reports and interviews have been dedicated to him in various newspapers and televisions including RAI.

After an intense concert activity as an interpreter carried out since 2000 for almost twenty years, as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, today Runcini dedicates himself almost exclusively to the composition and realization of his own music.


Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Time: At 5:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Montréal

In collaboration with : Vaughan String Quartet

Entrance : Free