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'A cello around the world', a cello in Pitesti

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 , ora 15.10

The Pitesti Philharmonic organizes on Thursday, February 18th, from 7pm, the headquarters of the Multifunctional Center, a concert with film music, A cello through the world, project of the cellist Filip Papa. According to the incidence rate of COVID-19 in Pitesti, before it had access only 30% of spectators. They used to wear protective masks and sit in the available seats in the room. The event can also be watched online, on the facebook page of the Pitesti Philharmonic: https://www.facebook.com/pitestifilarmonica.

Along with the symphony orchestra of the Pitesti Philharmonic, conducted by Gian Luigi Zampieri, the cellist Filip Papa returns as soloist. In the program, music from the movies Countdown (Adagio), Chère Loiuse (Loneliness), Il Postino (The Postman), Kill Bill (The Lonely Shepherd), Breakfast at Tiffany's (Moon River), La Piovra (Octopus), The Mission (Gabriel's oboe), Amadeus (Queen of the Night Aria), The Deer Hunter (Cavatina), Henry IV (Oblivion), Frantic (Libertango), The Kid stays in the Picture (Blue Love), La Strada and The Godfather ( Medley), Les Fugitifs (Fugarii), The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (The Tall Blonde, Sârba), The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (The Dance of the Hasidic Youth), from the show Horácio Ferrer and Astor Piazzolla "In Person" (Canción de las Venusinas) and from the TV show David Balfour (Song of David). The orchestras for string orchestra, cello, percussion and piano belong to Gian Luigi Zampieri.

Representative of the Italian conducting school, one of the last disciples of the master Franco Ferrara, Gian Luigi Zampieri studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Accademia Chigiana, obtaining, in 1988, the Honorary Diploma. Launched during his student years in conducting, he has conducted prestigious orchestras in Romania, as well as abroad, in Brazil, England, Israel, Poland, Mexico, Russia, Italy. He collaborated with famous soloists, including: Gabriel Croitoru, Alexandru Tomescu, Razvan Suma, Florin Ionescu-Galati, Luiza Borac, Filip Papa, Vlad Dimulescu. He conducted at the Aulis Music Festival in Bolzano the official concert commemorating the tenth anniversary of the death of pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. In 1985, he edited the Italian edition of the film Amadeus by Milos Forman. Gian Luigi Zampieri, professor of orchestral studies at the Italian state conservatories, is also the guest conductor of the Sao Carlos Philharmonic (Brazil) and permanent conductor of the Oltenia Philharmonic in Craiova.

Filip Papastudied piano in his hometown, Timisoara, and cello at the Music High School in Cluj-Napoca. He completed his cello studies at the "George Enescu" Academy in Iași. Since 1988, he has been a member of the Ad libitum Quartet, with which he has given numerous recitals and concerts. He is the winner of several international awards for string quartets. He was the soloist of several philharmonics in the country, under the baton of great conductors: Cristian Badea, Misha Katz, Gheorghe Costin, Alexandru Lascae, Ilarion Ionescu-Galați. He was also present in the past seasons at the Pitesti Philharmonic, both with Ad libitum and with the symphony orchestra.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the Pitesti Philharmonic, the price of a ticket being 40, 30 or 20 lei, depending on the category of the place. Pupils, students and pensioners benefit from the discounts corresponding to each category.

Translated by Dumitru Bianca,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu