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Andrea Cicalese

Violinist

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     BIOGRAPHY      

(updated in 2024)

"CLEARLY A STAR IN THE MAKING" - Pianist Magazine, London.

A quickly rising presence in the musical world in Europe and in the United States, violinist Andrea Cicalese, was born in Naples, Italy, in 2005. Despite his young age, Andrea has already performed as soloist on some of the most important stages in Europe, such as the Berliner Philharmonie or Munich's Gasteig and Herkulessaal, among others and is currently performing on a violin built by Guarneri 'Del Gesú' (Cremona, 1731), whose loan was made possible thanks to the cultural and philantropic initiative "Adopt a Musician", promoted and sponsored by MusicMasterpieces SA - Lugano (CH).

 

Andrea's season 2024/2025 includes recitals in Europe with pianists Alexander Malofeev, Eric LuFilippo Gorini, Massimo Spada and many othersas well as his debuts at Ravello Festival, Lerici Music Festival, Festival della Tuscia and Associazione Opera Prima in Italy, his debuts at Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival and Mosel Musik Festival in Germany, his Prague debut at the Dvorak Prague International Music Festivalhis debut as soloist in Munich's Isarphilharmonie with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Maestro Bastian for 'München Musik', his debut with the Filarmonica Toscanini and Maestro Marciano in Italy, and his soloistic debut in the Czech Republic with Plzenska Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Iwasaki at Plzenska Filharmonie. Moreover the season will include his recital debut at Tonhalle Zürich in Switzerland, his long awaited comeback to the USA as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and their multiple GRAMMY-winning music director JoAnn Falletta at Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo, his return to the Berliner Philharmonie as soloist with the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra, as well as a special reunion with pianist Zsolt Bognár in a chamber-recital-tour to California and New York, including a recital at the Buffalo Chamber Music Society.

 

In 2023 Cicalese was the first violinist who, after decades, gave a public performance on the iconic Ex-Menuhin 'Prince Khevenhüller Stradivarius' violin (Cremona, 1733). A few other past performances worth pointing out include Cicalese's debut as soloist in Munich, where he opened the summer season of acclaimed promoter 'München Musik' performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto alongside the Prague Royal Philharmonic and their chief conductor, Maestro Heiko Mathias Förster, as well as numerous appointments as soloist with the Baden-Baden Philharmonie. Together they have performed violin concerti by J. Sibelius and F. Mendelssohn. In October 2022, after making his professional recital debut in the United States with star pianist Alexander Malofeev in Buffalo, NY, Cicalese was invited to perform two concerts as soloist in the renowned Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo in 2025, alongside the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and multiple GRAMMY-winning music director JoAnn Falletta. The "historic world debut" (CMS Buffalo) of his duo with Malofeev, was received more than well. Montante Cultural Center of Buffalo praised the two young musicians with a long lasting standing ovation and 5 curtain calls. Furthermore 'Pianist Magazine' (London, GB) reviewed: "The creative energy of the duo was more than the sum of its formidable parts. Violinist Andrea Cicalese brought an effortless command of communicative possibilities and natural charisma to the program of Beethoven, Schubert, and Grieg". In October 2024 Cicalese and Malofeev will reunite for a recital tour across Europe. Furthermore Andrea is the youngest guest in the history of the film series “Living the Classical Life”, with three appearances on the program in 2021, 2022, and 2023 for forthcoming release, a record breaking amount of features. Andrea regularly performs in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and the United States of America.

 

Andrea began violin studies at age seven with Rudens Turku in Munich, Germany and at age 11 he was the youngest student ever to be admitted to the Perosi Academy in Biella, Italy, where he attended masterclasses with Ana Chumachenco. In 2019, he won first prize at the “German Young Musician Competition” (Jugend Musiziert) in Halle, and shortly after, he made his debut in Carl-Orff Saal of Munich’s Gasteig with the Beethoven Violin Concerto and members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2020 he studies with Josef Rissin at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Karlsruhe.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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Aying, Germany - April 7th 2024

RECITAL: Bach, Bartok, Schnittke, Piazzolla

with accordionist Antonio Del Castillo at "Nuancen Festival"

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Plzenska, Czech Republic - June 13th 2024

GLAZUNOV: VIOLIN CONCERTO

with Plzenska Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Iwasaki at Plzenska Filharmonie

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München, Germany - July 1st 2024

RECITAL: Mozart, Dvorak, Brahms

with pianist Amadeus Wiesensee at "Nymphenburger Sommer"

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München, Germany - July 6th 2024

BRUCH: 1. VIOLIN CONCERTO

with Symphonisches Orchester München Andechs and Maestro Heinzmann at Lutherkirche

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Puchheim, Germany - July 12th 2024

BRUCH: 1. VIOLIN CONCERTO

with Symphonisches Orchester München Andechs and Maestro Heinzmann at Puchheimer Kulturzentrum

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Wotersen, Germany - July 28th 2024

RECITAL: Bach, Bartok, Schnittke, Piazzolla

with accordionist Antonio Del Castillo at "Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival"

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Lerici, Italy - July 30th 2024

BRUCH: 1. VIOLIN CONCERTO

with Filarmonica Toscanini and Maestro Marciano at Lerici Music Festival

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Johannisberg, Germany - August 24th 2024

GALA: Bartok, Piazzolla

"Klassik Marathon" of "Rheingau Musikfestival" at Fürst von Metternich Saal

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Wittlich, Germany - August 31st 2024

RECITAL: Bach, Bartok, Schnittke, Piazzolla

with accordionist Antonio Del Castillo at "Mosel Musikfestival"

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Wittlich, Germany - September 1st 2024

RECITAL: Bach, Bartok, Schnittke, Piazzolla

with accordionist Antonio Del Castillo at "Mosel Musikfestival"

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Prague, Czech Republic - September 15th 2024

RECITAL: Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak, Brahms

with pianist Eric Lu at "Dvorak Prague International Music Festival"

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Viterbo, Italy - September 26th 2024

RECITAL: Johannes Brahms

with pianist Filippo Gorini and hornist Maria Arico at "Festival Della Tuscia"

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Lecce, Italy - September 28th 2024

RECITAL: Johannes Brahms

with pianist Filippo Gorini and hornist Maria Arico at "Associazione Opera Prima"

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Garmisch, Germany - October 26th 2024

BRUCH: 1. VIOLIN CONCERTO

with Munich Symphony Orchestra and Maestro J. Bastian at Kongresshaus

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München, Germany - October 27th 2024

BRUCH: 1. VIOLIN CONCERTO

with Munich Symphony Orchestra and Maestro J. Bastian at Isarphilharmonie

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Buffalo, New York - November 18th 2024

RECITAL: CARTE BLANCHE

with pianist Zsolt Bognár at Scaccia Auditorium

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Buffalo, New York - November 19th 2024

RECITAL: Mozart, Dvorak, Franck

with pianist Zsolt Bognár at Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York - November 21st 2024

RECITAL: Mozart, Dvorak, Piazzolla

with Z. Bognar and A. Del Castillo at Montante Cultural Center

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Berlin, Germany - November 25th 2024

SAINT-SAENS: INTRODUCTION ET RONDO CAPRICCIOSO

with Bavarian Chamber Orchestra and Maestro Moesus at Berliner Philharmonie

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Zürich, Switzerland - April 7th 2025

RECITAL: Mozart, Dvorak, Franck

with pianist Eric Lu at Tonhalle Zürich 

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Buffalo, New York - April 25th 2025

GLAZUNOV: VIOLIN CONCERTO

with JoAnn Falletta and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York - April 26th 2025

GLAZUNOV: VIOLIN CONCERTO

with JoAnn Falletta and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo

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Past Performances

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Bad Urach, Germany - October 3rd 2023

RECITAL with Janick Cech

GRIEG, SCHUBERT

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Cremona, Italy - September 22nd 2023

RECITAL with Janick Cech

GRIEG, SCHUBERT

Sfondo bianco
"Clearly a star in the making"

Pianist Magazine (GB)

Contact

Management:  Artemon Music.

 Natalia Semiletopulo 

 

www.artemon-music.de

+49 163 278 32 59

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