Biography of Enrico Bronzi
Born in Parma in 1973, Enrico Bronzi is the cellist of the Trio di Parma, with whom he has carried out intense concert activity since 1990 appearing in the most important concert halls of Europe, the United States, South America and Australia (Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Filarmonica in Berlin, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Filarmonica in Colonia, Herkulessaal in Munich, Filarmonica in St. Peterburg, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires). The group has also successfully competed in a number of international competitions in Florence, Melbourne and Munich, and has received the "Premio Abbiati" from Italian musical critics.
Since 2001, Bronzi has coupled his chamber group activity with an active career as a soloist, which after having won a prize in the Rostropovich Competition in Paris culminated with an international award: first prize in the Paulo Cello Competition of Helsinki, one of the highest awards given in the cellist world in 2002. On that occasion, he also received the Special Prize dedicated to R. Sommer for the best performance of Dvorak's Concerto with the Helsinki Philarmonic. Since then he has also been asked to play as a soloist in the most important festivals and with orchestras throughout Northern Europe.
In April 2004 together with the Trio di Parma, he won first prize in the International Competition of Chamber Music in Lion.
He participates in a number of festivals regularly, including Lucerne, Melbourne, Turku, Naantali, Stresa, Ravenna, and Lockenhaus.
He has performed as soloist under the direction of C.Abbado, V.Delman, C.Eschenbach, P.Berglund, F.Bruggen, K.Penderecki.
He was taught Orchestral Direction by Jorma Panula and has appeared as guest director with several Italian groups. For the Brilliant Classics label, together with the Accademia I Filarmonici of Verona, he supervised a the vast recording project Boccheriniano. For three years he was the first cellist at Teatro alla Scala and he regularly takes his place in the juries of major international competitions (Premio ‘Trio di Trieste', Concorso ‘V.Gui'of Florence, Turku Cello Competition...).
He, also in collaboration with the Trio di Trieste and Maureen Jones, carries out an intense activity teaching in various schools, taking on dozens of musicians that often receive international awards and recognition.
He has been a professor at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg since 2007.
The cello Enrico Bronzi plays is a Vincenzo Panormo cello from 1780.