Jorge Bosso

  • Cello
  • Composer
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Jorge A. Bosso makes the premiere of his composition Bridges, as the opening of the jubilee of Dimitri Shostakovich, chaired by Mtislav Rostropovich, at the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. In 2009, at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, he proposed an unusual choral work, Der Frühling der Minnesanger - mixed choir, Bach's Partita II for solo violin and ancient texts intertwined with thoughts of sacred secularism. The following year, at the Martha Argerich Project in Lugano, he presented his orchestration of the Sonata op. 18 by Richard Strauss conducted by Alexander Vedernikov. He proposed and revisited numerous works of the past under a different lens. His compositions include chamber, orchestral, choral and symphonic-choral works. He has chosen to pay particular attention to the art of transcription. Debussy's Sonatas for cello, and for violin, and piano, Ravel's Posthume Sonata, Wagner's Albumblatt, are just some of the pieces transcribed and re-proposed in a different perspective. Dora Schwarzberg, Enrico Dindo and Gavriel Lipkind made their premieres. In January 2014 DECCA released its version for cello and strings of Piazzolla's Las Cuatro Estaciones, performed by Enrico Dindo and I Solisti di Pavia. In January 2022 the Da Vinci record company released a new version of Las Cuatro Estaciones performed by Enrico Fagone and the Orchestra of Padua and the Veneto conducted by Luis Bacalov.
He has received commissions and collaborated with numerous festivals, institutions and soloists. Dora Schwarzberg, Enrico Dindo, Mario Brunello, Gavriel Lipkind, Daniel Müller Schott. Martha Argerich Project, Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic Orchestra, RAI, OSI, Musical Evenings, I Solisti di Pavia, Sakharov Festival, Karelia White Nights Festival, Opéra de Limoges, Lebanon Philharmonic Orchestra, Teatro di Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet, La Fenice Theater in Venice, Amsterdam Sinfonietta; in 2018 he was commissioned two compositions - Der Dichter spricht Schumann / Bosso and Das Buchstabenhaus - by the Wiener Staatsoper. In May 2014 he made the premiere of his Three Meditations for mixed choir and cello, at the Biblical Festival in Vicenza, during the lecture given by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. The following year he had the privilege of donating the score to Pope Francis, published by the Sonzogno Music House. As a cellist he has collaborated with musicians such as Dora Schwarzberg, Ivry Gitlis, Martha Argerich, Lilya Zilberstein, Katia Buniatishvilli, Stephen Bishop Kovacevic. Some of these collaborations have been released by the EMI record company. In December 2022, his book Utopie e Orizzonti will be published, a cycle of interviews and reflections on the world of culture and the peremptory need to shape a different, visionary and far-sighted cultural proposal.