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music in the mountains

Each summer we, the musicians, are a little shocked from the first outdoor concerts of the season..Acoustics are difficult, the wind messes up the parts, the mosquitos are flying right around your fingers..Last Sunday though, I had the great pleasure … Continue reading

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Ogni gesto d’amore- XXXIV Premio Abbiati 2015

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SOUNDSCAPES-London

Very excited to start a new project such as this! a newborn contemporary music festival in London curated by myself and Emanuele Torquati at the exclusive and supercool Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery in Fitzrovia..  two days packed with new (and old!) … Continue reading

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Live in Paris…

Few days ago I played in Paris with pianist ,friend and regular collaborator Emanuele Torquati. The Italian Institute of culture is having a great number of music events ,regularly inviting the most talented italian interpreters and composers for concerts or … Continue reading

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new cello concerto by Carola Bauckholt!

Really happy and proud to play the premiere of the new cello concerto (if we want to call it according to old definitions…) BRUNNEN by the great composer Carola Bauckholt. It is dedicated to me and I’m very proud to … Continue reading

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New Schumann recording

Getting ready to leave to Banna (Torino) for a new recording session with my dear Schumann… A third album with Emanuele Torquati on piano ,to complete our recording project on Friederich Grutzmacher’s Schumann transcriptions…it will include the first ,wonderful, violin … Continue reading

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link-contemporary cello repertoire

here is the link to a video of a lesson I gave few months ago in Bologna’s conservatory. It ‘s a synthetic overview of some of the most important pieces for cello of the last decades.. (in my opinion of … Continue reading

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new interview (in italiano) (and new photo by Stefano Bottesi (thanks!))

here is the link to a recent interview ,only in italian …but maybe I ‘ll translate one day? (or you could try with google translator and see if it still makes any sense…!) http://www.ilritaglio.it/2012/cultura/francesco-dillon-violoncellista-italiano/

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La quarta parte della terra- a project about my beloved Latin America

I have been invited with my long-term duo partner Emanuel Torquati to take part at 75th edition of one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian music Festivals:Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino . For this special occasion,our duo will give … Continue reading

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back from Liege

Last week I spent to interesting and full days in the CENTRE HENRI POUSSER to record and experiment together with the italian composer based in India Riccardo Nova. We worked on acid distorsions, just intonation, very high harmonics,on both electric … Continue reading

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