Vittorio Ghielmi - viola da gamba & pardessus de viole

Vittorio Ghielmi
Vittorio Ghielmi

Friday 1. 9. 2017   20:00

Tartini's house, Piran

The human voices, the voices of the Angels


  • Marin Marais (1656-1728)

Sarabande à l'Espagnole
Le Badinage
Le Voix Humaines

  • John Jenkins (1592-1678)


  • Vittorio Ghielmi

Slow ayre
The jumping rabbit
A springlike rain

  • Captain Tobias Hume (1569 - ca.1645)

Harke, harke (ascolta, ascolta!) 
A Pavin 

  • Vittorio Ghielmi

A Bagpipe 

  • Antoine Forqueray  (1672-1745)

La Girouette (la banderuola da vento)

  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692 – 1770): Sonata for violin solo (arr V. Ghielmi for viol)
  • Karl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787): 3 pieces for viola da gamba solo
    From an improvisations notebook


Vittorio Ghielmi - viola da gamba & pardessus de viole


Compared by the critics to Jasha Heifetz (“Diapason”), Vittorio Ghielmi was born in Milano, Italy. Still very young he attracts notice for the intensity and versatility of his musical interpretation and for his new approach to the viol and to the sound of ancient music repertoire. His studies on the field, about old musical traditions still living in forgotten place of the world brought to light new perspective in the interpretation of European "ancient music".

Winner of "Concorso Internazionale Romano Romanini per strumenti ad arco" (Brescia 1995) and Erwin Bodky Award (Cambridge, Massachusetts USA 1997).

He is Professor in the Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg and Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, London.

He has performed as viola soloist or conductor with orchestra's such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in Bowl Hall Hollywood-Graun concerto, London Philharmonia, Wiener Philharmoniker, Il Giardino Armonico and Freiburger Baroque Orchestra.

He has been recorded several CD 's, as soloist, director and composer, winning many prizes (Decca, Teldec, Naïve, Harmonia Mundi France, Accent, CPO, Sony etc.). His last production are for Winter&Winter, München, Germany and Passacaille (Belgium). His Cd with arrangements of Celtic Baroque Music, with D. Oberlinger, won the prestigious Echo Klassik price in 2015.

His ensemble Il Suonar Parlante, appearing as Viol Quartet or Orchestra, devoted to a new investigation of ancient repertoire, played also with important jazz players as Kenny Wheeler, Uri Caine, Jim Black, Don Byron, Markus Stockhausen, Nguyen Lê, pop singer like Vinicio Capossela, flamenco star Carmen Linares and so on. 

“Il Suonar Parlante” has been orchestra in residence in Stuttgart Festspiele 2010, BOZAR 2011 etc.