Gianluca Saggini, viola


from 13.07 to 19.07

Course fee

250.00 (5 hours)

300.00 (6 hours)

350.00 (7 hours)

Max number of participants

Course description

The course consist of 5, 6 or 7 individual lessons (each of 60-minutes).

Gianluca Saggini was the viola player of Quartetto Bernini in his last fifteen years. Now is the First Solo Viola of the prestigious Chamber Orchestra I Solisti Aquilani, with which he performs regularly also as soloist.
He studied in Italy with Giusto Cappone and in Germany with Vladimir Mendelssohn (Essen), and Wilfried Strehle (Berlin). Guest player in the most important Italian orchestras (Teatro San Carlo, Arena di Verona, Symphonica Toscanini, Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, directed by Maazel, Chailly, Muti, Jansons, Temirkanov, Gergiev …), Saggini has performed in the most important concert halls around the world (Oji Hall – Tokyo, Berliner Philharmonie – Berlin, Auditorium Reina Sofia – Madrid, Teatro alla Scala – Milan) and collaborated with most important musicians and composers (Giovanni Sollima, Alessandro Carbonare, Christophe Coin, Mario Brunello, Alessio Allegrini, Luciano Berio, Kristof Penderecki, Steve Reich). From 2017 he plays as guest player with the Berliner Philharmoniker. His discography includes Schubert’s String Quintet with the Bernini Quartet and Giovanni Sollima (Amadeus), Mozart’s Youth Quartets with the Bernini Quartet (Universal), the two Mozart Quartets with Piano with the Bernini Quartet and Roberto Prosseda (Universal). His first CD as a soloist is just came out: Per tutta la durata di un Arco for Viola and Strings, by the Italian composer Cristiano Serino, dedicated to him, with I Solisti Aquilani. During the International Viola Congress 2018 in Rotterdam he performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante KV364 and, for the first time, the completion by Alessandro Solbiati of the Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante Anh. 104a for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra. He is Chamber Music professor at the State Conservatory in Cesena.

He plays a viola by Giovanni & Francesco Grancino, Milan 1692.