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.
(*1995) Saxophonist of classical background, he began his studies in
2011 with Roberto Armocida, followed in 2016 by a bachelor’s degree at the Conservatory of Vibo Valentia in the class of Francesco Marini, with the highest grades and honors. The same year he was admitted to the CRR of Cergy – Pontoise in the class of Jean Yves-Formeau where he unanimously obtained, in 2018, the DEM in Saxophone and chamber music. He is currently attending the Master Degree at the Milan Conservatory in the class of Mario Marzi. Over the years he has specialized with international professors such as Claude Delangle, Alexandre Doisy, Christian Wirth, Daniel Gauthier, Jean Denis Michat, Otis Murphy and Antonio Felipe Belijar. Winner of numerous prize, both solo, national and international, and in chamber music, he is part of Duo Dubois, with whom he dedicated himseld to developing the repertoire for saxophonw and percussion, collaboration with composers such as: Maurizio Azzan, Stefano gervasoni, Josè manuel Lopez Lopez, Maria Teresa Treccozzi and many others. He has collaborated with the saxophone ensemble “Saxvoice” in France, the Syntax Ensemble, Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra for the “Serate Musicali” and the “Società dei Concerti” in Milan. He played with the Civic Orchestra of Milan and the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Federico Tramontana an Italian percussionist and performer, was born in Calabria in 1995. 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. Federico has consistently maintained an active career over the years, appearing at numerous festivals with different Ensemble and soloist such as Roccella Jazz Festival (IT), Milano
Musica Festival (IT), Cluster Music Festival Lucca (IT), HKB Geht and Land (CH), , Kunstmuseum Bern (CH), Festival Rumore Bianco (IT), Sonemus
Festival (BA), MACRO – Contemporary Art Museum Rome, Albino Classic (IT), Neubad – Festival Wege der Wahrnehmung (CH), Sala Verdi Milan, Forum KammerMusik (CH), Concert in Progr – Bern (CH), IIC Bruxells (B), Museo of ceramic in Savona (IT) and many others. 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 already premiered more then ten
pieces written for his Duo, Duo Dubois, by different Italian composers such as: Maura Capuzzo, Alessandro Milia, Maurizio Azzan, Maria Teresa Treccozi, Andrea Nicoli and many others. 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. Federico nourishes an active career as a solo performer, contemporary music researcher, and educator, exploring the limitless world of contemporary art throughout his activities.