A Private Masterclass with La Scala Philharmonic

Members of the most famous Opera House in the World
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The prestigious and world-renowned Filarmonica Della Scala was first set up by Claudio Abbado and the musicians of La Scala Opera House in 1982 with the objective of developing a symphonic repertoire in order to add a further dimension to La Scala’s great operatic tradition. Since then, the Milanes based Orchestra continues to showcase its incredible collection of talented musicians, impressing audiences around the world with their seamless musical performances. Whether you are looking for a private awe-inspiring performance to uplift the spirits or an inspirational masterclass, this intimate musical experience is guaranteed to impress any classical music lover.

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Our Artists

  • First double bass soloist at the Orchestra of La Scala Philharmonic, Giuseppe Ettorre is an active soloist and chamber musician
  • Winner of the “Bottesini” competition in Parma in 1989 he was also the winner of the ARD -0 Since Summer 2016 he teaches in the “Accademia Chigiana of Siena”, and from September 2017 he has been appointed as Visiting International Chair in Double Bass at Birmingham Conservatoire (UK)competition of Bavaria in 1991.
  • The CD “Sextet” (Decam-Tdd/Edel) contains sixteen of his own compositions for solo double bass, ranging from bass solo to an unusual formation of 3 double basses, harp, piano and percussion

  • Giorgio Di Crosta was born on 1961 in San Remo Italy and started studying at the age of 8 yrs under the guidance of maestro Mario Balestra with a Diploma at Milan Conservatory
  • Contnues his studies with Giuseppe Prencipe, Renato Zanettovich Tibor Varga, Michael Frischenschlager and Alfred Staar
  • From 1987 ato 1992 first violin solo at Orchestra “Scarlatti”di Napoli and right after at Wiener Philharmoniker and Orchestra dell’Opera di Stato of Vienna
  • In 1996 Riccardo Muti chooses him at first violin of the second for La Scala Opera House Orchestra and the Philarmonic until today
  • He also teaches orchestra’s techniques “Accademia per Professori d’Orchestra” la Scala’s theatre
  • Plays a violin “Gennaro Gagliano” del 1745.

  • Sandro Laffranchini belongs to the school of musicians from Brescia, begins his studies with his father first Cello at the La Scala from 1969 t0 2005, continues his studies at Milan Conservatory and then with M. Brunello, R. Filippini, T. Demenga
  • Wins as firs Cello at the Academy of Santa Cecilia Rome and then La Scale Opera House and Philarmonic until today
  • Cooperate also with World Orchestra for Peace (V. Gergiev), London Symphony Orchestra and Zurich Orchestra dell’ Opera, l’Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, di Aosta, Umbria e Siciliana, Osaka Symphony, Siberian Symphony di Krasnoyarsk and with the chamber orchestras of La Scala (Arches, Virtuosi e Cameristi)
  • In 2016 he played the Suites of Bach with the Ballet of La Scala in Cina
  • Plays Carlo Antonio Testore Cello from 1730.

  • Alfredo Persichilli, graduated at 17 years old with highest grades and distinction with Maestro George Schultis
  • He has performed actively all over the world playing the most significant concerts for cello and orchestra (Schumann at Tonhalle in Zurich, Variazioni Rococò by Tchaikovsky in Basel and Brema, Haydn in Budapest).
  • He also performed several pieces of contemporary music, both classic and avant-garde (Petrassi, Sciarrino, Lombardi, Boccadoro, Holliger, Sollima). Some of these expressly dedicated to him.
  • After winning in 2007 the post at Fondazione Teatro Alla Scala in Milan has, ever since, worked there as the first cello with the orchestra of the theatre and Filarmonica Della Scala.

  • Francesco Siragusa is the first double bass soloist player of the Milan La Scala Orchestra and of the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Winner of the most important international music competitions such as the Giovanni Bottesini International Competition for double bass players and the second prize at the CIEM International Competition of Geneva, thus becoming a reputed artist all over the world.
  • In 2002 at 26 years old he won the competition and became the first double bass player at La Scala Theatre.
  • He exhibited as a soloist at Alighieri Theatre (Ravenna), Dal Verme Theatre (Milan), Stadthalle (Hagen), Filharmonia pf Varsavia (played Bottesini with La Scala Philharmonic the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy) Institut National Genevois (Geneva), the Auditorium of Aarau, the Macedonio Alcalà (Oaxaca, Mexico), the La Scala Theatre (Milan) and so on.

  • Danilo Stagni is the principal horn soloist of Teatro Alla Scala Orchestra.
  • He was chosen in 1978 at the age of 17 by C. Abbado.
  • Winner in many international competitions
  • He played with the most famous conductor like Kleiber, Maazel, Bernstein, Sawallisch, Barenboim, Osawa, Gergiev, Muti, and singers like Pavarotti, Domingo, Ghiurov, Freni

  • Principal oboe at Teatro Alla Scala
  • In 1996 Fabien Thousand was awarded the first prize of the Conservatoire National de Region de Paris, where he studied in the class Jean-Claude Jaboulay.
  • He then pursued his studies at the CNSM de Paris, initially under the guidance of Jacques Tys and Jean-Louis Capezzali,
  • Winning first prize unanimously in 2000, and then partaking in the master course of Maurice Bourgue there the following year, In 2001 Thousand won the 2nd prize in the “Prague Spring International Music Competition” and the 3rd prize in the “Giuseppe Tomassini” international competition in Petritoli, He was awarded the 3rd prize at the “Toulon Wind Instruments International Competition” in May 2002.
  • Since 2004 he is principal oboe at the orchestra of the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan.
  • Recently nominated oboe teacher at tHe Royal Collage of Music of London.

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