Giovanni Sollima

Giovanni Sollima is an Italian composer and cellist. He was born into a family of musicians and studied cello with Giovanni Perriera and composition with his father, Eliodoro Sollima, at the Conservatorio di Palermo, where he graduated with highest honors. He later studied with Antonio Janigro and Milko Kelemen at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.
As a composer, Sollima's influences are wide ranging, taking in jazz and rock, as well as various ethnic traditions from the Mediterranean area. Sollima's music is influenced by minimalism, with his compositions often featuring modal melodies and repetitive structures. Because his works are characterized by a more diverse and eclectic approach to material than the early American minimalist composers, the American critic Kyle Gann has called Sollima a postminimalist composer.
Sollima has collaborated with the American poet and musician Patti Smith, appearing on her records and performing with her in concert. He also collaborates with the Silk Road Project.

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Sinfonia in D Major for Cello & Basso continuo: I. Adagio staccatoCostanzi: Sinfonie per violoncello2:01
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Debussy: Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune100 cellos Live @ Teatrovalle occupato9:12
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Natural Songbook: IV. Pizzica RootsSollima: Natural Songbook2:08
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The N-Ice Cello Concerto: II. AllegroSollima: Natural Songbook7:05
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Viaggio in Italia: No. 14, La camera biancaSollima: Viaggio in Italia3:12
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Cello Sonata in G Minor: I. CantabileCostanzi: Cello Sonatas - Giovanni Sollima: Il mandataro5:31
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Aquilarco: No. 2, Hintone's Drawings (Live in New York)Aquilarco (Live in New York)8:22
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L'equilibrista100 cellos Live @ Teatrovalle occupato5:14
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Sinfonia in G Major for Cello & Basso continuo: III. MinuèCostanzi: Sinfonie per violoncello1:58
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Sollima: Di DiAquilarco3:38
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