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"Tina Di Lorenzo" Municipal Theater

Giulio Plotino & Matteo Mela, violin & guitar

Concert in cooperation with 7th International Guitar Festival "Tiempo De Guitarras" - Noto 2020

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Giulio Plotino & Matteo Mela, violin & guitar
Giulio Plotino & Matteo Mela, violin & guitar

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Sep 05, 2020, 9:15 PM – 11:15 PM GMT+2

"Tina Di Lorenzo" Municipal Theater, Piazza XVI Maggio, 96017 Noto SR, Italy


About the Event




Fourth Prize at the "Paganini Prize" international competition in Genoa, he won the "City of Vittorio Veneto Prize" competition. Former Principal Violin of the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice and of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, he held the same role as a guest at London Philharmonic Orchestra, Teatro alla Scala, Rai Sinfonica Nazionale di Torino, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra etc ... 2018 was the protagonist of the Dynamic record production dedicated to Paganini and his instruments, the violin, the guitar and the cello that belonged to Paganini in collaboration with Clemens Hagen on the cello and Matteo Mela on the guitar. Cit The Strad: "Most of us would think long before attempting the solo Nel Cor Più Non Mi Sento even on a modern set-up, so hats off to Giulio Plotino who negotiates even the most fendish intricacies on Paganini's del Gesù with rare aplomb ". In the performance practice on original instruments he collaborated with Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra, with Ottavio Dantone for the performance of the V ° Brandenburg Concerto by JS Bach and in Trio with fortepiano with Christophe Coin and Patrick Cohen. Between 2017/18 he made his debut as conductor in Gioacchino Rossini's Barber of Seville at the Teatro Lirico di Sassari and later conducted the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra of Palermo and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. He recorded Luciano Berio's Sequenza VIII for Dynamic, which was well received by international critics, and his performance of Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto, conducted by Simone Young with the West Australian Symphony orchestra, was recorded by ABC Classic. He has been part of the juries of international competitions such as: "Paganini Prize" and "Rodolfo Lipizer". He was Visiting Violin Professor at the University of Western Australia and the Yon Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore. He is currently a teacher in the national system of Italian Conservatories.


Decca artist, Matteo Mela is one of the most active Italian guitarists on the international scene.  He trained in Cremona with Giovanni Puddu and for chamber music at the Piano Academy of Imola with Dario de Rosa and Pier Narciso Masi.

In the nineties, in duo with Giampaolo Bandini, he achieved the first prize in some of the most prestigious international chamber music competitions (Caltanissetta, Gubbio, Palmi, Perugia classico).  After this experience, in 2004 together with Lorenzo Micheli he forms the Soloduo guitar duo, an ensemble that has already traveled hundreds of thousands of kilometers across Asia, Europe and America, and has been welcomed everywhere - by Carnegie Hall in New York to the Konzerthaus in Vienna, from Sejong Hall in Seoul to Concergebouw in Amsterdam - as one of the best bands ever heard. Of one of their concerts, the Washington Post wrote: "Extraordinarily sensitive, with effortless command and an almost unbearable delicacy of touch, the duo's playing was nothing less than rapturous - profound and unforgettable musicianship of the highest order".

Their latest album titled Beethoven for two is released by Decca records.

Particularly interested in chamber music, Matteo regularly collaborates with musicians such as Enrico Bronzi, Davide Carmarino, Marco Frezzato, Renata Fusco, Per Arne Glorvigen, Clemens Hagen, Giulio Plotino, Ivan Rabaglia, the Alea Ensemble and the Byron quartet. His latest chamber record Paganini his music his instruments (Dynamic), the result of the collaboration with the violinist Giulio Plotino and the cellist Clemens Hagen, is made with instruments that belonged to the Genoese composer.

For some years Matteo has been playing the baroque guitar in ensemble with Lorenzo Micheli and Massimo Lonardi: their latest record production Scienziati musici (La Bottega Discantica) has been received with great enthusiasm by music critics.

In 2020 together with the Byron quartet of Geneva, he will record Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's guitar quintet for the Aparté label.

Matteo Mela teaches at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique Danse et Théâtre in Geneva and is Artist in residence at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and two American universities, Colorado University Boulder and Columbus State University.  From this year he has been a teacher at the Imola Piano Academy for master's degree courses. powered by [āmbīto]


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