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Luigi De Giorgi

Luigi De Giorgi


Luigi De Giorgi started learning music from a very young age with his grandfather and also with professor Salvatore Barone. Having attained the viola diploma at the Bellini Conservatoire of Palermo, he took further courses, held by professors Piero Farulli and Carlo Pozzi, at the Fiesole School of Music.

In 1993, he was a full member of the Italian National Youth Orchestra when conducted by Luciano Berio during its tour of Italy and the rest of Europe.

Winner of national and international prizes, he attained post-graduate diplomas at the "Scuola Superiore di Studi Musicali" at the Ars Nova of Palermo, and at the "Campus Internazionale di Musica" of Sermoneta with maestro Reiner Schmidt, performing at the final concert of the best students.

He is viola soloist of the Zephyr Chamber Ensemble which has performed concerts at important contemporary music festivals including the Europa Festival in Rome (1993) and the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Warsaw (1994).

Besides collaborating with important symphony and opera orchestras, including the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, the Orchestra of Teatro Massimo of Palermo, the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra , I Nuovi Cameristi Italiani, Johan Halvorsen Festivalensemble (Norway)and the Orchestra of Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania (also during its important tours of Russia, Japan and China), he has held chamber music concerts for important music associations and live televised broadcasts for the Italian network (Rai 1).

Has experience with famous conductors, Riccardo Muti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Yuri Temirkanov, Michel Plasson, Daniele Gatti, Hubert Soudant, Alain Lombard, Daniel Oren. In 2008, he forms the Italian Ensemble, of which he is artistic manager, and In October 2011 he is thanked and congratulated by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano for the activity and music promoted by the Italian Ensemble on the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

Winner of Catania’s competition, since 2003 he holds the permanent position of Assistant Principal Viola at the Teatro Massimo Bellini.

After a “dream” lasted 27 years, in cooperation with Peppe Rizza, the master chocolatier of the Antica Pasticceria Rizza of Modica, he has realised the “Cigni di Bellini” (Bellini’s Swans), delightful chocolate pralines dedicated to the Catanese composer Vincenzo Bellini and to his ten operas, which have been presented on world premiere on the 7th February 2015 at the Teatro Massimo Bellini’s Foyer. He is professor at the Music Institute for Superior Studies Vincenzo Bellini of Caltanissetta.

Italian Ensemble
Double bass and Accordion
Violin, Guitar and Mandolin
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