Italian Music concert on 13th April 2017at 6:30 pm



50-E, Chandragupta Marg

Chanakyapuri New Delhi – 110021

T.: +91-11-26871901


Simone Gramaglia Viola – Luigi Attademo Guitar

The Duo: Founded in 2012 from the two artists’ idea to unite the unique and fascinating sonorities of the viola and the guitar in an ensemble that could ennoble them both not only through the peculiarities of their timbre but also from the point of view of chamber music. This permits the Duo to explore a vast repertoire, from Bach to the contemporaries, and to appreciate the deepest musical and structural aspects of the works thanks to the instruments’ natural affinity and ability to create a dialogue between themselves.

The album: The Duo’s first album is dedicated to the works of Paganini, released by Brilliant Classics in January 2015 and which has achieved great critical success.

Amadeus, September 2015 – CD of the month.

Gramaglia’s performance is spectacular.” (M. Riboni)

Archi Magazine, December 2015 – 5 stars

A program of this nature requires a magisterial interpretation and Simone Gramaglia and Luigi Attademo are absolutely up to the task.”(M. Ballarini)

Simone Gramaglia is the violist of the Quartetto di Cremona, with which he has performed all over the world in the past fifteen years. As a soloist, he has performed with various orchestras presenting N. Paganini’s Sonata per la Gran Viola and is considered one of the foremost violists of his generation. Along with Luigi Attademo, he counts Andrea Lucchesini, Lawrence Dutton and Jamie Walton among his other favorite musical collaborators. His teachers were Mikhail Kugel, Bruno Giuranna and Yuri Bashmet. He teaches at the Accademia Stauffer in Cremona and is Director of the viola and quartet courses at Master4Strings, and holds masterclasses throughout Europe. He writes in Archi Magazine and studies philosophy at the University of Genoa.

Luigi Attademo began his artistic journey winning the third prize at the “Concours International d’Execution Musicale” in Geneva in 1995. Born into the school of guitarist-composer Angelo Gilardino, he counts Giovanni Guanti, Julius Kalmar, Alessandro Solbiati and Emilia Fadini among his teachers. He is considered one of the most important guitarists of his generation. Among his recent projects are the publication of an anthology of a contemporary guitar music CD dedicated to Paganini (Ed. Symphony) and the complete works of solo guitar by Niccolo Paganini registered for the first time in their entirety on an instrument of that time (Brilliant, 2013). He is currently a lecturer at the ISSM “G. Donizetti” of Bergamo and often collaborates with the HEM in Geneva and Lausanne.


Date: 11th April, 2017, 7 pm

Venue: Alliance Française de Madras, N. 24, College Road, Nungambakkam


Date: 13th April, 2017, 6:30 pm

Venue: India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi

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