‘Telari belongs to a generation of artists whose overwhelming musicality goes beyond their instrument: here, Bach becomes an organ, Gubaidulina a mystical prayer, Saint-Saens a flaming Orchestra’. Sole24Ore / Carla Moreni / 2017
An ‘artist whose overwhelming musicality goes beyond his instrument’ (Il Sole24Ore)
In 2018 Samuele won 1st Prize at the Arassate-Hiria Competition in Spain and in 2013 1st Prize in the Castelfidardo Competition in Italy. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2019.
Highlights include recitals at the Societa dei Concerti (Milan), Amici della Musica di Padova, Cité de la Danse et la Musique (Strasbourg) and Berlin Philharmonie. As soloist with orchestra he has premiered Enrico Blatti’s Concerto with the State Hermitage Orchestra in St. Petersburg and Galliano’s Opale with I Virtuosi Italiani. In 2017 he released his first CD LIMES to critical acclaim.
Samuele’s repertoire ranges from original works for accordion (Gubaidulina, Donatoni, Mantovani, Berio), to transcriptions of music by Bach, Mussorgsky, Ligeti and Schubert, among many others. He has performed Bach’s Goldberg Variations with Quartetto Fonè and appeared on Rai RadioTre, Radio Classica and Radio Popolare Milano.
Passionate about developing new music he has given numerous premieres, both solo and chamber, and collaborated with theater artists including the director and comedian Georgio Panariello in the Arena di Verona.
Engagements this season include a tour of Spain and recitals for Amici della Musica di Firenze, Festival Nuova Consonanza (Rome), the Royal Conservatoire Birmingham and Wigmore Hall.
Born in Spoleto (Italy), Samuele is accordion professor at the Conservatory ‘Gesualdo da Venosa’ in Potenza and ‘Bruno Maderna’ in Cesena. He studied with Massimiliano Pitocco at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, graduating with the highest honours in his Masters .
Awards during his studies included 1st Prize at the Zinetti (2014) and Val Tidone International Competitions (2013), the Valentino Bucchi (for contemporary music interpretation), Luigi Nono (2017), Claudio Abbado (2015) and Antonio Salieri (2013) prizes.
“Telari belongs to a generation of artists whose overwhelming musicality goes beyond their instrument: here, Bach becomes an organ, Gubaidulina a mystical prayer, Saint-Saens a flaming Orchestra.”
“Samuele Telari is a total musician, a quiet, thoughtful and elegant artist, often absorbed in intangible listening practices.”
“Limes is a Latin word meaning ‘side street, ‘borderline’....Just leave out your astonishment and confusion, and let yourselves into the music. Telari is great, and his counterpoint extremely clear. This combination of past and contemporary music reveals continuity and borders at the same time.”
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“...an outstanding execution of the extremely vibrant Opale concerto by Richard Galliano’s exuberant genius; a piece with subtle yet pervasive tango references. Telari’s remarkable rhythmic sensibility and vitality brilliantly highlighted the most animated moments...shaping a vivid swirl of sharp colours and violent contrasts.”