Duo Volgaris consists of the Italian flutist Bartolomeo Audisio and the Swedish pianist Richard R. He, which was formed in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. With their own music, they are striving for psychedelic and transcendental soundscapes with influences from rock, minimalism and electronic music. They also have a broad classical repertoire, ranging from the Baroque period to the music of 21st-century.
They received many prizes; most recently the 1st prize in the Chieri International Music Competition 2019, played in the Dutch Radio NPO 4 and they regularly perform in concert halls around Europe. Their piece “Transcendental Beats” was selected to the finals in “Kaleidoscope Call for Scores 2020” among 7.800 submissions. Among many of their collaborations, they have been working with Yo-Yo Ma.
“Audisio lägger ett tryck i sitt spel, hans ton är stark men varm, aldrig gäll.” – Ystads Allehanda on “Regression” (2021)
(translation: Audisio is distinctive in his performance, his tone is powerful but warm, never shrill.)
Bartolomeo Audisio started to play flute at the age of 6 in a private school in Italy. In February 2015 he obtained a bachelor diploma at the Conservatory ‘G. Verdi ‘of Turin with full marks cum laude.
He has attended master classes with Peter Lukas Graf, Patrick Gallois, Andrea Lieberknecht, Emily Beynon, Paolo Taballione, Jacques Zoon, Felix Renggli and others. He studied with Giampaolo Pretto and Maria Siracusa after the bachelor.
He played in many groups and orchestras among others the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; in festival like Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden and Flautissimo in Rome.
On June 2018 he has finished the master study at Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Marieke Schneeman, Kersten McCall and Vincent Cortvrint. He is currently the principal flautist in Shanghai Symphony Orchestra since September 2021.
”…although he is a young man, he is incredibly clever and very talented. It has been an incredible journey to be part of [his creation].” – José Luis Gómez on Klara Radio
Richard R. He is a Swedish-born pianist and composer who is currently residing in Belgium. He has been awarded numerous awards, including the Arts in Society Award 2022 (Belgium). As a composer, he is a prize-winner of Vic Nees Composition Competition 2020 (Belgium) and was awarded the STIM-scholarship (Sweden) in 2020.
His work for orchestra, “introspect”, was performed by Flanders Symphony Orchestra (Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen) under the direction of José Luis Gómez during November 2021 in Bozar (Brussels), deBijloke (Gent), deSingel (Antwerp) and Brugge Concertgebouw. Future performances of his music are planned with Croatian soprano Jelena Stefanic in Varaždin National Theatre during May 2022 and his project “the search of silence” is chosen by B-classic and VONK to be premiered in Hasselt (Belgium) in November 2022, combining theatre with music. His music has also been performed by ZWERM Electric Guitar Quartet and the pianist Marianne Jacobs, among others.
He’s currently studying piano at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp with Prof. Sergei Edelmann. He has previously studied with Wim Henderickx, Alain Craens, Marianne Jacobs and Joël Bons, in addition to masterclasses in Denmark, England, Austria and Lithuania.