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Irvine Young Concert Artists

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10th Anniversary

Irvine Young Concert Artists

Was founded in 1985. Since January 2013, the winner of the competition, he served as First purple at the opera and the philharmonic orchestra '900 of the Teatro Regio in Turin. In the 2011-2012 period, again after a competitive examination, it was Principal violates the chamber orchestra of the Musical Afternoons of Milan, with whom he performed as a soloist playing the first performance of the Sinfonia Concertante for viola, double bass and wind orchestra and percussion composed by Alberto Cara. And 'he graduated in violin and viola at the Conservatory of Padua and Vicenza and owes his musical education to Sonig Tchakerian and David Zaltron. It is perfected with Ilya Grubert and Simone Briatore Accademia Santa Cecilia in Portogruaro (Ve), Leon Spierer, Danusha Waskiewicz Academy Orchestra Mozart Bologna and Alfredo Zamarra. 


It 'been there as a violinist and violist in various chamber music seasons, including the "Musical Weeks" of Vicenza and the "International Music Festival" in Portogruaro having the pleasure of working with the likes of Mario Brunello, Piero Toso, Gabrielle Shek, Luca Simoncini, Massimo Paris, Simone Briatore, the Cerrato Brothers and John Angeleri. Among the orchestras with which it collaborates as the first part we mention the Orchestra of the Teatro "La Fenice" in Venice, the Chamber Orchestra of Padua and Veneto and the Italian String Orchestra. 


In 2005 under the guidance of Giovanni Battista Rigon, Italian pianist of Trio, he founded the Trio Poem with whom he inaugurated the Church of St. Catherine in Padua, burial place of Giuseppe Tartini, was regularly invited in Italy and Europe (Geneva) and he won the first prize in various competitions such as the 2009 "City of Padua" and in 2010 the "Rospigliosi" competition. The Trio was completed for two years with the Trio di Parma at the "Chamber Music International School" in Duino and the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Portogruaro. Recently (since April 2012), together with Lorenzo Brufatto, Livio and Gianluca Troiano Muzzolon, creates the "Leverkuhn" quartet that currently perfected at the Stauffer Academy in Cremona with the quartet. Obtained a classical education, he graduated in economics from the University of Padua. 


Enrico Carraro plays a viola Giovanni Paolo Maggini ca 1600, graciously granted to him by the "Pro Canale Foundation." 


Enrico Carraro thanked the "Zegna" Foundation, which violates the intake as before made possible by the orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin with a direct sponsorship formula that is widespread in the Anglo-Saxon world, but totally new in Italy.

Milton Masciadri (bass)

Massimo Macri (cello)

Nicole Brandolino began his musical training with soprano Susanna Rigacci, favorite voice from Ennio Morricone and graduated from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin and then perfected with baritone Umberto Ginanni. Start young career, debuting in Shanghai as a soloist, in Turin on the occasion of the XVIII Festival Europa Cantat under the direction of Federico Maria Sardelli, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa alongside Leo Nucci and conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli. Opens seasons of the Theaters Piacenza, Ravenna, Modena, conducted by Donato Renzetti and directed by Leo Nucci's L'amico Fritz by Mascagni receiving much critical acclaim for stage casually, punchy timbre and easy blowing. Nicole Brandolino is very appreciated in the recording field: already boasts important collaborations like the one with Oscar Luis Bacalov and the Orchester Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and the production Erato / Warner Classics "Flame of Bel Canto" in which Nicole duet with Diana Damrau under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda and the orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin.

She won the fifth edition of the international opera contest Salvatore Licitra.

Enrico Carraro (viola)

Nicole Brandolino (vocal)

Born in 1962 he graduated in piano at the Conservatory "G. Verdi "at seventeen, with highest honors and has made studies in Composition and Conducting. Awarded in several international piano competitions including the "Rina Salagallo" of Monza (1980), the "Viotti-Valsesia" and the "Viotti" in Vercelli (1981), he has now embarked on a remarkable concert career performing in prestigious venues such as, inter the other, the Auditorium Rai in Turin, the Accademia Santa Cecilia and Auditorium at the Foro Italico in Rome, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Institution of Concerts and the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, September Music Festival etc ... and 'he was a guest, among others, symphony orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the RAI symphony orchestra in Turin and Rome, the Ensamble of Tokyo, the orchestra Filarmonica di Torino etc ... Since 1987 member of the Trio di Torino (with Sergio Lamberto, violin and Umberto Clerici, cello), winner of the First Prize at the International Competition "GB Viotti" in Vercelli (1990) and Second Prize at the International Competition of Chamber Music in Osaka in April 1993 with which performs numerous concerts (Stresa Festival, Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Festival Settembre Musica, Unione Musicale of Turin, the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Ravenna Festival, etc.), playing in France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Japan, where, in July 1995, made an extensive tour of concerts, performing as a soloist with orchestras and performing, among other things, the Beethoven Triple concert at the prestigious Fuji Festival. In the quintet with piano won, in 1995, the 2nd prize at the International Music Competition of Chamber of Trapani. His discography includes works by Faure, Dukas, Bizet and Sandro Fuga and with the Trio di Torino has recorded music among other things, Chopin, Brahms, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov. All recordings are published by the Real Sound.Numerose are the collaborations with important musicians, include among others: Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Massimo Amfiteatrof, Franco Maggio Ormezowski, Franco Petracchi, Massimo Macri ', Alessandro Milani, Simone Briatore etc


Giacomo Fuga is teacher of piano at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin and is part of the artistic committee of the Association "Sandro Fuga" which also is promoting its National Competition of Chamber Music.

Umberto Fantini (violin)

Giacomo Fuga (piano)

Guido Rimonda (violin)

Frederic Zigante (guitar)

MANGO FESTIVAL FACULTY

Massimo Macri began his musical studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. He later continued his studies with André Navarra and Siegfried Palm. After winning various national and international competitions in 1983 he received the "Golden Cimento" for classical music. E 'was principal cellist in the Orchestra of the Arena di Verona, the Orchestra of the RAI in Milan and in the Orchestra of the RAI in Rome. It is currently first cello Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, based in Turin.

He also worked as principal cellist with the National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, with the Symphonic Orchestra of Barcelona y National de Catalun¬a, with the Orchestra of Monaco of Bavaria and with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. Always consistent with the commitments of the Orchestra of the RAI, he performs an activity that engages him as a soloist with orchestra, in duo and in various chamber ensembles, performing with major artists.

Numerous collaborations with leading conductors such as Semyon Bichkov, Carlo Maria Giulini, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Inbal, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Wolfgang Sawallisch. Georges Pretre receiving unanimous approval in the archive solos like Wagner, Strauss, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Tchaikovskji, Verdi, Brahms, Berg. He has recorded for RAI different disks. He has played in several European and non-European countries like Japan, Middle East, Australia and South America and has recorded for radio stations such as Swiss, French, South American and Soviet.

He has taught at the Conservatory of Music of Latin America, currently at the Conservatory of Turin and the courses of the Academy of Music in Saluzzo, as well as in Japan, Brazil and Spain in the Superior Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas. Rostropovich says: I know and I love the amazing cellist Massimo Macri who has extraordinary qualities as a profound musicality, a sound of exceptional beauty and an excellent technique. It possesses all the gifts to occupy a place worthy of the highest recognition among solo cello.

​Born in Cuneo in 1959 he graduated in 1979 and studied with C.Romano, M.Skampa, G.Kurtág and P.Farulli. A founding member of the "String Quartet of Turin" has won numerous national and international competitions and played in major Italian concert seasons and estere.Con String Quartet. He received numerous awards such as: Stock Exchange "De studio are, Association for Music of Turin", the official assignment Quartet in Residence at the European University, an honorary diploma at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, II Prize at the IV International Competition for quartet of Cremona arches, special prize for the best classified Quartet and the audience prize at the International Competition "Premio Vittorio Gui" in Florence, special mention of the "Concours International de XIXème jury Quatuor à cordes d'Evian" award for merits artistic city Torino.Insieme the Quartet Master performs in major concert seasons and festivals in Italy and abroad (Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, Cuba, France, Germany, England, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia). Visitors to the Festival of the Prague Spring in 1996, the Oleg Kagan Festival in Kreuth (D) in 1999 and twice (1999 and 2002) at the Orlando Festival in Kerkrade (Netherlands). In autumn 2003 he made a tour of six concerts in Belgium and northern France for Europalia in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In spring 2005 he performed the complete quartets of G.Scelsi broadcast live as part of the 23rd Biennale Zagreb. It was broadcast in Italy and abroad - Radio Tre, Rai Tre, Tele + 3, RTBF, Radio 3 Brussels, France Musique, BBC and Radio Classica (Spain), Radio Slovenija, Radio Zagreb Among the recordings to a CD dedicated to Mittleuropa (Webern, Berg, Janacek) and a CD dedicated to G. Verdi with the Quartet in E minor and the transcription of "Un ballo in maschera", both produced by De Sono. In December 2002 he recorded for the soundtrack of the BMG G.Salvatores film "I'm Not Scared" composed E.Bosso. From this work came a theatrical performance with the participation of Salvatores. The collaboration continues with E.Bosso with a second incision in 2004 of "the street of a thousand and a comet" .It has collaborated in a quintet with O.Arzilli, V.Berlinsky, L.Castellani, A.Ciccolini - with whom he has created for the Phoenix a dedicated CD GAFano - S.Delmastro, P.Farulli, G.Garbarino, R.Gottardi, A.Nannoni, T.Mealli, M.Monetti, LW van den Oudenweyer, F.Zigante. In octet has collaborated with the Skampa Quartet. From 1999 He holds courses string orchestra and chamber music at the High School of Saluzzo Improvement.

Teacher of Violin at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin. 

Guido Rimonda, saluzzese of origin, completed his musical studies at the Conservatory of Turin and at the Geneva Conservatory in the class of Maestro Corrado Romano (teacher also Uto Ughi). He made his debut at the age of thirteen, performing sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli in the television series of RAI to Antonio Vivaldi, directed by Massimo Scaglione, where both as actor and violinist, he played the part of Vivaldi child. From 1989 to 1992 he taught at the high school musical refinement of Saluzzo as an assistant to the masters Carmignola and Franco Gulli. In 1992 he founded two orchestras, the Turin Philharmonic and the Camerata Ducale. In 1997 he founded with pianist Cristina Canziani Viotti in Vercelli Festival, with separate branch since 2007 in Florida. For Fabbri Editori series entitled Great Musicians has recorded 18 compact discs including the violin concertos of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi.Per those of the record company Decca Records Universal undertook the engraving opera omnia project of John Battista Viotti in as a violin soloist and conductor with the Camerata Ducale. Accompanied by the Camerata Ducale has toured in the United States, the former Soviet Union, South Africa, Guatemala, the United Arab Emirates; in 2002 he received the award for Best Renato Bruson Piedmontese musician of the year, and was awarded the title of Ambassador for culture in the world by the Piedmont Region (La Stampa, December 2005). In January 2008 he received the Prix St. John the City of Turin for historical research and the dissemination of the work of Giovanni Battista Viotti. In 2011 he was awarded the title of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for artistic merit.

Currently he is professor of violin at the Conservatory Guido Cantelli of Novara. He plays the Stradivarius violin Jean-Marie Leclair 1721 that alternates with a Dario Vernè violin.

Massimo Macri began his musical studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. He later continued his studies with André Navarra and Siegfried Palm. After winning various national and international competitions in 1983 he received the "Golden Cimento" for classical music. E 'was principal cellist in the Orchestra of the Arena di Verona, the Orchestra of the RAI in Milan and in the Orchestra of the RAI in Rome. It is currently first cello Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, based in Turin.

He also worked as principal cellist with the National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, with the Symphonic Orchestra of Barcelona y National de Catalun¬a, with the Orchestra of Monaco of Bavaria and with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. Always consistent with the commitments of the Orchestra of the RAI, he performs an activity that engages him as a soloist with orchestra, in duo and in various chamber ensembles, performing with major artists.

Numerous collaborations with leading conductors such as Semyon Bichkov, Carlo Maria Giulini, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Inbal, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Wolfgang Sawallisch. Georges Pretre receiving unanimous approval in the archive solos like Wagner, Strauss, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Tchaikovskji, Verdi, Brahms, Berg. He has recorded for RAI different disks. He has played in several European and non-European countries like Japan, Middle East, Australia and South America and has recorded for radio stations such as Swiss, French, South American and Soviet.

He has taught at the Conservatory of Music of Latin America, currently at the Conservatory of Turin and the courses of the Academy of Music in Saluzzo, as well as in Japan, Brazil and Spain in the Superior Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas. Rostropovich says: I know and I love the amazing cellist Massimo Macri who has extraordinary qualities as a profound musicality, a sound of exceptional beauty and an excellent technique. It possesses all the gifts to occupy a place worthy of the highest recognition among solo cello.

Among the performers guitar figures that have been imposed in the last two decades international attention, Frédéric Zigante has earned a leading position for versatile activity that combines research, concert music, record and commitment to teaching, far from the places common attributed to the guitar.

Born in France, raised in Turin, it was formed with Alirio Diaz, Alexandre Lagoya and Ruggero Chiesa, graduating at the Milan Conservatory. He started very young international concert activity (Great Britain, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway China, Poland, Malaysia, Slovenia, Singapore, apart from Italy) which has led him to perform in rooms such as the Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In an intense recording activities (for Frequenz labels, Arts, Stradivarius, Adda and Naxos) has joined the radio recordings, for broadcasters such as the BBC, Radio France, Radio Suisse Romande, Rundfunk der DDR and Rai. His interpretations and research have stimulated the interest of many international magazines (Classical guitar, England - Guitar Review, USA - Guitar & Laute, Germany - Gendai Guitar, Japan - The Fronimo and GuitArt, Italy) who dedicated large services and numerous covers. He specializes in the repertoire of the early nineteenth century - that deals with playing a vintage guitar built by Luis Panormo in London in 1831 - doing research on performance practice and style, which resulted both in numerous studies and articles, both in recordings of 'integral for solo guitar by Paganini, Le Rossiniane by Mauro Giuliani, works for voice and guitar by Ludwig Spohr (with mezzo-soprano Lucia Rizzi) and unpublished works by Napoleon Coste; and for this commitment has been honored as the prize of the First Italian Guitar Congress (1996) for the best record record of the year.

No less lively interest in the developments of the twentieth century guitar, with premieres (Concerto for guitar and strings by Boris Asafiev, Concertino pour guitare et orchestras, Ballade, Passacaille Alexandre Tansman) and Italian premieres (Poemes de la mort Martin, Hika by Leo Brouwer, Electric conterpoint Steve Reich). We owe to him the rediscovery of the Concertino pour guitare et orchestra by Alexandre Tansman, who played premiered in 1995 and for which she created as a result of the first recording.

He has also recorded the complete guitar works by Villa-Lobos, performing for the first time a careful feedback on manuscripts. Just this research is the source assignment conferred by Editions Max Eschig for the construction of a new critical edition of the opera omnia in 6 volumes by Villa Lobos guitar.

In its preparatory work on the sources autograph Frédéric Zigante unearthed a piece of the whole Brazilian author unknown, the Valse-Choro designed for a primitive version of the Suite populaire brésilienne.

He is responsible for a series of guitar music at Max Eschig Edition of Paris (Collection Frédéric Zigante) and a recording series at the Stradivarius, both named after her name (Guitar Collection - 19 CD products since 1998). Currently he is also responsible for the Collection Ida Presti-Alexandre Lagoya published by Berben.

The Eleventh Italian Guitar Congress in 2006 awarded him the "Golden Guitar" for musicological research. concert activity and research supports the teaching: has been chair holder at the "G. Tartini "for 15 years. He currently teaches at the Conservatory Antonio Vivaldi in Alexandria.

Conservatory "Antonio Vivaldi" in Alessandria. He also held numerous master classes in Switzerland (Fondation Ciem-Mozart Lausanne), Finland (Sibelius Academy in Helsinki), China (Beijing Conservatory) in Japan, in France (Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, Conservatoire de Rennes, Ecole Britten Périgueux, Festival de Montelimar), Spain (Vigo Superior Conservatory), Norway (Grieg Academy in Bergen) and in Italy. He was invited to be part of important international running competitions juries including the Competition "Francisco Tarrega" of Benicassim (Spain), the Competition "Michele Pittaluga" in Alessandria (both in the interpretation of sections of the composition), the Competition " Alexandre Tansman "of Lodtz (Poland), the Competition of Gargnano, the Competition of Montelimar (France), the Competition" Mauro Giuliani "in Bari and Competition" Emilio Pujol "in Sassari