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Duo Dubois

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 characterizes their idea of sounds 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 Contemporary Music.

Alberto Cavallaro
 

Alberto Cavallaro (*1995) is an Italian saxophonist and performer dedicated to the contemporary music. 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 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: 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 and Ars Nova Ensemble. He has performed 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 for the Teatro Franco Parenti. 

Federico Tramontana

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 nourishes an active career as a solo performer, contemporary music researcher, and educator, exploring the limitless world of contemporary art throughout his activities.