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Saturday 12 September, 9.00 pm
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
5. Bourrée I
6. Bourrée II
He studies with some of the most eminent maestros of modern times: Vito Paternoster, Arturo Bonucci, Radu Aldulescu, Daniel Grosgurin, Janos Starker, Wolfgang Mehlhorn.
He gets the “Solistendiplom” (solo Degree) cum laude in the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater – Hamburg”, and the “Second Level Academic Degree in Cello specialising in concerts” in the Conservatory “Piccinni” of Bari.
He perfects in solo studies at: National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Academy of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, International Menuhin Academy Gstaad in Switzerland.
He performs as solo artist in some of the most prestigious theatres and concert halls, just to mention a few: Victoria Hall of Geneve, Casinio of Berna, Thonalle of Zurich, Musikhalle of Hamburg, Palazzo Reale of Milan and in Canada, Japan, South Korea, South America.
He collaborates as First Cello with operatic and symphonic organizations like: Orchestra of Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Orchestra of Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Tuscany’s Regional Orchestra, Collegium Musicum of Bari, Orchestra of the Academy of Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan Orchestra of Bari. He is chosen directly by the maestro Daniel Oren to play as First Cello of the Orchestra of Teatro Verdi of Salerno. He has collaborated with the Philarmonic Orchestra of La Scala of Milan since 2004.
Regular professor of Cello at the Conservatory “Gesualdo from Venosa” of Potenza.
He founded the Cello School Cellistárt with which he organizes reunions of violoncellists, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, yoga classes located at the Association “Enjoy in Molfetta”. Founder and responsible of the Concert Hall Carabellese in Molfetta, multi-purpose centre dedicated to music, yoga and dance.
The President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi honoured him with the medal of “Worthy of the School of Culture and Art” for his artistic qualities.
Audio-video files that represent his live executions and his didactic works can be found on his YouTube channel “peppecarab”.
He plays an Antonio Guadagnini cello of 1868 and a refined cello Massimo Negroni from Cremona of the year 1999.