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Student of some of the most important viola masters (Merlini, Farulli, Asciolla, Bashmet) and getting his diploma with the highest grade (cum laude), Danilo Rossi shown his musical skills already when he was 16, when he won his first International Competition. At 20, he was chosen to take the part of First Soloist Viola at the prestigious Teatro alla Scala di Milano, becoming the youngest musician of the whole history of the theatre to cover that role. Since that moment his career became an infinity of concerts, festivals, meetings and recitals that brought him all around the world.
During his career as soloist he performed the whole viola repertoire guided by Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Riccardo Chailly, Gianandrea Noseda, Ottavio Dantone, Mung Wung Chung, Seji Ozava, Zubin Mehta, Mario Brunello, Lorin Maazel, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Adam Fischer, with some of the most prestigious orchestras of the world (Filarmonica della Scala, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, l’Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, Rai di Torino, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Regio di Torino, Suddeutchekammerorchester, Filarmonica di Mosca, Kioi Symphony Orchestra di Tokyo, I Solistidi Mosca, Filarmonica di Budapest, Orchestra dellla Svizzera Italiana di Lugano, etc.).
He has been the First Viola at the Teatro alla Scala and in the orchestra of the Filarmonica della Scala for 36 years, and he collaborated with some of the best living orchestra conductors, like Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Carlos Kleiber, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Daniel Harding, Gustavo Dudamel, Leonard Bernstein and Daniele Gatti.
Danilo Rossi has also been a practicing chamber musician. Indeed, he has been guest of some of the most relevant Festivals of Chamber Music (ST. Moritz, Cork, Asolo, Ravenna, I Suoni delle Dolomiti, Vicenza, Joliette, Nijny Novgorod, etc.), where he performed with some of the greatest musicians: Paul Tortelier, Jury Baschmet, Pier Narciso Masi, Bruno Canino, Giuliano Carmignola, Mario Brunello, Andrea Lucchesini, Tomas Brandis, Franco Gulli, il Quartetto Arditti, il Fine Arts Quartet, il Nuovo Quartetto Italiano.
In 2018 Danilo Rossi will celebrate a 30-years collaboration with the pianist Stefano Bezziccheri. Together with him, Rossi played in the most important European concert halls, recording many CDs that cover completely the relevant repertoire for viola and piano.
Some of the most important contemporary composers dedicated a piece to Danilo Rossi, like Stefa- no Nanni, Carlo Boccadoro, Roberto Molinelli, Alessandro Appigiani, Valentino Metti, Nicola Cam- pogrande, Simonide Braconi.
Numerous the radio and tv recordings that have seen Danilo Rossi performing, as well as the 40 CDs published. About this, in 2016 he has been dedicated of five episodes by the well-known radio broadcast RadioTreSuite, owned by RadioRai.
Thanks to the great music leaders met during the years (Fabrizio Merlini, Dino Asciolla and Piero Farulli about the viola, while Paolo Borciani and the Trio di Trieste about chamber music), Danilo Rossi teaches musical and human certainties since 30 years that brought his students to achieve excellent results. Indeed, nowadays several of them cover relevant roles in some of the most import- ant European orchestras and in some of the greatest Ensemble, even achieving first-rate results in International competitions.
Furthermore, the violist took part into many teaching activities in several national and international Schools and Academies, like the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Master of Città di Castello and Bertinoro, Master at the University of South Carolina and Michigan State (USA), Master of Conservatorio di Warsaw (Poland), Parma and Cesena, Master of Tianjin (China).
Since 2009 he is involved in teaching activities at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana of Lugano (Switzerland). In the meanwhile he performs as teacher even in the Master Class of perfection of Desenzano del Garda (BS, Italy) and Castelsangiovanni (PC, Italy).
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