July 13th

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Festival Virtuoso & Belcanto 2020

Monday 13

Welcome to Virtuoso&Belcanto 2020

Alessandro Tambellini
Mayor of the City of Lucca

Marcello Bertocchini
President of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca

Aldo Tarabella
Teatro del Giglio Artistic Director

Riccardo Cecchetti
V&B Artistic Director

Student Concert Virtuoso&Belcanto 2019

F. Schubert: from the String Quartet in D major D.810 Der Tod und das Mädchen
II mov. Andante con moto
Leonkoro String Quartet
First prize winner 2019 Virtuoso & Belcanto Chamber Music competition / Adolfo Betti competition – Recorded live 26/7/2019 – Chiesa dei Servi – Lucca – V & B Festival 2019


F. Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante – Fantasia quasi Sonata
Gabriele Strata, pf.
2019 Berlin Selection winner and first prize winner 2018 Virtuoso & Belcanto Piano competition.
Gabriele Strata will perform the Beethoven’s 1st piano concerto at 8pm on Saturday 13th March 2021 in the Kammermusiksaal of the Berliner Philharmonie – Sinfonie Orchester Berlin – conductor M° Stanley Dodds.
Recorded live 28/7/2019 – Real Collegio – Lucca – Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival 2019


M. Ravel: Tzigane
Anna Agafia Egholm, vl. – Aglaia Tarantino, pf.
Anna Agafia Egholm is the first prize winner 2019 Virtuoso & Belcanto Violin competition.
Recorded live 26/7/2019 – Chiesa dei Servi – Lucca – Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival 2019


L. van Beethoven: Trio in E flat major op.1 no.1

Stephan Picard, vl. – Yuko Miyagawa, vc. – Yejin Gil, pf.

L. Thuille: Sonata op. 1 in D major for violin and piano

Mark Gothoni, vl. – Yejin Gil, pf.

Recorded at the Ölberg Kirche Berlin on June 2020 co-production Culiner CC



Virtuoso & Belcanto

The Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival and Summer Academy is a celebration of the history and musical heritage of the city of Lucca. Famous composers such as Puccini, Boccherini, and Geminiani along with many others, were born within its walls. Lucca and its theater also happen to be where Paganini became Paganini. The Festival seeks to revitalise this unique musical heritage by creating an opportunity for young musicians from all over the world to come together with prominent international artists and teachers. It will be an intensive two weeks of lessons, masterclasses, chamber music coaching, and concerts, focused primarily on repertoire from the classic and early romantic periods. In honor of Luigi Boccherini, the Festival will be dedicated above all, to chamber music, and will be experienced from three different but related perspectives: concerts, study, and competitions.
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The great violist Bruno Giuranna
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Grazie a tutti i partecipanti di questa straordinaria edizione di Virtuoso & Belcanto! ✨
Nonostante le distanze la musica ha unito tutti e vi siamo grati per la fiducia che avete riposto nel nostro festival.
Non abbiamo voluto rinunciare ad una foto di gruppo con le foto di alcuni di voi! ❤️🎶


Thanks to all the participants of 2020's Virtuoso & Belcanto's extraordinary edition! ✨
Despite the distance music connected all of us and we thank you for trusting us in such difficult time.
We didn't want to give up on a photo of the group with the pictures that some of you sent! ❤️🎶