Gabriele Pieranunzi

For his precocious talent and unusual natural skill, Gabriele Pieranunzi soon grabbed the attention of the public and music critics as the best Italian violinist of his generation. Between the numerous achievements in international competitions the two awards at “N. Paganini” of Genua (1988, 1990) really stand out, together with other important awards such as “Tibor Varga” (Sion), “L.Spohr” (Fribourg), “R. Romanini” (Brescia), “G. B.Viotti” (Vercelli), “R. Lipizer” (Gorizia) and “Biennale of Vittorio Veneto”. Graduating at 16 years old under the guidance of Arrigo Pelliccia, he continued his studies with F. Gulli and St. Gheorghiu. During his brilliant career as soloist, he performed with great conductors like Aldo Ceccato, Alun Francis, Lu Jia, Jeffrey Tate, Piero Bellugi, Matthias Bamert, U. Benedetti Michelangeli, Anton Nanut, Julian Kovatchev, Nicolas Cleobury, Gianandrea Noseda and collaborated, in the chamber music field, with Boris Belkin, Bruno Canino, Alfons Kontarsky, Rocco Filippini, Franco Petracchi, Nelson Goerner, Alain Meunier, Laura De Fusco, Rainer Kussmaul, Alexander Ivashkyn. He is a regular guest of some of the most important italian musical istitutions like Accademia Nazionale of S.Cecilia of Rome, Accademia Chigiana of Siena, Teatro Regio of Turin, Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova, Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Verdi” of Milan, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Teatro S. Carlo of Naples (where he performed, under the musical direction of J. Tate, K. Weill’s Concerto for violin and winds and Tzigane by Ravel), Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, Settimane Internazionali di Musica da Camera at Villa Pignatelli of Naples and Settimane Musicali of Stresa, where executed the complete sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven. He also is regular guest of various important musical institutions around the world: Herculeesaal of Monaco di Baviera, Baden Baden Philharmonie, Rtsi of Lugano, Festival Bemus of Belgrado, Filarmonica G.Enescu of Bucarest, Wigmore Hall of London (Canino and Friends), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Paganini Concerto n° 2 “The bell”, dir. G. Noseda), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Paganini Concerto n° 1), Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, Malmoe Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven Concerto for Violin, dir. G.Noseda), Opera City Hall of Tokyo. From 2004 he has been the principal first violin of the orchestra of the Theatre of S. Carlo of Naples.

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