Gabriele Cassone - Biography
Gabriele Cassone received his conservatory diploma in Trumpet following studies with Mario Catena, and in Composition studying with Luciano Chailly.
He is world renowned not only as a historical artist performing on original instruments (Baroque natural trumpet, Classical keyed trumpet, rotary valve trumpet and piston cornet), but enjoys an equal fame as a contemporary musician.
Luciano Berio selected Gabriele Cassone to premiere his works for solo trumpet: Sequenza X for solo trumpet, and Kol-Od, performed with L'Ensemble Intercontemporain under the direction of Pierre Boulez.
He has also shared the stage with celebrated trombonist Christian Lindberg in performances of Berio's opera Cronaca del Luogo, commissioned by the Salzburg Festival.
Famous international conductors have requested Gabriele Cassone for performances of the most demanding trumpet repertoire; Sir John Eliot Gardiner named him principal trumpet in the English Baroque Soloists for the entire cycle of J.S. Bach's Cantatas, and for the Second Brandenburg Concerto, and Ton Koopman, director of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, requested him as principal trumpet for the ensemble's recording of Cantata BWV 51 by J.S. Bach.