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

Alessio Pianelli - Video


Sulla Quarta is Alessio Pianelli’s compositional response to Bach’s Fourth Cello Suite

Sicilian cellist & composer Alessio Pianelli, winner of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, imaginatively visualises one of his own tracks from his most recent disc, Sulla Quarta, in collaboration with Antonio Cusimano/3112htm. Sulla Quarta is the second album in Pianelli’s exploration of the six solo cello Suites by JS Bach, which doubles as a voyage both of discovery and self-discovery, including lesser-known 20th-century works as well as Pianelli’s own works, reflecting on the emotional and intellectual challenges which Bach’s writing poses to musicians and listeners alike.  Listen to Sulla Quarta now (full album streaming, CD, download) on Bandcamp: