In 2014, ACO audiences roared their approval of the exhilarating mastery of maverick Sicilian cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima's performance across Australia. In 2016 he returns for an unmissable celebration of five centuries of Italian music, ably joined by soloists from the ACO.
We've unearthed this video from 2014 - shot during his last visit - where Sollima sits down at the ACO Studio for an incredible performance of Costanzi's Sonata in C Major alongside familiar guests.
MONTEVERDI (arr. strings) Lamento della ninfa
BERIO Sequenzas for Violin and Double Bass
LEO Cello Concerto No.3 in D minor
PAGANINI Introduction and Variations on ‘Dal tuo stellate soglio’ from Rossini’s Moses in Egypt
ROSSINI (arr. Eliodoro Sollima) ‘Une larme’ Theme and Variations for Cello and Strings
SCELSI C’est bien la nuit from Nuits
GIOVANNI SOLLIMA Fecit Neap 17… for Cello, Strings and Continuo