Marcello Mazzoni & Silvia Mazzon

Program:

J. Brahms
Sonata op.100 in A major
Allegro Amabile
Andante tranquillo
Allegretto

F. Liszt
Totentanz, duo version

J. Brahms
Sonata op. 108 in D minor
Allegro
Adagio
Un poco presto e con sentimento
Presto agitato

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Silvia Mazzon

Silvia Mazzon began her studies very early and at the age of 9 she was exceptionally admitted to attend the lessons conducted by teachers P. Vernikov and D. Bogdanovic held in S. Cecilia training Academy located in Portogruaro (Venice – I). Since 1999 up to 2008 Silvia attended the violin courses – held in Fiesole Music School. Pursuing her love for the violin, she attended the lessons mastered by Trio of Parma which took place in Trio of Trieste School. In 2006 Silvia received the II degree Academic Diploma with “full marks and honour” at “A. Buzzolla” Academy of Music in Adria introducing a thesis dedicated to Joseph Joachim under the supervision of her mentor C. Nonnato.

In 2013 she was awarded the “Master of Music” from the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam for the violin classes conducted by teacher Ilya Grubert, introducing her thesis dedicated to Brahms’ Sonatas. Silvia Mazzon as violin and viola player has won several National and International competitions which are briefly listed here below: Soloist Competitions: 3rd and 2nd prize at the “International Stresa Festival” , 1st prize at “Riviera della Versilia” competition, 1st prize with Distinction at “Vittorio Veneto” National Competition other than receiving the “M. Benvenuti” grant. In 2005 won the “15th National Competition for the Humanitarian Society” in Milan and awarded by Marcello Abbado and the Minister of Education and in 2007 got the 3rd prize ex aequo at the 28th Biannual Competition for violin “Premio città di Vittorio Veneto”, 1st prize at “Nuovi Orizzonti” competition in Arezzo, 1st prize at “Cameristi dell’ Alpe Adria” Chamber Music Competition, 1st prize at “Luigi Nono” Int’l Competition, 2nd prize at “Rovere d’oro” Int’l Competition, 1st prize at the V International Competition for Chamber Music “Hyperion” (Rome), 2nd prize at the International Competition for Chamber Music “Gaetano Zinetti”, 1st prize awarded as the best Italian chamber music group at the International Competition “Salieri-Zinetti”, 2nd prize at the chamber music competition “Giulio Rospigliosi” and 2nd prize at “Val Tidone” Chamber Music International competiton (1st prize not awarded).

Silvia held her performances in a huge number of music exhibitions and festivals which took place in several Italian and European towns for major music associations like: Galuppi festival, Church of the Pity, Foundation D. Ciani in Venezia and Stresa, Association Antonio Salieri, Music Association Lucchese, centro studi musicali F. Busoni in Empoli, Humaniter from Napoli, Uto Ughi Festival in Rome, Music School in Fiesole, Portogruaro Festival, Moskow Concert House, Lubijana Filarmonic Academy, Music House in Parma, International Holland Music Session, Zwolle Theatre, Loggione della Scala in Milano, Italia Institute for the Culture in Barcellona, Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese, Santander Fundacion Botin, Institute for the Culture in Kohln, Associazione Arturo Toscanini, Musica in circolo of Parma, Ponchielli Theatre in Cremona, Pavarotti Theatre in Modena, Milano EXPO, Teatro Regio in Parma and many others. Furthermore Silvia has played in chamber groups with leading musicians.

Her interest for music is not boundless as she is involved in the Contemporary Music as well: she cooperates with Mario Pagotto the composer with whom she recorded in 2002 the “Dove dimora la luce” a CD published by Velut Luna; She worked to press the first integral recording for Naxos of the work for piano made by Ivo Maček, the Rijeka piano player and composer, edited in occasion of the centenary of his birth (1914-2014). Since 2009 Silvia is invited by Mr. Uto Ughi to take part to the well famous festival “Uto Ughi per Roma” in which she acts as concertmaster , chamber music player and soloist. Recently Silvia has been invited to play with “I Solisti di Pavia” the chamber orchestra conductced by Enrico Dindo and she became concertmaster of “Orchestra dell’ Opera Italiana”. She performed as soloist with viola under the conduction of C. Delfrate, absistent of Riccardo Muti and she performed also with the Salzburg Orchester Solisten. In collaboration with Limen Music, Silvia Mazzon she is recording four CDs: the first dedicated to the three sonatas for piano and violin by J. Brahms with Marcello Mazzoni, the second with the two sonatas for viola and piano and the last two with the rest of the production for piano and strings by J. Brahms. Silvia Mazzon is violin teacher at the Istituto Peri of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

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Marcello Mazzoni

Marcello Mazzoni was born in Reggio Emilia and started his piano studies in the local musical institute “Achille Peri”. He graduated at the Monteverdi’s Conservatory in Bolzano and continued his intensive studies at the Imola Academy with renowned professors and concertists such as F. Scala, L. Berman, A. Lonquich, R. Risaliti, L. Lortie, J. Achucarro and P. Rattalino. He also attended the Masterclasses of some of the most famous musicians of our time (S. Richter, M. Pollini, L. Lortie ecc.). Mazzoni studied composition with Armando Gentilucci and attended the faculty of Musicology in Parma University.

Marcello Mazzoni has given concerts as a soloist with orchestras in the most renowned concert halls and festivals such as: Musikverein a Vienna, Conservatory Hall Saint Petersbourg, Philarmonia Hall in Perm (Russia), Gasteig Philharomnie in Munich, Philarmonia Brasov, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Theatre der Jugend in Munich, Ehrbar Saal in Vienna, Bartok Saal in Budapest, Bartok Hall Szombathely, Cultural Centre in Kaspovar, Singapore Music Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Forum Bertarelli (Amiata Piano Festival), Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Aula Magna Sapienza University in Roma (IUC), Auditorium Paganini in Parma, Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, Greppi Hall in Bergamo, Auditorium San Domenico in Foligno, Nuova Fenice in Osimo, Sala Mariele – Imola Academy, Teatro Manzoni in Pistoia, Teatro Comunale Foggia, Teatro Comunale in Belluno, Toledo Gallery in Naples, Teatro Comunale Imola, Pala Cultura Messina, Casa Della Musica in Parma, Teatro Comunale Modena, Accademia Nazionale in Musica Pistoia… He has given recitals and concerts in Italy and abroad, playing with soloists such as U. Ughi, B. Huang, F. Manara, M. Fornaciari, A. Griminelli, S. Ganassi, M. Belli, O. Semchuk, O. Mandozzi, S. Korkeala, K. Weigel, E. Lawson, A Niculescu and others.

He frequently plays as a soloist with renowned ensembles including the Ensemble Berlin – Berliner Philharmoniker Soloists, the Camerata Royal Concergebow Orchestra, Wiener Concert-Verein, Savaria National Hungarian Orchestra, I Virtuosi Italiani, I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani etc.. In 2016 Marcello Mazzoni started collaborating with actor- singer B. Servillo for the theatre piece “Histoire du Soldat” of Stravinsky, performing in the most important Italian theatres throughout Italy.

In 2018 Marcello Mazzoni has participated in a lot of prestigious projects like the tournée of Wiener Concert-Verein with whom he performed concertos from the Mozart repertoire in Italian and European Theatres: the last date was in October at Musikverein in the Golden Serie Season. In 2019 Marcello Mazzoni will make his debut in Bartok Saal in Budapest with the Hungarian National Orchestra with Totentanz by Franz Liszt, at the Brasov Philarmoniic Orchestra with the Romanian National Orchestra playing the third Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff and at the Mozarteum Wiener Saal In Salzburg with Salzburg Orchester Solisten playing the first Concerto by Felix Mendelssohn.

Between 2017 and 2018, in collaboration with Limen Music, Mazzoni has recorded four CD-DVDs: the first dedicated to Liszt Noir, the second to the three sonatas for piano and violin by J. Brahms with Silvia Mazzon, the third with the complete chamber production for piano and strings by J. Brahms and the last one Mozart piano quartets with the Camerata RCO Royal Concertgebow Orchestra.

In 2013 he was named permanent member of the Steinway Artists, together with notable musicians such as Vladimir Horowitz, Martha Argerich and Maurizio Pollini. Marcello Mazzoni is a piano teacher at the “A. Peri” Conservatory in Reggio Emilia, member of C.D.I. of Valli Teatre (Reggio Emilia), artistic director of “Incontro alla musica” season in the Cavallerizza Theatre in Reggio Emilia and the founder of the successful “Festival dei pianisti Italiani” in the same city.