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THE CLASSICAL MUSIC WORLD IN CORTONA

NUME Academy & Festival will host internationally acclaimed artists that will be performing and holding extraordinary masterclasses.

Concerts Calendar

Steven Isserlis

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Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a unique and distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author and broadcaster.

As a concerto soloist he appears regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, London Philharmonic and Zurich Tonhalle orchestras. He gives recitals every season in major musical centres, and plays with many of the world’s fore- most chamber orchestras, including the Australian, Mahler, Norwegian, Scottish, Zurich and St Paul Cham- ber Orchestras, as well as period-instrument ensembles such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Unusually, he also directs chamber orchestras from the cello in classi- cal programmes.

As an educator Steven Isserlis gives frequent masterclasses all around the world, and since 1997 he has been Artistic Director of the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove in Cornwall, where his fellow-pro- fessors include Sir Andras Schiff, Thomas Adès and Ferenc Rados.

The recipient of many awards, Steven Isserlis’s honours include a CBE in recognition of his services to music, the Schumann Prize of the City of Zwickau, and the Piatigorsky Prize in the USA. He is also one of only two living cellists featured in Gramophone’s Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was awarded the Glashütte Original Music Festival Award in Dresden, the Wigmore Hall Gold Medal, and the Walter Willson Cobbett Medal for Servi- ces to Chamber Music.

He gives most of his concerts on the Marquis de Corberon (Nelsova) Stradivarius of 1726, kindly loaned to him by the Royal Academy of Music.

Augustin Hadelich

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Rinat Shaham

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Nobuko Imai

Nobuko Imai is considered one of the most outstanding violists of our time. After finishing her studies at the Toho School of Music, Yale University and the Juilliard School, she won the highest prizes at both the prestigious international competition in Munich and Geneva. 
She has appeared with numerous worldwide prestigious orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw, the London Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony. 
An impressive discography of over 40 CDs includes her recordings for BIS, Chandos, Hyperion, Philips, and Sony, among others. 

 

Ettore Causa

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Hayoung Choi

Songha Choi

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Marmen Quartet

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Mi-kyung Lee

Winner of the 2nd Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1985 and the 1st Prize at the ARD in Munich in 1988, Mi-kyung Lee was guest teacher at the UDK in Berlin and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Since 2005 she is teaching at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.

Antonio Lysy

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Has appeared as soloist with orchestras such Royal Philharmonia ancd Philharmonia Orchestras of London, Camerata Salzburg, Zurich Tonhalle and others. Lysy has recorded for CBC Radio, BBC Radio, Classic FM and many live performances for cello solo.

Vlad Stanculeasa

www.vladstanculeasa.com

Prize winner in the Enescu, Valsesia and Molinari competitions, Vlad Stanculeasa is an active solo and chamber music performer, as well as a teacher in european conservatories. As a soloist, he’s performed with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Kammersymphonie Leipzig. He’s collaborated as soloist with many conductors including Kent Nagano, Lahav Shani, Han Na Chang, Konrad von Abel.

Lorena Tecu

Was selected by Lord Yehudi Menuhin to be the pianist of the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland where she performed concerts and tours. Tecu has recorded together with violinist Alberto Lysy “Romantic pieces for violin and piano. Lorena is a staff pianist at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the Boston University College of Fine Arts. 

PASSED EDITIONS GUEST ARTISTS

DISTINGUISHED MUSICIANS THAT JOINED OUR FESTIVAL

Belcea Quartet

String Quartet
Foto © Marco Borggreve

Alban Gerhardt

Cello
Foto © Kaupo Kikkas

Stella Chen

Violin
Foto © Fay Fox

José Gallardo

Piano
Foto © Nikolas Hagele

Misha Amory

Viola

Emma Wernig

Viola

Hans Christian Aavik

Violin
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Alfredo Ferre Martinez

Cello

Silvia Simionescu

Viola

Igor Keller

Violin

Pablo de Naveran

Cello

Ana Chumachenco

Violin

Adelina Oprean

Violin

Ori Wissner-Levy

Violin

Adan Delgado

Trumpet

Monica Bacelli

Mezzosoprano

Juan Manuel Gomez

Horn

Charlotte Hellekant

Mezzosoprano