Massimo Paris

He was born in Rome, Italy. He is a versatile artist: soloist of viola and viola d’amore, composer, conductor, pedagouge.His concert career has led him as soloist of viola and viola d’amore and conductor in the world’s major concert halls such as: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls) New York,Teatro alla Scala Milano, Berlin Philarmonie, 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, Mr.Paris joined since 1977 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,Orlando quartets He is 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 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 Viola Concertos and the corpus of 18 cadenzas for the Locatelli „Arts of the Violin“has been recorded for PHILIPS). He alternate 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 (postgratuated master),he is invited to held master classes in Italy,Germany,Switzerland, France,Spain, Venezuela,Mexico,USA,Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, China,Korea,Taiwan,Thailand.He is often nvited guest member of International Competition Jury. He recorded for many Radio Television broadcasting, in Europe,U.S.A.,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,and 3 charity Cd for Unicef.


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