JORGE BOSSO

Jorge Bosso, cello

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BIOGRAPHY:

On January 2014 Decca released my version of Piazzolla’s Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas for solo cello and strings performed by Enrico Dindo and I Solisti di Pavia. During the same year I premiered my Tre Meditazioni for mixed choir a cappella and solo cello at the cathedral of Vicenza, which was commissioned by the Festival Biblico for the opening speech of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. I have had the privilege to make an offer of the composition to the Pope as a gift in October 2015 – published by Casa Musicale Sonzogno.

On 2016, I was commissioned: Cinco Tangos Apócrifos for cello and strings (the premiere was held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada), Frottole, Canoni, Ballate et altre Maraviglie per Orlando l’Eroe Furioso – inspired on the poem by Ludovico Ariosto – for vocal ensemble and instruments, PASSACAGLIA in Memoriam, concerto for cello and orchestra (commissioned by the Embassy of Argentina in Lebanon and premiered on December 2016) Es Muss sein! for twelve cellos (commissioned by Mario Brunello, I conducted the premiere at Teatro La Fenice in Venice on October 2016) and the orchestration of my second version of Debussy Cello Sonata for cello and strings, performed by Daniel Muller Schott in Amsterdam during the Cello Biennalle at the Muziekgebow.

On the fall of 2014 I conducted the premiere of VALENTINA! Un violoncello a fumetti at the Teatro Fraschini with Enrico Dindo and I Solisti di Pavia.

On 2015 I completed a work which I have desired to write since many years, BROTHERS, for mixed choir a cappella and two cellos inspired on the correspondence between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh.

Later on, my roots in Buenos Aires took over once again the need of proposing different perspectives of the music of my hometown, I conceived TANGOS AT AN EXHIBITION! for my ensemble BossoConcept (recorded on CD and DVD at LimenMusic studios, July 2016)

During the last years I composed music that has more to do with a conceptual idea, at the research of a transcendental, metaphysical thought. Result of my compositional path is Kohelet for solo violin, solo cello and mixed choir based on the holy book Ecclesiastes; Duo I  and Duo II for violin and cello; Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano, String Quartet N°1/Lachrymose; Requiem for mixed choir, soprano and solo cello; MOSHEE for solo cello and 17 strings; Bridges based on the Preludes and Fugues op. 87 by Shostakowitsch for female choir and ensemble; Je Suis Surikov Kazakh Russe for baritone, solo violin, solo cello, Russian folk group, string orchestra, percussionists, mixed choir and children choir commissioned by the Municipality  of Krasnoyarsk.

All the works have been performed in different cities and countries: Moscow (Tchaikovsky Conservatory Bolshoi Hall), Saint Petersburg (Bolshoi and Small Hall of the Philharmonic Society), Nizhny Novgorod (Kremlin Hall), Krasnoyarsk (Philharmonic Hall, Opera and Ballet Theatre), Petrozavodsk (Philharmonic Hall), Salzburg (Summer Academy), England, Switzerland (Martha Argerich Festival), Israel (Bridges Festival), Turkey, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Croatia, USA, Spain, to name but a few.

I also chose to propose some previous works, from a different perspective. Strauss violin, piano Sonata op.18 (orchestrated for solo violin and symphonic orchestra), Der Frühling der Minnesänger (Bach/Bosso) for solo violin and mixed choir, Debussy Cello Sonata (for cello and strings and for cello and symphonic as well), Debussy Violin Sonata for violin and symphonic orchestra, Ravel Posthume Sonata for violin and symphonic orchestra. The premieres had been performed by Enrico Dindo/Gavriel Lipkind (cello) and Dora Schwarzberg (violin).

As a cellist I had the privilege to perform with artists like Dora Schwarzberg, Ivry Gitlis, Martha Argerich, Lilya Zilberstein, some of these performances had been released by EMI.

During 2012 I have recorded a cycle of 20 radio programs Alla Ricerca del Tango Perduto, broadcasted by the RSI, Rete Due, the (Italian Swiss Radio).

At the same time I consider myself a composer that does not believe anymore in the division between different musical currents. The world of sound is overloaded by a fusion of styles and tendencies, some of them a happier blend than others.   The association of experiences combines to create a whole and it is at the moment of exposure that the miracle occurs.

The portent of beauty in which the individual bears unwitting testimony.

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