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Stones International behind the Hong Kong debut of world-renowned Italian cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima.
HONG KONG – IIC Partners’ member firm in Hong Kong Stones International joined forces with Italian groups Ferrero and Sopaf, as well as the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao, to sponsor the Hong Kong debut of Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima's, held at the Hong Kong City Hall on June 11.
Dubbed “the Jimi Hendrix of the Cello” for his versatility in modern adaptations as well as classical cello recitals,with a two-fold career as a composer and as a solo cellist, Giovanni Sollima has collaborated with the likes of Claudio Abbado, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Jörg Demus and Martha Argerich and performs with ensembles including his own Giovanni Sollima Band and Yo Yo Ma's The Silk Road Project. As a composer, Sollima has created new blends of music by combining elements of classical, rock and jazz music, as well as ethnic music typical of Sicily and other Mediterranean regions.
Under the direction of acclaimed French conductor Jean Thorel, the Italian artist and the City Chamber Orchestra performed airs by Respighi, Boccherini, Puccini, as well as Sollima himself.
Sollima’s Hong Kong prima was a real triumph, with standing ovations resulting in the artist to performing 3 encores to a delighted audience.