Marcello Abbado

Marcello Abbado è uno dei nomi più prestigiosi della musica italiana. Conosciuto nei cinque continenti, si è esibito in qualità di pianista, compositore o direttore in ogni angolo del mondo, dal Teatro alla Scala di Milano alla Sala Grande del Conservatorio di Mosca, alla Liszt Academy di Budapest, nonché a Londra, New York, Tokyo, Montreal ecc.
Ha lavorato con musicisti del calibro di Paul Hindemith, Wolfgang Sawallisch e Guido Cantelli, ed ha eseguito l’integrale dei Concerti di Mozart con la Vienna Philarmonic.
Come compositore ha prodotto lavori di tutti i generi, cameristici e sinfonici, che sono stati eseguiti in tutto il mondo.
Fondamentale il suo apporto alla musica in Italia, dove è stato Direttore dei Conservatori di Pesaro e di Milano per oltre trent’anni, e fondatore dell’Orchestra Sinfonica Verdi.
Attualmente è direttore del dipartimento di musica e professore di composizione alla facoltà di Scienze delle Arti e dello Spettacolo.

Known as a concert pianist and a composer, Marcello Abbado is the director of the music department and professor of composition at the Scienze Delle Arti E Dello Spettacolo, a new graduate school in Calabria, Italy. The former director of the Milan Conservatory and founder of the Symphonic Orchestra Verdi in Milan, he has appeared in recital and as a guest performer on five continents, from La Scala in Milan to the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, to the Great Hall at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. He has also performed in the great halls of London, New York, Montreal, Paris, and Tokyo, and he has toured South America on nine occasions.

Mr. Abbado has worked with many acclaimed musicians, including composer Paul Hindemith and conductors Wolfgang Sawallisch and Guido Cantelli. He enjoys a particularly close working relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic, with which he has performed and conducted all of Mozart's twenty-seven piano concertos.

Mr. Abbado has composed for a wide variety of ensembles, including works for violin soloist, orchestra, and percussion ensemble, as well as ballet scores. His compositions include the ballet Hawaii 2000; Concerto (2003-2004) for harp and strings orchestra; and Risonanza Magnetica (2003) for piano and percussion orchestra. Besides holding frequent master classes in Europe and Japan, he serves as a juror for numerous international competitions dedicated to chamber music, composition, conducting, piano, violin, and vocal performance, including the Beethoven (Vienna), Bosendorfer (Brussels), Busoni, Chopin Junior (Moscow), Ciani (Milan), Dublin, Leeds, London, Munich, Peking, Pretoria, Prokofiev (St. Petersburg), Rubinstein, Schubert (Dortmund), Sydney, Tchaikovsky, and Tokyo competitions.




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