Oscar Piastrelloni

Oscar Piastrelloni 

Violoncellist, Oscar Piastrelloni studied violoncello at G.B. Martini Conservatory in Bologna with Giorgio Sassi, who was the last student of the great Camillo Oblach, later on at G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, and at the Stauffer International Academy in Cremona with Rocco Filippini, who afterwards would express a preference for him to succeed to his Chair at Milan Conservatory. He also acknowledges Franco Maggio Ormezowsky and André Navarra for their influence in his training. As a soloist and chamber music player, highlights of Piastrelloni's recent engagements include performances at the München Deutsches Museum, soloist in the Dvoràk cello Concerto throughout Italy on tour with Amsterdam's "J. Pzn. Sweelinck" Symphony Orchestra, a Japanese tour with the “Ludwig Ensemble" String Trio, telecast by NHK, and RAI radiotre broadcast of his premieres of Respighi's recently discovered cello Concert and other compositions for solo cello and orchestra, which were also recorded by Bongiovanni label. He performed together with Leon SpÏrer, Pierre Amoyal, Thomas Christian, Fabrice Pierre, Thomasz Thomaszewski, Rocco Filippini and is a founder, together with Attilio Motzo and Dimitri Mattu, of the "Trio d'archi di Cagliari", which recorded for Inviolata" label that alredy requested a second recording concerneing Italian Autors.  As guest first cello soloist he joined the Turin RAI Symphony, Cagliari Teatro Lirico, San Remo Symphony, and the Ferrara OCF Orchestras and was invited by the Camerata Strumentale di Roma, arose after the the dissolution of "Virtuosi di Roma", to join their 2005 Japan tour performing at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall and Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall.  After winning a competitive National examination, he became professor of violoncello at the G.P. da Palestrina Cagliari Conservatory, and is regularly invited to present cello and chamber music masterclasses at Carloforte "Incontri musicali Internazionali", and at International Euromediterranean Academy" in La Maddalena (Sardinia, Italy) and at ICMC International Festival in Positano and Shanghai.
He plays on a cello by Raffaele Fiorini, made in Bologna in 1894.