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Aldo Orvieto

Aldo Orvieto studied at the Venice Conservatory. He owes much of his musical development to Aldo Ciccolini, with whom he recorded Busoni’s Fantasia contrappuntistica, released by Naxos in 2020 (8.574086). Orvieto has recorded programmes and concerts for the main European radio broadcasters, including the BBC (UK); RAI (Italy); Radio France; WDR, SDR and SR (Germany); RTBF (Belgium); RSI (Switzerland – Italian), DRS (Switzerland – German) and Swedish radio.

He has recorded more than 90 albums dedicated to 20th-century composers for ASV Records, Black Box Music, cpo, Mode Records, Winter & Winter, Kairos, Hommage, Naxos, Brilliant, Dynamic, Stradivarius, Ricordi and Nuova Fonit Cetra.

Orvieto has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras and ensembles, including the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra Della Toscana and Ensemble 2e2m, appearing at venues such as Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Arena di Verona and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. He has appeared in concert and recorded with violinists Luigi Alberto Bianchi, Felix Ayo, Dora Bratchkova and Rodolfo Bonucci, cellists Arturo Bonucci and Luigi Piovano and singers Sara Mingardo, Monica Bacelli and Luisa Castellani. He has given many world premiere performances, in particular of works by Maderna, Togni, Clementi, Sciarrino, De Pablo, Claudio Ambrosini, Stefano Gervasoni, Luca Francesconi, Azio Corghi and Fabio Nieder.

In 1979 Orvieto was one of the founders of the Ex Novo Ensemble. In 2020, together with cellist Luigi Piovano, he received the Isang Yun Prize (Unesco Creative City of Music Awards) for a recording dedicated to the Korean composer.