Violin masterclass. Stefano Ferrario

17.12.2022 at 15:30

STEFANO FERRARIO (Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Italy)
17 December @15.30-19.30 in D-309

Violinist Stefano Ferrario graduated from the Milan Conservatory under the guidance of Bianca Battistoni, later attending the classes of Salvatore Accardo at the Stauffer Academy in Cremona and Rainer Kussmaul (first violin of the Berliner Philharmoniker) at the University of Freiburg.

Graduated with honors from the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna in the class of violinist Dora Schwarzberg, he was the winner of several scholarships  such as De Sono Turin, Fiesole Music School, Erasmus of the Vienna University of Music which allowed him to attend the string quartet courses of Piero Farulli and Milan Skampa in Fiesole, Walter Levine and Mauricio Fuchs in Santander, the Amadeus Quartet at the Royal Academy in London and the Alban Berg-Quartett at the Chigiana Academy in Siena and the Musik Hochschule of Cologne. He also attended the annual courses in chamber music of the Trio di Trieste Duino and the Altenberg Trio of Vienna, the annual course of Emilia Fadini on eighteenth-century performance practice and the Masterclass of the violinist Franco Gulli at the ICONS in Novara , the Masterclass of violinist Maya Glezarova at the Tour music masterclasses in France.

Stefano Ferrario has played as a soloist and as a chamber musician (first violin of the Andriani Quartet, of the Magadis Quartet and of the Amarida Ensemble, in duo with the pianist Bruna Pulini and alongside Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna, Dora Schwarzberg, Alexander Kobrin and the first parts of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and the Metropolitan in New York) in numerous Italian and foreign halls, including the Sala Mahler in Dobbiaco, the Duke’s Hall in London, the Kurhaus in Merano, the Teatro Elfo Puccini in Milan for the MiTo Festival , the Hall of the National Academy of Riga, the Palacio de Festivales of Santander, the Sala dei Cinquecento of the Lingotto and the Hall of the Conservatory of Turin, the Castello Sforzesco of Milan.

As violinist of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, of the European Union Youth Orchestra, of the Italian Chamber Orchestra (soloist both together with Maestro Accardo and under his direction in the concerts for 3 and 4 violins by Vivaldi and principal of the second violins ), the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, and the Schleswig-HolsteinMusikfestival Orchestra has played in the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, America and Asia with the most important conductors (Abbado, Muti, Haitink, Gergiev…)

Since 2003 he is first concertmaster of the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento with which he has played several times also as soloist and conductor and under the direction of Daniele Giorgi (concerto for violin and orchestra by Haydn in G), Leopold Hager (Lehar’s Hungarian Rhapsody), Alfonso Scarano (Ghedini’s Albatross Concerto), Philipp von Steinaecker (Piazzolla’s Seasons), Stefano Ranzani (Dvorak’s Violin Concerto), Marco Angius (Wagner’s Traeume), Sir Jeffrey Tate (Introduction and Elgar’s Allegro).

He held the role of first violin soloist following competitions, auditions or direct calls in the Orchestra of the Teatro Lirico of Cagliari, in the Arpeggione Kammerorchester of Hohenems, in the Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, in the Soloists of Pavia, in the Orchestra Symphony Orchestra of Udine, in the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, in the orchestra of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, in the LaFil Philharmonic Orchestra of Milan, in the National Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona, ​​in the ORT Tuscan regional orchestra.

With Karl Leister (first clarinet of the Berliners) he recorded Mozart’s Quintet for clarinet, basset horn and string trio for the Camerata Tokio record company. With Sollini and Ricci the Menotti trio for Musicmedia/Concerto classic, with Visintini, Marangoni and Biancotti the Quartet for oboe and string trio in F major KV 370 for Brilliant Classics editions. He participated in the recording of Paganini’s Concerts by Salvatore Accardo (cd EMI) and as a soloist he played Vivaldi’s Concerto in B minor with him; with Gustav Kuhn he recorded the solo of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis (cd Col Legno). Many of his concerts have been broadcasted by Bayerischer Rundfunk and by the radio and television networks Orf, Rai, Sf1, Sky.

Stefano Ferrario is one of the promoters of the Colibrì Ensemble Chamber Orchestra of Pescara, with which he has collaborated as soloist, chamber musician, first violin and director. He also dedicates himself to the training of young musicians as string tutor in the projects of the Haydn Orchestra dedicated to students of the conservatories of Bolzano, Trento and Innsbruck, and has held Masterclasses in violin at the Monteverdi Conservatory of Bolzano, in Nocera Umbra and Pescara, in Estonia at the “Home coming” chamber music festival in Hiiumaa.