THE DUO Schroeder/Figura
Multi-instrumentalist David Schroeder and pianist Antonio Figura have been music collaborators since 2016. While they have performed together across a wide variety of group settings, it is their intimate duo work that has produced some truly expressive performances that transcend musical genres. Their original compositions, written specifically for the unique arsenal of instruments he has mastered including, sopranino saxophone, bass flute, chromatic harmonica, Mongolian Everburee, and bass ocarina, to name a few, intertwine perfectly with Figura’s classical infused piano improvisations. While they are commonly featured at jazz festivals and clubs, the delicacy of sounds they create fits best within the concert hall setting, which we are happy to be able to provide in the concert hall of Conservatori Catalina Bufí (Eivissa) at this years Jazz Point Ibiza.
Dr David Schroeder – Woodwinds (USA) - Poly-instrumentalist, historian and director of The Department of Jazz of New York University (NYU)
David Schroeder is Chair of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at NYU Steinhardt. He is a jazz musician, historian and author of the book From The Minds of Jazz Musicians: Conversations with the Creative and Inspired. Schroeder is also the creator and host of the NYU Jazz Interview Series on YouTube that has over a million followers.
As a performer, aside from the Schroeder/Figura Duo, he is the artistic director for Combo Nuvo, the NYU Jazz Faculty-in-Residence Ensemble that appears regularly at such landmark NYC music venues including the Blue Note Jazz Club, Birdland and Jazz at Lincoln Center and has been featured with the Costa Rica National Symphony, The United Arab Emirates
Philharmonic in Abu Dhabi and in Ulaanbaatar with the Morin Khuur Ensemble; the National Symphony of Mongolia.
Schroeder’s interest in combining the power of music with social and political change issues is demonstrated in his project One World Suite. Along with his faculty and student group Combo Nuvo, One World Suite + 500 Harmonicas has been performed frequently at climate change events in Washington D.C. as well as for the United Nation’s International Day of Peace in Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park. The finale of the suite includes Schroeder’s composition The Oceans where every audience member is given a harmonica to play along with the group to reinforce that everyone has a voice on our planet and by combining our voices through music, we create a unified positive message for solving climate issues.
Antonio Figura – Piano (ITALY) virtuoso pianist, eclectic, lyrical and versatile, his music combines highly sensitive jazz with European roots and African-American tradition
Pianist/composer Antonio Figura is an adjunct professor at NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music & Performing Arts Professions. He holds graduate music degrees from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Firenze, Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and an Artist Diploma at New York University. Since 1996, Figura has performed throughout Europe and the United States with a broad array of artists and projects.
His amazing music feeling has seen him perform and collaborate with many diverse artists from around the world like: Dave Schroeder, Tom Scott, Rich Shemaria, Mike Richmond, Lenny White, William Lenihan, Billy Drummond, Cleveland Watkiss, Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Barry Guy, Tom Kennedy, Vicente Archer, Kendrick Scott, Paula Morelenbaum, Neney Santos, Sébastien Paindestre...
In 2016, he was appointed vice-president of the PSMSAD Fund (Painters, Sculptors, Musicians, Writers and Authors Dramatic), whose aim is to support collaborations with institutions with similar interests throughout Italy and abroad to support training, development, and successful outcomes in bolstering international collaborations. Figura’s current duo collaboration with Dave Schroeder have produced three CD recording projects. In 2014, he was included in the Italian Jazz Dictionary by Flavio Caprera and published by Feltrinelli.
SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 12:00H / CONCERT AT CONSERVATORI CATALINA BUFÍ (EIVISSA)
DR DAVID SCHROEDER (USA) / ANTONIO FIGURA (ITALY)
DR DAVID SCHROEDER WOODWINDS ANTONIO FIGURA PIANO
MURIEL GROSSMANN QUARTET (AUSTRIA)
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALINA BZHEZHINSKA ON HARP (POLAND)
MURIEL GROSSMANN SAXOPHONES RADOMIR MILOJKOVIC GUITAR ABEL BOQUERA HAMMOND KEYBOARD UROS STAMENKOVIC DRUMS
SATURDAY 15 OCTUBRE 12:00H MASTER CLASSES AT CAN VENTOSA (IBIZA)
DR DAVID SCHROEDER MULTIPLE WOODWINDS & ANTONIO FIGURA PIANO "MUSICAL CONVERSATIONS".
(OPEN FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS!)
Watch promotional video Dr David Schroeder / Antonio Figura