Andrea Cicalese & Pilsen Philharmonic

Closing concert of the season

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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).

Some upcoming appearances include recitals in Europe with pianisAlexander Malofeev, Eric Lu, Filippo Gorini and many others, as well as his debuts in Ravello Festival, Lerici Music Festival, Festival della Tuscia and Associazione Opera Prima in Italy, his debuts in Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival and Mosel Musik Festival in Germany, his debut in Munich's Isarphilharmonie as soloist with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Joseph Bastian for 'München Musik', his debut as soloist  with the Filarmonica Toscanini and Maestro Gianluca Marciano in Milano, his recital debut in Tonhalle Zürich in Switzerland, his debut in the Czech Republic as soloist with Plzenska Philharmonic Orchestra at Plzenska Filharmonie, various appointments in the United States of America  as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and their music director JoAnn Falletta at 

Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo, as well as a number of chamber music recitals in California and New York with pianist Zsolt Bognár

A few 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 2023 Cicalese was the first violinist who, after decades, gave a public performance on the iconic Ex-Menuhin 'Prince Khevenhüller Stradivarius' violin (Cremona, 1733). 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.

Alexander Glazunov
Koncert pro housle a orchestr
Sergej Prokofjev:
Symfonie č. 5 B dur, op. 100

Andrea Cicalese: violin
Chuhei Iwasaki: conductor
Plzeňská filharmonie

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