D.SHOSTAKOVICH: SONATAS OP. 40 & OP. 147 (M.Paris, M.Washimiya)
DECEMBER 2017: Sonata for Viola and Piano in D minor, Op. 40, Sonata for Viola, Adagio for Viola and Piano
J. BRAHMS, R. SCHUMANN: WORKS FOR VIOLA & PIANO (M.Paris, J.C.Vanden Eyden)
Schumann: Märchenbilder op. 113 | Brahms: Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata WoO 2, Sonata in F minor op.120 Nr. 1, Sonata in Es-flat major op.120 Nr. 2, Wiegenlied op.49 Nr.4
He was born in Rome, Italy. He is a versatile artist: soloist of viola and viola d’amore, composer, conductor, pedagogue. His concert career has led him as soloist of viola and viola d’amore and conductor in the world major concert halls such as: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls) New York, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Berlin Philharmonie, Accademia S. Cecilia Rome, Paris Opera, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Festival and Barbican Halls London, Sidney Opera House, Tokio Bunka Kaikan and Suntory Hall, Teatro Colòn Buenos Aires, Gewandhaus Leipzig. Soloist of viola and viola d’amore with “I Virtuosi di Roma” of Renato Fasano, since 1977 he joined as principal solo viola ”I Musici”. He is also a founder member in 1994 of “Stradivari string quartet”. In the chamber music field, he performed with world famous artists such as: P.Carmirelli, M.Campanella, B.Canino, G.Carmignola, S.Gazzelloni, B.Giuranna, P. L. Graf, Heinz and Ursula Holliger, R. Orozco, B. Pergamenschikow, M.Pressler, F.Petracchi, Pepe Romero & Los Romeros, C.Zacharias, Academica Artis, Orpheus string quartets, Trio di Milano and with members of Beaux Arts and Eroica trios and Guarneri, Emerson and Orlando quartets. He is a regular guest at Festivals such as Malboro, (invited by Rudolf Serkin), Montreux Edinburgh, Lucerne, Schleswig-Holstein, Mostly Mozart New York, Santa Fe New Mexico, Orlando, Spoleto. He is also a composer of symphonic and chamber music: his Christmas Suite dedicated to the legendary “Los Romeros” has been recorded for DGG, the cadenzas of his own CD of A. Rolla’s Viola Concertos and the corpus of 18 cadenzas for the Locatelli “Arts of the Violin” has been recorded for PHILIPS. He alternates his activity with conducting: founder member of Accademia Musicale Italiana & “Concerto Malaga”. Professor of viola and chamber music in Germany at the Musikhochschule Köln-Aachen and in Italy at the prestigious “Accademia di S. Cecilia” in Rome (postgraduate master), he is invited to held masterclasses in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand. He has often invited guest member of International Competition Jury. He recorded for many Radio Television broadcasting in Europe, USA, South America, Japan, Australia and for the main record labels such as Columbia, Denon. Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, Sony, Arcadia, Eloquence, Brillant, Genuin, Dynamic, Claves, Epic Da Vinci Classics and 3 charity Cd for Unicef.