Vittorio Ghielmi

Viol player, conductor, composer, professor at Mozarteum Salzburg and Visiting Professor at Royal College (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 with the most famous orchestras (Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; London Philharmonia, Wiener-Concertverein, Il Giardino Armonico, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra etc.). As one of the leaders of the ancient music scene, he shared the stage with musicians as Gustav Leonhardt (duo), C. Bartoli, L. Pianca, Reinhard Goebel, or with Andràs Schiff, T. Quasthoff, Viktoria Mullova, R.Muti etc. His ensemble Il Suonar Parlante, regularly invited in the most important venues, is devoted to a new investigation of the ancient music repertoire but also to the creation of new projects; it has performed with important jazz players (K.Wheeler, Uri Caine, P.Fresu, M.Stockhausen...).

Vittorio recorded countless cds as soloist winning many critic prizes.

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