"I haven't taught in Italy since the 90s and I am very glad that my return will be for the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo e Torino, after the lockdown".
The Covid-19 pandemic will not stop classical music, and, while the system learns new ways of organising itself with online concerts, petitions and lessons, in Pinerolo the Accademia di Musica starts again with a teacher of the Postgraduate Specialist Courses in Music Performance – 3rd cycle, one of the greatest soloist from the international scene and one of the most important cellists in music history: Mischa Maisky.
Described by Mstislav Rostropovich a combination «of poetry and exquisite delicacy with great temperament and brilliant technique», Mischa Maisky will be in Pinerolo (near Turin) from 19 until 22 June to share, with great didactical generosity, his personal vision of music, in an important and deep meditation with the young soloists, who specialize at the Accademia di Musica with some of the greatest musicians and teachers of our time.
Only cellist in history to have studied both with Mstislav Rostropovich and Grego Piatigorsky, and so heir of one of the most important cello traditions of the 20th Century, Maisky is critically acclaimed as a point of reference for musicians of every generation. This is confirmed by the amount of international awards, the exclusive recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, the world tours and his cooperation with a small few of selected musicians, like Leonard Bernstein, Martha Argerich, Gideon Kremer, Sergio Tiempo, his daughter and son Lily and Sascha, and Pavel Gililov.