Young Artist Concert 10
About This Event
Concert 10 of the New Generation Concert Series, starring violinist Gennaro Cardaropoli and Orchestra Senzaspine, opening the Andermatt Music Summer Festival 2020.
Please note that this concert was originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 but has been postponed until a later date.
Gennaro Cardaropoli – Violin
Felix Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68
This concert will also be performed in Bologna on a date to be confirmed in due course. For tickets and further information, please visit www.newgenerationfestival.org.
Gennaro Cardaropoli is considered to be one of the best young Italian talents of today. His discographic debut with Warner Classics was in 2019, together with pianist Alberto Ferro. The duo is invited to play during the main Italian Chamber Seasons on a regular basis.
He has performed as a soloist in the Symphony Orchestra of Milan “Giuseppe Verdi” – conducted by Zhang Xian (Tchaikovsky’s concerto) –, in the Swiss Radio Symphony Orchestra – conducted by Arturo Tamayo (Ligeti’s concerto) – and at the Festivals of Brescia and Bergamo under the baton of Maestro Alessandro Bonato. He is regularly invited by the “I Pomeriggi Musicali” Orchestra of Milan –with whom he already performed Vivaldi’s, Mendelssohn’s, Paganini’s and Brahms’ concertos – and by the Symphony Orchestra of Salerno “Giuseppe Verdi”. Other world-class venues where Gennaro has starred include the Opéra of Monte Carlo, the Auditorium de la Fundación Eutherpe of León, the Auditorio Nacional de Música of Madrid, the Swedish History Museum (Barock Hall) of Stockholm, the Musikverein of Vienna, the Queen's University Hall of Belfast, the Philharmonie of Paris and Toulouse, the Kaunas Symphony Hall and the Lithuanian National Symphony Hall of Vilnius, the Ekaterinburg Opera House, the Italian Embassy of Berlin, and the Italian and French Embassy of Tunis. Furthermore, he performed at the Huberman Festival in Israel and at the Eurasia Festival. In the United States, he performed at the Carnegie Hall of New York, at the Philadelphia Concert Hall and at the Washington Lincoln Center; he performed in Tampa, Orlando and Miami with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, and also in Nevada with the Reno Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Alvise Casellati. He also took part to a tour in Israel (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem) and in China (Hainan, Shanghai and Beijing).
When Gennaro was only 17, he was awarded with the 1st Grand Prize at the Arthur Grumiaux International Violin Competition, becoming the only Italian winner in the history of the competition. Other important prizes he won are the 1st Prize at the Vittorio Veneto Festival, the 1st Soloist Prize at the Violin Competition of the “Filarmonica della Scala” of Milan, the 1st Prize at the “Premio Nazionale delle Arti” (promoted by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) as best Italian violinist, the 1st Place in the RAI 1 live streaming of “Uno Mattino in famiglia - Conservatori a Confronto”, the 1st Place at the prestigious Claudio Abbado competition, the 1st Grand Prize at the Stockholm Violin Competition and the title of best soloist of Salerno awarded by the Claudio Abbado Symphony Orchestra.
Gennaro was born in Salerno in 1997. When he was only 9 years old, he performed before His Holiness the Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican’s Nervi Hall on RAI live streaming. He graduated from the Domenico Cimarosa conservatory of Avellino with top marks and honours. Later, he studied with Maestros Vadim Brodsky, Salvatore Accardo, Boris Belkin, Zakhar Bron and Shlomo Mintz. He graduated from the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland with Maestro Pavel Berman.
Since 2019, Gennaro has been supported by the association Musica con le Ali. He is currently teaching at the Donizetti Conservatory of Bergamo and plays the G.B. Guadagnini, Turin 1783 ex Kleynenberg violin thanks to the kind concession of the Pro Canale Foundation of Milan.
Orchestra Senzaspine is an association numbering nearly 450 musicians under 35. All of them work together to bring an ambitious mission forward: on the one hand, to return classical music to the love of the general public and, on the other, to offer young orchestral musicians the chance to confront themselves with the most challenging and fascinating symphonic repertoire.
All of this with a pop and social approach, which projects the elegance of tradition into the future, pivoting on the formula of the “concert-spectacle”, and conceived to dispel the false myths accompanying classical music in common perception. The orchestra was born in 2013 from an idea of two friends: the young directors Tommaso Ussardi and Matteo Parmeggiani, currently president and vice president of the association, respectively. Orchestra Senzaspine, in changing formations, has already held over 400 musical events and collaborated with internationally renowned soloists such as Enrico Dindo and Dejan Bogdanovich, Sofya Gulyak and Laura Marzadori, first violinist of the Teatro alla Scala. Many of the latter performers have sold out in the most prestigious theatres of Bologna. Today, the orchestra is able to offer highly professional job opportunities for musicians and, at the same time, promote innovative activities to get us listening, like the flash mob “Conduct us”.
In addition to symphonic and chamber concerts, the activity of Orchestra Senzaspine, which also includes a choir and a children’s choir ("voci bianche"), ranges from auditions to performances, training experience, meeting and spillover between the arts, to the competitions for young talents, down to projects for the schools.
Six years since its conception, Orchestra Senzaspine is a cultural wave that has already engulfed Bologna, and more, with its idea of classical music that is not just to listen to, but to live.