cello solo or cello and live electronics

Since last three years Giovanni has been touring with the program Ba-Rock Cello always receiving the audience unanimous consensus. This constantly evolving program includes mostly (at the moment!) baroque music from Bolognese baroque composers Bach Cello Suites and, since the title is no accidental, rock music by Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Slayer…

two celli or two celli and live electronics

“Pieces of a volcanic nature, floating and suspended. They form a suite in several movements… or portraits, or visions. Virginia Woolf, Emily Dikinson, Leonardo Da Vinci, Clara and Robert Schumann, and others… when I “saw” them I woke up sweating weeping shouting and laughing. And I wrote them as I remembered. Then I learned to dream them again and I saw them again. And I wrote them again.”
Giovanni Sollima

The program involves the croatian cellist Monika Leskovar. Together, Sollima and Leskovar, have performed over 30 concerts in Holland, Croatia, Germany, Italy and America. They recorded the album We Were Trees, performed the premiere of the suite Credo! by Sollima at the Aosta Cathedral, performed as soloists with Cellomania and the Scala Chamber Orchestra in occasion of the great concert in Duomo Square in Milan in 2009, not to mention their upcoming participation in Ravenna Festival in 2010.

FROM BACH TO… Sollima!

A new collaboration with the pianist Giuseppe Andaloro, already winner of the Busoni Prize in 2005. An ever-changing program, according to what they want to play! The repertoire is endless – including Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann works – and the joy to play together is obvious in every note.


The Rite of Spring with a custom made arrangement by Giuseppe Andaloro for the friends Giovanni Sollima and Monika Leskovar, in collaboration with the serbian pianist Tijana Andrejic and in conclusion the op.46 by Robert Schumann Andante und Variationen for two pianos, two celli and horn.


This year Giovanni will be touring with the exciting cello concerto by Friedrich Gulda, Haydn and Boccherini concertos, he will also perform in Turin the Italian premiere of his new cello concerto Folktales with the RAI National Orchestra (italian radio and television) as well as Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Academy of Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Schumann’s cello concerto with Yuri Bashmet and the New Russia Orchestra. There is also the wonderful Boccherini Project with il Giardino Armonico conducted by Giovanni Antonimi and concertos for cello (many unpublished) by De Majo, Leo, Anfossi and Fiorenza, Neapolitan composers from 1700 with I Turchini conducted by Antonio Florio.