July 22nd

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Festival Virtuoso & Belcanto 2020

Wednesday 22

Live concert in Lucca

Concerto Chiostro di S. Caterina al Real Collegio 

L. van Beethoven: String Quartet op.18 n. 3 in D major

D. Shostakovich: String Quartet n. 3 Op 73 in F major

Quartetto Leonardo

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Musical moments by Guido Zaccagnini: Episode 5

Guided tour
Lucca and Boccherini


H. Vieuxtemps: Capriccio op. 55 Hommage à Paganini

Wenting Kang, vla.

C. Debussy: Premiére Rhapsodie, originally for Clarinet and Piano. Transcribed by Wenting Kang

Wenting Kang, vla. – Juan Barahona, pf.

Recorded at Sony Auditorium, Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia, Madrid, November 2018

H. I. F. Biber: Passacaglia from the “Rosary Sonatas”, transcribed by Wenting Kang

Wenting Kang, vla.

Recorded at Phoenix Hall, Osaka. January 2016

E. Elgar: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 85, originally for Cello and orchestra – Transcribed by Lionel Tertis – Wenting Kang, vla.

Orchestra: TOHO Gakuen Orchestra – Conductor: Koichiro Harada

Recorded at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo. May 2014

J.S. Bach: Ciaccona in D minor, from the Partita no. 2 BWV 1004 transcribed for Viola by Wenting Kang – Wenting Kang, vla. – Recorded in May 2020, Living room, Madrid



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! ❤️🎶