Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
The Demidoff Ensemble has been set up trough a partnership between “Associazione Culturale e Musicale Demidoff” - Music School in Pratolino (Florence) and “Liceo Artistico e Musicale Walter Gropius” - High School in Potenza. It concerns a synergy among some students of piano, guitar, drums classes of Pratolino school and pupils of Potenza School ensemble music (flute, oboe, violin, cello, double bass) class. The educational aim is to create an ensemble where the piano is not used as a solo instrument but as a part of the orchestra. The didactic-musical encounter has been possible due common interests and orchestra leader and arranger, Mr. Duccio Bertini who in the recent few years has been a teacher at Potenza Conservatory. The program consists of unique, unpublished arrangements of Duccio Bertini that create an estafette of passages from Walt Disney, Queen, and film music by Ennio Morricone and Webber performed by an ensemble orchestra, drums and two, four hand, pianos where pianists alternate.
Duccio Bertini is a recognized composer, arranger and conductor working in Italy and Spain, both with jazz and classical orchestras. He has collaborated as conductor, arranger and composer with Futura Jazz Orchestra (since 2007), deciBel Orchestra (since 2008), Cromatos Project (since 2009), Barcelona Jazz Orchestra (2012), Big Band Banda Municipal de Granada (Retroback Festival, Granada 2012), Cam Big Band (since 2012), Rainbow Jazz Orchestra (since 2012), Andalucia Big Band (2012, 2014, 2019), Original Jazz Orquesta del Taller de Musics (Barcelona, 2013, 2014, 2015), Royal Big Band (Stockholm, 2013), Collettivo Musicadabra Extended (Giotto Jazz Festival, 2013), USAL Big Band (Salamanca, 2013, 2015), Eskimo Jazz Band (2013, 2014), Città di Grosseto Symphonic Orchestra (tour summer 2013), La Locomotora Negra (Voll-Damn Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona, 2013), Florentine Swing Orchestra (2014), EMM Big Band (Vilafranca, 2015), Duccio Bertini Big Band (since 2015), LJP Big Band (2016), Clasijazz Big Band (since 2016), Florence Art Ensemble Symphonic Orchestra (La La Land in Concert Italy Tour, 2017), Ad Libitum Symphonic Orchestra (Valencia, 2018), Fima Symphonic Orchestra (Almeria, 2018), Oolyakoo Big Band (Granada, 2018) and many others. He leads “Rainbow Jazz Orchestra” (Florence) and “Duccio Bertini Big Band” based in Barcelona area, recording various CDs. In classical music, his compositions and arrangements have been performed by Indaco String Quartet (Milan), Florence Art Quartet, Ad Libitum Symphonic Orchestra (Valencia) and Orquesta Sinfonica Municipal de Campinas (Brazil). He is also a versatile conductor working with symphonic orchestras in studio and live productions, such as La La Land in Concert (original american production) for Italy Tour. In 2017 and 2019 he has been invited to participate at the Poster Session at International Jazz Composers Symposium organized by ISJAC (International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers) in USA, in Tampa, Florida and Greeley, Colorado. In 2019 he has been been voted as third among the best italian jazz arrangers for Jazzit magazine (Readers Poll). In 2018 e 2019 he was member of the jury of International Competition for Arrangement and Composition for Big Band in Granada (Spain), conducting also the orchestra that performed the finalist compositions. He taught as Professor on contract the course of Jazz Arranging and Composition at Music Conservatory of Potenza (Italy) and the course of Jazz Composition at Music Conservatory of Pavia (Italy). He taught Masterclass on Big Band Conduction, Jazz Arranging and Composition for Combo or large ensembles at many schools, such as Taller de Musics (Barcelona), Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), SedaJazz (Valencia). ClasiJazz (Almeria) and Scuola CAM (Florence, Italy). His works were performed by artists such as Benny Golson, Arturo Sandoval, Bobby Watson, Scott Hamilton, Jesse Davis, Ben Van Gelder, Perico Sambeat, Claudio Fasoli, Flavio Boltro, Fabrizio Bosso, Marco Tamburini, David Pastor, Ruben Simeo and many others.Back to the list of ensembles