Concert mdi ensemble

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
plus NOV, 02 2023

In concomitance with the Conference Occultural Transfers between North and South, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations and Spiritualities, there will be a concert of mdi ensemble curated by the Institute of Music. The concert focuses on three composers whose works have multiple references to the Conference’s themes, particularly the spiritual, mystical and esoteric aspects of cultural and religious exchanges between Northern and Southern Europe.


Giorgio Cini Foundation,  18:00 – 19:00




Introduction by Gianmario Borio, director of the Institute of Music, Giorgio Cini Foundation


Jean Sibelius,

Malinconia for cello and piano op. 20 (12’)


Kaija Saariaho,

Cendres for flauto, cello and piano (10’)


Franco Oppo,

Trio III per flute, violin and piano (13’)


Kaija Saariaho,

Light and matter for violin, cello and piano (18’)



mdi ensemble:
Sonia Formenti, flute
Corinna Canzian, violin
Giorgio Casati, cello
Luca Ieracitano, piano


For more information visit the page of the Conference Occultural Transfers between North and South (1-2 November 2023).


This event is financed by the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the University of Oslo (UiO:Norden and NordForsk through ReNEW), and by the Centre for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (HHP) of the University of Amsterdam.