ARTISTS / ALFREDO ZAMARRA – VIOLA
Francesco Petri, Alfredo Zamarra, Giovanni Bietti - Mozart
June 2nd 2023 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi
Among today’s Italian violists, Alfredo Zamarra is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated and sought after. Brilliantly completing his studies at Piacenza Conservatory under Claudio Pavolini, the artist was able to broaden and deepen his instrumental training following the advice and teachings of Fedor Druzinin, Alexander Lonquich, Piero Farulli and Bruno Giuranna, who consider him one of the most fervent musicians of his generation, gifted with an excellent instrumental technique and a very lucid musical sensibility.
In the 1995-96 season Alfredo Zamarra was invited by the Gustav Mahler Orchestra as first part, playing with Claudio Abbado and Bernard Haitink. He held the same role in the Italian Chamber Orchestra at the invitation of Salvatore Accardo.
He is currently first viola of the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice where he played Strauss’s Don Quixote under the direction of Jeffrey Tate, obtaining excellent reviews. He has played as a soloist with orchestras such as the South Czech Philharmonic, the Orchestra della Fenice in Venice, the Arena di Verona Orchestra , the Teatro Regio Orchestra in Parma, the Chamber Orchestra of Padua and Veneto and the Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali.
Alongside the activity of first viola, he combines an intense chamber activity with the best Italian chamber ensembles and string instrumentalists: Quartetto di Cremona, Beatrice Rana, Francesca Dego, Sonig Tchakerian, Uto Ughi, Salvatore Accardo, Rocco Filippini, Mario Brunello and Giovanni Sollima. He is often invited to chamber music festivals in Italy, Germany, England and the United States playing among others with Schumann Quartett, Altenberg Trio, Shlomo Mintz, Alena Baeva, Ani Kavafian, Jan Talich, Carter Brey, Alexander Hulshoff, Ilya Grubert .