Giorgio Casati

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Giorgio Casati, cellist


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BIOGRAPHY:

Born in Milan in 1984, he studied cello with Marco Bernardin at the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan, graduating in 2002 magna cum laude with distinction. Since 2001 he has refined his studies with Mario Brunello at the Foundation Romanini in Brescia and also followed the lessons of Enrico Dindo, Enrico Bronzi and Frans Helmerson.
He mainly studies and plays classical and contemporary chamber music, as member of the Lyskamm String Quartet and of mdi ensemble. In order to perfect playing of chamber music, he studied with the Artemis Quartet, with Günter Pichler member of the Alban Berg Quartet, with Johannes Meissl member of the Artis Quartet and with Claus Christian Schuster member of the Altenberg Trio.
He has performed as soloist or chamber player for the Unione Musicale, Settembre Musica and lingotto Musica in Turin; for the Amici della Music di Firenze, Milano Musica, the Fondazione Benetton of Treviso, the Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Bologna Festival, the milanesiana, the Festival Amfiteatrof of Levanto, the Biennale Zagreb, the Solisti Aquilani, Novecento e presente of Lugano.
Together with the Lyskamm Quartet, he was finalist at the Vittorio GuiPrice 2010. The quartet has performed at Società Filarmonica di Trento, Società del Quartetto di Milano (Brera Musica cycle), Amici della Musica di Padova and at Società dela Quartetto di Vercelli.
Together with mdi ensemble is regularly present at the most relevant Italian festivals (Milano Music, MiTo and Koinè in Milan, the Biennale inVenezia, Traiettorie in Parma) and has been invited to perform at the Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, the Konzerthaus of Dortmund, the SWR in Stoccarda, the Foundation Insel Hombroich, the ORF in Innsbruck, the los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) and the Institutes for the Italian Culture of Koln and of Tokyo.
He played in chamber music formations together with Marco Rizzi, Andrea Lucchesini, Marco Rogliano, Mario Brunello, Andrea Lucchesini, Marco Rogliano, mario Brunello, Andrea Dindo, Alda Caiello, Stefano Scodanibbio, the Borciani Quartet and Mario Caroli. He collaborated with the composers: Helmut Lachenmann. Fausto Romitelli, Mauricio Kagel, Gerard Pesson, Stefano Gervasoni and Sylvano Bussotti. As soloist he played under the conduction of György Rath and Giorgio Bernasconi.
In 2002 he was awarded a bronze medal by the President of the Italian Republic as meritorius in Culture and Arts. In 2009 he was awarded a silver plaque of the President of the Italian Republic, an International Prize assigned by the Amici di Milano Association.
Currently he also studies philosophy at the State University in Milan.

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