Young Artist Concert 8
About This Event
Concert 8 of the New Generation Concert Series, starring cellist Giacomo Cardelli and pianist Margherita Santi.
Please note that this concert was originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday 21st April 2020 but has been postponed until a later date.
Giacomo Cardelli – Cello
Margherita Santi – Piano
Johannes Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, op. 99
Franz Liszt – Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata in D minor from “Deuxième année: Italie”, S. 161, Années de pèlerinage
Dmitri Shostakovich – Cello Sonata in D minor, op. 40
This concert will also be performed in Florence on a date to be confirmed in due course. For tickets and further information, please visit www.newgenerationfestival.org.
Giacomo Cardelli was born in Ferrara in 1994, and began to study cello at the age of seven.
In 2013 he graduated in cello with M° Luca Simoncini at the Conservatory of Rovigo (Italy), with top marks, Laude and Honour Mention. He also studied with M° Italo Rizzi, M° Vittorio Piombo, and M° Giovanni Gnocchi. In 2016 he got his Master in Music Performance with top mark, studying with M° Enrico Dindo at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland, where he is currently attending the Master in Soloist Music Performance, under the guide of M° Enrico Dindo. He also performed masterclasses in baroque cello with Christophe Coin and in chamber music, with Trio Tchaikowsky (2010-2014) and with the soloists of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (2014).
After winning regularly the scholarships for meritorious students at the Rovigo conservatory from 2008 to 2013, in 2015-16 he won the prestigious Excellence Scholarship of the Swisse Confederation (Eskas).
He also won 1st absolute prizes in several national and international music competitions, including: L. Agostini competition (2007), II and IV editions of Premio Crescendo-Città di Firenze (2011 and 2013), III International Premio Salieri competition (2012), X and XI editions of European musical competition Città di Riccione (2012 and 2013), VII edition of Città Piove di Sacco musical competition (2014), Geminiani competition (4th prize)and 2nd prize with special mention at Premio delle Arti (2013).
He plays regularly since the age of 12, both as a soloist or in chamber music ensembles, giving recitals in Italy, Germany and Switzerland in important music seasons, including Lingotto Musica in Turin, Società dei Concerti in Milan (Italy), LAC season(Lugano Musica) in Lugano (Switzerland), Ravenna Festival in Ravenna (Italy), and others.
As a soloist he played with Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Musici di Parma, OSI, Orchestra Opera Nice performing with important conductors and players such as Vladimir Verbistky, Michel Tabachnik, Gyorgy Rath, Francesca Dego and Vincent Larderet.
He also regularly collaborates with prestigious orchestras, including Teatro Regio orchestra and Phylarmonic orchestra in Turin, Pavia Soloists orchestra, Orchestra of the Italian Switzerland OSI, Colibrì Ensemble, and others.
“Her playing impressed me with ﬁerce personality, brilliant virtuosity. and above all, her original, distinctive attitude and individual approach. She plays with natural, convincing feel and understanding”
R.A. Ostrovsky, Professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow
Born in Verona in 1994, Margherita began to play the piano at the age of 5 taught by Laura Palmieri. She had her public debut at the age of 6. She has performed solo and chamber music recitals in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Russia and Bulgaria in venues such as ZKO Zürcher Kammerorchester, Rachmaninoﬀ Hall and Malij Zal in Mosca, Yusupov Palace in S.Petersburg, Palazzo Pitti in Florence. She made her orchestra debut in 2016 with “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” with Grigor Palikarov and Pazarzik Symphony Orchestra. Margherita graduated cum laude at the age of 16 at “Dall’Abaco” Conservatoire in Verona, afterwards she moved to Moscow to study at the “P. I. Tchaikovsky” Conservatoire with Natalia Trull and she obtained her Masters degree cum laude in 2018 at Conservatoire in Venice.