The New Ferruccio Busoni Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday 26. 2. 2020 20:00
The Ferruccio Busoni Chamber Orchestra
A well-known ensemble founded in 1965 by Aldo Belli, was one of the first chamber orchestras to appear in Italy during the post-war period. It is made up of established instrumentalists and winners of important international competitions, who can boast extensive concert experience as both soloists and members of chamber groups and are seen as continuing the musical traditions of the Trio di Trieste and the Quartetto Italiano. In 2005 and 2010 the orchestra celebrated its 40th and 45th anniversaries with concerts featuring the special appearance of violinist Salvatore Accardo. The concerts met with great popular and critical acclaim.
The orchestra has caught the attention of public and critics alike by its performances in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Tunisia, Russia and Italy, with soloists of exceptional quality and reputation.
In March 2018 the publishers of magazine Amadeus recorded a CD on their behalf that included world premiere recordings of the two Concerti of Giuseppe Tartini with violinist Laura Marzadori.
Massimo Belli began studying the violin with his father, then continued with the maestro Bruno Polli. Under the tutelage of Renato Zanettovich he graduated with distinction at the “B. Marcello” Conservatory of Venice. He followed specialist courses in Fiesole with the Trio di Trieste and Piero Farulli, and at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena with Henryk Szeryng. He was for two years a student of Salvatore Accardo’s at the Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento W. Stauffer in Cremona.
The winner of numerous national and international competitions, he made his debut at sixteen at the Teatro Politeama Rossetti of Trieste for the Concert Society; later, as a soloist, he performed in Europe, the ex-Soviet Union, Turkey and South America.
He has performed many of the principal concertos in the violin repertoire, accompanied by notable orchestras and was lead violinist in the Italian Youth Orchestra, the Busoni Orchestra, the Haydn Philharmonia, and both lead violinist and conductor of the Virtuosi dell’Ensemble di Venezia.
In honour the great Triestine composer Giulio Viozzi dedicated to Massimo Belli a piece for solo violin, Tema variato, published by Pizzicato.
He has broadcast on radio and television in Italy, the Soviet Union, Germany, Yugoslavia, Brazil, and Austria, and has recorded for Sipario Dischi, for Nuova Era and he currently records for Concerto Classics, Warner Classics and Brilliant Classics.
He studied conducting with Aldo Belli and Julian Kovatchev and remains the conductor of the New Ferruccio Busoni Chamber Orchestra. He teaches violin at the Trieste Conservatory.
He has taught at the United World College of the Adriatic, at summer courses in Solighetto, and was invited to give Masterclasses at the Conservatorio Reale di Murcia (Spain), the Hochschule of Mannheim and the Academy of Tallin. He is also a teacher at the International Music Masterclasses of Cividale.
He was for five years Vice-Director of the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory of Trieste and was on the Administrative Council of Trieste’s Giuseppe Verdi Opera House Foundation.