Gabriele Pieranunzi

Biography

The Birmingham post wrote: “Gabriele Pieranunzi ,the sweetest-toned violinist you could imagine”. For the precocious talent and the uncommon natural skills, Gabriele Pieranunzi is considered by public and musical critics as one of the best italian  violinists of his generation. Among his numerous awards in international competitions, stand out the ones at N.Paganini ( Genua, 1988 -1990), Tibor Varga ( Sion) ,Ludwig Spohr ( Freiburg), R.Romanini ( Brescia) , R.Lipizer ( Gorizia), G. B. Viotti (Vercelli), Biennale di Vittorio Veneto. Graduating at 16 years old guided by A. Pelliccia  in Conservatorio “G.Verdi” of Turin, he was later improving his studies with S. Gheorghiu, Salvatore Accardo and Franco Gulli. He performed with important conductors like Aldo Ceccato, Jeffrey Tate, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Lu Jia, Piero Bellugi,  Mattias Bamert, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Anton Nanut, Julian Kovatchev, Nicolas Cleobury, Gianandrea Noseda, Hansjorg Albrecht,Yuri Bashmet  and collaborated on the chamber music’s field with Boris Belkin, Alfons Kontarsky, Rocco Filippini,  Nelson Goerner, Alain Meunier,  Rainer Kussmaul, Alexander Ivaskhin, Bruno Giuranna, Bruno Canino, Franco Petracchi, Laura De Fusco. Invited many times by the Municipality of Genoa to play on the famous Guarneri del Gesù “Il Cannone” violin belonged to N.Paganini, he is regular guest in most of the leading concert halls and orchestras like Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Accademia Chigiana, Festival dei Due Mondi, Hercules Saal, Baden Baden Phillharmonie, RTSI of Lugano, Festival Bemus, , Enescu Philharmonic of Bucarest, Wigmore Hall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Festival Mozart of La Coruna, Teatro Coliseum of Buenos Aires, Teatro Regio of Turin, Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Soloists. He recently recorded the Kurt Weill’s concerto for violin and winds  under the baton of Sir  Jeffrey Tate for the label Concerto Classics  and Mendelssohn Complete Piano Quartets  for Decca –Universal. In the season 18 -19 he recorded Chausson concerto op.21 for violin, piano and string quartet, with pianist Jin Ju and Philhamonia of London string quartet, and he played Paganini Concerto n.2 “La Campanella” in Beirut, Al Bustan Festival. He plays on a Ferdinando Gagliano violin ex Gioconda de Vito from 1762, kindly offered by Pro Canale Onlus Foundation.