Maurizio Barbetti - Viola

After the Diploma in Viola Maurizio Barbetti attended the Darmstadt Ferienkurse studying with Stefan Georghiu and Irvine Arditti ; the latter also awarded him the Darmstadt Preis in 1992.

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In the same year, he also won the International Award of interpretation Iannis Xenakis in Paris. He played the Irish premiere of "Chemins II" by Berio for viola and orchestra with the Orchestra of Radio Television of Dublin directed by Friedrich Goldmann (the director of " Prometheus " by Luigi Nono ). The concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 .

Maurizio Barbetti is particularly attentive to the production of contemporary music. Important composers from around the world have dedicated works for viola to him, including Paul Mèfano , Ennio Morricone, Luis de Pablo and Horatiu Radulescu . Ennio Morricone has performed and recorded the world premiere of his concerto for viola and orchestra with him, Luis de Pablo recently premiered the song "Anatomias" for viola and ensemble at the Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid. He collaborated with the "Living Since 1992, Barbetti is completely devoted to concert music and performs as a soloist in the most important centers of the world: La Scala in Milan, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Radio (performing "Mixtur " by Karlheinz Stockhausen in the presence of the composer), the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Opera of Nice, Venice Biennale, Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon, Hamburg (Staatsoper), Cochrane Theatre in London, Darmstadt, Cologne (WDR), Witten, Frankfurt, Hannover, Heilbronn, Rottenburg (Sudwestfunk), Wurzburg, Bonn, Bremen (Radio Bremen), Dresden, Leipzig, Monaco (Konzerthaus, recording for the Bayerischer Rundfunk the viola concerto of KK Hubler,directed by Robert HP Platz), Freiburg, Baden Baden, Bamberg, Belfast (BBC), Paris (Radio France), Strasbourg (European Parliament), Lyon (Grame), Orleans (Semaines Musicales Internationales), Lille, Siena (Chigi Academy), Auditorium di Milano, Rome (National Theatre), Milan Conservatory, Venice (Sonopolis, Teatro La Fenice), Ravenna Festival, Torinio, Madrid (Centro Bellas Artes , Centro Reina Sofia), Oporto, Mexico (Festival Internacional Cervantino), Rotterdam (Igic), Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bucharest (Atheneum) , Innsbruck (Konservatorium), Finland (Time of Music), Vienna, Sapporo, Tokyo.

He is often accompanied by prestigious groups as the Ensemble Koln (with which he was first viola soloist from '92 to '96 ), Ensemble Recherche Freiburg, Concorde Ensemble Dublin, Icarus Ensemble, Roma Sinfonietta, Monesis Ensemble, Modus Novus Madrid and major orchestras such as Orchestra of the Opera of Nice, Orchestra of Radio Television of Dublin, International Orchestra of Italy, Euroasian Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul.Theatre" in New York and with Philippe Daverio in the realization of the events "Bologna revealing" and "Palermo revealing".

Maurizio Barbetti held master classes in all major institutions as Irino Prize Foundation in Tokyo; Kunitachi College of Music ( Tokyo); Tokyo Gakugei University; Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music (Tokyo); Viitasaari Summer Academy ( Finland ), the Centro Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City; The Lucero Master Class in Paris, Academy Theme of Milan and has taught at the conservatories of Mantua, La Spezia, Matera, Reggio Emilia and at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan. He recorded for Sudwestfunk, SFW Berlin, WDR in Cologne, Radio France, Irish Radio and Television, Swisse Romande, Rai, Rai Sat as well as for the local radio and television in Great Britain, Mexico, Japan, Austria and Israel. He also recorded, among others, for the record labels Stradivarius (Milan), Mode Records (New York) and Col Legnof (Baden Baden). His latest CD dedicated to Kurtag has been rated 5 stars by "The Irish Time" and "The Indipendent London".

Maurizio Barbetti plays a viola by Lorenzo Giuseppe Quagliano