Meistrikursus tšellistidele: Silvia Chiesa

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Meistrikursus tšellistidele: Silvia Chiesa

SILVIA CHIESA (L’Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Claudio Monteverdi – Conservatorio di Musica di Cremona, Itaalia)
31. oktoobril kell 10.00-15.00 suures saalis
1. novembril kell 10.00-14.00 suures saalis

The cellist Silvia Chiesa is among the most prominent Italian performers on the international scene, with a dense agenda of concerts and recordings. During an intense career she has developed a very personal style that combines a strong originality in the repertoire choices with the refined passionate nature of her interpretations.

Her contribution to the relaunch of the Italian twentieth century solo repertoire was decisive. She was the first Italian cellist to rediscover and record the Cello Concerto by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: the CD, released by Sony Classical, came out in 2018 in occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of the composer and it also includes the Cello Concertos by Riccardo Malipiero (in its first world recording) and by Gian Francesco Malipiero. Remarkable the presence of all Italian performers: besides Silvia Chiesa, the Rai National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Massimiliano Caldi. The album is the continuation of a large recording project – that also includes the Concerto by Ildebrando Pizzetti and music of rare performance by Nino Rota, Alfredo Casella and Ottorino Respighi – and like the previous CDs it achieved enthusiastic reviews.   

Dedicatee of the solo compositions with orchestra by Azio Corghi and Matteo D’Amico, she was chosen by composers such as Gil Shohat, Nicola Campogrande, Aldo Clementi, Michele Dall’Ongaro, Peter Maxwell Davies, Giovanni Sollima, Gianluca Cascioli and Ivan Fedele for the first performances of their pieces.

As soloist she performed with orchestras such as the Orchestra Nazionale della Rai, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra della Toscana, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Peterburg Soloists, Orchestra of Rouen, Staatsorchester Kassel and the Symphonic of Krakow. She worked with conductors like Luciano Acocella, Francesco Angelico, Marco Angius, Paolo Arrivabeni, Gürer Aykal, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Giampaolo Bisanti, Massimiliano Caldi, Tito Ceccherini, Daniele Gatti, Cristian Orosanu, Corrado Rovaris, Daniele Rustioni, Howard Shelley and Brian Wright. Moreover, she recorded live concerts for radio and television broadcasters like Rai Radio3, Rai Sat, France Musique and France3.

With the pianist Maurizio Baglini she has on her count more than two hundred and fifty concerts all over the world, with a vast duo repertoire, and she recorded for Decca the Sonatas by Schubert, Brahms and Rachmaninov. In 2018 was released the second CD of the series Live at Amiata Piano Festival, in which she performs the String Quintet op. 163 by Schubert with the Scala String Quartet.

Silvia Chiesa is resident artist of the Amiata Piano Festival and professor at the Conservatory “Monteverdi” of Cremona. She plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1697.