European Mozartways

Italy - Milano

250th anniversary of W.A. Mozart's first journey to Italy

Concert 23 January and Violin Adelaide

The first concert took place on 23 January as part of the celebrations to mark the return of W.A. Mozart's stay in Milan.

The Insubria Chamber Orchestra played under the direction of Giorgio Rodolfa Marini. Soloists of the concert were Alessandra Sonia Romano / violin and Bruno Canino / piano. The program included works by W.A. Mozart, J.S. Bach and F.M. Bartholdy.

The concert gave the public the opportunity to see and hear the so-called violin of "Madame Adélaïde" for the first time. The violin belonged to Maria Adelaide, Princess of France, who was one of the most influential women during the reign of her father Louis XV and her nephew Louis XVI and was a trained violinist.

The violin was purchased in 2019 by the famous collector Eng. Carlo Alberto Carutti, who reconstructed the fascinating history of the violin and wrote a short libretto and the technical data sheet of the instrument.

This magnificent instrument was used, among other things, to perform the concerto that the young Mozart would have dedicated to "Madame Adélaïde", the Violin Concerto K. 294 a.

The next item on the 250th anniversary concert programme is a concert with the Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio at the Conservatorio G. Verdi, conducted by Pietro Mianiti, on 10 March. The soloists are Sofia Michedlishivili, soprano. The narrator is Sandro Cappelleto.

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