Young Artist Concert 1
About This Event
The first of the New Generation Concert Series, starring violinist Giuseppe Gibboni and pianist Ludovica De Bernardo.
Giuseppe Gibboni – Violin
Ludovica De Bernardo – Piano
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Valse-Scherzo in C major, op. 34
Niccolò Paganini – Capricci, op. 1, nos. 1, 5
Henryk Wieniawski – Variations on an original theme, op. 15
Johannes Brahms – Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108
This concert will also be performed in Florence on Friday 20th September. For tickets and further information, please visit www.newgenerationfestival.org.
Born in 2001, violinist Giuseppe Gibboni graduated at the age of 15 from the Conservatoire Martucci of Salerno magna cum laude.
In October 2015, he was admitted to the Accademia Stauffer in Cremona In the class of Maestro Salvatore Accardo.
Since 2016, he has been taking the High Specialisation Course at the Accademia Perosi of Biella in the class of Maestro Pavel Berman.
Giuseppe has participated in various competitions, both national and international, and has consistently been awarded with first prize, including: International Violin Competition “L. Kogan”, Brussels 2017; Valsesia - Viotti, 2014; C. Abbado School of Milan, 2016; Premio Crescendo Agimus Florence, 2016; XXIII International Violin Competition A. Postacchini (First Prize and Special Prize for the Execution of the Paganini Caprices), 2016. In September 2018, he was awarded third prize at the G. Enescu international violin competition in Bucharest.
In August 2017, he received an Honorary Diploma from Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
Giuseppe has performed as a soloist in various prestigious theatres and concert halls, including: the "P. I. Tchaikovsky" Conservatoire, Moscow; Teatro Dal Verme, Milan; Italian Embassy, Moscow; Salle Royale, Brussels Conservatoire; Auditorium G. Arvedi, Museum of Cremona; Messina Theatre, Teatro Verdi SA; Theater Rendano CS; Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; Aquila Theater of Fermo; Teatro Augusteo - Na, O. Neiemajer Auditorium Ravello; the San Leo Castle - Rimini "San Leo Festival", the W. Walton Foundation in Ischia; Teatro Verdi, C.San Giovanni Piacenza; Teatro Verdi, Trieste.
Giuseppe performed live on television during the 7th World Meeting of Families in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI in June 2012. In November 2016, he participated in the RAI Program 1 In collaboration with UNICEF "Prodigies - Music is Life". He has also recorded a CD with Warner Classics accompanied by the new F. Busoni Chamber Orchestra.
Since 2019, Giuseppe has been supported by the Cultural Association Musica con le Ali.
He plays on a violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda made in Turin in 1827. The loan of this violin is an activity that is part of the project "Adopt a musician", an initiative devised by Music Masterpieces in Lugano, Switzerland.
Born in 1993, Ludovica De Bernardo graduated in piano with high honours from the Conservatoire Bonporti of Trento where she studied with Maestro Mario Coppola. She has won several piano competitions, including the 25th European Music Competition (City of Moncalieri), the "Premio Martucci" of Novara and the XXVII Roma International Piano Competition.
She has performed at the Milan Concert Society, Amici della Musica of Novara, Piano Festival of Barletta, Concert Society of Ravello, Naxos in Music of Taormina, Euroregional Classical Alpin Festival, Steinway House of Munich, Hochschule of Nuremberg, Italian Cultural Institutes of Hamburg and Wolfsburg, "Federimusica" of Naples performing Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Sestetto Stradivari of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Ludovica participates in several masterclasses with G. Andaloro, E. Pace and A. Pompa-Baldi. Currently, she is undertaking a two year Chamber Music Masters degree at the Cantelli Conservatoire of Novara with Monica Cattarossi.