Raffaele Trevisani Artist Interview
Raffaele Trevisani is a graduate with excellent marks from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Milan. He began his career as orchestral player with Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala under the direction of Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Muti and as a chamber musician with I Solisti Veneti conducted by Claudio Scimone. He was the winner of the “Società dei Concerti” competition in Milano after which he started his solo career performing solo concerts with “I Solisti Veneti” in Italy and abroad.
Can you give us 5 career highlights?
My first saggio/concert at 20 years old
The meeting with Sir James Galway in 1978
The meeting with my wife Paola
The completely sold packed hall for my soloist debut concert with I Solisti Veneti in the Verdi hall of Milano Conservatory
The recordings with Moscow Chamber Orchestra in the great hall of Moscow Conservatory
How about 3 pivotal moments that were essential to creating the artist that you've become?
Listening to all kind of music all day long, the inscription to a music school and the capacity of choosing the good Teachers for me.
What do you like best about performing?
I like to follow the composer imagination and try to make his music alive throughout my interpretations/performances
I did a number of cds and I still like all of them because they all have all the same
standard of my best playing …
What does your schedule look like for the next 6 months?
super busy….I am always trying to keep in shape…
What are your goals personally? Professionally?
I think to have a work that makes me happy and I got that!
Not playing flat ….better sharp than out of tune!
What inspires you the most in life?
the sound of the flute!
What has been your professional greatest challenge?
recording-performing with I Solisti Veneti and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra
and play recitals with Paola in some of the best halls in the world such as Bunkakaikan in Tokyo and Wigmore Hall in London
What has been your personal greatest challenge?
Starting to Play flute at the age of 20 and still trying improving…
Who were your music mentors? and what did you learn from them?
Sir James Galway, Maxence Larrieu, Bruno Cavallo,
Jean Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker. I learned everything I could get from them and I
will treasure it forever.
Can you give us 5 quirky, secret, fun, (don't think too much about this) hobbies or passions?
I am a flute paranoid , I am still playing soccer since my childhood, I am ac milan fan, I have always with me my little red lucky Hornes and I gave all my concerts with the
same pair of shoes !
What 3 things would you offer as advice for a young flutist?
being innovative, trying to develop a musical personality but without forgetting the
tradition of great flute paying of the past… finding pleasure in practicing as much as performing .