Violinist Francesco D’Orazio (b. Bari, Italy) was awarded the Premio Abbiati as Best Soloist of the year by the Italian National Music Critics Association in 2010. His large repertoire includes works ranging from early to classic, romantic and contemporary music. He is a favorite of many composers and premiered violin and orchestra works by Terry Riley, Michael Nyman, Ivan Fedele, Michele dall’Ongaro, Lorenzo Ferrero, Gilberto Bosco, Raffaele Bellafronte, Marco Betta, Nicola Campogrande, Fabian Panisello and Flavio Emilio Scogna.
D’Orazio has performed the Italian premiere of the violin concertos by John Adams (The Dharma at Big Sur for electric 6-string violin), Kaija Saariaho (Graal théâtre), Unsuk Chin, Luis de Pablo, Michael Daugherty (Fire and Blood), Aaron Jay Kernis (Lament and Prayer) and Michael Nyman (Violin Concerto no. 1). D’Orazio plays a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri, “Comte de Cabriac,” Cremona 1711.
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Luciano Berio, Sequenza VIII (1976)
Curt Cacioppo, Elegy (2015)
Salvatore Sciarrino, Capricci nos. 1 and 4 (1975)
Ivan Fedele, Suite Francese II (2010)
Nicola Sani, Raw (2005)
Luciano Chessa, “Sarabanda” and “Corrente” from the Partita for solo violin (1987–2013)
Michele Dall’Ongaro, La Musica di E. Z. (1999)