The winners of 6th International Web Concert Hall Competition
Enrico Dindo was born in 1965 in Turin into a family of musicians. At the age of six he began studying cello at the Conservatorio G. Verdi . He attended post-graduate courses with Egidio Roveda and Antonio Janigro at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 1987, Dindo was invited by Riccardo Muti to be the first cello soloist with the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He held this position for eleven years, until 1998. In May 2000 he was awarded the prestigious “Abbiati” Prize given by critics as best soloist for the 1998/1999 season.
Dindo was the first Italian to win the First Prize at the Rostropovich cello Competition in Paris (1997). Since then, he has received international recognition of his exceptional and early talent. The great Russian Maestro Rostropovich said about him: “…he is a cellist of exceptional qualities, a great musician who has the gift of an incredible sound, which flows as a splendid Italian voice.”
After this competition, Dindo performed many concerts as soloist in France, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Lithuania, Spain, Canada and USA, alongside great orchestras like Orchestre Nazionale de France, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Mariinsky Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with many great and famous conductors, among whom are Riccardo Chailly, Aldo Ceccato, Paavo Jarvi, Gianandrea Noseda, Valery Gergiev, Myunh-Whun Chung, Riccardo Muti and Mstislav Rostropovich.
In December 2001, Dindo founded the chamber ensemble I Solisti di Pavia (www.isolistidipavia.com).Mstislav Rostropovich has accepted the appointment as Honorary President, confirming his close association with one of the most representative artists on the musical panorama of Italy. [Interview] [Performance]
Laffranchini and Rebaudengo (Cello and Piano Duo) ITALY
They studied at conservatorio di Milano. Laffranchini won in 2000 international competition ‘Soloist cello in Teatro alla Scala di Milano’ and was the first prize winner of Pinerolo international chamber music competition, and received special prize in 1999 Stradivari cello competition. Rebaudengo won third prize at Zwickau “Robert Schumann” competition in year 2000 and received first prize at Concorso Pianistico Internazionale di Pescara in 1998. [Interview] [Performance]