He is world renowned not only as a historical artist performing on original instruments (Baroque natural trumpet, Classical keyed trumpet, rotary valve trumpet and piston cornet), but enjoys an equal fame as a contemporary musician.
Luciano Berio selected Gabriele Cassone to premiere his works for solo trumpet: Sequenza X for solo trumpet, and Kol-Od, performed with L’Ensemble Intercontemporain under the direction of Pierre Boulez.
He has also shared the stage with celebrated trombonist Christian Lindberg in performances of Berio’s opera Cronaca del Luogo, commissioned by the Salzburg Festival.
Famous international conductors have requested Gabriele Cassone for performances of the most demanding trumpet repertoire; Sir John Eliot Gardiner named him principal trumpet in the English Baroque Soloists for the entire cycle of J.S. Bach’s Cantatas, and for the Second Brandenburg Concerto, and Ton Koopman, director of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, requested him as principal trumpet for the ensemble’s recording of Cantata BWV 51 by J.S. Bach.He has a duo with Antonio Frigé, with whom he was co-founder of the baroque music Ensemble Pian&Forte. Gabriele Cassone has given solo concerts in major international theatres including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Cité de la Musique in Paris, La Scala in Milano, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Vienna Konzerthaus. He is featured on over twenty acclaimed compact disc recordings in repertoire spanning the centuries from the baroque through the contemporary era.
Gabriele Cassone is a professor at the Conservatory of Novara in Italy, and holds regular international masterclasses as guest professor at the Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome. He is frequently featured as guest lecturer and teacher at masterclasses throughout Europe and in the United States, and is a regular jury member at prestigious international competitions throughout the world.
Gabriele Cassone plays trumpets, cornets and flugelhorn by Courtois.