Sergio Gaggia Ensemble

Sergio Gaggia Ensemble
Sergio Gaggia Ensemble

Friday   6. 9. 2019   20:00

Franciscan Monastery in Piran

Olga Pogorelova, violin
Vladimir Mendelssohn, viola
Francesco Mariozzi, cello
Andrea Rucli, piano

 

Programme:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano quartet N 2 in E Flat Major KV 493
  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): Sonata in b minor N 4 op. 2/4 for violin and b.c.
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Piano quartet in E Flat Major op. 47

 

Olga Pogorelova, violin

Olga Pogorelova

Olga Pogorelova, born in 1976 in Voronezh (Russia) and began studying the violin at age five, under the tutelage of professor Polakov at the local music school. She was Ms Glesarova’s pupil at the Moscow conservatory between 1991 and 1992 and in 1993 enrolled at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, in Wolfgang Marschner’s class. During that time, she attended a violin course led by R. Ricci at the Salzburg Mozarteum.

In 1997 she moved to the Munich Musikhochschule, where she graduated the following year with the highest marks and honours. Afterwards, she studied with master P. Vernikov at the Lyon Conservatory, and also collaborated with him as an assistant during international master courses in Portogruaro and Fiesole. She has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, such as the competition in Odessa (1989, diploma with honours), Freiburg (1991, third prize and special prize for the youngest participant; 1994 second prize and two special prizes, for the interpretation of a Beethoven sonata.

 

Vladimir Mendelssohn, viola

was born into a musical family in Romania and studied viola and composition in Bucharest. He is very much in demand as a player of chamber music and regularly performs at numerous music festivals with the world’s top musicians. He has also given solo concerts and made many recordings for different record labels. Mendelssohn is a prolific composer, having written works for solo instruments, mixed choir and symphony and chamber orchestra. He has also written music for the ballet, stage and screen. At present he is a professor of chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire and also teaches in The Hague, Essen and Bologna. He gives masterclasses around the world and since the early 1980s he has regularly appeared at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. In 2005 he became the festival’s Artistic Director.

 

Francesco Mariozzi, cello

Francesco Mariozzi was born into an artistic family and graduated in cello with the highest marks, under the guidance of professor N. Sarpe. He perfected his skills with prestigious artists such as Maisky, Gutman, Geringas, Perènyi, Meunieur, Palm.

He cooperates with actor Claudio Santamaria and has performed at many important theatre festivals. He has also collaborated with other important institutions, such as the Santa Cecilia Orchestra from Rome and the prestigious “Arturo Toscanini” philharmonic orchestra, directed by Lorin Maazel, in which he performed as the principal cellist. He performs as a guest soloist and member of chamber ensembles with prestigious musical institutions such as the Quartet Society from Firenze, the Due Mondi Festival in Spoleto, the Italian Cultural Institute in Montreal, the Fiesole Musical Encounters, the Festival of Nations in Portogruaro, the Pomposa Festival, the Umbrian Philharmonic Society and he often performs in a duo with pianist Bruno Canino.

 

Andrea Rucli, piano

Andrea Rucli

Andrea Rucli has won awards in numerous piano competitions and regularly performs as both soloist and chamber musician. He perfected his skills under Konstantin Bogino and later worked as his assistant. Rucli and Bogino also give concerts together as a piano duo. He has earned great respect as a musician, especially as someone who has promoted the music of the composer Ella von Schultz Adaiewsky (1846–1916). In the spring of 2011, he performed that composer’s works reconstructed by Vladimir Mendelssohn at the Italian President’s Palace as part of the acclaimed Quirinale series in Rome. It was such a success that he was invited back there. Rucli has also actively promoted Finland and Finnish culture in Italy. In recognition he was awarded membership of the Finnish Kalevala Society and received official recognition from the Finnish Embassy.