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FURIO DI CASTRI

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FURIO DI CASTRI , born in Milano, september 12, 1955.
He went to music at 11 years old, playing the trumpet. Move to the electric bass at age 13. Formerly he is a self-taught musician, beginning to play with rhythm and blues and progressive rock bands.
He recorded his first album in 1973 (Dedalus, Trident records) then started with the double bass.
In 1978 he moved to Rome, where he started to play with tenor saxophonist Maurizio Giammarco and with altoist Massimo Urbani. In Rome he met Chet Baker, with whom he would have kept playing on and off since 1988. In the same period he also became very active in Milan, playing with Larry Nocella, Luigi Bonafede and Franco d'Andrea, and sitting in with musicians as Walter Davis jr, Jimmy Knepper, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer. During february 1981 he entered Enrico Rava's band (with Franco d'Andrea and Aldo Romano) and, a few months later, the first trio of Michel Petrucciani.
From 1981 until now, he has played together with some of the greatest soloist in the European scene - such as Richard Galliano, Dino Saluzzi, Antonello Salis, Joe Lovano, Charles Lloyd, Steve Lacy, John Surman, Dave Liebman, Pharoah Sanders, Michael Brecker, Sal Nistico, Lee Konitz, Joe Henderson, Franco Ambrosetti, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Tolliver, Ray Anderson, Muhal Richard Abrams, Michel Grailler, Gordon Beck, Franco d'Andrea, John Taylor, Paul Bley, Don Friedman, Enrico Pieranunzi, Rita Marcotulli, Jon Balke, Stan Tracey, John Abercrombie, Philip Catherine, Paul Motian, Tony Oxley, Barry Altschul, Daniel Humair, Jon Christensen, Joe La Barbera, Bruce Ditmas, André Ceccarelli.
Furio started writing music and leading his own bands in 1986, mainly Trios or Quartets. In 1989 has been selected among the best new european talents at the New Jazz Meeting in Baden-Baden, held by the German Radio-Tv (Sudwestfunk).
In 1990 he started to perform with trumpetist Paolo Fresu. Together they recorded over 12 CD and played all over France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Usa, Argentina, Brazil, China. The duo-project eventually enlarged with the coming of John Taylor (piano), Naco (percussion), Jon Balke (piano) and Pierre Favre (percussion). Since 1995 they perform regularly in a trio with pianist and accordeonist Antonello Salis.
Since 1997 he performs with Wooden You - an acoustic trio with Mauro Negri, clarinet, and Andrea Dulbecco, marimba - and compose music for Theatre and Dance (Teatro Settimo e Gabriele Vacis, Teatro di Dioniso e Walter Malosti, Ente teatrale di Nuoro, Scuola Holden-Torino, Sosta Palmizi).
In 2000 he has led WELCOME, a workshop sponsored by the Biannual on Young Artist of the Mediterranean with young musicians from Sicily, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece and Palestina. This workshop mixed the sound of traditional instruments like oud, darbouka, tabla and accordeon with the sound of classic instruments (cellos, basses, piano, drums and horns) and performed in Turin, Gaza and Sarajevo.
In 2001 he formed OUTLINE, a quintet with Eric Vloeimans, Gianluca Petrella, Bojan Zulfikarpasic e Joel Allouche.

 

FURIO DI CASTRI né a Milan (Italie) le 12 settembre 1955.
A commencé a etudier la musique a 11 ans, a Venice, avec la trompette, depuis avec la guitarre basse. A Turin, en 1969 comménce a etudier la contrebbasse comme autodidacte. A enregistré son premiere album en 1973 (Dedalus , Trident records). Deviens musicien professionell en 1977.
En 1978, a Rome, commence a jouer avec le trio de Maurizio Giammarco et avec le quartet de Massimo Urbani. A Roma rencontre Chet Baker, avec qui il jouerà souvent jusqu'a 1988. En 1978 commence une riche activité comme sideman en jouand a Milan avec Larry Nocella, Luigi Bonafede, Franco d'Andrea et a coté de solistes comme Art Farmer, Dave Samuels, Jimmy Knepper, Al Grey, Walter Davis Jr. En fevrier 1981 rentre dans le quartet de Enrico Rava (jusqu'a 1988) y dans le trio de Michel Petrucciani (jusq'u a 1984).
A partir du 1981 develope son activité de sideman en jouand avec Richard Galliano, Dino Saluzzi, Antonello Salis, Joe Lovano, Charles Lloyd, Steve Lacy, John Surman, Dave Liebman, Pharoah Sanders, Michael Brecker, Sal Nistico, Lee Konitz, Joe Henderson, Franco Ambrosetti, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Tolliver, Ray Anderson, Muhal Richard Abrams, Michel Grailler, Gordon Beck, Franco d'Andrea, John Taylor, Paul Bley, Don Friedman, Enrico Pieranunzi, Rita Marcotulli, Jon Balke, Stan Tracey, John Abercrombie, Philip Catherine, Paul Motian, Tony Oxley, Barry Altschul, Daniel Humair, Jon Christensen, Joe La Barbera, Bruce Ditmas, André Ceccarelli.
A partir du 1986 commence a composer musique en jouand dans des petite formations, du solo au trio (avec Flavio Boltro e Manhu Roche), au quartet (avec Stefano Cantini, Ramberto Ciammarughi et Manhu Roche). En 1989 viens choisì entre le meilleures solistes europeen au New Jazz Meeting di Baden Baden, organizé par la Sudwestfunk.
A partir du 1990 joue en duo avec Paolo Fresu. Ensemble ils fonts de centaines de concerts en duo et en trio en tout l'Europa. Leur collaboration a inclus concerts avec John Taylor, Naco, Jon Balke et Pierre Favre, Bojan Z, jusqu'a la creation du trio PAF (en 1995), avec Antonello Salis, accordeon et piano.
En 1997 form le group Wooden You avec Mauro Negri, Andrea Dulbecco et Bill Elgart et commence a ecrire musique pour ensembles plus larges - soit dans le milieau concertiste soit pour des projet de teatre et de danse (Teatro Settimo e Gabriele Vacis, Teatro di Dioniso e Walter Malosti, Ente teatrale di Nuoro, Scuola Holden-Torino, Sosta Palmizi).
En 2000 a organizé par la Biannuel des Jeunes Artistes du Mediterranée le projet WELCOME (avec jeunes musiciens siciliens, croates, bosniaques, portougaises, grec et palestiniens). Ce projet qui melanges instruments traditionels comme oud, darbouka, tabla et accordeon avec instruments classiques (violoncels, basses, piano, percussion et cuivres) a joué a Turin en avril, a Gaza en septembre, a Sarajevo en juillet 2002.
En 2001 il form un nouvel quintet avec Eric Vloeimans, Gianluca Petrella, Bojan Z et Joel Allouche.

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Janet Cannon

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Après avoir obtenu son Bachelor’s de Music en Contrebasse au Manhattan School of Music dans les classes d’Alvin BREHM, David WALTER et Lew NORTON, Janet CANNON a travaillé pendant plusieurs années en orchestre au  Mexique. Ensuite, direction France en 1982,  où  Janet est très heureuse d’avoir été parmi les premières élèves de François RABBATH.  Ayant trouvé une position dans un orchestre de chambre près de Toulouse, elle a ensuite commencé ses études de contrebasse baroque au Centre des Êtudes et de la Pratique de la Musique Ancienne, puis au Département de Musique Ancienne du Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse. Elle a étudié la basse de viole avec Philippe PIERLOT, puis elle a reçu le diplôme du Département, le Certificat d’Etudes Techniques, Mention Très Bien, en contrebasse baroque et en musique de chambre, travaillant avec les violoncellistes Alain GERVREAU et Tormod DALEN.

 

Janet est particulièrement intéressé par une certaine synthèse de la technique et les apports pédagogiques de F. Rabbath avec sa formation baroque. Elle a pu explorer l’art de la diminution (l’une des premières formes d’improvisation et d’embellissement), créent une édition moderne des grandes pièces de diminution et des nouvelles versions des sonates baroques. Actuellement elle travaille sur des manuscrits de Dragonetti, qui contient beaucoup de richesses inexploitées !

 

Janet enseigne dans la région de Toulouse et travaille en free-lance avec l’Ensemble Baroque de Nice et avec « Les Passions » (Orchestre Baroque de Montauban). Elle adore collaborer avec des chanteurs, et accompagne souvent des ensembles vocaux (Groupe Vocale de Toulouse, dir. Alix BOURBON). Elle se produit à la viole avec le  « Madison Fantasia », un trio cross-over qui explore des pièces populaires de l’Espagne et de l’Angleterre du 16me et 17me. D’autres projets, avec la contrebasse « modern » cette fois-ci, comprennent un programme de Mélodie Française avec la mezzo-soprane Corinne VIDEAUD.

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After a Bachelor’s of Music in Double Bass at ManhattanSchool of Music in the classes of Alvin BREHM, David WALTER and Lew NORTON, followed by several years of orchestra life in Mexico, Janet CANNON was very lucky to be among the first students of François RABBATH. A position in a chamber orchestra near Toulouse led her to early music studies at the Département de Musique Ancienne at the Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse. She studied the bass viol with Philippe PIERLOT, and went on to receive the Department’s diploma, the Certificat d’Êtudes Techniques, Mention Très Bien, in baroque double bass and in chamber music, studying with the cellists Alain GERVREAU and Tormod DALEN.

 

Janet is particularly interested in the synthesis of F. Rabbath’s technique and pedagogical insights, with her baroque training. Her love of solo playing has led her to explore the art of diminution (one of the earliest forms of improvisation and embellishment) and to create a modern edition of some of the great diminution pieces  that are playable on the double bass, as well as new versions of baroque sonatas. She is now working on some of the Dragonetti  manuscripts, which hold many unexploited riches !

 

Janet teaches in the Toulouse region and free-lances with the Ensemble Baroque de Nice and with « Les Passions » (Orchestre Baroque de Montauban). She loves collaborating with singers, often accompanies vocal ensembles (Groupe Vocale de Toulouse, dir. Alix BOURBON) and is currently playing the viol with « Madison Fantasia », a cross-over trio that explores popular pieces from 16th and 17th century Spain and England.  Other projects, for the « modern » double bass, include a program of Mélodie Française with the mezzo-soprano Corinne VIDEAUD.

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NIELS LAN DOKY

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  NIELS LAN DOKY
In the wake of a very eclectic period of his career (various collaborations in the fields of World, Pop, Classical and Electronica, meeting and performing for Pope Jean Paul II at the Vatican, receiving an award from Denmark's Royal Family, being appointed Member of the Music Committee under the Danish Arts Council by the Danish Culture Minister, and last but not least, making his Film Director debut with the acclaimed feature film "Between a Smile and a Tear" and much more….) Danish/Vietnamese pianist, composer and producer Duos with pizniste Niels Lan Doky has now decided to return to his roots by making it a first priority to tour with his jazz trio - which in its newest edition comprises the French bassist Pierre Boussaguet and the legendary Danish drummer Alex Riel (see separate mini bios). Niels Lan Doky (age 43) has released a total of 26 albums as a leader to date, on leading jazz labels such as Milestone, Blue Note, Verve, Columbia and Keystone/VideoArtsMusic.
In the liner notes of Niels Lan Doky's 1986 debut album "Here or There" (Storyville), Dan Morgenstern (Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA) wrote :
"There is nothing more encouraging and satisfying than to encounter for the first time a young Jazz musician of real stature, someone who can make you feel that the future of the music is in good hands. There cannot be the slightest doubt that Doky's talent is of real significance - that rare thing in the Jazz of our time, an original voice in the great tradition."
Already at the age of 15, Niels Lan Doky began working with Thad Jones and other big names in Jazz. "Some of the most inspirational and influential people in my life have been the many expatriate American jazz artists living in Denmark that I had the fortune to meet as I was growing up. Jazz geniuses such as Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Kenny Drew, Ed Thigpen and many more were living and playing around Copenhagen and had an enormous impact on the local music scene."
Denmark's leading jazz artist at the time, the now recently deceased bassist NHØP (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen) helped Niels Lan Doky land his first recording contact with Storyville records in 1986 and toured and recorded with him across Europe and in the USA during the rest the decade and well into the 1990's. NHØP became a mentor for Niels Lan Doky and played a crucial role in helping him find his own musical voice and develop his own personal style.


Shortly after finishing high school in 1981, Niels Lan Doky followed the advice of Thad Jones and moved to the USA where he (after first studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston) went on to establish himself in New York performing with the elite of the American jazz scene (Joe Henderson, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, Ray Brown, Randy and Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Al Foster, Billy Hart, John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Bill Evans, Bob Berg, Tom Harrell, Ray Drummond, Al Jarreau, Charlie Haden, Gino Vannelli, etc.) in addition to leading groups under his own name in top New York jazz clubs such as the Village Vanguard, the Blue Note and Sweet Basil. In recent years, Niels Lan Doky has been based out of Paris, France - which by many is considered to be the Jazz center of Europe today.
Today, many years and many albums later, the critics remain as convinced as ever about Niels Lan Doky's significance as a jazz artist (excerpts of recent 2005 press quotes):
"This Danish pianist is one of the most prolific musicians of his generation. Nothing stops this thirst, that translates into excessive and relentless musical research, on a level only accessible by the greatest names in jazz piano."
-PLURIMEDIA SPECTACLES (20 MINUTES – PARIS)
"Niels Lan Doky has proven to become one of the most convincing disciples of Bill Evans. Without forgetting a very personal romantic sensibility, Niels has also assimilated the history of jazz piano, by going back to at least Art Tatum, instead of stopping, as many do, at Hancock and Jarrett, to explore the post-Evans era. Melodic player with a deep and enlightening touch"
-MICHEL CONTAT (TELERAMA, FRANCE).

 

 

 

 

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Oscar PHYLINE

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Oscar PHYLINE

 

Bass

 

Singer, chorus, conductor, voice teacher

 

Oscar PHYLINE was born in the Amur region of the Far East of the USSR. He started playing the violin at the age of six. He was ten years old when he started performing at stage directed by his brother Anatoly Artamonov. After studying music at the  Gnessin State Musical Academy in Moscow he graduated as a Conductor and an Opera singer. After that he developed his professionalism tutored by Jeanne Berber (Paris), Michelle WEGWART (London), Sergio BERTOCCHI and Gianfranco BRIZIO (Italy) and Mr. Vladimir GALUZINE (Brussels) and Nikolai OKHOTNIKOV (St Petersburg).  Between 1987-1991 he conducted the Young Musicians Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR and the Chamber Choir «Academy of Sacred Music». In France he sang as a soloist at the National Rhine Opera, Opera National de Paris, was involved in the production of CROUS with the International Philharmonic Orchestra de Paris, took part in  the official holiday concerts Johannes de la ville d'Orleans and performed with the Orchestra The violin virtuoso at Saint Chapelle in Paris. He is regularly invited to «Nuits Musicales de Bazoches ». In 2001, he was involved in filming a documentary on the life of Shostakovich (production "Sheldon Rich &Associates, New York). In February 2008, he sang « Queen of Spade » at Theatro Lyrico di Cagliari. In April 2008, he sang the cantata "The Bells" of Rachmaninoff with the  Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra. Starting 2005 he is a leader of  the International Center for Artistic Research “The New Opera”. He gives master classes and works with different ensembles.

 

 Oscar PHYLINE est né dans la région d’Amour à l’Extrême Orient de l’URSS.
A commencé le violon à l’âge de six ans. Devient comédien à dix ans dans les mises en scène de son frère Anatoly ARTAMONOV.
Après des études musicales à l’Académie Nationale Supérieure de Musique Gnessine à Moscou il obtient les Diplômes d’État de chef de Chœur et de Chant Lyrique. Il se perfectionne ensuite avec Jeanne BERBIE (Paris), Michelle WEGWART (Londres), M. Sergio BERTOCCHI et Gianfranco BRIZIO (Italie) et M. Vladimir GALUZINE (Bruxelles) et Nikolaï OKHOTNIKOV (St Peterbourg).

Entre 1987-1991 a dirigé l’Orchestre des Jeunes Musiciens du Ministère de la Culture d’URSS, le Chœur de Chambre "Académie de la Musique Sacrée". En France il a chanté comme soliste à l’Opéra National du Rhin, l’Opéra National de Paris, participe à la production du CROUS de Paris avec l’Orchestre Philharmonique International de Paris, aux concerts officiels des Fêtes Johanniques de la ville d’Orléans et se produit avec l’Orchestre Les Violons Virtuoses à la Saint Chapelle à Paris. Il est régulièrement invité aux « Nuits Musicales de Bazoches ». En  2008, il a interprété Sourine dans «La Dame de Pique » au Theatro Lyrico di Cagliari (Italy),  la cantate "Les Cloches" de S. Rachmaninov avec l’Orchestre Philharmonique d’Orléans et les récitals avec l'organiste Slava SHAVLIAKOV  au Festival International d'Andorre dans le Cathédrale de Chalon-sur-Saône. Il donne des master-class et travaille avec différentes formations musicales. En 2001, participe à la réalisation d’un documentaire sur la vie de Chostakovitch (production “Sheldon Rich & Associates”, New-York). Il dirige à partir de 2005 le Centre International de Recherche Artistique Nouvel Opéra.

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Richard Myron

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myron.gifAncien élève à la Juilliard School de New York, sa ville natale, Richard Myron y reçoit en 1977 un Bachelor of Music dans la classe de Contrebasse de Homer Mensch.
Lauréat du Frederick Zimmermann Memorial Award, il obtient un an plus tard son Master of Music.
Il s'initie ensuite avec Albert Fuller à l'interprétation du répertoire baroque, et mène depuis lors une carrière internationale en tant que spécialiste du violon et de la contrebasse historique.
Richard Myron joue ainsi au sein de plusieurs ensembles, aux États-Unis (Smithsonian Chamber Players, Concert Royal, Aston Magna), comme en Europe (Ensemble Mosaïques, La Petite Bande, Anima Eterna, Freiburger Barockorchester).
Membre de différents ensembles (Il Seminario Musicale, Schönbrunn Ensemble, Al Ayre Español, Das Zimmermannische Caffee d'Amsterdam, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Les Basses Réunies), il répond fréquemment aux invitations des Arts Florissants, du Concerto Vocale, des Talens Lyriques, du Chour de Chambre Accentus ou du Concert des Nations.
Professeur au Conservatoire Supérieur-CNR de Paris, Richard Myron est Professeur de Contrebasse au sein du département de Musique ancienne du CNSMDP, où il anime également la classe de Lecture à vue pour les cordes.

 

 

A native New Yorker, Richard Myron earned his B.M. degree at the Juilliard School as a student of Homer Mensch.  Awarded the Frederick Zimmermann Memorial Scholarship, he earned one year later his M.M. degree.  His many interests have led him to work with such diverse artists as Leonard Bernstein, William Christie, Gustav Leonhardt, Giora Feidman, Jaap Schröder, Dizzy Gillespie and Jordi Savall.  His studies of early music, and great friendship with Albert Fuller have led to his activities as an internationally recognized specialist in historic performance practice playing the contrabass and violone.

Currently residing in Paris, Mr. Myron is professor of contrabass and chamber music in the early music department of the CNR de Paris and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Music de Paris, where he also teaches sight-reading to the modern bassists.  Each year, he conducts a Bach cantata program with the baroque orchestra and choir of the CNSM, and is called upon to give master classes in regional conservatories throughout France(Toulouse, St Maur, Aubervilliers).

A  founding member of the Freiburger Barockorchester and Consort, the Atlantis Ensemble,Il Seminario Musicale, les Basses Réunies, the ensemble Mosaïques and the ensemble Baroque de Limoges, he is currently touring with the ensemble l’Arpeggiata.

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