Danilo Rossi

Danilo Rossi is an Italian violist. During his 30-years career, he performed on the most important and prestigious stages of the world. His performances gathered high and sincere appretiation from both the public and the critics, like: “Rossi confirms why he is considered one of the most important and musical violist of today” Alberto Cantù – “Il Giornale” “An absolute genius, the violist Danilo Rossi dominated the stage with extraordinary instrumental and interpretative mastership” Angelo Foletto – “La Repubblica” “It was a pleasure to hear Danilo Rossi playing such a complex concert and obtaining such a triumph.. Extraordinary violist” Lorenzo Arruga – “Il Giorno” “The particulary rich melodic lines and the warm musicality made it a treasurable performance” Will Cruthfield- “The New York Times” Student of some of the most important viola masters (Merlini, Farulli, Asciolla, Bashmet) and getting his diploma with the highest grade (cum laude), Danilo Rossi shown his musical skills already when he was 16, when he won his first International Competition. At 20, he was chosen to take the part of First Soloist Viola at the prestigious Teatro alla Scala di Milano, becoming the youngest musician of the whole history of the theatre to cover that role. Since that moment his career became an infinity of concerts, festivals, meetings and recitals that brought him all around the world. During his career as soloist he performed the whole viola repertoire guided by Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Riccardo Chailly, Gianandrea Noseda, Ottavio Dantone, Mung Wung Chung, Seji Ozava, Zubin Mehta, Mario Brunello, Lorin Maazel, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Adam Fischer, with some of the most prestigious orchestras of the world (Filarmonica della Scala, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, l’Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, Rai di Torino, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Regio di Torino, Suddeutchekammerorchester, Filarmonica di Mosca, Kioi Symphony Orchestra di Tokyo, I Solistidi Mosca, Filarmonica di Budapest, Orchestra dellla Svizzera Italiana di Lugano, etc.). During the last 30 years, covering the role of First Viola at the Teatro alla Scala, he collaborated with some of the best living orchestra conductors, like Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Carlos Kleiber, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Daniel Harding, Gustavo Dudamel, Leonard Bernstein and Daniele Gatti. Danilo Rossi has also been a practicing chamber musician. Indeed, he has been guest of some of the most relevant Festivals of Chamber Music (ST. Moritz, Cork, Asolo, Ravenna, I Suoni delle Dolomiti, Vicenza, Joliette, Nijny Novgorod, etc.), where he performed with some of the greatest musicians: Paul Tortelier, Jury Baschmet, Pier Narciso Masi, Bruno Canino, Giuliano Carmignola, Mario Brunello, Andrea Lucchesini, Tomas Brandis, Franco Gulli, il Quartetto Arditti, il Fine Arts Quartet, il Nuovo Quartetto Italiano. In 2018 Danilo Rossi will celebrate a 30-years collaboration with the pianist Stefano Bezziccheri. Together with him, Rossi played in the most important European concert halls, recording many CDs that cover completely the relevant repertoire for viola and piano. Some of the most important contemporary composers dedicated a piece to Danilo Rossi, like Stefano Nanni, Carlo Boccadoro, Roberto Molinelli, Alessandro Appigiani, Valentino Metti, Nicola Campogrande, Simonide Braconi. Numerous the radio and tv recordings that have seen Danilo Rossi performing, as well as the 40 CDs published. About this, in 2016 he has been dedicated of five episodes by the well-known radio broadcast RadioTreSuite, owned by RadioRai.

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