© 2021 by Duo InContra


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© 2021 by Duo InContra

Camilla Patria and Tommaso Fiorini met in 2018 during the annual courses of Obiettivo Orchestra in the APM School of Saluzzo, held by the orchestra teachers of the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino. They immediately find a great musical understanding and the desire of making music together, not only in the orchestras.

So they decide to put together a duo and start exploring the repertoire for this unusual group, starting from the most famous piece, Gioachino Rossini’s Duet.

From here the repertoire became quickly wider, including all the ages and styles that involved this kind of Duo.

The Duo improved itself at Turin Conservatoire, during the 2 years of Ensemble Music under the mentor Professor Claudia Ravetto, graduating with full marks and honors.

They performed for prestigious festivals and realities such as MantovaMusica, LakeComo festival, MiTo Settembre Musica, BrianzaClassica, A.Gi.Mus of Florence, Rome and Grosseto, Associazione Cameristica di Varese.​

In November 2020 they won the 1st Prize Overall for Chamber Music section at “Premio Crescendo - XI edition” by A.Gi.Mus of Florence, Italy.

In June 2021 they got the First Prize at the 22nd Music Competition “Premio Placido Mandanici”, also obtaining the “Michele Giamboi Special Prize” for giving "greater proof of interpretative sensitivity and dedication to musical art".

In september 2021 they won the First Prize at MAP International Music Competition (Los Angeles, USA) for the category Chamber Music - Duo.

Since 2021, they become parte of the Nuovo Insieme Strumentale Italiano Association, within which they coordinate the artistic direction of the festival Panorami sonori and the Youth Project of the festival Suoni in movimento.

The ensemble boasts the dedication of compositions conceived for them: "Gravity" by Sandro Montalto, written in 2019 and published in 2020 by Da Vinci Edition, "Drama" by Elena Ballario, completed in January 2021, “Commedia della sera” by Giorgio Colombo Taccani, finished in July 2021.

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Camilla Patria
She begins the study of Cello at Turin’s Conservatory in 2006 first with her father, then with Massimo Macrì, graduating in 2014 with honor. She continues her studies at CSI of Lugano with Enrico Dindo, getting in 2017 the Master of Arts in Music Performance; at Turin’s Conservatory she gets the Master Degree with Honor in Chamber Music in 2020.
She played as soloist in orchestras such as Philharmonic State Orchestra of Craiova, Orchestra Camerata Ducale of Vercelli, Orchestra Camerata Vienna and Orchestra of Sanremo performing the Adagio con Variazioni by O. Respighi and the two concerts by F. J. Haydn.
She improved herself as soloist and chamber musician with well-known artists like: Bruno Canino, Bruno Giuranna, Natalia Gutman, Thomas Demenga, Umberto Clerici, Enrico Bronzi, Lukas Hagen, Andrea Lucchesini, Enrico Pace.
In 2015 she wins the First Prize at Premio Crescendo 6th Edition - Strings Category.
In 2015 and 2016 she wins the scholarship “Talenti Musicali, Fondazione CRT”. 
In 2017 with a scholarship she attends “Professione Orchestra” held by the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, and “Obiettivo Orchestra” of Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino, winning the final audition as first eligible.
She’s suitable for auditions at Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan (2019), Orchestra regionale toscana (2018), orchestra Giovanile Italiana (2014).
She collaborates with various realities such as Sentieri Selvaggi Ensemble, Teatro Regio Torino, Arena di Verona, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, LaFil Filarmonica di Milano, Orchestra Camerata Ducale, Orchestra del Festival pianistico di Brescia e Bergamo, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Filarmonica Ettore Pozzoli.
In 2019 she founds the Duo InContra, together with the Double Bass player Tommaso Fiorini, with whom she performs for prestigious festivals and realities such as MantovaMusica, LakeComo festival, MiTo Settembre Musica, BrianzaClassica, A.Gi.Mus of Florence, Rome and Grosseto, Associazione Cameristica di Varese.They won the First Prize Overall at Premio Crescendo 2020 - Chamber Music Section, First Prize at the 22nd Music Competition “Premio Placido Mandanici”, also obtaining the “Michele Giamboi Special Prize” for giving "greater proof of interpretative sensitivity and dedication to musical art" and the First Prize at MAP International Music Competition 2021 (Los Angeles, USA) for the category Chamber Music - Duo.
Since 2020, she’s member of Morgen Piano Trio with violinist Nicola Marvulli and pianist Tiziana Columbro.Several their performances in prestigious locations in Italy and abroad, including: Musikverein (Vienna), Ateneo Musical de Burgos (Spain), Ateneo Musical Mirandés (Miranda de Ebro, Spain), Sociedad Filarmonica Castellana de Aranda de Duero (Spain), Franco Michele Napolitano Foundation (Naples), Caelium Classica Contemporanea Festival (Ceglie Messapica), Camerata Musicale Salentina. From 2021 the Trio is under the guidance of M.o Antonio Valentino.
Since 2021, she coordinates the artistic direction of the festival Panorami sonori and the Youth Project of the festival Suoni in movimento as a member of the Nuovo Insieme Strumentale Italiano Association.


Tommaso Fiorini

He starts studying Double Bass at the Civic School of Music Claudio Abbado in Milan with Paolo Rizzi, from which he gets the Bachelor Degree in 2017 with honors. In 2020 he got the Master Degree in Double Bass at Turin's Conservatory with Maestro Davide Botto, with honor.

He improved his techniques following Master Classes with famous artists like: Francesco Siragusa, Thomas Martin, Tim Cobb, Jeff Bradetic, Catalin Rotaru, Wies De Boevé, Francesco Platoni, Samuele Sciancalepore, Gaetano Siragusa. 

In 2017/18 and 2018/19 he attended “Obiettivo Orchestra” annual advanced course on orchestra repertoire, taught by the concertmasters of Turin’s Teatro Regio, passing the final audition  for 2 years in a row.

In 2018 he won the First Prize at the National Arts Award In 2018 in Double Bass category. 

He collaborated and is currently collaborating with many orchestras and ensembles, like Orchestra Camerata Ducale di Vercelli, LaFil Filarmonica di Milano, Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino, Orchestra 1813 del Teatro Sociale di Como, Orchestra Talenti Musicali dell’Accademia Perosi, Orchestra Alto Perfezionamento Musicale di Saluzzo, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi, Orchestra Bruni di Cuneo, Orchestra Barocca Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, mdi ensemble. 

In 2019 he founds the Duo InContra, together with the cellist Camilla Patria, that won the First Prize Overall at Premio Crescendo 2020 - Chamber Music Section, the First Prize at the 22nd Music Competition “Premio Placido Mandanici”, also obtaining the “Michele Giamboi Special Prize” and the First Prize at MAP International Music Competition (Los Angeles, USA) for the category Chamber Music - Duo.

 

 

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