born on 6/4/1933 in Milano, Lombardia, Italy
"Bruno Giuranna, born in Milan, completed his musical studies at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome receiving his diploma in violin and viola. He was one of the founding members of the famed chamber group I Musici and as soloist on both the viola and viola d’amore, took part in numerous highly acclaimed tours of Europe, Asia, North and Central America.
"Mr. Giuranna began his solo career in 1954 when he performed the world premiere of Giorgio Federico Ghedini’s Concerto for VioIa and Orchestra with Herbert von Karajan conducting. He has since performed regularly with leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and La Scala in Milan under conductors including Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir John Barbirolli, Riccardo Muti and Sergiu Celibidache.
"Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and International Chair at the Royal Academy of Music in London 1995-96, Mr. Giuranna is now Visiting Professor of viola at the University of Limerick. He has given master classes throughout the world and was a frequent guest at the Marlboro Festival in Vermont. From 1983 to 1992 Bruno Giuranna was Artistic Director of the Padova Chamber Orchestra and of the International Chamber Music Festival in Asolo, Italy, where he now lives. He was president of the Jury of the Bruno Giuranna International Viola CompetÌtion in Brazil. His extensive discography includes Mozart’s Sinfonia Còncertante with Henryk Szeryng, the complete Vivaldi Concerti for viola d’amore and the Mozart Piano Quartets with the Beaux Arts Trio for Philips Records.
"In 1990 Mr. Giuranna’s recording of the Beethoven String Trios with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mstislav Rostropovich for Deutsche Grammophon was nominated for a Grammy Award and his recording of the Boccherini Concerti won the coveted Grand Prix du Disque from the prestigious Academie Charles Cros of Paris. Bruno Giuranna was the artistic director of the "Orchestra da Camera di Padova" from 1983 till 1992 and in 1998 he started an intensive cooperation with the "Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali" in Milan."
Giuranna was also responsible for a transcription of Bach's Goldberg Variations. The world premiere recording of this work was made by the Trio Broz in 2008. Bruno Giuranna was also a member of the Trio Italiano d'Archi.
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