Gustavo Fioravanti

Gustavo Fioravanti took his diploma in violin e viola from the Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” in  Turin, studying respectively with Massimo Marin and Luigi Talamo.

After the viola diploma he was a member of the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana in the role of  Pricipal viola soloist, attending chamber music courses given by Piero Farulli, Milan Skampa and Amedeo Baldovino.

Subsequently he attended the course at the Accademia “Stauffer” in Cremona given by Bruno Giuranna and the “Accademia di musica da camera di Mestre” (Mestre Chamber Music Academy) with Alain Meunier, Pavel Vernikov and Dino Asciolla.

He has tought ensemble music at the Accademia dell’Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino and on various summer courses. He has also performer with the OFT several times as a soloist. He has won various prizes in National and International competition: Stresa Chamber Music Competition, Acqui Terme Chamber Music Competition, Asti Young Artists’ Competition.

He has played in more important Festivals: Unione Musicale in Turin, MiTo , Stefano Tempia Accademy, Mahler Festival in Dobbiaco and Music Festival in Asiago, where he played in a string sextet with the cellist Julius Berger.

Also in a piano quintet , he won in 1995, the second prize in the Chamber Music Competition in Trapani and recorded Shostakovich’s quintet.

It has been Principal viola soloist in the Orchestra Filarmonica in Turin  for many years, he has collaborated, also as principal viola, with  the Orchestra del Teatro Bellini in Catania, Orchestra Del Festival Pucciniano in Torre del Lago, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale in Treviso, Orchestra del Teatro Regio in Turin, Orchestra del Teatro “Carlo Felice” in Genova and Orchestra Nazionale della Radiotelevisione Italiana.

He collaborates with the Orchestra della Radio Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. Since 2000 he has filled the role of second viola at the Teatro Regio in Turin and that of third principal viola with the Filarmonica ‘900 in Turin.

Together with Walter Zagato, he fonde the Quintetto Bislacco.

He plays a Giuseppe Ornati viola of 1952


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