“Passionate” (Sole 24 Ore), “Convincing” (American Record Guide), “Rich Personality” (Diapason). Italian cellist Silvia Chiesa has won over the public and critics with her brilliant career, which has made her one of the most beloved cellists. She tours regularly in Europe and also in China, the United States, Australia, Africa and Russia.
His extensive repertoire includes well-known works for cello as well as works by unjustly forgotten composers. In particular, she is responsible for rediscovering two unknown masterpieces by Nino Rota: the two cello concertos she recorded for Sony Classical with the Rai Nazionale di Torino Orchestra conducted by Corrado Rovaris.
His latest CD, is dedicated to Italian music of the early twentieth century. It includes the first recording of Ildebrando Pizzetti’s Cello Concerto in C minor with the Orchester della Rai directed by Corrado Rovaris.
These two records have received rave reviews.
The Milanese cellist also makes an important contribution to the contemporary repertoire of her instrument: Matteo D’Amico’s “Concerto for orchestra e violoncello” is dedicated to her, and she also gave the first Italian of Gil Shohat’s works, Nicola Campogrande, Aldo Clementi, Michele Dall’Ongaro, Peter Maxwell Davies and Giovanni Sollima. In 2015 at the Teatro Verdi in Pordenone, she gave the first international of Azio Corghi’s “Tra la Carne e il Cielo” (Tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini), which is dedicated to her.
As a soloist, Silvia Chiesa collaborates with conductors such as Luciano Acocella, Paolo Arrivabeni, Gürer Aykal, Giampaolo Bisanti, Massimiliano Caldi, Tito Ceccherini, Daniele Gatti, Cristian Orosanu, Corrado Rovaris, Daniel Rustioni, Howard Shelley and Brian Wright . She has recorded live for television and radio, on Rai Radio3, Rai Sat, France Musique and France 3.
Since 2005, she has been playing duets with pianist Maurizio Baglini on international stages: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro, etc.
Azio Corghi’s Suite for Pianoforte e Violoncello, Gianluca Cascioli’s Sonata and 150 Decibel by Nicola Campogrande are all dedicated to the duo. Their discography also includes the works for violoncello and piano of Saint-Saëns (“Amadeus”), and the cello sonatas of Brahms and Schubert (Decca). Their new CD was released in April 2016 and includes the complete works for cello and piano by Rachmaninov (Decca).
Silvia Chiesa is artist-in-residence at the International Chamber Music Festival “Amiata Piano Festival” and teaches at the “Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Monteverdi” in Cremona.
She plays a cello by Giovanni Grancino from 1697.