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Domingo 19 de Abril de 2015 13:00 hrs

Concierto para viola y piano  

    Alessandra Aquilanti, Viola

    Giancarlo Aquilanti, Piano

    Benjamín Valdivia, Libretista  


Sonata for Viola and Piano No.  2 (1999)       Giancarlo A.  (b. 1959)

I.                    Mosso – Tarantella Italiana

II.                  Lentamente – La Melodia Cinese

III.               Allegro – La Pasquella e la Melodia Cinese. 

Alessandra Aquilanti, Viola;               Giancarlo Aquilanti,  Piano.


From the Album Piccoli Pezzi per Pianoforte (2000)  G. Aquilanti

     La Sesta Tedesca

     Il Contrappunto

     The Northern Gal.

Giancarlo Aquilanti, Piano


From the Opera  Ángela, Dante y Umbría (2014)           G. Aquilanti

     Dueto Umbría y Dante

     Dueto Ángela y Dante

 Sindy Gutiérrez, Soprano (Ángela);  Marisol Orozco Olmedo, Mezzo-Soprano (Umbría)

Iván Montes, Tenor (Dante);   Giancarlo Aquilanti, Piano; Benjamín Valdivia, libreto.


Sonata for Viola and Piano No.  1 (1997)             G. Aquilanti 

I.                    Lento – Mosso With Swing – Lento.

II                  Allegro Spiritoso 


Giancarlo Aquilanti was born in Jesi, a small town in central Italy, where he took his first musical steps. He studied at the Conservatory of Music in Pesaro, Italy, where he received diplomas in Trumpet Performance, Choral Music, and Composition. In 1985, he moved to the United States, where he studied with Glenn Glasow at California State University at Hayward receiving a Master’s degree in Composition cum laude in 1988. He continued his studies in composition at Stanford University, completing a Doctoral degree in Composition in 1996. This was a very productive period in his life, which saw the composition of his first opera, Lot’s Woman, which was performed under his direction at Stanford University in 1996. At Stanford he started his teaching career in music theory, composition and conducting. A highlight of his teaching career came in 2004, when he was awarded the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching – Stanford University’s highest teaching honor. He is currently director of the Music Theory Program at Stanford University. His responsibilities include directing the undergraduate theory program, developing the curriculum, and training and supervising the graduate teaching assistants.


Alessandra Aquilanti was born in Oakland, California and began studying violin at age 7. At 14 she took on the viola and in 2005 won the Oakland Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. She attended New York University where she earned her B.A. and M.A. in Italian literature and played in the NYU Symphony and various chamber ensembles. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on humor during Italian fascism and is an active member of the Stanford music scene, acting as principal viola in the Stanford Symphony and Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra, along with playing with the Stanford Baroque Soloists and numerous chamber ensembles.