The Duo Dubois comes from a shared love for contemporary music of two
instrumentalists, Alberto Cavallaro (Saxophone) and Federico Tramontana
(Percussion). Both were born in 1995 and both study at the Music Conservatory
“Fausto Torrefranca” in Vibo Valentia. Alberto followed his artistic way in France at CRR of Cergy- Pontoise and then at the Milan Conservatory of Music; Federico studied in Switzerland, at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern.
The passion for new sound possibilities between these two kinds of instruments
lead the Duo Dubois on a working research project with the CIDIM (National Music Committee) for the creation of a new repertoire for this group. The beginning of the Duet’s work was based on a close relationship between composers and performers to best translate into sounds the composer’s thoughts. The ensemble performers at several Festivals like: “Music in the museums” (Vatican City), the Roccella Jazz festival, AMA Calabria, composers associations CLUSTER in Lucca, Albino Classica, “MACRO” – Contemporary Art Museum of Rome, Rumore Bianco, Nova Musica Festival “Adria Conservatory of Music”, IIC (Italian Culture Institute) of Bruxelles, Ensemble New Music of Savona and many more. It cooperated as performers for a Composition Master at the “Verdi Conservatory” of Milan with the Spanish composer Jose Manuel Lopez. Since 2017 till today the Duo performed more than 14 world premiere compositions and several Italian premieres.
(*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.