Stefano Bollani (photo: Valentina Cenni)

Chamber Music

Mediterraneo – Italian Night

Stefano Bollani Trio and Guests

Vincent Peirani Accordion

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Geir Lysne Direction

Monteverdi – Morricone – Rota – Rossini – Puccini – Leoncavallo

Curated by Siggi Loch

Dates and Tickets


Award-winning Italian pianist Stefano Bollani has acquired a unique reputation as one of the most successful musicians of his country, not only in his own trio but also through working with partners like Pat Metheny, Michel Portal or Richard Galliano. His collaboration with Geir Lysne started in 2012. The Norwegian composer and arranger is well-known to friends of the Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic series since a concert in May 2015: With Monteverdi meets Morricone, he led the star pianist Michael Wollny, the harpsichord virtuoso Tamar Halperin, the trumpeter Markus Stockhausen and the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker through his delightful interweaving of two Italian musical worlds, those of the great Early Baroque opera pioneer Claudio Monteverdi and the cult film composer Ennio Morricone.

Now there’s a continuationwith Mediterraneo. In addition to Monteverdi and Morricone, Lysne will now subject three other Italian opera titans — Gioacchino Rossini, Ruggero Leoncavallo and Giacomo Puccini — to creative deconstruction. To give the underlying opulent opera and film music literature the perfect symphonic frame, more than a dozen members of the Berliner Philharmoniker will be taking part once again.

Stefano Bollani (photo: Valentina Cenni)