"It's outstanding and has more information than any other website for the contrabasso. My hat is off to you, Vito!"
GARY KARR says:
your Bottesini Tarantella performance is very impressive and makes me wonder why you are afraid to play with Tom Martin? You're great and have a terrific facility. Bravissimo! Your musical concept makes a lot of sense to me, but I'm not Italian! If anyone should know how to interpret a Tarantella, it's YOU!!
My dear, Vito,
Please forgive me but I’ve only just had the time to watch your recent videos and, as you might have expected, I’ve fallen in love with your mother! I enjoyed her abundant enthusiasm and obvious zest for life. How lucky you are to have a mother with such a sunny disposition. Her beautiful eyes tell the whole story. And, of course, I was both impressed and amazed by your guitar playing…yet another one of your many talents! Is there no end to what you can do? Like DaVinci, you truly are a renaissance man with boundless interests and talents.
prof. dr. VITO DOMENICO
Docente di Conservatorio (Contrabbasso) [Conservatory Degree in Contrabass]
Composer - Pianist - Guitarist - Doublebassist
Doublebassit - Pianist - Guitarist
Dottore in Legge [Doctor of Law]
Giornalista Pubblicista [Public Journalist]
IN ENGLISH: Resume of Vito Domenico Liuzzi
in Jurisprudence with the maximum of ballots and praise discussing a thesis of experiences in Constitutional Rights entitled, ''Interpretation and Alternative Use of
~ He collaborates in Legal Studies within which he supplies opinions and advices to lawyers in civics and straightforward advices in the field of jobs, industrial accident research and administrative rights.
~ He is enrolled in the Order of Lawyers and in the Order of Journalists (Rome).
~ He was awarded a
Degree in Doublebass with the maximum of ballots and has perfected on the double bass, attending four consecutive years in the ''International Course of High Musical Improvement'' at Norcia (PG),
~ He has moreover studied double bass with Thomas Martin, Yoan Goilav and Giampaolo Simoncini (Orchestra of the Saint Academy Cecilia of Rome).
~ He turned out as the winner in Soloist categories at many national musical competitions, among which stands in relief the First Absolute Prize for the entire competition with Special Mention by the President of the Italian Republic for the National Competition known as ''Young Promises''.
~ He won First Absolute Prize and Scholarship of 2000 pounds, Concerts and varied book reviews on musical matters by the International Competition for Bowing awarded by the Yamaha Foundation of England.
~ In Cremona he participated in the Third Edition of the International Competition: ''G. Bottesini'' for Double Bass players.
~ He continues soloist activities playing a circa 1890 Romeo Orsi double bass with particular reference to compositions of Bottesini, Dragonetti, Rota, Henze, Zbinden, Koussevitzky, Gliere, Mortari, Eccles, Dittersdorf and Vanhal.
~ He is member of the Orchestra Filarmonica of Barium and Theater Petruzzelli, with whom he holds the coveted role of First Double Bass.
~ He plays First Double Bass with the Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum Apuliae with which he is also a soloist.
~ He has been First Double Bass with the Mediterranean Orchestra directed by Paolo Lepore.
~ For years he collaborated with the Sinfonica Orchestra of the Barium Province and has carried out musical competitions in Italy and foreign countries as a member of various formats including chamber music.
~ He plays First Double Bass of the Orchestra Sinfonica ''G. Paisiello'' in the Province of Taranto and collaborates with first double bassist in the Juvenile Orchestra of the Puglia Region.
~ He has recorded for Sony Corporation, BMG, Ricordi, RAI Corporation and other record houses of National level.
~ He taught a Course of
Improvement in Double bass in collaboration with the Ministry of the Culture of Korea.
~ He is the Chair of Double Bass Class in the National University of Music, ''G. PAISIELLO'' - Taranto, Institute of High Culture.
~ He writes book reviews and articles of musical critique and specialized reviews in the field.
He’s the founder of CONTRABBASSO ITALIANO FORUM
- prof. dr. Vito Domenico Liuzzi is an italian JOURNALIST since 1994 !!!
My dear, Vito,
Thank you for sending me your old video. You certainly are a very passionate musician and I love your expressiveness that you bring to
the music. I am so envious of your left hand which looks like a great cellist! It is beautiful to watch. Oh, how I wish that I had the strength in my left hand to do what you do with yours! I
have a very weak third finger and I still practice daily to try to strengthen it but to no avail. Thank you for the offer of your Maestro’s orchestrations but I have all that I need. In fact, I
have had so many orchestrations to various pieces that I’ve played over the years that I decided to give them all to the International Society of Bassists so that they can make them available to
all solo players.
On Mar 29, 2016, at 11:01 PM, prof.dr. Vito Domenico Liuzzi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The purpose of this letter is share with you my enormous respect I also have for the very effective work that has been done by Vito Liuzzi. More than any of my colleagues he has reached out internationally to draw attention to the merits of our beloved instrument, the contrabasso, and he has been an exemplary teacher, beautiful soloist and a very energetic international leader in our family of contrabasso players.
imagine a world without Vito Liuzzi and your country should be very proud of his accomplishments as an international promoter of the greatness of the Italian music world. He is a big talent, a
brilliant scholar and a beautiful human being. For me, it is a great honour to have him as a colleague.
Most respectfully and sincerely,
According to the 'authoritative opinion of Gary Karr or "The Genius" this my humble video titled "Joking with a doublebass" is not at all a "joke" but "AMAZING" !!! and the real and concrete realization of my new bass for classical and jazz techniques. Actually Gary is a good friend of mine for nearly ten years ago and "The Genius" has always been far too kind to me. Love & Love, Gary ... or "G" not as "G ... ary" but G ... enius ".