August 28, 2021

Enrico Bronzi & Francesca Sperandeo

Enrico Bronzi is one of the most talented 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 in the world: Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Kölner Philarmonie, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He is winner and 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 Competition in Paris and at the 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 the Hagen Quartet, the Kremerata Baltica and Il 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 is guest conductor of several Italian orchestras including the Orchestra Mozart (at the request of Claudio Abbado), the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, I Virtuosi Italiani, the Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Sinfonica della Val d’Aosta and the 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 graduated from the “Pollini” Conservatory in Padua, at the age of 19. Francesca has won prizes at important international competitions and also graduated in Educational Sciences. She currently teaches at the “Fondazione Musicale” in Portogruaro. She is a member of the Operacento Trio with which she has performed in several concerts and received important recognitions and prizes in competitions such as “Nuovi Orizzonti” in Arezzo, the Alpe Adria International Chamber Music Competition in Majano (Udine), and the Luigi Nono International Chamber Music Competition at the Venaria Reale in Turin. She was invited to the Academy and Chamber Music International Festival in Lockenhaus, where she attended 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 the Operacento Trio.

About This Event:

Date:   August 28, 2021

Time:   7:00 pm

Price:   Free and open to all

Location:   Sant'Andrea Church