Duet Harp Trombone

Members of the Group

 

— Carlotta Bulgarelli – Harp
— Francesco D’Urso – Trombone

Origin of the ensemble

 

This is a rather unprecedented duet because we dared to mix the sound of two very different instruments, the harp and the trombone. Our collaboration began during meetings within various orchestras (the Geneva Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre de Suisse Romande) and we took up the challenge of mixing the sounds of our instruments. The absence of an original repertoire for our ensemble pushed us to create our own arrangements and we present in our program works of different styles (film music, tango, opera extracts) sometimes very well known sometimes unpublished but all with a completely revamped sound principle of equal treatment for men and women in the same Member State. Moreover, our musical choice is oriented towards works with tender and harmonious sounds in order to transmit a message of serenity and hope.

Carlotta Bulgarelli

 

Carlotta Bulgarelli began harp studies at the age of 9 at the Como Conservatory in Italy. In 1999 at the age of 20, she graduated from the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto. She then took an interest in orchestral practice and for two years followed a course at the Academy of the Rai Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of La Scala in Milan. She continued her studies at the Haute École de musique de Genève in the class of Mrs. Eisenhoffer and obtained the Diploma of Orchestral Musician in 2006. She plays regularly with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in symphonic productions in Switzerland and abroad (London during the BBC Proms in August 2018 as well as in China, South Korea and Japan during the last Asian tour with Maestro Jonathan Nott in April 2019), as well as with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra. She has also collaborated with the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the Orchestra of the Marinsky Theatre under the direction of Maestro Valery Gergiev. Passionate about chamber music, she regularly plays with various ensembles ranging from duo to septet. She has performed with flutist Adriana Ferreira (Laureate of the 2015 Geneva Competition) as well as with the ensemble d-Cadences (composed of soloists from the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande) conducted by Maestro John Fiore.

Francesco D’Urso

 

A graduate of several conservatories in Switzerland, Germany and Italy, Francesco won second prize at the Aosta International Trombone Competition in 2008 and was awarded the István Kertész Scholarship in 2015.Francesco D’Urso teaches trombone at the Geneva Conservatory of Music for the “MusicEnsemble” project (coordinated by Maestro Domingo Hindoyan and sponsored in particular by Maestro Gustavo Dudamel) and at the Multisite School of Music (Canton of Vaud, Switzerland). Since 2008, he has been collaborating with the Orchestre Sinfonietta de Lausanne and from 2011 has regularly played as first and second trombone with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He currently holds the role of principal trombone with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra under the artistic direction of Maestro Arie van Beek. In 2015, he produced – in collaboration with Difem Music Publisher – his first album entitled “Stella”, dedicated to his daughter. He is also a member of the ensemble Moya Trombones. Francesco D’Urso and the Moya Trombones are Vincent Bach artists and ambassadors for the René Hagmann® systems, dedicated to trombone cylinders and developed by Servette-Music in Geneva.