Giulio Sanna

Giulio Sanna

Born in 1994, he began studying the cello at the age of six. He graduated from the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory of Turin with Massimo Macrì. Afterwards he studied at the “Scuola di musica di Fiesole” with Natalia Gutman, at the “Accademia W. Stauffer” with Antonio Meneses, and graduated in Master Performance at the prestigious “Musik-Akademie Basel”, with Thomas Demenga. He is currently attending the “Ergaenzungstudium” with Maestro Christoph Coin in the “Schola Cantorum Basilensis” and is specialising in “Historische Aufführungspraxis Master Musik” at the “Hochschule für Musik Freiburg” with Maestro Christoph Dangel. He has attended master classes with Umberto Clerici, Johannes Goritzki, Elisabeth Wilson, Marianne Chen, and been involved in the “ECMA” (European Chamber Music Association) and the AEQUA (European Quartet Academy), studying with masters such as Hatto Beyerle, Miguel Da Silva, Antonello Farulli , Irvine Arditti, Johannes Meissl, Lorenza Borrani, Andrea Nannoni, Patrick Judt, Christophe Giovaninetti, Ida Bieler, in the “Musikhochschule Lübeck” with Heime Mueller, in the “Accademia Chigiana” with Clive Greensmith and has taken part in several masterclasses with Christophe Coin, Belcea Quartet, Filippo Faes, Michael Flaksman. He collaborates with “Kammerorchester Basel”, with whom he played in concert halls such as “Elbphilharmonie” Hamburg, “KKL” Luzern, and “Tonhalle” Düsseldorf, with conductors such as Giovanni Antonini, Heinz Holliger and Paul McCreesh, and with various orchestras and chamber groups such as: “Swiss Chamber Soloists & Camerata”, “Camerata Variabile”, “Yes” (Young Euro-Asian Soloists) Orchestra, “Neues Orchester Basel”, “Musique des Lumières”, and “Basel Sinfonietta”. He has collaborated with “Cei-Youth Orchestra”, “Camerata Ducale Orchestra”, “Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino”, “Orchestra Filarmonica di Bologna”, and “Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”. He has played as a duo with pianist Massimiliano Génot, for a government project “Suono Italiano” at the “Istituto Italiano di Cultura” in Marseille, and, they have recorded CDs such as: “Franz Liszt, a musician for Europe”, The complete sonatas for cello and piano by L. van Beethoven for “Brilliant” and a monographic disc of the composer Giuseppe D’Angelo for “Amadeus Arte – Naxos”. He has played in prestigious festivals such as: “Swiss Chamber Concerts, Astra”, “Martinu Festtage”, Festival “MiTo”, Spoleto “Festival dei Due Mondi”, “Mantova Chamber Music Festival”, “Torino Chamber Music Festival”, and “Lucca Classica Music Festival”. From 2011 to 2018, he was a member of the TAAG String Quartet with whom he published, with the collaboration of “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Arcidiocesi, Opera del Duomo and Tuscany Edition, a DVD in “Battistero San Giovanni” (Florence) and, in March 2018, performed at the “Museo del Bardo” in Tunis, in collaboration with “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole”, “Istituto Italiano di Cultura”, Regione Toscana, “Uffizi” and “Museo Archeologico di Firenze”. The quartet has also collaborated with musicologists such as Sandro Cappelletto and Giovanni Bietti.

With the TAAG String Quartet, he won 1st prize at “Concorso Pugnani”; 1st prize, the special prize “PieroFarulli” and the jury’s special prize at “Premio Crescendo” competition; and 1st prize in the chamber music category at “Concorso Internazionale Svirél”. He received the “Adelina Ferri” scholarship from the Lions Regio of Turin in 2011 and the “Music Talents, Conservatorio CRT-Fondazione Giuseppe Verdi di Torino” scholarship in 2016 and 2017.  Since 2017, he has received a scholarship from the “De Sono” Foundation.