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  A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCE  the Original Alphorn Concertos
  Leopold Mozart
Sinfonia Pastorella

Giovanni D’Aquila
The great Horn of Helm

Ferenc Farkas
Concertino Rustico

Antonio Iafigliola
Un suono notturno

Nicola Hansalik Samale

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  A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCE - The Original Alphorn Concerts
The Alphorn was principally used in the Alps by the shepherds. It is also phenomenal for its hugeness with its tube which reaches the length of two men.
After many years as the Principal and Solo Horn player with RAI-Italian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra and in the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, I dedicate most of my time promoting the Alphorn and its traditions as well as repertoire, introducing in the Concert-Hall this instrument mainly known for its use in sending signals throughout the Alpine valley.

On several occasions I had the pleasure to play as Alphorn soloist with numerous symphony and chamber orchestras in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and the audience has always felt a great pleasure from the Alphorn that, with its unique sound, produces a fine atmosphere and evokes memories of the past and faraway places.

Moreover I have performed as a soloist in some of the world most prestigious Concert-Hall and International Festival, like Mozartuem Salzburg, Philharmonie Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Mainly Mozart Festival (USA), Brisbane Music Festival, Salle de Concert Pollak de Montréal, Proms Prague Festival, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Warsaw Philharmonia, Tokyo Muza Symphony Hall, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Auditorium Lisinski Zagreb, Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana, Gran Teatro de Cordoba, Belgrade Philharmonic, Praha Smetana Hall, Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Den Haag, Festival Internacional de Santander, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, California Center for the Arts, Casa da Música do Porto, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Newport Music Festival (USA), etc.

My principal activity is to promote the Alphorn as soloist with chamber orchestra or string ensemble.
Moreover I also elaborated three Alphorn Chamber Music Proposals: "Alphorn & String Quartet", duo "Alphorn & Organ" and duo "Alphorn & Classical Accordion".
In addition to the original concerts by Leopold Mozart and Ferenc Farkas, I am also very proud to have inspired well known composers to write music for this rare instrument and today my repertoire includes many good compositions written exclusively for me.
The Concerts for Alphorn are a unique proposal for your season programming that will enchant you and your audience.
  2010 Carlo Torlontano alphorn soloist - p.iva 04323560658