Patricia de No and Cristina Casale have formed a duo since 2013, sharing a musical and an artistic excellence that has been leading them to offer their talent on stage throughout Europe and South America, reaping praise from the critics.
“On stage they performed with a professionalism to the level of the best European artists, without over-performing, they were dedicated to what they knew, without trivial explanations, they went straight to the important topics with a professional expertise, delivering an unforgettable concert.
The applause was tremendous, a strong standing ovation leading us to believe that when two people such as these two artists come together in the name of art, we can also understand that through the music one can perceive the tenderness of the women.»
Colombia Tour, Patricia de No & Cristina Casale, April 2015
Patricia de No
With its timbre of a prodigious acoustic purity and in the hands of Patricia de No, the flute sounds unique and indispensable, with all the magnificent beauty that no other instrument in the orchestra can occupy. The characteristics that one most notes about this soloist is her great versatility enabling her to reach all types of audiences in the attempt, as with all great artists, to let this beauty come over wherever she goes.
Eduard Jener Crítico de artes escénicas. 28.06.15
Now, one of the flute players with more experience and international scope of her generation, and pampered by the international critics, Patricia de No has taken her music on stages around the world. Countries like Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, United States, Finland, Costa Rica and Colombia, regularly call for her to perform in music festivals and concert halls.
She has performed as soloist with the “Silesian Chamber Orchestra”, “Prague Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra”, “Orchestra de l’Academia del Liceu de Barcelona”,” Orquesta Sinfónica Eafit de Medellin” among others, and this year she will perform for the first time with the “Budapest String Chamber Orchestra”.
Maestros such as S. Camberling, B. de Billy, S. Weigle, M. Plasson, J. Judd, Ch. Hogwood, J. López Cobos, P. Schneider, L. Foster, etc. have also conducted her in the “ Teatro del Liceo de Barcelona”, “Orquesta Cámara de España”, “Orchestra del Teatro dell ‘ Arena de Verona “ etc. With the” Hungarian Virtuosi ” of Budapest, she works and has coaching from the maestro Jean-Pierre Rampal.
With three Cds on the market, this year she has been invited once again to the 25th edition of the Festival Credomatic of Costa Rica, where she will perform the concerts for flute and orchestra by Vivaldi.
Next year Patricia de No will perform for the first time on stages in China and Japan.
Cristina Casale shows a great artistic personality maintaining an intense intellectual and emotional relationship with music. She can interpret from pieces of Bach, with their perfect internal rythms to a virtuoso Rachmaninov overflowing with lyricism, proving that this Spanish interpreter has an undoubtale talent for a brilliant career as a concert pianist”
Ritmo musical Review, Spain
Awarded in 2014 with the International prize for Pianistic Creativity, the specialists qualified her as an expresive musician with a great temperament, captivating audiences with her outgoing extrovert Mediterranean character. As she speaks five languages, sometimes she likes to comment on her concerts during her performances with the intention of bringing a new and natural freshness to the world of classical music.
Casale began her piano training at the age of four under the supervision of her mother. She gave her first concert at the age of eight, so beginning a career as a concert pianist which has led her to play in major cities across Europe, United States and South America. Highlights her solid piano training with the Venezuelan professor Rafael de Castro, with the professors Irina Zaritzkaja and Ilze Graubin from Moscow’s Conservatory and also with the French pianist Emmanuel Ferrer, with whom she has recorded a CD with pieces for piano duo.
Occasionaly she received advice from the world known pianist Alicia de Larrocha, earning between 1994 and 1998 several international awards in Spain and Italy for her interpretation of Spanish music.
In 2014, Cristina Casale makes her debut in Weill Carnegie Hall of New York, within a concert tour around United States, performing a program of Spanish music that she has recently recorded on CD.
Actually, Casale continues with her international career as a concert pianist, bringing into the future her performances to China, Japan, Colombia and Costa Rica.