L'orchestra da Camera Fiorentina
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The Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina was founded in 1981 by Maestro Giuseppe Lanzetta, its current chief conductor, with the aim of spreading the knowledge of symphonic and chamber music. Within a few years the Orchestra has gained importance at the national and international level thanks to numerous concerts played for important musical institutions in Italy, and in various tours in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Brazil. It consists of about 40 instruments that can also form chamber music groups. It organizes national and international competitions. It has performed more than 1,350 concerts, many of which for RAI and for important international networks, receiving acclaim from audiences and critics who called it "one of the best chamber orchestras in Europe". The orchestra has recorded several discs of rare music and baroque music under the direction of Maestro G. Lanzetta, also for the Amiata Records label. It hosted musical formations and internationally renowned soloists such as Mario Brunello, Augusto Vismara and Christiane Edinger, Jorge Demus, Eduard Brunner, David Garrett, Aldo Ciccolini, Rolando Panerai, Andreas Blau, Bruno Canino, Daniele Damiano, Cristiano Rossi, Vincenzo Mariozzi, Domenico Pierini, Piero Bellugi, Alessandro Mirrors, Umberto Clerici, Gary Karr, Andrea Nannoni, Filippo Maria Bressan, Ilya Grubert, The Athestis Chorus, Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Chamber Orchestra of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ensemble Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, and the soloists of La Scala in Milan. It also invited conductors from around the world, chamber ensembles and chamber orchestras. For the City of Florence, it is in charge of the Suono dell’anima festival, the Festival Firenze Classics and the New Year. It received the Beato Angelico award in 2005 and the Florence Prize in 2006 for its 25 years of activity. Giuseppe Lanzetta Maestro Giuseppe Lanzetta is the founder and chief conductor of the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina. Born in Montecorvino Rovella (SA) in 1960, while studying humanities he graduated in choral music and choral conducting, sacred vocal polyphony under the guidance of Maestro Pierluigi Zangelmi; and in band instrumentation with Maestro Lorenzo Semeraro at the Conservatory "L. Cherubini" in Florence, where he studied composition with Maestro Franco Cioci. He studied conducting with Maestro Bruno Campanella and Sir George Solti, both of which he assisted, before perfecting with Maestro Franco Ferrara in Rome, Assisi, Verona and Accademia Chigiana in Siena, and in choir direction with George Robef and Samuil Vidas. He has conducted the most prestigious chamber and symphonic orchestras, in Italy and Europe. He debuted with great success in 2003 in Berlin with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and in May 2006 at Carnegie Hall in New York where he returned in 2008-2009. Since 1987 he is a guest conductor in major orchestras of Mexico City. He has directed famous choirs such as the Teatro Comunale of Florence and the International Choir of Leuven (Belgium) and the Madrigal Choir of Bucharest. Since 1986 he conducts major American orchestras with symphonic repertoire. Since 1981 he has been music director of the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, performing more than 1,350 concerts of varied repertoire under the aegis of prestigious musical institutions and for RAI. In America and in Europe, he has conducted famous soloists; among which Leon Spierer, Johan Hye, Sergio Fiorentino, Andrej Kalarus, Margarita Hohenrieder, Nicolae Tudor, Augusto Vismara, Martin Dimitri Sgouros, Marie Luise Neunecker, Gary Karr, Eduard Brunner, Rolando Panerai, David Garrett, Andreas Blau, Ilya Grubert, Daniele Damiano, Michele Campanella, Bruno Canino, Giuseppe Andaloro, Giovanni Sollima, and many others. He also worked with Roberto Benigni on a memorable concert at Piazzale Michelangelo, in addition to directing in the same Piazzale, in Piazza Signoria, Piazza Pitti and Piazza Santa Croce, the New Year concerts of the City of Florence. He is also artistic director of the Musical Wednesdays of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio in Florence and of the Music and Art project of the CR Firenze, Intesa San Paolo bank. His chamber and symphonic music performances have been broadcast by RAI, and he has done numerous recordings. In 2005 he was awarded the Medal Beato Angelico, and in 2006 was awarded the Florence Prize for Music and the Arts, and in 2010 the prestigious "A Life in Music". He is Professor of Orchestral Training at the Conservatory of Music Santa Cecilia in Rome. In 2012 he was appointed Officer of the "Merit" Order by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano. He was recently appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Mid-American Production, performing in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.