VIOLA

Danilo Rossi

8/23/2015 – 8/29/2015

Stefano Bezziccheri, piano

Admission: Sala Polivalente “San Filippo”, August 23th, 10AM.

Program for the Admission Exam: 20 mins of music from the repertory for viola and piano, or soloist viola or viola and orchestra. The candidates should attach to the registration form the programm they intend to play in the admission exam.

Course program: the repertory for viola and piano, soloist viola or viola and orchestra. The candidates should indicate the repertory in which they intend to work during the course.

DANILO ROSSI graduated with full distinction in 1985 with and then completed and perfected his studies with Dino Asciolla, Piero Farulli and Yuri Bashmet. At only 20 years-old he was chosen by Riccardo Muti to fulfill the role of first viola solisoist of both the theatrical and philarmonic orchestras of la Scala, so becoming the youngest ever first violista in the history of this world-famous and prestigious Opera House. It is this role in which we still find him. Having won ten national and international competitions including those of Vittorio Veneto, Stresa and Moscow and being awarded an Honorary Diploma from the Accademy of Chigiana, Danilo Rossi is regularly inited to perform in the major international Asolo, Stresa, Ravenna, Ferrara, Cork, Nijny Novgorod, Elba, Joliette, St. Moritz, Vicenza, Mosca, Settembre Musica di Torino con Azzolini, Brandis, Baschmet, Brunello, Canino, Carmignola, Chung, Gallois, Gerart, Ghiglia, Lucchesini, Muti, Tortelier, il Quartetto Arditti, il Nuovo Quartetto Italiano, il Trio Italiano, il Quartetto Vanbrugh. Also, he has been for various years a member of the String Trio of La Scala and of the String Quartet of La Scala with which he performed in the most prestigious international halls: Lugano, Monaco, Francoforte, Madrid, Berna e d’oltreoceano, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Montreal. In his solo repertoire stand out the Concerts of Bartòk and Walton with the Philarmonic of La Scala and Riccardo Muti, with the solo singers of Mosque As a soloist, he performed Der Schwanendrehr by Hindemith with the Venice Orchestra della Fenice and the Orchestra of the Palermo Teatro Massimo, Don Chisciotte by Strauss with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, I Concerti per Viola d’Amore by Vivaldi, several times Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with the Cameristi della Scala, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Deutsche Kammerorchester, often collaborating with Franco Gulli and Giuliano Carmignola; he toured Germany with the Virtuosi di Santa Cecilia and performed also the Bartok and Walton Concertos with the Scala Filarmonica conducted by Riccardo Muti, Bach Concertos and Schnittke Monologue with the Moscow Soloists conducted by Yuri Bashmet, Kurtag Concerto per Viola with the RAI Orchestra conducted by Zoltan Pesko, at the presence of the composer. A musician of great and eclectic experience, he often collaborates with jazz artists such as Ferenc Snetberger, Terence Blanchard, Wayne Marshall etc., which led to the recording of the Cd Bach in Jazz, with the Sante Palumbo Trio and Bruno de Filippi. He registered for Nuova Era, Fonit Cetra, Agorà, Tymallus and Sony. In 1999 EMI released a CD with the recording of Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with the Philarmonic of la Scala, conducted by Riccardo Muti. Within the theatre, he worked with important actors such as Alessandro Baricco, Stefano Benni, Ascanio Celestini, Licia Maglietta, Marco Paolini and Daniela Piccari.