The Duo Dubois was born from the shared passion, by the two member Alberto Cavallaro (Saxophone) and Federico Tramontana (Percussion), for the contemporary music. The aim of the Duo Dubois is to work and develop the repertoire for this formation, with particular attention to the sound interactions between the instruments, often imagining a hybrid result that can synthesize the idea of sound that characterizes their personality and their way of seeing this chamber music formation. During their performance the duo mostly play music written for them. In the academic field, the Duo has been admitted to the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music at the Ictus Academy, under the guidance of Tom Pauwels and Tom De Cock, thanks to a research project that sees the use of easily transportable instrumentation as topic for the next scheduled compositions. The Duo is an active promoter of music written in the last decade.
Saxophonist and performer, born in 1995 in Vibo Valentia, Alberto begins the study of the saxophone at the age of 16. In 2016 he obtains the Bachelor at the Conservatory "Fausto Torrefranca" of Vibo Valentia with the highest marks and honors, He continues his studies in France at the CRR of Cergy Pontoise in the class of Jean-Yves Fourmeau awarded in 2018 with the Diplome d'Etudes Musicales in saxophone and chamber music. He finished his studies with the Master in music performance at the Conservatory of Milan in the class of Mario Marzi with the highest marks and honors. He specializes over the years with saxophonists such as: Claude Delangle, Otis Murphy, Daniel Gauthier, Jean Denis Michat, Christian Wirth, Antonio Felipe Belijar.
He is a founding member and artistic co-director of the Duo Dubois (Saxophone and Percussion) with which he is dedicated to the development of the repertoire for this duo, with collaborations with living composer such as: Stefano Gervasoni, Juan Manuel Lopez Lopez, Maurizio Azzan, ecc. In the academic field, he is a member of the Ictus Academy in Belgium under the guidance of Tom Pauwels.
He has collaborated with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Milan and contemporary music ensemble such as: Divertimento Ensemble, Syntax Ensemble and Ars Nova Ensemble. He has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Bruckner Haus in Linz, the Sala Verdi in Milan, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the San Carlo Theatre in Naples, the Teatro dal Verme of Milan. It has been directed during its orchestral experiences by Riccardo Muti, Jakub Hrusa and Lorenzo Passerini. He has also collaborated with directors such as Andree Ruth Shammah for the Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan and since 2019 collaborates with the artist Giovanni Oberti for his expositions.
Federico Tramontana (*1995), is an Italian percussionist and performer. Graduating in 2017, cum laude and honorable mention at the Conservatory of Music "Fausto Torrefranca" of Vibo Valentia under the guidance of Vittorino Naso. In 2019 he finished his Master of Arts in Music Performance “mit Auszeichnung” (with distinction) at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern with Brian Archinal. Currently, he is part of the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music in the KASK Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium under the guidance of Tom De Cock.
Federico has consistently maintained an active career over the years, appearing at numerous festivals with different Ensemble and Soloist.
Among this concerts he collaborated with Simon Steen – Andersen, Manuel Josè Lopez Lopez (Italian prémiere), Aliser Sijaric (world prémiere), Thomas Demenga (Swiss prémiere) and Stefano Gervasoni (Italian prémiere).
He won the following scholarships: Lyra Stiftung (CH), Hirschmann Foundation (CH) and Geert und Lore Blanken – Schlemper – Stiftung (CH). He gave a lectures about the percussion solos of Pierluigi Billone in the Conservatory of Music of Adria, Italy. He recorded for the label EMA Vinci, Contemporary Music. Federico nourishes an active career as a solo performer, contemporary music researcher, and educator, exploring the limitless world of contemporary art throughout his activities. He is member of the Duo Dubois.