Giacomo Tesini

Giacomo Tesini - Violin

Giacomo Tesini had his first revelation of his deep interest for music when he heard The Moldau of Smetana at elementary school. Giacomo had been dreaming of joining Abbado’s Orchestra since he was a young musician freshly graduated. He is a member of the Orchestra Mozart from its beginning in 2004.  Being part of this Orchestra “really changed his life”. He considers of utmost importance to widen the public of classical music.


Born in Bologna in 1984, he got a violin diploma with highest marks at the Conservatory “Arrigo Boito” in Parma under the direction of Professor Ms. Grazia Serradimigni.

Then he specialized in Budapest (at Franz Liszt Academy, Vilmos Szabadi class) in Nurnberg (Musikhochschule, Daniel Gaede violin class) and in Luzern where he got the Solistendiplom at Musikhochschule, in the Giuliano Carmignola course. In that occasion he performed Brahms concert at KKL sala grande accompanied by the Luzern Symphony Orchestra.

He attended the specialization courses held by Chumachenco, Cristiano Rossi, Giuliano Carmignola, Pavel Vernikov, Lenuta Ciulei. For many years he followed camera music lessons (Piano trio) held by Trieste trio at Duino International school. In 2005 he participated to the violin course of Accademia Chigiana Siena held by Giuliano Carmignola.

Since the beginning he is a member of Orchestra Mozart conducted by Claudio Abbado. Since 2008 he plays in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. He co-operates with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, i Solisti of Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra da camera di Mantova. He has participated to several tours, in Europe, South America, with Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under the direction of I. Metzmacher, M. Whung-Chung and P. Jordan.

Rewarded in many national camera music and violin contests, as orchestra solo player, he performed in 2000 at Teatro Comunale di Bologna in the M. Bruch concert and in 2002 he played Brahms Concert at Teatro Regio di Parma. In 2007 he performed two-violin and orchestra Bach concert accompanied by Accademia dell'Orchestra Mozart, playing as solist with Giuliano Carmignola (Auditorium “S. Cristina” di Bologna).

In 2007 he founded Spira mirabilis project, together with Lorenza Borrani and Timoti Fregni. In 2010 Spira mirabilis got the “Foerderpreis des Deutchelandfunk” award, assigned by the German Radio to the best promising musical ensemble and in 2012 the European Union nominated Spira Mirabilis "European Cultural Ambassador".

He studied baroque violin with Fiorenza De Donatis and Luca Giardini; in 2013 hewon a grant at the Academia Montis Regalis of Mondovì. Giacomo Tesini collaborates with I Barocchisti conducted by Diego Fasolis, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzmann's Ensemble Orfeo 55, Christophe Rousset's Talens Lyriques and Emmanuel Krivine's Chambre Philharmonique.

Giacomo taught violin at the “N. Piccinni” Conservatory in Bari and the “G. F. Ghedini” Conservatory in Cuneo; he presently teaches violin at the “V. Bellini” Institution in Catania.

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