‘Telari belongs to a generation of artists whose overwhelming musicality goes beyond their instrument: here, Bach becomes an organ, Gubaidulina a mystical prayer, Saint-Saens a flaming Orchestra’. Sole24Ore / Carla Moreni / 2017
Born in Spoleto (Italy), Samuele is accordion professor at the Conservatory ‘Gesualdo da Venosa’ in Potenza and ‘Bruno Maderna’ in Cesena.
Samuele’s repertoire ranges from original works for accordion to transcriptions of music by Bach, Mussorgsky, Ligeti and Schubert among many others. He is passionate about developing new music.
Engagements this season include Wendover Music, a tour of Spain and recitals for Amici della Musica di Firenze, Festival Nuova Consonanza (Rome), the Royal Conservatoire Birmingham and Wigmore Hall. In 2017 he released his first CD LIMES.
“...her exceptional communication and dramatic skill...was a tour de force of quite terrifying skill.” / Leeds Lieder at Wigmore Hall / June 2019
In 2019 Ema was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist, won 1st Prize – the Eugène Panebakker LiedDuo Award, with pianist Michael Sikich at the International Vocal Competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust.
Born in Macedonia, Ema grew up in Toronto where she studied voice with Helga Tucker and completed an undergraduate degree in violin at The Glenn Gould School. She received her Masters at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she won the Guildhall Wigmore Prize, and is currently on the Opera Course.