26–30 July Chieti • Italy



Kyiv Virtuosi Orchestra (Ukraine)


Dmitry Yablonsky,  (Israel/USA/Spain)



Nikolai Managazze, Violin (Spain/UAE)

violin (Spain/UAE)
Saskia Giorgini, Piano (Italy)

© Maria Frodl


piano (Italy)


Concerto No. 5 for violin and orchestra
in A major, K. 219

Concerto No. 23 for piano and orchestra
in A major, K. 488

Dmitry Yablonsky

Grammy nominated conductor, cellist Dmitry Yablonksy was born in Moscow into a musical family. He began playing the cello when he was 5 years old and was accepted to the Central Music School for gifted children. At the age of 9 he gave his orchestral debut playing Haydn’s cello concerto.

Since then, his career had taken him to the most important stages in the world, such as the Carnegie Hall, La Scala, Moscow Great Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Taiwan National Hall, Theatre Champs Elysees, Tokyo Opera City Hall among others.

He has collaborated with many world renown artists as Monserrat Caballe, Roberto Alagna, Olga Borodina and many more. Dmitry started to conduct at age 26 and has conducted more then 50 orchestras all over the world including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he made 4 cd’s.Dmitry Yablonsky has studied cello with Isaak Buravsky, Lorne Monroe, David Soyer, Aldo Parisot and Zara Nelsova. He also took master classes with Mstislav Rostropovich, Janos Starker, Andre Navarra, Maurice Gendron, Misha Schneider among others.

His conducting teachers have been Otto Werner Muller, Yuri Simonov and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. He has participated in many festivals all over the world including Marlboro Festival. He has recorded more then 90 CD’s as cellist and conductor to great critical acclaim. He is an Artistic Director of Gabala Music Festival, Puigcerda Music Festival and Wandering Music Stars Festival. Dmitry Yablonsky is Music Director of Kiev Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra. Since fall 2016, he is teaching cello and chamber music at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University and has been recently named Head of International Relations of the same University.Dmitry plays two cellos: a Joseph Filius Andrea Guarneri and a Matteo Goffriller.

Saskia Giorgini


Saskia Giorgini’s latest album of Franz Liszt’s Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses (Pentatone) has been selected as Instrumental Choice of the Month in the BBC Music Magazine with a 5 star review, as a pick of the week on December 2nd in the Guardian and will receive a Diapason d’or in the February issue. It has been widely praised: “Her masterful authority immediately captures your attention” ( Gramophone); “Her Liszt is simply stunning. Her lyrical signature is just as overwhelming as the technical allure of her playing” (Opus Klassiek)

She has made other two recordings for Pentatone: an acclaimed Schöne Müllerin and Respighi Songs with tenor Ian Bostridge. 

Winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 2016, where she also got the special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work, Saskia Giorgini is also winner of the special Chopin Special Prize at the 2015 Busoni Piano Competition. She is praised for her unerring technique, a beautiful and moving sound, a phrasing full of fantasy and a pure musicality .

Saskia Giorgini has appeared widely in acclaimed recitals and live radio recordings in halls and festivals including the Lingotto–Hall in Turin, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Concerti del Quirinale in Rome, Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg, Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Großer Saal Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg, Konzerthaus and Muzikverein in Wien, Philharmonia Skt. Petersburg, Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, Eindhoven Muziekgebouw, Utrecht Kamermuziek Festival, MiTo Settembre Musica Festival, Unione Musicale Torino, Vancouver Summer Festival, Warsaw’s Filharmonia Narodowa, Festiwal Katowice Kultura Natura, Seoul Arts Center, Cairo Opera House, Toppan Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokio, Wigmore Hall in London.


She has played together with many orchestras, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, CBC Radio Orchestra in Canada, under the baton of conductors as Simon Gaudenz, Eliahu Inbal, Mario Bernardi, Antonello Manacorda, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Antonello Manacorda, Andrea Battistoni, Massimiliano Caldi.

A special affinity for chamber music brings her regularly together with renowned partners: Ian Bostridge, Vilde Frang, Martin Fröst, Janine Jansen, Gilles Apap, Mario Brunello, Thomas Demenga and many others.

Upcoming projects include: the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, with the Athens State Orchestra and Stefanos Tsialis, MiTo Festival and other concerts in Italy, at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Wien, Musikverein in Graz with Liszt’s piano concerto n.2,  in Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania.

Ms. Giorgini received her first piano lessons at the age of four. At fifteen she was admitted to the piano academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, where she studied with Riccardo Risaliti, Leonid Margarius and Louis Lortie. At the same time she graduated from the Conservatorio di Torino with Claudio Voghera, with the highest grades and honours. She then completed her studies at the  Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo with Enrico Pace, at the KUG in Graz with Julius Drake, and at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Pavel Gililov.

Saskia Giorgini is a Bösendorfer Artist.

“Thrilling … flawless”
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, London.

 “A superb recording.. a miraculous experience…a major voice in the world of Liszt”
International Piano

Nikolai Managazze


Being a resident of UAE for many years Nikolai has an international career as conductor and virtuoso violinist. As part of his concert tours, Nikolai has performed in biggest halls around the world - (the Residence of the President of Russia, the Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Small Hall and Rachmaninoff Hall, and other Philharmonics. It also includes Dubai Opera House, Emirates Palace, Damascus Opera House (Syria); Falla Theater, Villamarte Theater, Arasena Theater, Maestranza Theater (Spain); Teatro Real de Ribeira (Portugal); Teatro Deauville, Hôtel de Ville (France); Teatro Teresa Carreño, Teatro Alexander Humbolt (Venezuela), etc.) as well as in many prestigious halls of UAE (Dubai Opera, Emirates Palace, La Perle by Dragone - ceremony of the Ministry of Education in Al Habtoor City in Dubai sponsored by Mohammed bin Rashid, Fujairah Ministry of Culture with artist Ali Obeid, Centre for Musical Arts's Concerthall, NYU Abu Dhabi Chamber Series, Alliance Française in Dubai etc.)

Nikolai has collaborated with numerous orchestras including the UAE National Symphony Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra, Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra, Dubai Chamber, Togliatti Filharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Syria, Igor Lerman Chamber Orchestra, Baigbeder Orchestra and others. The virtuoso musician has appeared on stage with such renowned musicians as Graf Mourja,Valentin Uryupin Luca Debargue, Hayk Kazazian, Philippe Kopatchevsky, Dmitry Berlinsky, Roberto Kani, Bretislav Novotny, Aziz Shokhakimov, Alexander Zhurbin, etc.

Nikolai Managazze began his studies at the Central School of Music of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow, 1998) at the class of Professor Ara Bogdanian at the age of seven. From 2005 to 2008 Nikolai took master-classes from Professors as Zakhar Bron, Viktor Pikaisen and Boris Belkin. From 2009 - with Nikolay Chumachenko, Sylvia Markovici, Virginia Robiar and Boris Kushnir. In 2011 he received the "Perfection" diploma at the Conservatoire de Versailles (France). Since 2012 he studied at the Conservatoire Alfred Cortot in Paris, where he received the Diploma with the highest jury score. In 2017 Nikolai was mastering his skills under mentorship of Vladimir Neimer in State Conservatory of Uzbekistan where he finished master-degree as Symphony Orchestra Conductor.

Ultimately, Niko is the consummate charismatic artiste. His inherent urge to share his music takes him all over the world to perform and teach. In his words, "It is important to ‘surprise’ the listeners when I play, when there is a dose of unexpectedness and anticipation in the ‘story of the music’, when the listener starts to sit upright, arresting focus to be led by the music, beyond the immediate senses…in such moments, the player, listener, notes and the space, become one. And my playing is privileged to will this exhilarating trance!"

Kyiv Virtuosi Orchestra


Grammy Nominated cellist/conductor Dmitry Yablonsky has been Chief Conductor of Kyiv Soloists for 3 years before deciding to organise a renovated orchestra, Kyiv Virtuosi.

All musicians were hand picked to join this exclusive ensemble and immediate success was obvious. All concerts in Kyiv are performed to a sold out audience. Musicians in Kyiv Virtuosi are the best chamber music players and professional soloists, who performed all over the world from Paris to Japan and from London to San Francisco, not to mention many countries in South America.

In addition to the intense activity as a chamber orchestra, Kyiv Virtuosi are also a symphony orchestra that is very demanded for special projects. In summer 2016, Kyiv Virtuosi chamber orchestra and Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony orchestra were both in residence of Gabala Music Festival in Azerbaijan, and have toured Italy, France, Spain and Switzerland. In February 2017 Dmitry Yablonsky become the initiator of the tour devoted to the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Izrael. There were 17 concerts in the different places such as: Herzliya, Rishon, Le Zion, Motzkin, Tel-Aviv, Rehovot, Beer-Sheva, Haifa, Hahariya, Ashkelon, Or Akiva, Petah Tikva, Modiꞌin.

A symphonic serie with important soloists have been organized at the Franco Theatre in Kyiv, with a great welcome by the audience and specialized critic.

Kyiv Virtuosi perform and tour around the world, and are starting a very vast and intense recording schedule for Naxos Records, with Chamber Symphonies by Shostakovich and Silvestrov among others.

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