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Marco Bonfigli - clarinet

Juan Sebastian Collazos - piano

Harmonia Mundi was created in 2010 by the Italian clarinetist Marco Bonfigli, specialized in chamber music and solo repertoire, with the aim of promote the repertoire of chamber music for clarinet and pianoforte in Latin America. The meeting with Juan Sebastian Collazos, one of the most talented young pianists from Colombia, established the official birth of Harmonia Mundi in October 2010, whose name is inspired and reinterprets the famous Pythagorean theory emphasis on the concept of harmony that develops between public and work when artists play together but with pleasure.

The group has an intense artistic activity at theaters, festivals and most renowned universities in Colombia (International Chamber Music Festival of Cali, International Chamber Music Festival of Barranquilla, Javeriana University, Andes University in Bogota, Spanish Cultural Center of Cali, etc.). In 2015 the group was selected by the Bank of the Republic for a tour of the different cultural areas of the country.

Marco Bonfigli was born in Latina (Italy) and graduated in 1996 at the Institute "A. Manzoni" of Latina and then in 1998 at the Conservatory "O. Respighi" (Latina) where he recieved his master's degree under the guidance of clarinetist Francesco Belli. In the same year he participated in several chamber groups which had concerts organized by the government of Lazio, Umbria (Italy). In 2002 he was called to play in the "Valley Symphony Orchestra" (Colombia), where he performed an intense artistic activity with international musicians. In the same year he won the concertmaster competition of the "Symphonic Band Cali". In March 2003 he traveled to New York where he played with different chamber groups and took classes with the teacher Kalmen Opperman. From August 2003 until June 2008 he was professor of clarinet at the "EAFIT University" in Medellin (Colombia). In the same year he won the competition as the first clarinet in the "Symphony Orchestra EAFIT", with whom he had the opportunity to participate in the national premiere of the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra Gerard Finzi as the soloist. He currently teaches clarinet and chamber music at the Conservatory "Antonio Maria Valencia" of Cali, Colombia.

Bonfigli keeps his concert activity as a soloist and as a member of chamber groups, including the Trio Harmonia Mundi (clarinet, cello and piano), of which he is the artistic director and promoter and which has an intense musical activity around the different cultural places in Colombia. In his repertoire famous arias such as "Fantasia for Clarinet and Piano OP73" of Robert Schumann; Sonata no.1 and 2 of J. Brahms; "Five Dance Preludes" by Witold Lutoslawski; "Rhapsody for Clarinet Bb" of Claude Debussy and "Sonata for Clarinet and Piano" by Francis Poulenc are included.

Juan Sebastian Collazos is originally from Cali, Colombia where he received his bachelor degree at the Conservatory "Antonio María Valencia" under the guidance of professor Sandra Leonard. He is currently taking a MM as a student of Eric Zuber at the Schwob School of Music in Georgia, USA. He has taken part into several piano competitions such as "Luis Carlos Figueroa" Spanish American piano competition, Cartagena's International Piano Festival Student Scholarship competition, Cali's Philharmonic Concerto Competition and the prestigious "Young Soloist" Colombian Competition. Besides, he participated to the final competition of the International Piano Competition "Maria Clara Cullell" in San José (Costa Rica) and gained a special prize for his performance. Collazos has given concerts in different countries such as Spain, Italy, United States, Costa Rica and Colombia. Besides his soloist career, he is the pianist of the Clarinet Duo Harmonia Mundi.

He has taken masterclasses with Horacio Gutierrez (USA/Cuba), Joanna Trzeciak (Poland), Mauricio Vallina (Cuba), Luca Chiantore(Italy), Hedi Salanki (Hungary), Wu Han(Taiwan-USA), Eric Fung (China), Vaclav Pacl (Czech Republic), Francesco Mirabella (Italy), Randall Benway (USA), Blanca Uribe (Colombia), Sergei Sichkov (Russia), Antonio Carbonell (Cuba), Roberto Cominati (Italy), Stephen Prutsman (USA), among others.

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Romantic Chromaticism

Fantasiestücke Op. 73 for clarinet and piano - Robert Schumann

  • Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression)
  • Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light)
  • Rasch und mit Feuer (Quick and with fire)

Ballade Op. 52 Frédéric Chopin

Sonata Op. 167 for clarinet and piano - Camille Saint-Saëns

  • Allegretto
  • Allegro animato
  • Lento
  • Molto allegro

Fantasy of Concerto about La Traviata of G. Verdi - Donato Lovreglio

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