Fabio Biondi, violin and Lorenzo Da Ponte Chamber Orchestra

Orkester "Lorenzo da Ponte"
Orkester "Lorenzo da Ponte"

Wednesday 31. 8. 2022   20:30

Minorite Monastery of St Francis, Piran


Lorenzo Da Ponte Chamber Orchestra 

Roberto Zarpellon, artistic direction 

Fabio Biondi, violin 


Antonio Programme:Vivaldi (1678 - 1741): Concerto for strings in A Major RV 158 

Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770): Concerto for violin and strings in G Major D 78 

Johann Adolf Hasse (1699 – 1783): Sinfonia a 4 in g minor 

Pietro Nardini (1722 - 1793): Concerto for violin and strings in A Major op. 1 No 1 


Fabio Biondi, violina
In 1989, following extensive work with specialist ensembles including Les Musiciens du Louvre and The English Concert, Biondi founded Europa Galante, that quickly became the foremost Italian period ensemble. Biondi and his ensemble have forged a reputation for “fresh, vibrant performances” (New York Times).

Biondi brings this authentic and engaging approach to modern symphony and chamber orchestras, which he both conducts and directs from the violin. Recent and future highlights include the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, RAI Torino, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Mahler Chamber orchestras and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg. He was Artistic Director for Baroque Music at the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra for eleven years until 2016.

As a violinist, he is respected as a virtuoso “beyond reproach” (The Guardian), performing in recital across the world including at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Auditorio Nacional de Música Madrid and Cité de la Musique.

Biondi has been an academician of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia since 2011, he was named in 2015 an Officer of the National Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture, and in 2019 was awarded the medal of Courage and Veracity by the Polish Government, in recognition of outstanding cultural achievements.

Roberto Zarpellon

Graduated in Organ and Organ Composition at the Conservatorio ’S. Cecilia’ in Rome in 1985 and graduated in „Orgelkonzertfach“; at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in 1988 under the guidance of Prof. Alfred Mitterhofer. He also dedicated himself to the study of early music and baroque music, perfecting himself with various teachers such as M. Radulescu, and came into contact with various artists including N. Harnoncourt. With Sandor Végh he completed his training in Salzburg. Since then, he has conducted throughout Italy and the world, interpreting, with great familiarity, the ancient, baroque and classical repertoire performed with original instruments.

Lorenzo Da Ponte Chamber Orchestra
The Lorenzo Da Ponte Chamber Orchestra brings together the best musicians from the Concentus Musicus Wien Ensemble, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Zurich Opera House, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and other excellent European ensembles. The orchestra, based in Asolo, specialises in baroque and classical repertoire and is perfectly at home with both original and modern instruments. Considered to be the heirs to the spirit of one of the most important personalities in musical theatre, the members of the orchestra strive, through performances that are both faithful to the original model and at the forefront of the international scene, to cultivate the links between Italian culture and music and Europe.