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Gianluca Saggini

Gianluca Saggini. I’m the Violist of Quartetto Bernini and the Principal Viola of the Chamber
ensemble I Solisti Aquilani, with whom I regularly perform also as soloist.
My Teacher was Giusto Cappone, Berliner Philharmoniker Solo Viola under Karajan. Next I studied
also overseas under the tutelage of Vladimir Mendelssohn (Essen) and Wilfried Strehle (Berlin).
I collaborated as guest player with the major Italian orchestras (Teatro San Carlo - Solo, Arena di
Verona - Solo, Symphonica Toscanini Co-Solo, Filarmonica della Scala - Tutti, Maggio Musicale
Fiorentino – Co Solo, conducted by Maazel, Chailly, Muti, Temirkanov, Gergiev, et al.), performing
in major concert halls worldwide (Oji Hall – Tokyo, Berliner Philharmonie - Berlin, Auditorium
Reina Sofia – Madrid, Teatro alla Scala – Milan) and have collaborated with players and
composers, as Allegrini, Berio, Brunello, Carbonare, Coin, Penderecki, Reich, Sollima, Solbiati.
Since 2017 I have joined as an extra-player the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra.
I currently teach Chamber Music at the State Conservatory of Cosenza (Italy).
I have the privilege to play a viola by the brothers G. & F. Grancino, made in Milan in 1692.