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Born in Bolzano, Italy.
1977 - 1980
Studies at the "Istituto Statale d'Arte", Trento
1980 - 1984
Studies at the "Accademia di Belle Arti", Urbino
1989 - 1990
Scholarship "Wilhelm Lehmbruck", city of Duisburg, Germany;
Atelier in the Krupp factories of Rheinhausen.
1991 - 1992
Teaches Sculpture in the "Accademia di Belle Arti", Urbino.
Lives and works in Cormons, Friuli, Italy.
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“MARBLE made FLESH”
cellist and composer
Born in Torino, 1955, Claudio Ronco studied in the Conservatory under the guidance of Pietro Nava, former cellist of the Royal Opera Theatre. Interested in extra-european music, he graduated in 1976 from Calcutta University, India. In 1978 studied with Anner Bijlsma and Christophe Coin, in Genève, Basel and Paris. Since 1980 he has been the solo cellist of the celebrated Clemencic Consort of Vienna, with whom he has performed concerts and Operas all over the world, being active also in the greatest part of the huge discographical production of the group, mainly published by Harmonia Mundi, Sony, Accord Musifrance and the Italian label Nuova Era. He has realized several recordings of his own musicological discoveries, such as the works of the Neapolitan cello virtuoso Salvatore Lanzetti, as well as many first world recordings of great interest, such as the integral work for Duo of Nicolò Paganini, the complete piano Trios of the great Danish romantic composers N.W. Gade, or the splendid Sonatas for cello and piano by the celebrated romantic cello virtuoso Alfredo Piatti.
Highly appreciated by critics as an exceptional interpreter of the major virtuoso repertoire, baroque as well as romantic, he has collaborated, among the many, with Ensemble 415, Jordi Savall and the Hesperion XX. He's a regular guest of the main European Festivals, such as "Musica Antiqua de Sevilla", "Alte Musikfestival Berlin", "Festival International de violoncelle" of Beauvais , "Musikverein" of Vienna , "Oude Musik Festival" in Holland . He has broadcasted for RAI, OEsterreicher Rundfunk, Bayerische Rundfunk, Danmarks Radio, Radio France , R.T. Svizzera, Radio Canada , etc. Some videos of his works were done by ZDF and Canadian Television.
As a composer, he has privileged Chamber Music groups, writing not less than one hundred works for voices and instruments. Among his successful compositions, “Sacred Mountains” for cello, electronics and one actor (2003, prod. Festival Pucciniano, Torre del Lago, Lucca) “Elegy for Israel” for chamber orchestra and electronics (Venezia 2002, prod. Teatro Groggia), “Bridges-Ponti”, for cello and chamber orchestra (Vancouver , 2001, prod. N. Rothstein Theatre), “Umbilicus” for cello, clarinet, sax, electronics and two dancers (Venezia 2001, prod Ikona Gallery and Porto di Venezia), or the neo-baroque works like “Le Tombeau de Mr. Farinelli” for cello, violin and cembalo (1998, prod. Festival de Granada) and the chamber Opera “Serenata Pastorale” for three voices, cello, violin and cembalo (1988, prod. RAI and Festival Segni Barocchi di Foligno).
Since 1983 he lives in Venice.
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“MARBLE made FLESH”