Program for October 2021

October 14, 2021 /Thursday/  

18.30 hours      Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov


                     Conductor:  Lodi Luka /Italy/




Giuseppe Lo Preiato – oboe/Italy/                                                               Raffaele Bertolini – clarinet/Italy/




Lodi Luka – Concerto for oboe, clarinet and strokе

L. van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5, ор.67


Lodi Luka

            Composer, pianist and conductor, Lodi Luka was born in Shkoder (Albania) in 1980 in a musicians family. He started studying the piano at the music school in his hometown  when he was six,  and received his Diploma in 1998 from the College of Music “Prenke Jakove” in Shkoder. Since then he has been living in Italy, receiving a Piano Diploma from the Milan Conservatory, a Diploma in Composition, a master degree in Music Education and a master degree in Piano Teaching from the Conservatory in Cosenza. Among the many teachers who have guided his musical studies: the pianist Aldo Ciccolini, composers Vincenzo Palermo, Elisabetta Brusa and Luis Bakalov and conductors Pietro Mianiti e Ovidiu BalanHe performed for various institutions, associations and concert seasons in the most important Italian cities (Milan, Rome, Parma, Turin, Naples, Bari, Messina, Cosenza, Reggio Calabria etc.) and in Spain, Albania, Austria, Greece.

He collaborated as conductor with the orchestras; “I musici di Parma”, Milano Music Simphony Orchestra, Philarmonic Ochestra “Mihail Jora” Bacau, Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), Italian Harps Orchestra and the contemporary music ensemble “L’Altro Ensemble” founded by himself. In 2014 he conducted the opera “L’Elisir d’amore” by Gaetano Donizetti in the splendid eighteenth-century “Villa Clerici” in Milan. His compositions has been performed in Spain, Austria, USA, France, Albania, Mexico, Poland, Croatia, Kosovo, Canada, Uruguay, Thailand.
His musical language often combines elements of Albanian folk music with different influences of today’s music, especially postmodern. His catalog includes music for orchestra, soloists and orchestra, chamber and piano music. He is the author of two chamber operas: “Io e l’altro” (Me and the other, 2008) and “Il Sogno” (The Dream, 2009) represented at the Theatre Tieri and the Conservatory of Cosenza and later replicated in different theaters and concert seasons.
In 2017 he won the first prize at the International Composition Competition in Jewish tradition with the composition “Shirah” for viola and strings that was also broadcast on the Raidue TV channel and Rai Radio Tre. His compositions are published by Forton Music (England), Preludio Music (Milan) and Da Vinci Pubblishing (Osaka – Japan).


Giuseppe Lo Preiato

            He graduated, under the guidance of Maestro Antonio Sirignano, at the “Francesco Cilea” Conservatory of Vibo Valentia with full marks and honors. At the Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi ”University of Milan, he obtained the II Level Academic Diploma. He studied under the guidance of M ° Carlo Romano, first oboe soloist of the Rai National Orchestra. He attended the Master-class of M ° Thiss, Primo oboe of the National Orchestra of Paris and studied with M ° Alberto Negroni, former Primo oboe of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He is a winner of numerous national and international chamber music competitions.      He is the winner of the national competition for professorship for qualifications and exams for teaching oboe in the Conservatories of Music. He has played as a soloist in various orchestras: the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra, the Strelher Orchestra of Milan, the Irpinia Orchestra, the Hipponian Orchestra of Vibo Valentia, the Mozart Orchestra of Milan, the Lyric-Symphonic Orchestra of Milan. He was directed by illustrious conductors such as Ennio Morricone, with whom he made recordings and tours; Anton Guadagno, Stefano Pellegrino, De Mori, Alcott, Veronesi, Renato Palumbo, Gianpaolo Bisanti, Monsignor Giorgio Costantino.

He takes numerous solo and chamber ensembles conserts in Italy and abroad: Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, France. He has recorded for Deda Musical Editions, for Curci Musical Editions, for Azzurra Edizioni Musicali. He is a teacher of oboe at the “Luca Marenzio” Conservatory of Music in Darfo Boario Terme, a branch of Brescia. He holds the position of Director of the Civic School of Music in Rozzano.


Raffaele Bertolini

Raffaele Bertolini attained his degree in Clarinet at the “D. Cimarosa” Conservatory in Avellino under the guidance of C. Ciociano. He later attended perfecting courses held by V. Mariozzi, M. Ferrando, A. Pay and, as far as the chamber music repertoire is concerned, B. Canino. In 2008 Raffaele achieved the highest Italian academic qualification in instrumental studies by getting the II Level Degree (in Clarinet) at the Milan “G. Verdi” Conservatory. Intense is his schedule as a chamber music player, which led him to play in prestigious venues in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, ex-Jugoslavia, Romania, Turkey, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, etc. Besides, increasingly remarkable appears Raffaele’s soloist career in collaboration with noteworthy orchestral formations such as “Teatro San Carlo’s Professors” (Naples), Mozarteum Salzburg Symphony Orchestra, Mexican National Symphony Orchestra, Kosice Symphony Orchestra (Slovakia), “G. Strehler” Chamber Orchestra (Milan), “Antal Dorati” Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Jeunesse Musicale Orchestra (Moscow), Tirana Opera Theatre Orchestra, Moldavian State Symphony Orchestra, Lecco Symphony Orchestra, etc.  Worth mentioning is also his activity as orchestral professor within formations of the rank of the UECO Orchestra (Milan), OPECAM Orchestra (Milan), “Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra” (Milan), Lodi Symphony Orchestra, “E. Lunghi” Orchestra (Pavia), Cantelli Symphony Orchestra (Milano), and the “G. Verdi” Symphony Orchestra (Salerno) conducted by Daniel Oren. Raffaele’s recording catalogue includes interpretations broadcast by Radio Cultura and Rede Globo (Brazil), Vatican Radio, and RAI Radio3 (Italy). For the Linae Occultae label he recently recorded the clarinet-cello-piano trios by Beethoven, and, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, the Clarinet Quintet K581 and the Clarinet Concerto K622 (for a Coleccion Discografica); besides, for the MacHarmony Editions (Bergamo) he recorded a CD featuring contemporary solo works for clarinet by composers of the SIMC (Italian branch of the International Society of Contemporary Music), and a further achievement of his in this field is the recording of a CD comprising a collection of Piazzolla’s tangos for clarinet and piano. A dedicated teacher, Raffaele taught at the Bari Conservatory and at present is holder of the chair of Clarinet at the “Tenca” liceo music school, while regularly gives master classes in Brazil, Turkey, Kazakistan and Mexico.