Gianluca Saveri

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Roma 27 12 2014. Ritratto di Gianluca Saveri e Emanuele Segre, Tetraktis. ©Musacchio & Ianniello

Having graduated in percussion instruments with honors, he devoted much of his career to orchestral and chamber music as the founder of the Tetraktis Percussion quartet in Perugia.

The group has been performing since 1993, both nationally and internationally, and has many CDs: “Millennium Bug”, “Drama” and “Liaisons Dangereuses” “Piazzarama”, with original pieces composed and dedicated to Tetraktis by Italian authors such as Giovanni Sollima, Carlo Boccadoro, Tonino Battista, Ramberto Ciammarughi and others. Tetraktis Percussioni is on the “Safari” CD by Lorenzo Jovanotti.

In November 2013, the CD “Inventions” was presented by DECCA Records, featuring the soloist Alessandro Carbonare at the clarinet and the ensemble Tetraktis Percussioni.

In December 2016 a recording work will be presented for the Brillant Classic dedicated to the authors who in the twentieth century composed important pieces for percussion instruments: Varèse, Chávez, Powell, Harrison, Cage, Reich. For 2017 there will be the presentation of a new album with the label DECCA, in collaboration with the Trio Metamorphosi

In 2021 a new CD dedicated to contemporary Italian composers will be released. This work includes composers such as Federico Gardella, Riccardo Panfili, Mauro Montalbetti, Claudio Ambrosini, Stefano Gervasoni, Gianvincenzo Cresta. The compositions are dedicated to the Tetraktis Percussion quartet.

The ensemble boasts collaborations with Alessandro Carbonare (clarinetist), Alessio Allegrini (horn), Philipp Geist (video artist), Ramberto Ciammarughi (jazz pianist) and is invited by important festivals, Italian and foreign associations: Lingotto Musica, Amici della Musica, Teatro Regio di Torino, Rai Radio Tre, Gesellschaft für Kammermusik in Lucerne (CH), Ferrara Music, Musica Insieme Bologna, Filarmonica Romana, Milan Quartet Society, Ravenna Festival, Ravello Festival, Stresa Festival, A. Scarlatti Concert Association of  Naples, IUC, Classical Lucca, Macerata Opera Festival, American Universities.

Gianluca Saveri was 1st percussionist of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding (2002/2006) and is a member of the prestigious Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted until 2013 by Claudio Abbado. With the same he has recorded for the Virgin Classic and for the Deutsche Grammophon., For the TV Arte, EuroSat and other international broadcasters, performing in the most prestigious auditoriums.

He was also directed by Lorin Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Georges Prêtre, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Riccardo Muti, Christopher Hogwood, Eliahu Inbal, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Yuri Temirkanov, Antonio Pappano, Pierre Boulez, Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Chailly.

A suitable result in numerous auditions, he has collaborated with the most important Italian symphonic and theatrical institutions: Teatro dell ‘Opera in Rome, Comunale di Firenze, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Symphonica Toscanini, National Symphony Orchestra of Rai of Turin.

As a soloist he plays pieces by contemporary authors such as: Vinko Globokar, Giorgio Battistelli, Iannis Xenakis, Javier Alvarez, Georges Aperghis.

He collaborated with the actor Elio Pandolfi for musical theater performances.

He performs with the duo “Plunk & Pulse” together with the guitarist Emanuele Segre, training that from 2020 will be engaged in a trio with the clarinetist Alessandro Carbonare for a project dedicated to Brazilian music.

He is the author of arrangements and elaboration dedicated to the percussion instruments ensemble. For 2019 the elaboration by contralto and quartet of percussion will be published by Shott Music “Funf Napolinanische Lieder” by Hans Werner Henze.

He holds the chair of percussion instruments at the G. Rossini Conservatory of Music in Pesaro.

Gianluca Saveri is active in the Musicians for Human Rights movement, performing with the Human Right Orchestra conducted by Maestro Alessio Allegrini.