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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 regurarly performs in some of the most renowned concert halls in Germany, Italy, France, Austria, the Czech Republic and the United States of America, such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zürich, Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo or Gasteig and Herkulessaal in Munich, both as a soloist and recitalist.

The 2024/2025 season includes recitals in Europe with pianists Alexander Malofeev,
Eric Lu, Filippo Gorini, Massimo Spada, a series of important Italian debuts
(
Ravello Festival, Lerici Music Festival, Festival della Tuscia, Associazione Opera
Prima di Lecce
, Filarmonica Toscanini conducted by Jaume Santonja), his return to Germany as soloist at the Berliner Philharmonie with the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra, debuts at the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, at the Rheingau Musik Festival and the Mosel Musik Festival, as well as his debut as soloist, at the Isarphilharmonie in Munich with the Münchner Symphoniker conducted by Joseph Bastian. His travels to Switzerland will include a recital at Tonhalle Zürich, while in the Czech Republic, Andrea will make his recital debut at the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival and at the Plzeňská Filharmonie with the Pilsen Philharmonic conducted by their chief conductor, Chuhei Iwasaki.

During the 2024/2025 season, Andrea will also return to the United States of America making two seperate trips: The first one as soloist, thanks to the invitation of conductor JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in order to perform the Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 82 by Alexander Glazunov and the second one as recitalist. Concurrently he will conduct a weeklong residency in Buffalo, NY, giving several recitals and a masterclass for students of the Conservatories of Western New York. 

Previous notable concerts include his solo debut with the Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy with the Prague Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Heiko Mathias Förster, which opened the PROMS 2023 summer season in Munich. He has also performed several times with the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, performing violin concerti by Jean Sibelius and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

In October 2022, 'Pianist Magazine' (London, GB) thus reviewed his "historic world debut" (CMS Buffalo) in duo with Russian star pianist Alexander Malofeev in Buffalo, NY

"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". 

 

Andrea is also the youngest guest in the history of the film series 'Living the Classical Life'; with two appearances on the program, one in 2021 and one in 2023. In that very year Andrea furthermore became the first violinist in decades to play a public concert on the Ex-Menuhin 'Prince Khevenhüller Stradivarius' (Cremona, 1733). Currently he is performing on a violin built by Guarneri 'Del Gesú' (Cremona, 1731), the loan of which was made possible thanks to Music Masterpieces SA - Lugano (CH) in the context of the cultural and philanthropic initiative "Adopt a musician". 

 

He began studying the violin at the age of seven with Rudens Turku in Munich and at the age of eleven was the youngest student of the 'Perosi' Academy of Music in Biella, where he attended master classes with Ana Chumachenco. Since 2020 he has been studying with Josef Rissin at the Karlsruhe Conservatory of Music.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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Plzen, Czech Republic - June 13th 2024

GLAZUNOV: VIOLIN CONCERTO

with Plzenska Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Iwasaki at Plzenska Filharmonie

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Salzburg, Austria - June 20th 2024

 EXCLUSIVE RECITAL: Piazzolla

with accordionist Antonio Del Castillo

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München, Germany - June 29th 2024

RECITAL: Mozart, Dvorak, Brahms

with pianist Amadeus Wiesensee at Tertianum Residenz

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München, Germany - July 1st 2024

RECITAL: Mozart, Dvorak, Brahms

with pianist Amadeus Wiesensee at "Nymphenburger Kultursommer"

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München, Germany - July 6th 2024

BRUCH: 1. VIOLIN CONCERTO

with SOMA and M. Heinzmann at Lutherkirche

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Puchheim, Germany - July 12th 2024

BRUCH: 1. VIOLIN CONCERTO

with SOMA and M. Heinzmann at Puchheimer Kulturzentrum

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Cannes, France - July 18th 2024

RECITAL: Bach, Schnittke, Bartok, Piazzolla

with accordionist Antonio Del Castillo at Musée de la Castre

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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 Santonja 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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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, Saint-Saens, Franck

with pianist Zsolt Bognár at Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York - November 20th 2024

MASTERCLASS: Students from universities of Western New York

organized by CMS Buffalo and held at CMS Buffalo Recital Room

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Buffalo, New York - November 21st 2024

RECITAL: Mozart, Saint-Saens, Schnittke, 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

Ancora 1

Past Performances

Aying, Germany -

April 7th 2024

RECITAL with Antonio Del Castillo

at Nuancen Festival Aying

BARTOK, SCHNITTKE, PIAZZOLLA, PAGANINI/MILSTEIN

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Cremona, Italy - November 23rd 2023

RECITAL with Alexander Malofeev

SCHUBERT, GRIEG, SHOSTAKOVICH

Donostia, Spain -

January 11th 2024

RECITAL with Antonio Del Castillo

BARTOK, SCHNITTKE, PIAZZOLLA, PAGANINI/MILSTEIN

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Berlin, Germany - 

January 29th 2024

RECITAL with Alexander Malofeev

EDWARD GRIEG

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Bad Urach, Germany - October 3rd 2023

RECITAL with Janick Cech

GRIEG, SCHUBERT

Ravello, Italy -

December 17th 2023

RECITAL with Massimo Spada

BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, BRAHMS

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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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