Giorgio Casati

Giorgio Casati

Giorgio Casati, violoncello

Was born in Milan in 1984. He studied cello with Marco Bernardin at the Conservatory of Milan and graduated with honors and honorable mention in 2002.

From 2001 to 2006 he studied with Mario Brunello at the Fondazione Romanini in Brescia; he also followed the lessons of Enrico Dindo, Henry Bronze, Frans Helmerson, Günter Pichler of the Alban Berg Quartet and Claus Christian Schuster of the Altenberg Trio.
He appears regularly at major Italian festivals with the mdi ensemble (a sextet dedicated to contemporary chamber music and ensemble in residence at the Music Festival in Milan) and was invited to the Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, SWR Stuttgart, the Foundazione Insel Hombroich, the ORF of Innsbruck and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

From 2008, Giorgio, with the musicians of mdi ensemble has been involved in the project Repertorio Zero which won the Leone d’Argento at the 2011 Venice Bienniale. (The project carries out research into new musical instruments)

Giorgio has performed as a chamber musician and soloist for the Unione Musicale, Settembre Musica and Lingotto Musica in Turin, the Amici della Musica of Florence, Milano Musica, the Fondazione Benetton of Treviso, the Settimane Musicale of Stresa, Bologna Festival, the Milanesiana, the Festival Amfiteatrof of Levanto, the Zagreb Biennale, the Solisti Aquilani and Novecento e Presente of Lugano.
He has performed in chamber ensembles with Marco Rizzi, Andrea Lucchesini Marco Rogliano, Mario Brunello, Caiello Alda, Stephen Scodanibbio, and has worked with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Fausto Romitelli, Mauricio Kagel, Gerard Pesson, Stefano Gervasoni, Beat Furrer and Sylvano Bussotti.
Giorgio collaborates as principal cellist with the Camerata Salzburg.
He plays in a duo with the pianist Luca Ieracitano.
In 2002 he was awarded the bronze medal of the Benemerito della Cultura e dell’Arte; in 2009 he was awarded the international prize by the Associazione Amici di Milano, a silver plate bestowed by the President of the Republic; in 2 010 he was awarded the Ivano Becchi scholarship by the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lombardia.

He is the founder of Quartetto Lyskamm.
Giorgio also studies philosophy at the University of Milan.

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