Ensemble Il Terzo Suono & Mario Brunello, cello

Mario Brunello
Mario Brunello

Tuesday  27. 8. 2019   20:30

Franciscan Monastery in Piran

Gianpiero Zanocco, violin
Milan Vrsajkov, cello
Ivano Zanenghi, lute


  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): Variations from “Arte dell'Arco” for cello piccolo and b.c.
  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): Sonata XVII in D Major for violin solo and b.c.
  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): Sonata for violin and b.c. in g minor B.g. 10 "Didone abbandonata
  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): Sonata XXII in a minor for violin solo
  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): Pastorale for cello piccolo and b.c.


Mario Brunello, cello

Mario Brunello made his breakthrough in 1986 as the first and only Italian ever to win the coveted International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Brunello’s heartfelt playing has secured engagements with such leading conductors as Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov, Manfred Honeck, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Jurowski, Ton Koopman, Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, Myung-Whun Chung and Seiji Ozawa, and concerto performances with many of the world’s foremost ensembles, from the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Munich Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras to the NHK Symphony Tokyo, Kioi Sinfonietta, DSO Berlin, Filarmonica della Scala and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Brunello has forged fruitful chamber music partnerships with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Martha Argerich, Andrea Lucchesini, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Isabelle Faust, Maurizio Pollini and the Hugo Wolf Quartet.

His many outstanding albums include recordings of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Claudio Abbado for Deutsche Grammophon, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with Antonio Pappano and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Warner) and a live video recording from the Salle Pleyel in Paris of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 2 with Valery Gergiev.

Mario Brunello is an Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia’s Academician and plays a precious Maggini cello of the early 1600's.