Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Alessio Pianelli
BBT Fellowship 2018

Alessio Pianelli - Audio

A Sicilian Traveller
Alessio Pianelli

Avos Chamber Ensemble
Alessio Pianelli cello/director

Sulkhan Tsintsadze Seven Georgian Miniatures
Komitas Vardapet Five Armenian Folk Songs and Dances
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Two pieces from 24 Negro Melodies Op 59
Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances Sz.68
Nikos Skalkottas Three Dances from 36 Greek Dances AK11
Alessio Pianelli Variations on a Sicilian Folk Theme

Rubicon Classics RCD1051 |

For his Rubicon Classics debut, cellist and composer Alessio Pianelli conceived the idea that if a land’s lineage can be traced through its history or language, it can also be tracked through its folk music. He mirrors the richness of his own Sicilian roots by comparing the culture and folk music of his homeland with those of Africa, Georgia, Greece, Armenia, and Romania in repertoire from late 19th and 20th century composers whose own musical identities have been enriched by travel but who are also deeply connected to the origins of their cultural heritage. Pianelli directs the young string players of the Avos Chamber Orchestra, which he co-founded in Rome where the album was recorded in November 2019.