“OM is unforgettable and it must not be forgotten!”Gisella Curtolo - Violin
Gisella Curtolo comes from a musicians family and it was quite natural for her to play music. She started playing in the Orchestra Mozart in 2006. “Abbado choose the musicians because they all shared a common conception of making music together.” She appreciated the fact that the OM was an orchestra of chamber music. To her the Orchestra was an incredible basis to a musical construction; it was a really participative group as everyone felt free to intervene and to propose ideas and interpretations. She believes the Orchestra Mozart is unforgettable and it is of vital importance to let it play again. Music creates good vibes for those who play but also for those who listen.
Always interested in all aspects of being a musician, Gisella Curtolo, violinist and violist, has performed in the most prestigious halls in the world and toured extensively in Europe, U.S., South America and Japan. Former concertmaster of the Teatro "La Fenice" in Venice, she has played as first part in many major symphony and chamber orchestras, with Baroque and modern instruments, performing as a soloist in the baroque and classical repertoire and as a chamber musician in various international festivals. From 2006 to 2013 she was concertmaster of the second violins of the Orchestra Mozart, founded and directed by Claudio Abbado, and in 2009 and 2014 she played in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. She has often been invited as a teacher at the Academy of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the JONC (Joven Orquestra National de Catalunya), the High Conservatories of the Liceu in Barcelona.
She is professor of violin at the Conservatory "C. Monteverdi" of Bolzano.