Recorded April 2018

Gabriel Fauré wrote Sicilienne as an orchestral piece for a theatrical production in 1893. But the theatre went bankrupt and the music remained unperformed. 5 years later Fauré arranged it for cello and piano and 11 years later still for orchestra. Today flutist Aliya performs the piece.

Piece: Sicilienne
Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Location: Piano Salon Christophori
Flute: Aliya Vodovozova
Piano: Giuseppe Guarrera

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Aliya Vodovozova
Aliya Vodo was born into a family with a musical background in 1991. Vodo started her musical education on the piano with her mother when she was 5 years old. She was accepted to the Music Department at Bilkent Adnan Saygun Music School(Ankara, Turkey) and during her education there, she trained under Albena Petrova and Stilyanna Stavreva. She won her first prize in an international music contest called ''Blue Bird''in the Ukraine at the age of ten. İn the same year, she participated in a concert accompanied by the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alfred Mishurin. İn 2002, the famous Russian State Musician, flutist and professor at the P.I.Tchaikovske State Conservatory, Yuri Doljikov(student of J-P.Rampal)invited her to study in Moscow after hearing her play. İn 2003, she began her education at the Special Talanted Moscow Gnessin Music School. She played at the Kremlin as a grant aided student of the Vladimir Spivakov Art Foundation. Visit Aliya's website to read her full biography.