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Oct. 1

Batumi Music Center

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Pietro Borgonovo

Via Gattamelata, 38 – 20149 Milano
Tel 0039 348 4759720
e-mail: pietroborgonovo@gmail.com

Born in Milan, Pietro Borgonovo distinguishes himself in conducting symphonic and operatic productions for prestigious festivals and theatres. Noteworthy is his presence at Salzburger Festpiele in the Progetto Pollini as the conductor of Klangforum Wien and the Arnold Schoenberg Chor as well as his work in the conducting the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at Ravenna Festival with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, at Venice Biennale. Moreover he has conducted the Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, the Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona, the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Orchestra del Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, t h e Orchestra del Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Haydn Orchestra in Bolzano, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo, the Orchestra Cherubini, the Orchestra Verdi in Milano, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. and more importants Orchestras of Italy, Europe and USA. 

In October 2003 he conducted the world première of “Medea” by Adriano Guarnieri at Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The opera was very successful with both audience and critics, some newspapers saying it was a “triumph”. The Italian Critics Association awarded the “Abbiati 2003prize for the “refined music and stage performance which rendered the original preciosity of the composing and multimedia concept.” 

A versatile musician, he is the Musical and Artistic Director of one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian concert societies, GOG (Giovine Orchestra Genovese) and the Artistic Director of the International Competition G.B. Viotti in Vercelli. 

From a very early age he has excelled in the international scene as one of the best known oboe soloists. A pupil of Heinz Holliger, he plays at the major festivals and for international institutions: Salzburger Festpiele, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Venice Biennale, Musica Bayreuth, Festival d’Automne in Paris, Montreux Festival, Donaueschinger Musiktage, New York, Berlin, London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo, Prague, Bonn, Luxembourg, Moscow, Saint Peterbourg, Madrid, Lisbone. 

Profoundly interested in contemporary music he also cooperates with many contemporary composers such as George Benjamin, Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, Azio Corghi, Franco Donatoni, Ivan Fedele, Adriano Guarnieri, Salvatore Sciarrino, Fabio Vacchi, Carlo Galante, Iannis Xenakis. He has played and conducted their works, also premières, which have often been dedicated to him.  

Both as an oboe soloist and as a conductor he has many recordings produced by important international labels such as Denon, Erato, Ricordi, RCA, Col legno, BMG to his credit. He received the Grand Prix du Disque and a classification among the five most appreciated records of symphonic music from Italian critics.

Anna Fedorova

Anna Fedorova’s playing is “unfailingly sensitive, poetic and tasteful, the phrases flexibly shaped even when the technical going gets tough (…) she never forces her tone and never loses her cool” (Gramophone).

Anna performs at the most prestigious concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tonhalle Zürich, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, New York’s Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City, and Bunka Kaikan Tokyo. Anna works with orchestras like the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Tokyo New Japan Philharmonic, Yomiuri Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Netherlands Philharmonic under conductors like Gianandrea Noseda, Kirill Karabits, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Jaap van Zweden.

March 6th 2022 Anna was one of the first to initiate a charity concert to raise money for the victims of the war in Ukraine. Having raised over 100,000 Euros on that first night, she has continued to perform in benefit concerts for Ukraine ever since. With the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra she toured the main concert halls of Europe and the United States.

Anna’s live recording of Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano has over 37 million views on YouTube and is highly acclaimed by critics and world-renowned musicians. Highlight of 2023 is the release of the complete Rachmaninoff concertos by Channel Classics and a tours to a.o. Canada, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.

In 2022, Anna Fedorova and double bassist Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz founded the Davidsbündler Music Academy in The Hague. Before the Academy’s door officially opened in September 2022, the Davidsbündler Foundation already started to provide top quality musical education to Ukrainian refugees who had fled to the Netherlands. The Davidsbündler Academy provides full scholarships to young talented pianists and string players from low-income families, among which are 12 young Ukrainian pianists.


ANNA FEDOROVA – Soloist (Piano)

Mozart – Symphony No.40 in G minor, KV550
Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16