|Umberto CLERICI - Cello|
Université Sydney, soliste Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Umberto Clerici began studying cello when he was five with Antonio Mosca. Later he attended the classes of Mario Brunello, David Geringas and Steven Isserlis.In 2007 he got the Soloist Diploma at the Augsburg and Nurnberg University (Germany) with Julius Berger.
Already Prize winner in many international competition (including the Janigro Competiton in Zagreb and the Rostropovich Competition in Paris), Umberto is the only Italian cellist other than Mario Brunello to have won a Prize at the renowned “Tchaikovsky Competition” in Moscow (2011).
Umberto debuted at the age of 17, playing Haydn’s D Major cello concerto in Japan, and from 2002 began a fully-fledged solo career with an array of renowned orchestras, including St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Philharmonia Wien, Brighton Philharmonic, Russian State Orchestra of Moscow, "I Pomeriggi Musicali” (Milan), Zagreb Philharmonic, ORT-Orchestra della Toscana (Florence), State Orchestras of Istanbul and Ankara collaborating with conductors like Alexander Dmitriev, Aldo Ceccato, Christoph Poppen , Lu Jia, Dimitri Sitkovetzki, Barry Wordsworth, Ola Rudner and Lukas-Peter Graf.
Umberto has performed as soloist at some of the most prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York, Musik Verein in Vienna, the great Shostakovich Hall of St. Petersburg and Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. In 2003 he debuted at the Salzburg Festival and in 2012 he performed Tchaikovsky's “Rococo variations” with the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin conducted by Valery Gergiev.He recorded the first Saint-Saens cello concerto and pieces for cello and orchestra by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.
In 2014 Umberto was appointed as Principal Cello of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and for 4 years he was principal cello at the Teatro Regio in Turin.He is Cello Lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium and in the summer at the Salzburg Mozarteum University. He plays a cello made in Milan (1758) by Carlo Antonio Testore.
|will teach at Académie Internationale d'été de Nice : from 8/11/2015 to 8/17/2015|
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