Gisella Curtolo

Gisella Curtolo has always been fascinated by the potential of the violin and has performed in a wide variety of settings: opera, symphonic orchestras, chamber orchestras, Baroque chamber music groups as well as contemporary music groups. She has appeared in many of the most famous halls (such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Wien, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Bunkamura in Tokyo) with different groups on tour in Europe, U.S.A., South America and Japan.
Since 2006 she has been principal of the second violins in the Mozart Orchestra, founded and conducted by Claudio Abbado, and collaborates with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
She has been concertmaster with Teatro “La Fenice” Orchestra in Venice, Teatro “Lirico” in Cagliari, Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, Orchestra da camera di Padova e del Veneto, Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra, Orquesta Barroca de la Universidad de Salamanca as well as principal second violin with Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome and member of the Venice Baroque Orchestra. .
Her solo performances have included appearances on tour in Italy, Spain and Germany with Venice Baroque Orchestra, Teatro La Fenice Orchestra in Venice, Orchestra da camera di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta and Orquesta del Festival Florilegio in Salamanca.
She is the first violinist of the “Five Lines” piano quintet with which she has already recorded a CD for the magazine Amadeus and held several concerts in Italy and abroad.
She has played chamber music concerts with Wolfram and Raphael Christ, Danusha Waskiewicz, Frank Braley, Davide Cabassi, Trio Kandinsky, Michael Flaksman, Yuri Gandelsman, Walter Vestidello, Riccardo Minasi, Andrea Marcon, Ensemble Barocco del Teatro La Fenice, Ensemble “Art’è”, as violinist as well as violist. She has recorded many CDs produced by Deutsche Grammophon with Orchestra Mozart conducted by Claudio Abbado and with Venice Baroque Orchestra conducted by Andrea Marcon. She earned her diploma at the Conservatorio “B. Marcello” in Venice and continued studying violin with Giuliano Carmignola, Salvatore Accardo and Franco Gulli both in Italy and in the U.S.A., as well she attending master classes in quartet and chamber music with Piero Farulli and Franco Rossi.
In 2002, she was awarded a prize at the Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig, in 1995 she received a special award at the “Lipizer” international violin competition in Gorizia and in 1993 she placed second in the “Città di Vittorio Veneto” violin competition.
She has been asked to give master classes of violin and chamber music in the Accademia “G. Mahler” in Bolzano, in the Accademia “Neue Musik” in Bolzano and in the JONC (Joven Orquesta National de Catalunya).
She is professor of violin at the Conservatorio “C. Monteverdi” in Bolzano and at the Conservatorio Superior del Liceu in Barcelona.
She plays a violin made by David Tecchler in 1727.

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