Luigi Santo, trumpet & Daniela Gentile, piano

Friday, March 27, 2015, 11am & 7:30pm
Concerts are free and open to the public.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to concerts.


Luigi Santo, trumpet & Daniela Gentile, piano



11:00am Program

To A Wilde Rose
Edwin McDowell

Trumpet Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach

Pietro Mascagni

Eighteenth Variation on a Theme of Paganini
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Jules Massenet

Paquito D’Rivera


7:30pm Program

To A Wilde Rose
Edwin McDowell

Trumpet Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto N.1 in C minor
Vladimir Peskin
- Allegro con fuoco-Molto drammatico ed espressivo
- Andante sostenuto, dolce amoroso
- Allegro scherzando

Eighteenth Variation on a Theme of Paganini
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Kol Nidrei
Max Bruch

Rhapsody in Blue
George Gerswhin



Luigi Santo - Trumpet

A qualified trumpet player (holder of a diploma) at the Academy of Music in the City of Cosenza, his musical studies continue in Paris with P.Thibaud; afterwards he gets specialized in the romantic repertory with the Russian Maestro Timofei Dokshitser. With brass quintet “Brass Collection” he plays an intensive activity of concerts. With the meeting of the American trumpet player David Short, a new collaboration begins, this will afterwards bring them to create the orchestra called “The Brass Choir Consort” with whom he has participated in many RAI television programs. Author of pieces for brass quintets printed and published by Gerard Billaudot—Paris and by ITC Reift-Switzerland. He worked together with boards like: the Orchestra Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Regional Orchestra of Tuscany, the Symphonic Orchestra of Abruzzi and the Orchestra of the Theater “Massimo” of Catania, there he played with famous Interpreters and Directors. As soloist held concert in “Ramsey Concert Hall” -Georgia University of Athens - USA; in “Rimskij-Korsakov Hall” of S.Petersburg - Russia; in “Segovia Hall” in Linares - Spain, and in Finland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Slovenia, Romania, Moldavia and Middle East. Held performances with knowned international musicians as Fred Mills, Scott Hartman, Mark Mc Connell, Mike Moore, Bobby Shew, Andrei Ikov, Chris Martin, Jim Thompson. Trumpet teacher at the Academy of Music in Matera, is Artistic Director of the International Brass Festival “Tubilustrium”. CDs: “Silenzio…..gli Ottoni!”, (by Marcophon); “Fred&Friends”; “Tubilustrium 2005”. In 2006 played first Italian performance of Shostakovich Piano-Trumpet Concerto, in the famous version by the great Russian Trumpeter Timofei Dokshitser.

Luigi Santo plays Trumpets Stomvi.

Daniela Gentile, piano

Daniela Gentile graduated with honours from the school of Maestro Lethea Cifarelli at the Conservatorio di Musica “A. Casella” in L’Aquila.

She attended a teaching course on “Forme Sonate” held by Maestro Fausto Razzi and Seminars on contemporary music organized by the school of composition of the same maestro.

She attended a teaching course in piano studies at the Julliard School U.S.A., with Maestro David Rose, and also in France with Maestro Bouqueth. She also obtained a Masters in Piano specialization with Maestro Bruno Canino and a specialization with Maestro V. Voskobojnikov. She recorded concerts for mayor broadcasting networks RAI 1, RAI 2, RAI 3.

She has given concerts at Music Institutes and Public Centres in many italian cities performing pieces by great composers: Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven and especially Mozart.

She has done tournees in Russia, France, U.S.A., Greece and has played in the National Theatre of Lagos, Nigeria and in Accra Ghana, receiving praise from both critics and audience. She not only performs solo and her repertoire goes from the classic to contemporary compositions.

She is a Piano teacher at the Conservatorio of Bari.