The Duo Dubois was born in 2011 from the shared passion for the contemporary music by the two members: Alberto Cavallaro (Saxophone) and Federico Tramontana (Percussion).
The aim of the Duo is to develop the repertoire for this formation, with particular attention to the interactions between the instruments, often imagining a hybrid result that characterizes their idea of "sound". During their performance the duo mostly play music written for them. The Duo has appeared in Festival such as: Darmstadt Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), DME (Lisbona), Lund Biennale (Lund), SMOG (Bruxelles), De Bijloke (Ghent), Sound Spaces (Malmoe), Istituti Italiani di Cultura of Bruxelles and Melbourne, MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea of Roma, Spaziomusica (Cagliari), Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona (Savona), Dialoghi sul Comporre (Reggio Emilia) ecc. The Duo has held lectures and workshops for the Conservatories of Venice, Fermo and Adria.
Alberto Cavallaro (*1995) is an Italian saxophonist and performer dedicated to the contemporary music. He studied in Italy, France and Belgium under the guidance of Mario Marzi, Jean Yves-Fourmeau and Tom Pauwels completing his studies with full marks and honours. He specializes over the years with saxophonists such as: Marcus Weiss, Claude Delangle, Otis Murphy, Daniel Gauthier, Jean Denis Michat, Christian Wirth.
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, Ars Nova Ensemble and GAME Ensemble. He has performed as soloist for De Bijloke Muziekcentrum (Ghent), Mixtur (Barcelona) and Teatro Franco Parenti (Milan) in prestigious concert halls such as the Bruckner Haus in Linz, the Concertgebouw of Bruge, 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.
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.He won the following scholarships: Lyra Stiftung (CH), Hirschmann Foundation (CH) and Geert und Lore Blanken – Schlemper – Stiftung (CH).
Federico has consistently maintained an active career over the years, appearing at numerous festivals with different Ensemble and soloist such as the Venice Biennale, Milano Musica, AngelicA, HKB Geht and Land, Kunstmuseum Bern, Sonemus Festival, Bozar Next Generation and many others. Among this concerts he collaborated with Pierluigi Billone, Simon Steen Andersen, Stefano Gervasoni ecc. He regularly gaves lectures about the percussion solos of Pierluigi Billone. Federico won the prize for the best music performance at the 66th edition of the Venice Biennale. He gaves lecture and workshop in the Conservatories of Trento, Veneice, Adria and Fermo.