Marco Fusi Presents New Music for Viola D’Amore

April 23, 2022 7:30 PM–8:50 PM

WQED Studio B
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

Violinist Marco Fusi concludes his residency at CMU with an evening of new compositions for viola d’amore, featuring works by Lisa Streich, Carlo Ciceri, Yu Kuwabara, Bára Gísladóttir, and Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh.
Lisa Streich – Falter (2020) *US Premiere
Carlo Ciceri – IA (2008) *US Premiere
Yu Kuwabara – Bai and Dharani (2020/21)
Bára Gísladóttir – ORF (en líka axir og önnur pynintgatæki) t(2018) *US Premiere
Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh – Breathless (2022) *World Premiere
“Breathless” will be performed at WQED Studio B on April 23rd from 7:30pm-8:50pm
Tickets available here! (This is a free event!)
Marco Fusi is a violinist/violist and a passionate advocate for the music of our time. Among many collaborations with emerging and established composers, he has premiered works by Billone, Sciarrino, Eötvös, Cendo, and Ferneyhough. Marco has performed with Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert, Beat Furrer, David Robertson, and frequently plays with leading contemporary ensembles including Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, Meitar Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Linea, Interface (Frankfurt), Phoenix (Basel) and Handwerk (Köln); Marco has recorded several solo albums, published by Kairos, Stradivarius, Col Legno, Da Vinci, Geiger Grammofon. Marco also plays viola d’amore, commissioning new pieces and collaborating with composers to promote and expand the existing repertoire for the instrument. A strong advocate and educator of contemporary music, he lectures, and workshops at Columbia University, University of California – Berkeley, Basel Musikhochschule, New York University, Boston University, Royal Danish Academy of Music – Copenhagen, Cité de la Musique et de la Danse – Strasbourg, University of Chicago. Marco teaches Contemporary Chamber Music at the Milano Conservatory “G. Verdi ” and is a Researcher in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp.
Marco’s residency is sponsored by the 2021-2022 Sylvia and David Steiner Lecture Series and the Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry.