Francesco and Stefano Parrino

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Francesco and Stefano Parrino
Francesco and Stefano
Parrino
violin and flute
www.violinandflute.com
Via Mac Mahon 30
20155 Milan Italy
[email protected]
+39 347 4419207
[email protected]
+39 328 4448458
Biography
Being brothers as well as colleagues, Francesco and
Stefano Parrino have always collaborated musically.
Soloists with international careers, they are also
founding members of the Trio Albatros Ensemble
and the Quartetto DuePiùDue – two of the most
interesting ensembles in the Italian and international chamber scene – and boast collaborations with
some of the most significant modern and contemporary composers. Both have obtained several
degrees in prestigious European musical and
university institutions and have performed in
important theatres and concert halls in Austria,
Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, France,
Hong- Kong, Italy, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia,
Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom, receiving
enthusiastic praise from the public and the critics alike.
Their repertoires span from eighteenth-century to contemporary music, with special attention to the nineteenth-century repertoire and the discovery of unjustly neglected works and composers. Both of them are busy
pedagogues and are currently teaching staff at the Conservatories “Niccolò Paganini” of Genoa and “Arcangelo
Corelli” in Messina. They are the founders and organisers of the Festival-Masterclass “LeAltreNote”, an international event that takes place in Valtellina (Italy).
In 2015, which marked the fiftieth anniversary of Giorgio Federico Ghedini’s death, Francesco and Stefano have
given a series of concerts celebrating the composer and, together with the violin concerto (“Il belprato”) and the
flute concerto (Sonata da concerto), have been privileged to perform Ghedini’s double concerto “dell’Alderina”
for flute, violin and strings for the first time in sixty five years, since its first and sole performance. Francesco and
Stefano have collaborated as soloists with several orchestras: the ensembles of Aarad and Kosice, the Turin
Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Catanzaro Province, the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, the “Armonici” Chamber Orchestra, the “Bartolomeo Bruni” Chamber Orchestra, the “Stesichoros” Chamber Orchestra, the San Remo
Symphony, the Academic Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Symphonia of the London Royal
Academy of Music, the Suisse-Italian Radio Orchestra, the “Arturo Toscanini” Symphony.
They have made numerous world première recordings for the Stradivarius label as soloists (Friedrich Kuhlau,
Saverio Mercadante, Henri Vieuxtemps), soloists with orchestra (Giorgio Federico Ghedini and Gian Francesco
Malipiero), in duo with piano (Louis Spohr) and in trio (Bohuslav Martinů and Nino Rota). Another world
première, the double CD containing the flute quartets by Giuseppe Maria Cambini (Quartetto DuePiùDue), has
recently been released by Brilliant Classics and the same record label will soon release Leo Ornstein’s works for
violin and piano as well as for flute and piano.
Francesco plays on three beautiful violins: a Gaetano
Gadda (circa 1930), a Giacomo & Leandro Bisiach (1962)
and a Giuseppe & Antonio Gagliano (circa 1790-1805)
that he has been generously lent by the heirs of the
great conductor Gino Marinuzzi. He owns two
precious bows made by Benoit Rolland and a 1930
Eugène Sartory he was given by an anonymous admirer. Stefano, beside being ambassador of AZUMI
flutes in Italy, is a Yamaha International Artist. He
plays two precious Yamaha wooden and golden
flutes.

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