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Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Chamber Concert
“Dramatic Flute”

F.Chopin, Variations on a Theme by Rossini
F. Schubert, Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821
C. Saint-Saens, Romance
C. Franck, Sonata in A Major


Stefano Maffizzoni/flute
Eugene Skovorodnikov/piano


Stefano Maffizzoni graduated from the Conservatoire when he was 16 years old. He continued his education in such authoritative music institutions as Academy Chigiana (Siena), International Summer course Mozarteum (Saltsburg), Hochschule in Vienna, under the guidance of such famous masters as Bruno Cavallo, Severino Gazzelloni, Aurele Nicolet, Wolfgang Schultz.

Throughout his performing career he collaborated as soloist with such symphony orchestras as “Amadeus”, Symphony Orchestra of the Theatre of Bologna, Orchestra of the “Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli”, International Festival in Brescia and Bergamo, Orchestra “F.Busoni”, Orchestra of Bulgarian National Radio, Macedonian Symphony Orchestra, I Solisti Veneziani, Academia I Filarmonici, Cameristi Lombardi.

Stefano Maffizzoni won many prizes at the National and International competitions, amongst them Gold medal at the “Paul Harris” International Competition.

He was invited to give performances and conduct master classes to University of Colima (Mexico), International Dubrich Academy (Bulgaria), “Clark College” (USA),
Hong-Kong Academy for performing Arts (China), University of British Columbia (Canada)

Stefano Maffizzoni performed on famous stages such as Grand Theatre in Brescia, Theatre Bibiena in Mantova, Auditorium “G.Verdi” in Milan, Concert Hall “Bulgaria”, Theatre of Innsbruck,
“Xinghai” Concert Hall in Guangzhou (China).

Stefano Maffizzoni frequently performs in concert tours in Europe, Canada, United States, Russia,and recently in Hong Kong and China.

Currently he is playing in duo with Canadian virtuoso pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov.

“ …The duo Stefano Maffizzoni (flute) and Eugene Skovorodnikov (piano) performed music by Donizetti, Schubert, Verdi, Doppler and Bizet. The concert particularly significant for the fusion of the soloists in tembre and dynamics of the performance” “Musica e Scuola”

“… The duo of virtuoso performers demonstrated unique blend of the brilliant technique and refined musicianship…” “Strumenti e Musica”

“Stefano Maffizzoni is a very talented flutist. I appreciate a lot his beautiful sound and extraordinary technique. He deserves an attention and respect”
Julius Baker ( Principal Flute of New York Philharmonic Orchestra)

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