Vittorio Ceccanti began studying the cello at age five. He worked with Mischa Maisky and David Geringas and graduated with honours as a pupil of Natalia Gutman at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart. He has studied conducting with Piero Bellugi and Martyn Brabbins. Winner of several international prizes, he made his début as a soloist at the age of seventeen, performing the Lalo Cello Concerto with the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra (ORF) conducted by Pinchas Steinberg at the Musikverein Saal in Vienna and the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, televised by RAI-TV. Since then, he has been regularly invited to perform as a solo artist in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ceccanti has played and conducted hundreds of world premières and has close links with many of today’s foremost composers. He has a number of recordings to his credit including Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas for EMI Classics and Chopin’s complete works for cello and piano and the Trio, Op 8, as part of the Chopin Edition for Brilliant Classics. He has recorded Mendelssohn’s and Fauré’s complete works for cello and piano with the pianist Bruno Canino on the CD attached to Amadeus music magazine.
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