Andrea Obiso

Andrea Obiso

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Biography of violinist Andrea Obiso

Born in 1994, he is one of the youngest violinists in the world that received his first major degree with honors and special mention at only fourteen years old.

Considered by critics an “enfant prodige”, he began studying violin with his father at age six and after a year he made his debut recital with his mother, pianist.

Being very fast at mastering the instrument, Andrea made his debut as a soloist at age thirteen with the "Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana" performing H. Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5.

Andrea Obiso won the “66th ARD International Competition 2017” in Munich (Germany) where he also won the special prize for the best performance of the world-premiered work “For Solo Violin” written by Avner Dorman.

Andrea was awarded 1st Prize and Public Prize at the Prix Ravel 2017, 2nd Prize at the "XI A. Khachaturian International Violin Competition",  the "Special Prize for Virtuosic Performance" at the "6th Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians” in Korea. He was a semifinalist at the “Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition” and winner of eleven first prizes in national competitions.

Andrea  is an “Artist Diploma” student at the world-renowned “Curtis Institute of Music” in Philadelphia where he studies with Aaron Rosand under the “Eileen Rosenau Fellowship Program.” Furthermore, he studies conducting, counterpoint in composition, improvisation and aesthetics of music with the professors and his mentors Jonathan Coopersmith, Noam Sivan and Ford Lallerstaedt.

From 2005 to 2015, he has been the youngest student admitted to the Accademia Chigiana in Siena (Italy) in the studio of  Boris Belkin, with whom he studied also at the Maastricht Conservatory.

He has received musical advices and collaborated with Lilya Zilberstein, Antonio Meneses, Augustin Hadelich, Bob McDonald, Peter Wiley, Arnold Steinhardt, Ignatius Solzhenitsyn, Ida Kavafian, Roberto Diaz, Gérard Poulet, Olivier Charlier, Philippe Graffin, Isabelle Duha, Alexis Galperine, Bruno Pasquier, the Ebéne Quartet, Mikhail Kopelman, Kimiko Nakazawa, George Pehlivanian, Steven Mercurio, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Michael Francis, Vladimir Spivakov, Andrea Licata, Stefano Ranzani and Nicola Paszkowsky.

He has an impressive solo and chamber music repertoire. His list of  34 violin concertos includes those of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Sibelius, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Paganini, Glazunov, Dvorak, Strauss, Prokofiev and many others.

His most important performances have happened with the Bayerische Rundfunk Symphonie Orchester, Muenchener Kammerorchester, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra of Japan, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Orchestra del Teatro Bellini di Catania, Orchestra Filarmonica di Bologna, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orkest der Lage Landen, Moscow Virtuosi, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Limburgs Symfonie Orkest, Orchestra Arturo Toscanini di Parma and   many others, always acclaimed  by public and critics.

He has participated  in several TV Shows and Radio Programs on BR-KLASSIK  in Germany, on RAI 1 in Italy, and was a guest artist in many prestigious festivals as the “Festival of the Two Worlds” in Spoleto, the “Fontainebleau  Music Festival” in Paris, "Sagra Malatestiana" in Rimini and the "Linari Classical Music Festival" in Florence.

In earlier seasons he made his debut in Moscow, at the Kremlin, with "The Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra" and  Vladimir Spivakov, conductor, then in Japan and China. His 2016-2017 season kept Andrea on Tour in Europe, in Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile) and to make his debut at  the Herculessaal and  at Gasteig Philarmonie in Munich. In 2018 Andrea is going on tour  in Germany and  Finland and he will make his debut at the prestigious Berlin Philarmonie with the Deutches Symphonie Orchester Berlin presented  and  recorded by Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Andrea Obiso currently plays on a “Joseph Guarneri del Gesù 1741" violin, gracefully loaned by “NPO Yellow Angel" and uses a "E. Pajeot" bow  loaned by  “Nippon Violin Co. Ltd.”.

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Repertoire

Violin Solo

Johann S. Bach Sonata e Partite
Niccolò Paganini

Capricci Op.1
God save the king
Nel cor più non mi sento
Duet for one violin

Henry Wieniawski Capricci Op.10
Fritz Kreisler Recitativo und Scherzo-Caprice
Béla Bartók Sonata for solo violin***
Eugene Ysaye

Violin Sonatas Op.27
Sonata for two violins

Sergey Prokofiev

Sonata for violin solo
Sonata for two violins***

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

Erlkönig***
Six Etudes
Last Rose of Summer***

Luciano Berio Sequenza VIII
Avner Dorman Solo sonata in 5 movements

Violin and Piano & Chamber Music

Tommaso Vitali Chaconne in G minor
Henry Wieniawski

Polonaise de Concert in D major Op.4
Polonaise Brillante in A major op.21
Scherzo-Tarantella Op.16
Variations from an Original Theme Op.15
Fantasie Brillante sur “Faust” Op.20

Franz Schubert

Rondo D 438 in A major Sonatina D384 in D major
Sonatina D408 in G minor
Sonata D574 in A major
Octet in F major

Fritz Kreisler

Tambourin Chinois Liebesleid
Preludio und Allegro
Danse Espagnole
Shön Rosmarin

Niccolò Paganini

Sonatina Op. 3 No. 12 in E minor
Le Streghe (arr. Kreisler)
I Palpiti
Cantabile

Pablo de Sarasate

Habanera op.21
Romanza Andaluza Op.22 n.1
Introduction and Tarantella Op.43
Zigeunerweisen
Carmen Fantasy***

Piotr I. Tchaikovsky

Melodie
Serenade malinconique
Valse-Scherzo Op.34

Wolfgang A. Mozart

Sonata in G major KV 301
Sonata in E minor KV 304
Sonata in A major KV 305***
Sonata in C major KV 296
Sonata in B flat major KV 378
Sonata in B flat major KV 454***
Adagio KV 262
Rondò KV 373
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings KV581 in A major ***
Sonata for Violin and Viola in G major ***
Sonata for Violin and Viola in B flat major ***

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata n.1 in D major Op.12
Sonata n.3 in E flat major Op.12***
Sonata n.4 in A minor Op.23
Sonata n.5 in F major Op.24***
Sonata n.7 in C minor Op. 30***
Sonata n.8 in G major Op.30
String Quartet Op. 18
String Quartet Op. 59 no.1 & 2
String Quartet Op. 95
String Quartet Op. 133

Johannes Brahms

Sonata n. 2 in A major Op. 100 Sonata n. 3 in D minor Op. 108
Piano Trio n. 1 in B major Op. 8***
Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34***
String Sextet in B flat Major***

Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata n.1 in F minor Op.80***
Sonata n.2 in D major Op.94a
Sonata for two violins in C major Op.56 ***
Valse from "Cinderella”
Cinq Melodies Op.35 bis

Aram Khachaturian

Song-Poeme***
Dance***

Maurice Ravel

Sonata No. 2 M 77***
Tzigane
Piano Trio in A minor***
String Quartet in F major

Dimitri Shostakovich

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor Op. 8
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 67
Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57***
Preludes Op. 34 (arr. Tsyganov)

Sergei Taneyev Piano Quartet in E major Op. 20***
Camille Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28
César Franck Sonata in A major***
Ottorino Respighi Sonata in B minor***
Arvo Pärt Fratres
Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major
Felix Mendelssohn

Piano trio in C minor
String Octet in E flat major

Richard Strauss

Sonata in E flat major
Capriccio for Sextet

Violin & Orchestra

G.B. Viotti Concerto No.22 in A minor
Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto No.1 in A minor
Concerto No.2 in E major
Concerto for two violins in D minor

Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto No.1 in B flat major KV 207
Concerto No.3 in G major KV 216
Concerto No.5 in A major KV 218
Sinfonia Concertante KV 364 in E flat major
Adagio KV 261
Rondò KV 373

Henry Vieuxtemps Concerto No.5 in A minor
Max Bruch

Concerto No.1 in G minor
Scottish Fantasy in E flat major Op.46

Camille Saint Saens

Concerto No.3 in B minor
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28

Felix Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor Op.64
Henry W. Ernst Concerto in F sharp minor
Piotr. I. Tchaikovsky

Concerto in D major
Melodie
Serenade malinconique
Valse-Scherzo Op.34

J. Brahms

Concerto in D major Op.77***
Concerto in A minor Op.102 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra***

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Romanza in F major
Romanza in G major

Niccolò Paganini Concerto No.1 in D major
Aram Khachaturian Concerto in C major
Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto No.1 in D major
Concerto No.2 in G minor

Dimitri Shostakovich Concerto No.1 in A minor Op.77***
Antonin Dvorak Concerto in A minor Op.53
Jean Sibelius Concerto in D minor
Maurice Ravel Tzigane
Alexander Glazunov Concerto in A minor Op.82
Richard Strauss Concerto in D minor Op.8 ***
Antonio Vivaldi Le Quattro Stagioni
Max Richter Four Season Recomposed
He Zhanhao - Chen Gang Butterfly Lovers Concerto
Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto Op. 15