The Truman State University Department of Music is pleased to announce a Symphony Orchestra Concert, featuring guest violinist Alberto Bologni and conducted by Dr. Sam McClure, on Saturday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The program will feature “Scheherazade Op. 35” by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. The concert is free and open to the public.
Alberto Bologni, a native of Prato, Italy, obtained the diploma of the Florence Conservatoire with full marks and special mention and later studied violin with Stefan Gheorghiu and Ilja Grubert, obtaining the soloist diploma of Rotterdam Conservatoire. He has been full professor of violin at Istituzione d’ alta formazione musicale Luigi Boccherini di Lucca since 2000.
Bologni was awarded prizes in the Viotti Competition of Vercelli and the Spohr Competition of Freiburg. He received the Leonardo da Vinci prize of Florence in 1979, leading to an intense and varied concert career marked by enthusiastic public and critical acclaim. He has appeared in the major concert halls and theatres of Italy, Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and South America, and has taken part in the Festival of Spoleto, in the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival and in the Tateshina Festival (Japan).
Bologni has collaborated for more than twenty-five years with the pianist Giuseppe Bruno, in duo, in the Quintetto Sandro Materassi, and the Trio Petrarca, as well as performances with pianists Giuseppe Modugno, Carlo Palese, Fabrizio Giovannelli and the clarinetist, Remo Pieri. He has also played with some of the foremost international musicians, such as the violinists Boris Belkin, Cristiano Rossi, Gregory Sandomirsky, Pavel Vernikov and Renato Zanettovich, the violist Antonello Farulli, the cellists Andrea Nannoni, Geoffrey Rutkovski, Martin Storey, the doublebassist Gabriele Ragghianti the pianists Kostantin Bogino, Bruno Canino, Piernarciso Masi and the guitarist Gianpaolo Bandini.
Bologni has performed with orchestras such as Camerata Strumentale Città di Prato, of which he was the concertmaster for eleven years following its foundation (1998 – 2008), the Orchestra della Toscana, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Filarmonica di Torino, the Sibiu Philharmonic, the Brashov Philharmonic, and the wind orchestra of the Festival of Spoleto. He has been recorded often for discs, television and radio.
He has been invited to the United States many times to give concerts as soloist and master classes at Truman State University, Lawrence University, and Park University. He has been regularly invited as teacher to the Accademia dell’ Orchestra Mozart di Bologna.
He plays a Santo Serafino dated Venice 1734.
The concert can be Livestreamed at: