April 4, 2020

Enrico Bronzi and Francesca Sperandeo

Enrico Bronzi is one of the most acclaimed Italian cellists. Together with his wife Francesca at the piano, he will play music by Brahms, Debussy and Prokofiev.

Enrico Bronzi (cello)
Cellist and conductor Enrico Bronzi was born in Parma. A founding member of the Trio di Parma in 1990, he has played in the most important concert halls: Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Philharmonie Berlin, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Kölner Philarmonie, Herkulessaal in Munich, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. He is a winner and a finalist of several national and international music competitions in Florence, Melbourne, Lyon and Munich. The Italian Music Critics Association awarded him with the prestigious “Premio Abbiati”. In 2011, after his successes at the Rostropovich Contest in Paris and at Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki (where he also received a prize as best performer of Dvorak’s concerto), he started an intense solo career. He regularly appears in festivals such as Lucerne, Kronberg, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Melbourne, Turku, Naantali, Stresa, Ravenna and Lockenhaus. He collaborates with renowned artists such as Martha Argerich, Alexander Lonquich and Gidon Kremer and with ensembles such as Hagen Quartet, Kremerata Baltica and Giardino Armonico. He has played as a soloist under the baton of C. Abbado, C. Eschenbach, P. Berglund, F. Brüggen, K. Penderecki, Tan Dun and R. Goebel. Mr. Bronzi has conducted several Italian orchestras as a guest including Orchestra Mozart (invited by Claudio Abbado), Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Virtuosi Italiani, Filarmonica Marchigiana, Sinfonica della Val d’Aosta and Sinfonica Abruzzese. Since 2007 he has been a professor at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg and artistic director of the “Estate Musicale” in Portogruaro. He has recorded for Brilliant Classics, Amadeus, Concerto, and Fregoli Music. Enrico Bronzi plays a Vincenzo Panormo cello (1775).

Francesca Sperandeo (piano)
Francesca Sperandeo studied at the Fondazione Musicale di Santa Cecilia in Portogruaro under the guidance of Lucrezia De Vecchi, then graduating from the “Pollini” Conservatoire in Padua, at age 19. A prize winner at important international competitions, Francesca also graduated in Educational Sciences and currently teaches at the Fondazione Musicale in Portogruaro. She is a member of the Operacento Trio, performing several concerts and receiving important recognitions and prizes in competitions such as Nuovi Orizzonti in Arezzo, Alpe Adria International Chamber Music Contest in Majano (Udine), and Luigi Nono International Chamber Music Contest at the Venaria Reale in Turin. She was invited to the Academy and Chamber Music International Festival in Lockenhaus, attending Alexander Lonquich’s classes. She was an accompanist for the cello class at the Internationale Sommerakademie Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg. She has also recorded a CD for Rai Radio 3 with Operacento Trio.

About This Event:

Date:   April 4, 2020

Time:   6:00 p.m.

Price:   Free

Location:   The Monteverdi Lounge