Pierpaolo Toso

Born in Padua in 1972, Pierpaolo Toso began studying the cello under the guide of his father and Max Cassoli.
At the age of thirteen he won first prize at the Vitttorio Veneto festival and at the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna he was awarded for the performance of Bach's I and II suites on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the author's birth.
He continued his musical studies with A. Vendramelli at the Venice Conservatory, where he graduated with honors, and with T. Demenga at the Musik-Akademie in Basel obtaining the Konzert-Diplom.
In 1990 he joined the European Community Youth Orchestra (ECYO) as a full member, where for three years he played in major European music centers with world-famous conductors and soloists.
In 1991 he obtained a scholarship as the best student of the Conservatories of the Veneto from the Humanitarian Society of Milan.
He subsequently completed the three-year specialization course with F. Maggio Ormezowsky at the Toscanini Foundation in Parma.
In 1995 he won the 1st prize in the "Soloist and Orchestra" competition, organized by the Friends of Music of Pistoia with the concert of J. Haydn in D major (obbligatory piece) and won the position of 1st substitute cello at the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland in an international competition organized by the Foundation of the orchestra itself.
From the competition organized by Rai in 2002 he was the first cello of the Rai National Symphony Orchestra, in Turin, a role he still holds today.
He has collaborated as a soloist with various chamber orchestras (Swiss Italian Orchestra, Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, Junge Philarmonie Koln) and as first cello at the orchestras of the Theater of Ferrara, Parma, Venice, Udine and the Filarmonica della Scala.
From 2004 to 2006 he was first cello of the Sinfonica Toscanini orchestra conducted by M ° L. Maazel.
He devoted himself to chamber music in various formations, including the Baroque Ensemble, where he is a regular guest of the Japan Arts. With the violinist Alessandro Milani and the violist Luca Ranieri founded the string trio of the RAI Trio Italiano d'Archi in November 2018 on the occasion of the concert held at the Unione Musicale in Turin.
For Amadeus he recorded the cello concerto by C. Saint-Saens with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana conducted by A. Lombard, the variations on the Moses by G. Rossini with the Quartetto Veneto, the complete Mozart quartets with the flautist B. Grossi and the octet by F. Schubert with Rai. With the Trio Italiano d'Archi, the trios of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. He plays a Stefano Scarampella cello from 1914.

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