Extraordinary recital by Uto Ughi (violin), Bruno Canino (piano)

The ‘George Enescu’ Philharmonic is opening its 2014-2015 chamber season today at 19:00 with an extraordinary recital offered by the violinist Uto Ughi and the pianist Bruno Canino. The event is dedicated to the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union and to the International Music Day (celebrated on 1st October since 1975) and is organised by the Embassy of the Italian Republic in Romania, the Association for Music, Art and Culture, and ‘George Enescu’ Philharmonic, in partnership with the ‘George Enescu’ National Museum and the ‘George Enescu’ Arts University in Iasi.
Uto Ughi is believed to be one of the exceptional representatives of the Italian violin school, with an important say on contemporary music. He started the study of the violin early, Then he studied with major names of the Italian and international study of the violin. His career is quite spectacular and has taken him to some of the greatest concert stages of the world, where he has played next to some of the most acclaimed conductors of the time. He has cultivated deep connections with Romanian musicians of an immense prestige. He has studied with George Enescu in Paris and, in 1967, conducted by Sergiu Celibidache, in Venice, was the soloist in the Concerto for violin and orchestra by Beethoven. The list of his disco graphic recordings is quite rich. The maestro plays a 1744 Guarneri del Gesù violin and a 1701 Stradivarius called “Kreutzer”, as it belonged to the violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer, to whom Beethoven dedicated his beautiful Sonata No. 9 Op. 47.
In a ceremony to take place at the ‘George Enescu’ National Museum in Bucharest, on the morning of 1st October, the ‘George Enescu’ Arts University of Iasi will award Uto Ughi the academic title of Doctor Honoris Causa
The pianist Bruno Canino studied the piano and composition at the Milan Conservatory where he also taught for 24 years. During that period, for 10 years he was also a piano and chamber music professor at the Bern Conservatory. The maestro has performed in major concert halls and various festivals worldwide, collaborating with renowned musicians. Between 1999 and 2002 he was the Director of the Music Department of the Venice Biennale, Where he was mainly focused on contemporary music. His book – ‘Vademecum del pianista da camera’ – appeared at the Passigli publishing house.
In the programme of the recital there are:
Giuseppe Tartini – Devil’s Trill Sonata
Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Sonata No.9, Op.47. or the Kreutzer Sonata
Antonin Dvorak – Four Romantic Pieces
Camille Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo capriccioso
Pablo de Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy

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