"... a unique performer and a classical artist of the highest quality has triumphed at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ..."
Bruno Giurato - Il Giornale Maj 25, 2014
Classical Guitarist Costanza Savarese’s oustanding interpretative and technical skills had made her one of the most prominent artist of the new generation. Although very young, she is frequently invited playing demanding recitals in very high-level concert seasons that host such artists as: Berliner Philarmoniker’s Soloists, cellist Patrick Demenga, pianist Enrico Pace, Leipzig Gewandhaus’ Woodwind Quintet, Europa Galante orchestra, EMI exclusive artist Nazzareno Carusi, Decca Exclusive Artist Roberto Prosseda, Grammy nominated artist Glauco Venier, Deutsche Grammophon artist Alessio Allegrini, Teatro La Scala’s Soloists… Being a very talented enfant prodige, she started playing the guitar at the age of 7 and by the age of 10 she was able to concertize the Five Spanish Dances by E. Granados.
After debuting as a soloist with orchestra at the Presidential Concert Hall (Ankara Festival), she performed as a soloist with orchestra at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. In the next months she will debut as a soloist accompanied by the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Soloists” at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia.
Costanza has recently won two Los Angeles Global Music Awards for the “instrumental solo performance” category (with the Cd “Constance”) and the “chamber music” one (with the Cd “Globe” in duet with Andrea Oliva).
After the release of her first solo album “Constance” (label: Wide Classique)she has been acclaimed as “a world-class performer” of “outstanding professionality and emotional impact”.
A multifaceted and strong artistic personality, on May 2012 Costanza premiered as artistic producer and leading performer with Alessio Boni (winner of two Golden Globes), and the GlobEnsemble (11 italian prominent musicians under 35 years of age, all of them internationally renowned soloists and first solo players in such orchestras as Berliner Philarmoniker, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Mozart , London Symphony, Mahler Chamber…) at the 75th Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Music Director: Z. Mehta) for her concert-show “V e s p u c c i, The Italian challenge in the New World”.
Costanza has appeared on important italian classical music publications, and as the Italian New Young and Upcoming Artist, playing Schubert, on “ The Best Youth” TV show created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of United Italy. Her Live performances are frequently broadcasted by the Rai-Italian National Radio & TV, the Mediaset Society, the RSI-Italian Switzerland Radio & the Vatican State Radio.
An innovative and imaginative but aware-of-tradition artist, Costanza is one of the very few performers to heighten the relevance of the guitar to important concert seasons through proposing an eclectic and catching-to-the-audience solo guitar and orchestra repertoire by leading composers from all over the world (Corigliano, Tan Dun, Rouse, Castelnuovo-Tedesco…).
With long-time recital partner Andrea Oliva (Principal Flutist at Berliner Philarmoniker, Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Bayerischer Rundfunk, and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Symphony Orchestra), Costanza founded the GlobeDuo. She remains one of the few guitarists dedicated to commission and perform very demanding transcriptions from chamber music masterpieces. Believing the flute and guitar duet’s repertoire and expressive patterns should be widened, she discovered and commissioned new artistically valuable arrangements from works by oustandig authors of all epoques (Schubert, Grieg, Dvorak, Ravel, Debussy…). The duo usually concertize through Europe in highly important venues. Their first Cd “Globe” (label: Wide Classique) has been widely acclaimed by both the public and the critics. Their second Cd will be released in Fall 2013.
In addition, Costanza is participating in a number of other musical projects and collaborations. In 2011, she recorded music by Astor Piazzolla in cooperation with Nazzareno Carusi, Producer (EMI exclusive artist) and Enrico Fagone (Principal Double Bass Player of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, EMI artist for Martha Argerich’s projects). She has been recently invited to cooperate in a video-art project for guitar, voice performer and live electronics with Hermes Intermedia (a group of poli-artists supported by Ennio Morricone for the “Biennale di Venezia”. This group frequently performs with some artists of the Ensemble Intercontemporain).
She shows her commitment to contemporary music with her “Contemporary Ways”. For this project she commissioned some italian leading composers to write Concertos for guitar and orchestra, and chamber music works where the guitar has a relevant role. Having studied composition for several years as a self-taught person and following courses held by relevant composers (such as F. Nieder and S. Sciarrino) has been fundamental for Costanza to direct this project. As a result, she has been dedicated the Concerto “Canto delle Due Terre” by B. Battisti D’Amario (the “Ennio Morricone’s guitarist”), the “Sinfonia Concertante” for guitar and orchestra and a Sextuor for guitar, flute and strings by V. Palumbo (who is frequently commissioned by Royal Albert Hall and Berliner Philarmoniker), and the Concertino d’Aprile by the composer and musicologist A. Annunziata.
She plays a guitar made by Matthias Dammann expressly for her.