Vittorio Ghielmi |  MUSIC

Italian viola da gamba player, conductor, composer, head of the Department for Early Music and Professor at Mozarteum Universität Salzburg and Visiting Professor at Royal College of Music (London). Compared by the critics to Jasha Heifetz (“Diapason”) for his virtuosity he attracted notice for his new approach to the viol and to the sound of the baroque repertoire. He appears as soloist or conductor with famous orchestras (modern as L.A. Philharmonic in Bowl hall Hollywood, London Philharmonia, Konzertverein Wien etc. or baroque orchestra as Il Giardino Armonico, Freiburger Baroque Orchestra etc.) and as one of the leaders of the ancient music scene, he shared the stage with musicians as Gustav Leonhardt (duo), C. Bartoli , Andràs Schiff, T. Quasthoff, V. Mullova etc. and regularly with his brother Lorenzo. He has been assistant of Riccardo Muti for the Salzburger Festspiele. Since 1999 forms a duo with the lutenist Luca Pianca with whom he played hundreds of concerts and CD recordings.

Vittorio Ghielmi will be teaching in:

– Master’s Modules: Humility, Word, Prayer, Innocence