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Biography
Alberto Bologni was born in Prato and completed his studies with Sandro Materassi. He obtained the diploma of the Florence Conservatoire with full marks and special mention. He later studied with Stefan Gheorghiu and Ilja Grubert, obtaining the soloist’s diploma of Rotterdam Conservatoire. He was awarded prizes in the Viotti Competition of Vercelli and the Spohr Competition of Freiburg. He received the Leonardo da Vinci prize of Florence in 1979, leading to an intense and varied concert career marked by enthusiastic public and critical acclaim. He has appeared in the major concert halls and theatres of Italy, Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and South America. He has taken part in the Festival of Spoleto and Tateshina. He has been collaborating regularly for more than twenty-five years with the pianist Giuseppe Bruno, in duo, in the Quintetto Sandro Materassi and the Trio Petrarca. He has established other noteworthy collaborations with pianists Giuseppe Modugno, Carlo Palese, Fabrizio Giovannelli and the clarinet player Remo Pieri.
He ha salso played with some of the foremost International musicians, such as the violinists Boris Belkin, Cristiano Rossi, Gregory Sandomirsky, Pavel Vernikov and Renato Zanettovich, the cellists Andrea Nannoni, Geoffrey Rutkovski, Martin Storey, the pianists Kostantin Bogino, Bruno Canino, Piernarciso Masi and the guitarist Gianpaolo Bandini.
He has given many performances of the most important baroque, romantic and 20th century concertos, with orchestras such as Camerata Strumentale Città di Prato, of which he was the concertmaster for ten years following its foundation, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Filarmonica di Torino, the Sibiu Philharmonic, the Brashov Philharmonic, the wind orchestra of the Festival of Spoleto etc.
He has given world première performances, as soloist or in chamber groups, of works by Castagnoli, Dall’ Ongaro, Festa, Giusti, Landuzzi, Luporini, Morricone, Senanes, Solbiati, Zangelmi.
He has made recording for discs, television and radio for Concerto, Cristophorus, Diapason, Sam, Sheva Collection, Tactus, Rai 1, Radio tre, Hessischer Rundfunk, West Deutscher Rundfunk, Radio Suisse Romande, RTSI and Radio Vaticana.
He has been frequently invited to the United States to give concerts as soloist and master classes at the Truman State University (Missouri), Lawrence University and Park University (Kansas). He has been regularly invited as teacher to the Accademia dell’ Orchestra Mozart di Bologna. He is professor of violin at Istituzione d’ alta formazione musicale Luigi Boccherini di Lucca. He plays a Santo Serafino dated Ven
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