In my repertories of Western classical music, I have collaborated with some of the most famous musicians of our time: Chung, Muti, Tate, Maazel, Masur, Sinopoli, Pretre, Temirkanov, Gardiner, Inbal, Kitajenko, Maag, Accardo and Ughi.
In addition to the La Fenice Theatre Orchestra, I have played with prestigious orchestras such as the London Philarmonic Orchestra, the BBC Manchester Orchestra, the Orchestra da Camera Italiana and the Human Rights Orchestra.
I was a founder member of several chamber music groups: from the Kairòs String Quartet to the La Fenice String Trio and with them I collaborated with the soloists Markus Stokhausen, Rossana Calvi and Giampaolo Pretto.
As I enjoy experimenting with all forms of music, I have played with musicians from various different traditions:
- In Mozambique with the Afro-jazz groups Bandakwezi and Mcelitos;
- In Palestine with the composer and 'Ud player Wassim Qassis (Sabreen group) in Bethlehem; with the Ashtar theatre company in Ramallah and with the Magnificat Music Institute choir in Jerusalem;
- In Brazil with the music and theatre group CTO-Rio in Rio de Janeiro;
- In India I frequently gave concerts with local artists who follow the Gurbani Kirtan, Sufi, Rajasthani or Hindustani traditions (see bellow).
- In Indonesia with the pianist Ary Sutedja, and the Marusya Nainggolan chamber orchestra.
Collaborations with Indian musicians
In the course of the 'The Strains of Violin in India' project (2008-2010), I collaborated with:
Vijaydutt Vias; tabla player.
Madan Gopal Singh, Sufi singer.
Bhai Baldeep Singh, the foremost representative of the Sikh Gurbani Kirtan spiritual tradition. At the Delhi Planetarium concert, he sang and played the Taus (a traditional instrument that he is saving from oblivion by building his own and playing it) and the tabla. At the Chandigarh concert, he played the Jori, a traditional Sikh percussion instrument.
Chuggeekhan, who played the kartal and morchang, traditional Rajasthani percussion instruments.
Sharat Chandra Srivastava, violinist.
Natullal Sollenki, who played the traditional drum from Rajasthan called the nagara.
NOW Orchestra, nomadic musicians from Rajasthan:
- Suraj Bhopa, who plays the Ravanhatha (an ancient violin-like instrument) and heals animals with his music.
- Jagdeesh Nath and Radegliy Nath, on the Been (a traditional wind instrument) from the snake-charmers' community.
- Ramji Lal Kalbeliya, Dhol (a large percussion instrument).
- Rakesh Bhopa and Prakash Nath & Jagpal Nath; on the Bapang (a small traditional percussion instrument).