ENRICO DINDO cello: 21–25 June
Enrico Dindo was born into a family of musicians.
At the age of six he began studying cello and afterwards graduated at the "G. Verdi" Conservatoire of music in Turin. Later on, he perfected his studies with Egidio Roveda and with replica breitling watches Antonio Janigro.
In 1987, at the age of 22, he began performing as principal cellist in the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, for eleven years until 1998.
In 1997 he won the First Prize at "ROSTROPOVICH" Competition in Paris, the great Russian Maestro wrote about him: “he is a cellist of exceptional qualities, a complete artist and a formed musician, with an extraordinary sound which flows as a splendid Italian voice”.
Since then, he began the soloist activity performing in many countries, with prestigious Orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Nationale de France, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Filarmonica della Scala, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Orchestra of Sao Paulo, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Orchestra. He also performed with important Conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Aldo Ceccato, Gianandrea Noseda, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Yuri Temirkanov, Paavo Jarvj, Valery Gergev, Riccardo Muti as well as Mstislav Rostropovich.
He was guest in numerous Festivals and Concert halls of the whole world among which London (Wigmore Hall), Paris Evian, Montpellier, Santiago de Compostela, participating at the Budapest "Spring Festival", at the Settimane Musicali of Stresa, and at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, and he was invited at the Dubrovnik Festival and by Gidon Kremer at the Lockenhaus Festival.
In May 2000 the Associazione Nazionale Italiana Critici Musicali (Italian National Association of Musical Critics) confers him the “Abbiati” Prize as the best soloist of the 1998/1999 Season. In August 2004 he was named overall winner of the Sixth International Web Concert Hall Competition, and in November 2005 the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azelio Ciampi awarded him the “Vittorio De Sica” Prize for the music.
Among his recent engagements we remind concerts with the Swedish Radio Orchestra in Stockholm, with the London Philharmonic and two European tour (2010 and 2013) with the Gewandhausorchester, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with concerts in Leipzig, Luzern, Paris, London and Vienna.
Among the authors that composed music dedicated to him there are Giulio Castagnoli (Concerto for Cello and double Orchestra), Carlo Boccadoro (L’Astrolabio del mare, for cello and piano and Asa Nisi Masa, for cello, two horns and strings), Carlo Galante (Luna in Acquario, for cello and ten instruments) and Roberto Molinelli (Twin Legends, for cello and Strings, Crystalligence, for cello solo and Iconogramma for cello and orchestra).
Enrico Dindo records for breitling replica watches Decca and plays a Pietro Giacomo Rogeri cello of 1717 (ex Piatti), confided to him by the Pro Canale Foundation.
SILVIA MARCOVICI violin: 21–25 June
Silvia Marcovici is a passionate and active teacher, currently professor at the University of Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.
Silvia Marcovici, born in Romania is one of the most renowned and highly regarded violinist of our times.
A student of Professor Stefan Gheorghiu at the conservatory in Bucharest, she made her professional debut at the age of sixteen with the Residentie Orkest of The Hague under Bruno Maderna. A few years later she won first prize in the Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris, the special prize of Prince Rainier of Monaco for the intepretation of a contemporary work; and first prize in the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest.
Since then, Ms. Marcovici's perfomances have brought her to the leading orchestras throughout Europe, Israel, Japan, North and South America, appearing with the most celebrated conductors including Leopold Stokowski, Claudio Abbado, Erich Leinsdorf, Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Eugene Ormandy, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle, Eliahu Inbal, Zubin Mehta, David Zinman, Mstislav Rostropovich, André Previn, Riccardo Muti, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Michael Gilen, Herbert Blomstedt and many others. She has been soloist with most of the world's great orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra della Scala di Milano, New York Philarmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philarmonic, Chicago Symphony, Israel Philarmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra etc.
A multifaceted musician and fascinating stage presence, she maintained a rich involvement in chamber music as well. She appeared frequently with such pianists as Evgeny Kissin, Boris Berezovsky, Pascal Rogé, Valentin Gheorghiu; and cellists David Geringas, Lynn Harrell, Antonio Meneses, Boris Pergamenscikov. Silvia Marcovici has numerous critically acclaimed recordings including the live performance of the Glazunov Violin Concerto with London Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski, the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra under Neeme Järvi, the Nielsen Violin Concerto with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montpellier under Yoël Levi and the Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin with Valentin Gheorghiu. The Canadian record company DOREMI has released several CDs and DVDs in its «Legendary Treasures» series of live performances by Silvia Marcovici.
Silvia Marcovici is a passionate and active
KONSTANTIN BOGINO piano and chamber music: 22–26 June
Bogino belongs to the fourth generation of a renowned family of Muscovite musicians whose bonds of deep friendship embrace such figures as S. Richter, E. Gilels, A. Rubinstein and A.B. Michelangeli, who undoubtedly helped influence his development as a young pianist.
His first teacher was his father, Georgij, pianist, pedagogue, author of a special method for piano and of numerous other musical writings. From 1957 to 1966, Konstantin was a pupil at the Central School of Music in Moscow, recognized throughout the world for having trained the finest talents in the former USSR. At the age of 11, in Moscow, he held his first concert with orchestra, dedicated to J.S. Bach. Subsequently, he gained a diploma with full marks at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in the class of Vera Gornostaeva.
From 1973 to 1978, he was professor at the “Gnessinih” Conservatoire of Moscow. At the same time, he held more than 300 concerts, as soloist, in duo with the celebrated violinist Marina Kozolupova and with the legendary Tchaikovsky Trio, of which he was a founder.
In 1978, Bogino he left Russia for Yugoslavia and since 1987 has resided in Paris.
In 1979, he won the International Munich Competition and the Grand Prix V. Gui of Florence in duo with the famous violinist Pavel Vernikov. He dedicates much of his time to teaching and holding master-classes in the leading conservatoires and academies of Italy, Germany, Finland, the Rubin Academy of Tel Aviv, the Conservatoires Nationals Supérieurs of Paris and Lyon, the High Ars School of Seoul, Sokeno Academy, Mississippi University, etc.
For many years, moreover, he was professor of the Music Faculty in Belgrade, and of the Academies of Novi Sad and Titograd. He is currently holds annual post-diploma courses at the international academies Ars Academy of Rome, Bergamo and Helsinki – Espoo. Many of his pupils have achieved awards in the most prestigious international competitions, such as the ARD of Munich, Epinal (France), the Premio Trio di Trieste, the Schubert of Dortmund, the Maj Lind of Helsinki and many others.
Konstantin Bogino has performed in the most prestigious concert halls of the world including the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Santa Cecilia Auditorium of Rome, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Hotel de Ville of Paris, the Wigmore Hall of London, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Herculessaal in Munich, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and the Bunka Hall in Tokyo, as soloist, with orchestras and in chamber groups with artists such as N. Gutman, Y. Bashmet, M. Vitas, O. Kagan, P. Gallois, E. Pahud, E. Brunner and V. Mullova. He has played in numerous festivals such Siena, Bergamo-Brescia, Nantaalie and Kuhmo (Finland), Bad Kissingen (Germany), Evian and Mentone (France), S. Richter (Moscow) and Dubrovnik.
He has acted as promoter of musical activities and has founded numerous chamber music festivals such as those of Portogruaro, Lucca, Chioggia, Satie of Arcueil (France), Dubrovnik and Raudaskyla (Finland). He has also acted as artistic director.
He has recorded numerous CDs with Dynamic, RCA, Ondine, ADDA, Conifer, Musica Imagine, P.G.P., Real Sound and ClassicaDalVivo.
WOLFRAM CHRIST viola: 27 June–1 July
Wolfram Christ, long-time First Principal Viola with the Berlin Philharmonic, Principal Viola of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Professor at Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, has become highly regarded as a conductor epitomising sincerity and musical integrity.
Praised for his exhilarating and sensitive interpretations, Wolfram Christ has worked with orchestras on five continents, including Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Munich and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, Royal Danish Orchestra Copenhagen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart of Bologna, tBasque National Orchestra San Sebastián, Simón Bolívar Orchestra Caracas, Auckland Philharmonia, KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Durban, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra Osaka, Bochum Symphony, German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken, Camerata Madrid and South West German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim. He recently toured the English Chamber Orchestra to an acclaimed performance at Lucerne Festival.
Between 2004 and 2008 Wolfram Christ was Principal Conductor of the Kurpfalz Chamber Orchestra Mannheim. Throughout this time he led the ensemble to a period of increased concert activity at home and abroad, and collaborated with internationally established soloists such as Sabine Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, and Renaud Capuçon.
Wolfram Christ enjoys a long-term relationship with Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, and held the post of First Guest Conductor of the ensemble from 2009 to 2013. Highlights from his tenure include appearances at the Schleswig-Holstein and Lucerne Festivals in 2011, an extended tour of South America in 2012 as well as a project with pianist Hélène Grimaud in 2013.
Released in early 2014 on the hänssler CLASSIC label, Wolfram Christ’s recording of C.P.E. Bach’s Hamburg Symphonies with Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra has received international critical acclaim and is widely regarded as the finest performance of these works. The disc has been described by Classics Today as “gripping… hands down, the best version of these remarkable pieces yet recorded” and as “interpreted with great sensitivity and bite, when necessary” by Presto Classical.
ROBERTO BARALDI violin: 28 June–2 July
He begun to study violin at the age of 8 with Wanda Luzzato, at the Music Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan. During his student years, he stood out winning many competitions and scholarships.
At the age of 18 he graduated with the highest possible grade.
In 1989 he took part to the "Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival" Youth Orchestra, and between 1990 and 1992, to the European Community Youth Orchestra (E.C.Y.O.). During these experiences, he had the opportunity to take tours through Europe with great artists such as Leonard Bernstein, Carlo Maria Giulini, Valery Gergiev, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy.
He improved his skills at the Music School of Fiesole with G. Prencipe, and also in Utrecht with Viktor Liberman (concert master of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra).
In 1995 he mastered the Solisten-Diplom at the Music School in Winterthur, studying with Aida Stucki Piraccini (also teacher of the Anne-Sophie Mutter).
He worked as concert master for two years at the "I Pomeriggi Musicali" Orchestra of Milan, and for three years at the Orchestra of the “Arena di Verona” Foundation.
Since 1997, he is concert master in the orchestra of the "Gran Teatro la Fenice" in Venice.
With these Orchestras also performs as soloist in many occasions.
He recorded as soloist and in chamber music groups for different Labels, such as Nuova Era, Tactus, Naxos. He plays a 1850 J. B. Vuillaume violin.
ALESSANDRA TRENTIN harp: 28 June–2 July
Graduated with distinction at the Venice Benedetto Marcello Conservatory, was selected best students by La Fenice Great Theatre Venice for a series of solo performances. Subsequently she studied with E. Vio, S. Mildonian, U. Holliger, A.Lozer.
The concert activity, mainly as a solo performer, led her to perform at different Italian premises such as La Fenice, Malibran and Goldoni Theatres in Venice, Duse Theatre at Asolo, Due Torri Theatre (Potenza), Municipal Theatre (Treviso) and Vivaldi’s Church (Venice), to perform for Institutions such as Guggenhein Museum and La Biennale (Venice), Gioventù Musicale d’Italia, Sintagma Musicum, A.Gi.Mus., the Bellagio and Como Lake Festival, RomaEuropa Festival, Amici della Musica Mestre, Galuppi Festival, the Academies of Music of Adria, Alessandria, Trento and Venezia, and also to perform in many other towns all over Italy (Bologna, Torino, Taranto, Padova, Rovigo, Macerata, Verona, Pordenone, ecc)... and outside Italy (at the Wiener Saal of Salisbury Mozarteum, Austria, in Spain at “Teatro Principal” of Palencia, at Auditorium in Vitoria and in Orense..).
She recorded for radios and TV companies RAI, Swiss Radio, Vatican Radio, Venezia Classic, as well as for private broadcasting stations). She collaborated with the orchestra of La Fenice Great Theatre (Venice), and - as first a solo performer – with the orchestras of Treviso Municipal Theatre, of Plovdiv Festival (Bulgaria), of A.Guarnieri, of the “Ballet Nacional de España”, conducted by Benedetti Michelangeli, Inbal, Bertini, Pretre, Ortolani, Otvos, David, Panni.
She recorded repertoires ranging from 1700’s to contemporary composers playing as a solo performer, in duet with flute and in different chamber groups.
Winner of many competitions (Torino, Udine, Taranto, Genova...), she is usually invited to be on the jury of harp and chamber performance competitions.
Her wide repertoire includes pieces ranging from the 11th century to the latest forms of contemporary expression. Different composers (Amendola, Caniato, Grasso, Mancuso, Rebora, Zatti) wrote pieces for her also dedicating her their works. She boasts many “premiére” performances (Alessandretti, Antoni, Baratello, Karchin, Kern, Khayami, Michielon, Razaz, Rossi, Spinosa…) and many transcriptions of pieces for her instrument (Naderman, Hinner, Krumpholtz, ...).
She combines concert activity with teaching: many students of hers won prizes in international competitions. She is a harp teacher at Marco Polo High School, in Venice, at the Ancient Music School, also in Venice and gives international masterclass lessons (La Fenice Great Theatre, Venice)
From 2015 to today they took part in the Venice Music Master project:
Viktor Tretyakov, Natalia Gutman, Alexander Buzlov, Alexander Zemtsov, Roberto Prosseda, Diana Ketler, Pavel Vernikov, Svetlana Makarova, Igor Volochine, Gilles Apap, Itamar Golan, Evgeniya Chugaeva, Roberto Baraldi, Alessandra Trentin, Antonio Meneses, Wolfram Christ, Matteo Liuzzi