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Fabián Panisello

My fascination with the work of Berio dates back to my time in Buenos Aires: through recordings and scores, I discovered works such as Circles, Sinfonia, Chemins IV, Coro, Visage

I then had my first personal encounter in Salzburg when I was a student there, and I still vividly remember how he spontaneously stepped before the orchestra that was performing Requies in the framework of a Master Class, and the orchestra unexpectedly began to sound in a dramatically new way.

Later, at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, I had the privilege of being his assistant and preparing the orchestra in a program dedicated to his work: he was delighted with the result, and for me this was the beginning of a relationship of extraordinary interest and learning that lasted until his death.

In the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, Berio admired a model of high quality, rigor and excellence and he invited the orchestra of the school to the Parco della Musica, where he generously insisted that the première of my Concerto per Violino should be included.

This concert took place on the 6th February 2004, conducted by Hansjörg Schellenberger, and it included the Brandenburg Concerto Number 1 by Bach, the Triple Concerto by Beethoven, O´King by Berio and my own Concierto per Violino in memoriam Luciano Berio.

Fabián Panisello

June 2013