The third edition of the prestigious "Sergey Kussewitzky" conductor competition has concluded in Grosseto, maintaining its growing cultural and musical value. This event, which attracts participants from all over the world, saw eight semifinalists emerge from a highly competitive selection, demonstrating talent and merit from different nations. One notable element should be noted: this year's jurors included the renowned maestro Massimo Belli, whose input further enriched the quality of the evaluations. Although the eight finalists did not include Italian conductors, the competition helped promote interest in classical music in Italy at a time when the opera industry is facing economic challenges. Despite these challenges, the Kussewitzky competition remains a cultural beacon, keeping alive the tradition of great Italian conductors and contributing to the nation's important cultural heritage. The organization of the competition has been praised for its ability to attract talent from around the world, and the collaboration between different entities, including the presence of Maestro Massimo Belli on the jury, has brought Grosseto to the center of the international music scene. The international jury, under the leadership of Maestro Vittorio Parisi, selected three finalists who will perform on Oct. 14, leading the Orchestra Città di Grosseto and competing for cash prizes and concert opportunities. The Kussewitzky Competition continues to be a benchmark for conductors, confirming its role in enriching the music scene in Italy and abroad.
Tomorrow, Friday 6 October at 11.00 in the Luttazzi room of Magazzino 26 - Porto Vecchio of Trieste - Press conference for the presentation of the review "Music told and interpreted by the performers" organized by the Ferruccio Busoni Orchestra - Trieste with the collaboration of the Pro Senectute ASP , the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory of Trieste and the Scuola Di Musica 55 and supported by the Municipality of Trieste.
More information is available by visiting the website of the Municipality of Trieste by clicking here.
The press conference will be held on Tuesday 22 August 2023 at 10.00 in the Sala Giunta of the Municipality of Trieste (Largo Granatieri, 2 - first floor) for the presentation of the XXIII edition of the International Musical Mornings and Evenings which will be introduced by the Councilor for Culture Policies and Tourism, Giorgio Rossi, in the presence of the Director of the New Orchestra Ferruccio Busoni, Massimo Belli who will illustrate the program of the review.
The XXIII edition of the International Musical Mornings and Evenings 2023-2024, born in 2001 from an idea by Massimo Belli and the Trieste composer Marco Sofianopulo, is organized by the Ferruccio Busoni New Orchestra in collaboration with the Municipality of Trieste, the Ministry of Culture, the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Turismo FVG and the Kathleen Foreman Casali Charity Foundation.
We thank the "Ferruccio Busoni" International Piano Competition of Bolzano for the collaboration, the "Niccolò Paganini" International Competition of Genoa, the International Violin Competition "Città di Vittorio Veneto", the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatories of Trieste and Jacopo Tomadini of Udine, AIAM – Italian Association of Musical Activities, CIDIM – Italian National Music Committee, IMK – Society for the promotion of Music and Culture, Brilliant Classics, Movimento Classical, Bartok Studio, Scuola di Musica 55 – Casa della Musica, Sergio Association Gaggia and Tartini Festival in Piran.
You are invited to participate.
Concert conducted by Massimo Belli which was held on April 22, 2023 at the Smetana Hall in Prague organized by IMK International Music Culture, which saw performances on stage with the North Czech Philharmonic orchestra, the flautist Giuseppe Nova, the violinist Youkyoung Yoo, the cellist Giovanni Gnocchi and pianist Lorenzo Di Bella.
The program included W. Popp's Rigoletto Fantasy for flute and orchestra, L. van Beethoven's Triple Concerto and A. Dvořàk's Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World”.
Photo R. Canzian
The rehearsals of the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra of Szolnok began yesterday under the direction of Maestro Massimo Belli. Here are the 3 concerts in which he will perform:
FEBRUARY 20, 2023 19:00
ABA-NOVAK AGORA CULTURAL CENTRE
FEBRUARY 21, 2023 19:00
FEBRUARY 23, 2023 15:30
“The chair next to the musician” is an innovative project that will allow young students to sit next to the musicians and attend rehearsals for the preparation of a concert.
The ticket will cost € 1.50 and will be on sale at Ticket Point. The project is aimed at both students and enthusiasts. Places will be limited.
Two links to the RAI 3 FVG service dedicated to the Mattinate Musicali and the interview with the director Massimo Belli. Enojoy!
Click here to see the service dedicated to the International Musical Mornings aired on 25 September 2022 on RAI 3 FVG. Below is the interview of the director Massimo Belli with Telequattro
Sunday 25 September 2022 at 11.00, in the Sala Luttazzi of the Porto Vecchio in Trieste, the New Ferruccio Busoni orchestra conducted by Massimo Belli with violinist Giada Visentin will be the protagonists of the inaugural concert of the XXII edition of the International Musical Mornings dedicated to the 330th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Tartini and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Pietro Nardini. The concert is part of the review "A light always on".
The complete program of the International Musical Mornings will be presented at the press conference to be held on Thursday 22 September at 10.00 at the Sala Giunta of the Town Hall (Largo Granatieri 2, 1st floor) in Trieste. The Municipal Administration and the artistic director Massimo Belli will intervene. You are invited to intervene.
The International Musical Mornings are organized by the New Ferruccio Busoni orchestra in collaboration with the Municipality of Trieste, and with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Turismo FVG and the Kathleen Foreman Casali Charity Foundation. Born in 2001 from an idea by Massimo Belli and the Triestine composer Marco Sofianopulo.
Pre-sale of tickets at Ticketpoint - Corso Italia, 6 - Trieste (opening hours from 8.30 to 13.30 and from 15.30 to 19.00 from Monday to Saturday and for those wishing also online, on the website https://biglietteria.ticketpoint-trieste.it/ and the day of the show at the Sala Luttazzi in the Old Port of Trieste.
Ticket price: full 15 euro + D. P. - Reduced (under 26 and over 65) 12 euro
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On 7 September 2022 RAI Radio 3 presented the last CD of the Ferruccio Busoni Chamber Orchestra entitled GHEDINI Concert Music Musica Concertante HINDEMITH Funf Stucke Op.44 No.4. With Simonide Braconi (viola and viola d'amore) and Enrico Bronzi (cello). Director: Massimo Belli. Click here to listen the podcast.
The XXII edition of the Mattinate is in preparation and the start is scheduled for September 2022. In addition to the new Ferruccio Busoni orchestra, creator and main interpreter of the International Musical Mornings, artists of international stature will perform in musical programs that will contain very varied proposals and captivating. A heartfelt “THANK YOU” to all the entities that help us carry out our artistic activity with their contribution and to all those who have provided us with their important collaboration.
The International Musical Mornings are organized by the New Ferruccio Busoni orchestra in collaboration with the Municipality of Trieste, and with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture - Directorate General for Entertainment, Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Turismo FVG and the Kathleen Foreman Casali Charity Foundation. Born in 2001 from an idea by Massimo Belli and the Triestine composer Marco Sofianopulo, they are held under the artistic direction of Massimo Belli.
On monday 30 May 2022 at h. 9.30 am, in the program "Primo Movimento" the unpublished Mozartian cd by the Reggio pianist Giuseppe Albanese will be presented, accompanied by the Busoni Orchestra conducted by Massimo Belli, attached to the May issue of Amadeus. Click here to follow live.
Massimo Belli, director of the New Chamber Orchestra "Ferruccio Busoni" will be the guest of the program "Confinamenti" broadcast on May 19th from 4 to 4.45 pm. The Maestro will anticipate the summer programs of the ensemble. Click here to listen the podcast.
In May Amadeus is on newsstands with an entirely Mozartian unreleased CD. The multi-award-winning Reggio pianist Giuseppe Albanese interprets the Concerts n.18 in B flat major K256 and n.21 in C major K467 by the composer from Salzburg, accompanied by the Ferruccio Busoni Orchestra under Massimo Belli.
In the newspaper: double interview with Giuseppe Albanese and Massimo Belli, protagonists of the attached CD.
On February 2, 2022 at 9:30 am on the channels of RAI Radio 3 the CD "VIVALDI, Concerts for Bassoon" will be presented with Gabriele Screpis, bassoon and Massimo Belli, director. The CD will be presented as part of the "FIRST MOVEMENT" radio program.
A chamber orchestra from northern Italy impresses with Russian, Czech and British string music.
The Ferruccio Busoni Chamber Orchestra of Trieste proposes with great vigor and sensitivity three works from the last quarter of the nineteenth century, two of which are real rarities for string orchestra: L'Idillio in seven movements (1878) by Leoš Janáček and the Serenade in one movement by Vasily Kalinnikov in G minor (1891). It is not primarily a question of a beautiful sound and a well-rounded sound image, but rather of a sincere emotion, which the traditional orchestra conducted by Massimo Belli transports in an excellent way. In the Janáček suite and also in Elgar's famous opera, northern Italians also agogically offer their own readings which add further perspectives to the 'mother tongue' interpretations. And it is amazing how here the three works belonging to different cultural areas are found harmoniously side by side. There are no weaknesses, everyone experiences extremely comprehensive, sensitive and fascinating reproductions in well-balanced recording technology. Some of the most acclaimed ensembles of our time can't even come close to this "
Dr. Jürgen Schaarwächter, klassik.com
The Fourteenth Century Seal of the Municipality of Trieste was awarded today to Maestro Massimo Belli in recognition of the extraordinary musical activity in the 55th anniversary of the foundation of the Busoni Orchestra, one of the pillars of the city's musical culture that makes prestige nationally and internationally .