ARTISTS / JONIAN ILIAS KADESHA – VIOLIN

Kelemen Quartet - Bartók

2 June 2022 – 11.30 pm
Rotonda di San Lorenzo

Ian Bostridge, Alexander Lonquich, Kelemen Quartet - La Bonne Chanson

June 3, 2022 – 8.30 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Jonian Ilias Kadesha, Vashti Hunter - Bach, Xenakis, Ravel

June 4, 2022 – 12.00
Rotonda di San Lorenzo

photo Kaupo Kikkas

Jonian Ilias Kadesha has Greek-Albanian origins and lives in Berlin. He has won prizes from Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Windsor International and the Leopold Mozart Violin Competition.
He has performed at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Handelsbeurs Concertzaal in Gent, the Louvre in Paris, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Salle Molière in Lyon, the Salle Garnier in Monte Carlo, and the Golden Hall in Augusta as well as the Heidelberg Frühling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at the Boswiler Sommer, among others. He has played with orchestras such as the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and the Albanian and Greek Radio Orchestras. He has collaborated with musicians such as Marth Argerich, Steven Isserlis, Nicolas Altstaedt, Thomas Devenga, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Ilya Gringolts and Pekka Kuusisto. He also performed at the Kronberg Chamber Music Connects the World and the Verbier Academy Festival.
He is co-founder of the award-winning Trio Gaspard, with whom he regularly plays at festivals and music centers in Europe and the United States. In collaboration with cellist Vashti Hunter and Deutschlandfunk Kultur, he recorded the album A Journey for Two (a journey for two) with works by Honegger, Skalkottas, Xenakis and Kodàly, distributed by Cavi-music.
Kadesha studies with Antje Weitaus at the Kronberg Academy. His previous teachers included Salvatore Accardo, Grigori Zhislin, and Ulf Wallin.
He plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin (1749).

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