after his musical studies under the guidance of Pierre Fournier, he won
the Internazional Competition in Geneva, which immediately opened the
way to his career. Being open to all musical experiences, he has put together
a vast repertory which varies from eighteenth century music to contemporary
music. In 1968 he formed the Trio di Milano (with Bruno Canino and Cesare
Ferraresi - after his death with Mariana Sirbun leader of I Musici) and
more recentky the Quartetto Accardo. He regularly plays with the pianist
Michele Campanella. In the last few years he devoted himself a great deal
to conducting. He has performed hundreds of concerts in the major capitals
of Eurospe, America, Japan and Australia, playng in the most famous halls
(La Scala of Milan, Albert Hall and Festival Hall of London, the Théatre
des Champs Elisées of Paris, the Philharmonie of Berlin, the Musikverein
of Vienna, the Herkules Saal of Munich, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam,
Lincoln Center of New York, the Opera House of Sydney, etc.) as well as
famous festivals (Lucerne, Spoleto, Marlboro - where he was invited many
times by Rudolf Serkin - Edinburgh, Stresa, Pesaro, Salzburg - where he
has performed with Maurizio Pollini - Jerusalem, Ravenna, Maggio Musicale
Fiorentino, Helsinki, etc.) He also dedicates a great time to recordings.
He has been elected member of the most famed Accademia Nazionale di Santa
Cecilia in Rome. Major modern composers have dedicated him their works,
among them Luciano Berio, Franco Donatoni and Salvatore Sciarrino. In
addition to teaching cello at the Milan Conservatory, he instituted with
Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna and Franco Petracchi the courses of
the Accademia Stauffer at Cremona, is a member of the Prague Mozart Academy
directed by Sandor Vegh, and holds a great number of masterclasses (Hindemith
Foundation in Blonay, Banff University, Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranéé,
Aix-en-Provence, Sermoneta, Città di Castello, etc.). His violoncello
is the "Gore Booth" of Antonio Stradivari (1710). In 1997 he has been
awarded by the Foundation of The Swiss Italian Bank for his contribution
to the development of the cultural relations between Switzerland and Italy.
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Classica is proud of recording with one of the most gifted Cello
player in the classical music scenario: Rocco Filippini.
was born in Lugano to a family of artists. His father was the
painter Felice Filippini, and his mother, who was a pianist, started
him off to music when he was just a child.
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