Duo Praetorius·Olivieri / ?clarinet & classical guitar
Available for all occasions, weddings, corporate events, and parties. The duo features a wide repertoire including original music for clarinet and classical guitar, as well as arrangements of works by such composers as Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Schubert, Ravel, Debussy, or Jazz and Latin standards.
Emily Praetorius is a current second-year Masters student at Manhattan School of Music studying composition with Susan Botti. She holds a BM in clarinet performance and composition from the University of Redlands where she studied with Kathryn Nevin and Anthony Suter. As a performer she has extensive large and chamber ensemble experience, participating in university orchestras, wind ensembles, and contemporary chamber ensembles. She also held the second chair clarinet position with the professional Redlands Symphony Orchestra and started her own new music chamber ensemble during her time as an undergrad. Outside of school Emily has performed in various ensembles for parties, holiday gigs, weddings, and church services, playing with guitarists, string players, woodwind quintets, and choirs.
Awards-winner Italian classical guitarist Alessio Olivieri has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles in Italy, The Unites States, Australia and New Zealand. His recordings include the CD Operaperta Duo: Spanish Popular Songs, Venetian Boat Songs, Neapolitan Songs together with the Italian Soprano Elisa Ramon, and -as member of the former Manhattan Guitar Quartet- the CD Angelo Gilardino: A Salute from New York, produced by the Manhattan School of Music for the Italian Label Bérben. Mr Olivieri is also an active scholar and teacher. He holds two Bachelor's of Music Degrees in classical guitar and musicology, as well as Master of Music Degree in Music Publishing, all from the Conservatory of Padova (Italy). In Italy he studied with Angelo Gilardino and Giulio Tampalini, and currently he is second-year Master student in Classical Guitar Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, in the studio of Mark Delpriora. For further information visit: www.alessioolivieri.it