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Gianluca PIRISI


  • date of birth: 16th of October 1989
  • is the 1st cellist of the Perugia Chamber Orchestra since 2013
  • graduated in chamber music with highest marks at the Santa Cecilia Academy of Rome in 2010, under the guidance of Prof. Rocco Filippini, followed by three years at the Stauffer Academy in Cremona
  • performed as soloist the two concertos by Haydn, concertos by Vivaldi and Boccherini and in Brahms’s Double Concerto with violinist Azusa Onishi in 2010
  • was invited to perform in the Kusatsu Festival in Japan as the first cello of “The Soloists of Perugia” Chamber Orchestra and the Festival Orchestra of Kusatsu, in the presence of the emperors of Japan
  • attended the Salzburg Mozarteum Sommer Akademie in 2013, in the class of Prof. Umberto Clerici that invited him to play the Cassadó Suite for cello in the Mozarteum Wiener Saale
  • plays a cello by G.C.Gigli (1761)



First Round

Piatti Caprice no. 8 op. 25

Haydn Cello Concerto no. 2 in D major

Schumann Adagio and Allegro op. 70


Second Round

SchubertArpeggione Sonata

HindemithSonata for Solo Cello no. 3 op. 25

Popper Elfentanz op. 39



EnescuSonata no. 2 in C major op. 26

Shostakovich Sonata in D minor op. 40



Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante in E minor op. 125