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Franco Mezzena


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Franco MezzenaBorn in Trento - Italy is an Italian violin virtuoso and conductor.

Graduated “cum laude”, he studied more than 10 years with Salvatore Accardo. As a soloist he is guest of the most important Concert Halls and Festivals in Europe, Japan, South America and U.S.A. He has been many times on tour with "I Musici" and "I Virtuosi di Roma" and performed together with celebrated artists as Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Battisti D’Amario, Julius Berger, Bruno Canino, Roberto Fabbriciani, Rocco Filippini, Severino Gazzelloni, Stefano Giavazzi, Bruno Giuranna, Johannes Goritzki, Jacques Klein, Alain Meunier, Bruno Mezzena, Andrea Noferini, Anthony Pay, Franco Petracchi, Ruggiero Ricci, Massimo Scattolin, Hariolf Schlichtig, Rohan de Saram, Romeo Tudorache etc. Concerts for: RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Radio Vaticana, BBC, ABC, NBC, WSKG, WGBH Boston, NHK Television Japan, KBS Corea, etc. Franco Mezzena is world famous for a lot of CDs and DVDs (more than 50) he recorded for WIDE CLASSIQUE, DYNAMIC, Symposium, Rivo Alto, Nuova Era, E.M.S. Arcobaleno. He recorded for Dynamic the complete concertos for violin and orchestra by G.B. Viotti (10 CDs), where he appears as soloist and conductor of the "Symphonia Perusina" and the Chamber Orchestra “Milano Classica”. He is recording, for Wide Classique label, the complete works for violin and piano by L. van Beethoven with the pianist Stefano Giavazzi. Brilliant reviews and many interviews on: The Strad, Fanfare, American Record Guide, New York Times, Gramophone, Diapason, FonoForum etc. Professor at Conservatory "N. Piccinni" in Bari-Italy and also Artistic Director and founder of the Advanced Academy CMT "The City of Music and Theatre" in Penne (Pescara) Italy. He is Artistic Director of the “Music & Theatre” Festival in Italy. He gives Master Classes in Italy (Conservatory of Mantua, S. Antioco, "Musica Riva", Alghero, Naples) and abroad (Rotterdam, Académié d'été d'Andé, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyushu, Barcelona, Oxford University, Ticino Musica Festival etc.). Franco Mezzena is member of Ensemble Punto It. He has conducted the Lublijana Symphony Orchestra, the Pescara Symphony Orchestra, the “Teatro Regio of Turin” Symphony Orchestra, the “Milano Classica” Chamber Orchestra, the “Interpreti Italiani” Chamber Orchestra, the Jalisco Philarmonic Orchestra etc. Franco is the founder and principal conductor of Viotti Chamber Orchestra and member of the Jury of Italian EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra) Auditions since 2005. He plays a 1695 Stradivarius, a beautiful Bruno Costardi (Bergamo, Italy, 2006) and an instrument by the great violin maker Roberto Regazzi (Bologna, 1998).



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