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09.26.22 - ENRICO DINDO

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01.28.23 - ASIER POLO

01.29.23 - ASIER POLO

02. 8.23 - ENRICO DINDO

03.15.23 - ENRICO DINDO

04.15.23 - LÁSZLÓ FENYÖ

04.16.23 - LÁSZLÓ FENYÖ

04.18.23 - ENRICO DINDO

05.24.23 - ENRICO DINDO

05.30.23 - JENS PETER MAINTZ

05.31.23 - JENS PETER MAINTZ

06.23.23 - ENRICO DINDO

Teachers

Enrico Dindo

Enrico Dindo, was born into a family of musicians. 
At the age of six he began studying cello and afterwards graduated at the "G. Verdi"  Conservatoire of music in Turin. Later on, he perfected his studies with Egidio Roveda and with Antonio Janigro.
In 1987, at the age of 22, he began performing as principal cellist in the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, for eleven years until 1998.

In 1997 he won the First Prize at  "ROSTROPOVICH" Competition in Paris, the great Russian Maestro wrote about him: “he is a cellist of exceptional qualities, a complete artist and a formed musician, with an extraordinary sound which flows as a splendid Italian voice”.

Since then, he began the soloist activity performing in many countries, with prestigious Orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Nationale de France, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Filarmonica della Scala, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, the Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Orchestra of Sao Paulo, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He also performed with important Conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Aldo Ceccato, Gianandrea Noseda, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Paavo Jarvj, Valery Gergev, Riccardo Muti as well as Mstislav Rostropovich.

In December 2001 he founded The Chamber Ensemble "I Solisti di Pavia"
From 2014 to 2021 he was Musical Director of HRT Symphony Orchestra in Zagreb and from January 2022 he is artistic director of Accademia Filarmonica Romana.
Enrico Dindo plays a Pietro Giacomo Rogeri cello of 1717 (ex Piatti), confided to him by the  Pro Canale Foundation.

 

László Fenyő

The Hungarian cello player Laszlo Fenyö, born in 1975, belongs to the world elite of cellists since he won the International Pablo Casals Contest of 2004 in Kronberg, Germany. He is hailed as one of today’s most exciting artists by his audience and critics. So it is no wonder that the Westfälische Allgemeine Newspaper designated him as an all-rounder”. Possessing the unique capability of presenting the intentions of the composer, he captures and fascinates his audience. Through his breathtaking technical skills and emotive expressiveness, his concerts become special experiences, where the music can be newly explored with each concert.

In the last few years Laszlo Fenyö has performed on the most renowned stages throughout the world, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London or the Gasteig in Munich. He is regularly on tour with the leading symphony orchestras from Europe and Asia. In addition he has performed many times with conductor Krysztof Penderecki with whom he had an intensive cooperation.

In Hungary, his home country, Laszlo Fenyö is long ago one of the most sought-after soloists; his performances – solo recitals, chamber music events and concerts with orchestras, are broadcast live and recorded by the Hungarian Radio. He played with most of the Hungarian orchestras and conductors. In 2005 he received the famous Franz Liszt Prize awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, as well as the Junior Prima Prize in 2008.

Laszlo Fenyö started his musical education in Hungary. Already at the age of 13 he became a junior student with Professor Laszlo Mezö at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Later, while continuing his studies in Lübeck with Professor David Geringas, his brilliant technique, secure sense of style, and his unusually broad repertoire, brought him several prizes at important competitions. Such as the International Music Contest in Geneva, the Rostropovich Contest in Paris, the Adam Cello Contest in Christchurch, and the Contest of the Hungarian Radio in Budapest.

After completing his studies, he decisively extended his musical horizon under the tutelage of Bernard Greenhouse.

Laszlo Fenyö started his career as soloist in the hr-Sinfonieorchester of Frankfurt. For the last couple of years he has turned more and more intensively to teaching. He gives master courses all over the world and since april of 2012 he works as Professor in the Academy of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Laszlo Fenyö released two CD’s: Chamber music with the pianist Oleg Poliansky by Aulos/Musikado, and the cello concertos of J. Haydn (D Major) and Dimitri Schostakowitsch (No. 1) accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester, conducted by Grant Llewellyn, released by hr.music.de.

Laszlo Fenyö plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller from 1695.

 

Jens Peter Maintz

Jens Peter Maintz enjoys an outstanding reputation as a versatile soloist, highly sought-after chamber musician, and committed cello teacher. He studied with David Geringas and took part in masterclasses with Heinrich Schiff, Boris Pergamenschikow and Frans Helmerson.
In 1994 he won first prize in the ARD international Music Competition, which had previously not been awarded to a cellist for 17 years.
As a soloist he performed with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt and Dmitry Kitajenko, appearing with orchestras like the DSO Berlin, Den Haag Residenzorchester and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2004 he has been professor at Berlin University of the Arts, since 2017 also at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia Madrid.
Since 2006 Jens Peter Maintz has been principal cellist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, on the invitation of Claudio Abbado.
For his Sony Classical CD of solo works by Bach, Dutilleux and Kodaly, Jens Peter Maintz was presented with an ECHO-Klassik award.

Jens Peter Maintz plays the 'Ex-Servais' cello made by Giovanni Grancino in 1697.

 

 

Asier Polo

Asier Polo was born in Bilbao, Spain where he studied at the Conservatory of Music with Professor Elisa Pascu. In 1987-89, he won first prizes in cello and chamber music at the National Young Musicians Competition. Later, he studied at the Queen Sofia School in Madrid, and honed his innate talent with Maria Kliegel at the Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne and with Ivan Monighetti at the Basel Academy of Music. Mr. Polo has participated in master classes with Natalia Gutman and Mstislav Rostropovich. During his studies in Cologne and Madrid, he also studied chamber music with the Amadeus Quartet and members of the Italian Quartet.

Since then, he has appeared as soloist and in recitals in Europe, Asia and America. He has performed with such artists as Maria Kliegel, J. Colom, Gerard Caussé, Janacek Quartet and the famous Spanish tenor Alfredo Kraus, who, during his last years, invited Asier Polo to appear as soloist in his concerts at Covent Garden in London and Maggio Musicale in Florence, Tonhalle in Zurich, Musikverein in Vienna and Japan. 

Mr. Polo is fast becoming one of the leading cellists of his generation, renowned in his native Spain as well as in other European countries. He has toured South America with the National Orchestra of Spain with Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducting, and has concertized with the Opera Orchestra of Nice, the National Orchestra of Bordeaux, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Basel Philharmonic, the Monterey Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, Berliner Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philarmonie, London Philarmonie, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI de Torino, Mineria Symphony Orchestra (México DF), Norway Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orcheste de París (Salle Pleyel), Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra (Brasil) among many others. Some of the conductors, with whom he has appeared as soloist, are Christian Badea, Claus Peter Flor, Gunther Herbig, Anthony Witt, Carlos Miguel Prieto and invited in Festivals like Quincena Musical de San Sebastián (Spain), Ohrid (Yugoslavia), Nantes (France), Omaggio a Roma (Italy), Expo de Lisboa (Portugal),  Festival Internacional de Música de Morelia (México), etc…

In 2004, he has played with great success in his Carnegie Weill Hall debut in New York receiving an excellent musical critic at the Strad Magazine.

Asier Polo has recorded for CLAVES, ET´CETERA, RTVE, MARCO POLO and NAXOS labels playing different music from : S.Gubaidulina , Recitals, and different Spanish cello concertos from Bernaola, Rodrigo, Escudero… Spanish composers G. Ercoreca, Luis de Pablo and Antón García Abril, J. Villarojo have all dedicated works to this outstanding musician.
It has been awarded with diverse prizes in Spain for musical interpretation like: “Ojo crítico” National Radio (2002), Prize Fundation C.E.O.E. (2004).

At present, he teaches at the High School of Music of the Basque Country, “Musikene.” In San Sebastian. (Spain).

Invited for Master class in different countries (Italy, Germany, Holland, México, Venezuela,...) and regular member of Jury in national and international Cello competitions ,( Carlos Prieto competition, Dotzauer Wettbewerb, Jugend musiziert,...)

Asier Polo plays on a Francesco Rugieri violoncello (Cremona 1689) bought in collaboration with Banesto Fundation.

 


Assistants


 



Young-Chang Cho

Thomas Demenga

Rocco Filippini

Gabriele Geminiani

Frans Helmerson

Gary Hoffman

Maria Kliegel

Antonio Meneses

Antonio Mosca

Massimo Polidori

Gustav Rivinius

Emil Rovner

Giovanni Sollima

Monica Cattarossi - pianist

Monica Cattarossi was born in Treviso and made her musical studies in her city, obtaining very young the diploma at "B. Marcello" Conservatory of Venice. After taht she continued her piano studies with M° Jacques Rouvier, M° Konstantin Bogino by the International Improving Academy of Portogruaro and Chioggia, and with M° Andrea Lucchesini by the International Improving Academy of Sesto Fiorentino.
She won many National and International Piano and Chamber Music Competitions (such as "M.del Vecchio" - Genova, "B. Pasquini" - Pistoia, "II Forum Pianistico Città di Chioggia", Pinerolo, "Serato" - Castelfranco Veneto, Palmi). As soloist she played with the Orchestra Giovanile of Treviso, the Chamber Orchestra of Verona and that of Genova, the Orchestra Giovanile Bulgara, the Festival Orchestra of Chioggia, the Orchestra "G. Verdi" of Milano. She was invited for playing in several Festivals, such as St. Riquier, Montpellier, Chamber Music Festival of Kuhmo, Festival delle Nazioni of Città di Castello, Festival Pontino, Asiago Festival. She has performend in several famous concert halls, such as La Pergola - Firenze, Palazzo Ducale - Genova, Teatro Comunale - Treviso, Palazzo Labia - Venezia, Sala Verdi and Auditorium San Gottardo - Milano, Beethoven Saal - Wien, Kuhmo Hall - Seoul, Carnegie Hall - New York.
In the last few years she has been specializing in chamber music repertoire and has played with various groups. She has been accompanist pianist for improvement courses given by Julius Berger, Mario Brunello, Simonide Braconi, Bruno Cavallo, Ana Chumachenko, Guido Corti, Enrico Dindo, Rocco Filippini, Thomas Friedli, Peter-Lukas Graf, Gordon Hunt, Michail Kugel, Alain Meunier, Antony Pay, Massimo Quarta, Danilo Rossi, Dora Schwarzberg, Pavel Vernikov. Many of these Maestri have chosen her for duo or chamber music concerts.
Her name is on the artists list of the Gioventù Musicale d'Italia.
She is official accompanist pianist of the Concorso Internazionale for Violin "R. Romanini" of Brescia and that for Cello of Markneukirchen, "A. Curci" of Napoli, "Rassegna Amati" of Cremona, "L. Mozart" of Augsburg. She received the Diploma for the best accompanist pianist of the "A. Janigro" International Music Contest, and her collaboration is required by the High Improvement Academies of Brescia, Cremona, Pinerolo, Pavia Cello Academy and by the Summer Courses of Tibor Varga Academy in Sion, Salzburg Mozarteum and of Neuburg am Donau.
She has recorded for RAI and Radio France.
In 2006 she graduated with first class honours in Musical Philology by the University of Cremona.