Paganini Ensemble

Mario Trabucco took a diploma at the Conservatory "Niccolò Paganini" in Genoa under the guidance of Mario Ruminelli, at a very early age. He won the Competition "Vittorio Veneto" in 1970 and he specialised at the "Accademia Chigiana" in Siena where he took a diploma with full marks, attending the courses by Salvatore Accardo and Riccardo Brengola. He has started a career as a soloist at the "Teatro Comunale" in Florence, Rome, Genoa, in many other cities in Italy and abroad. He was concertmaster at the Opera House in Rome, at the "Teatro Comunale" in Florence, and at the "Teatro Carlo Felice" in Genoa. He plays as concertmaster at the Italian-Switzerland Orchestra and lately at S. Cecilia Orchestra in Rome.
He is professor of violin at the Conservatory "Niccolò Paganini" in Genoa, and he is the curator of the "Cannone", the famous violin "Guarneri del Gesù" that belonged to Niccolò Paganini, with whom he has recently played in Hanoi for the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of Vietnam.

Ernest Braucher was born in Chicago, he started his violin studies under the guidance of the violin teacher Nasu, and attending the summer courses by Renato De Barbieri at the Mozarteum in Salzsburg.
After having taken his secondary school diploma he moved to Italy where he completed his violin studies in Genoa at the Conservatory "Niccolò Paganini" and took a diploma. Then he started the study of the viola under the guidance of Pozzi and he specialised with Farulli, Giuranna and Gandelsman.
He won the competition as viola player in the Italian Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra (Rai), then at the "Teatro la Fenice" in Venice, at the "Teatro Regio" in Turin and in the "Teatro Carlo Felice" in Genoa, where he currently works.
For several years he has been playing the viola in the "Paganini Quartet", ensemble with whom he was on tour and made recording sessions.
He is currently the first viola of the ensemble "Europa Galante", with whom he has made many recording sessions and tours, obtaining the approval of the musical critics.

Matteo Ronchini took a degree with full marks at the Conservatory of Milan, obtaining still very young several scholarships and winning competitions such as "Filarmonici of Turin" at Saluzzo e the first Competition "A.Tonelli" at Carpi. From 1985 to 1991 he specialised at the "Accademia d’archi" in Cremona with Filippini, Giuranna and Accardo. He was chosen by Accardo to be part of the "Stauffer String Quartet", and he performed in the most important Italian concert halls, among those "Teatro Sistina" in Rome, the "Teatro Morlacchi" in Perugia, the "La Pergola" in Florence, the International Festival in Cremona, the "Stauffer Quartet" was the first Italian Quartet to tour China, with concerts both in Beijing and in Shanghai. As a soloist he has played with the "Angelicum" orchestra, in the "Pomeriggi Musicali" in Milan, the Fiesole Chamber Orchestra, with the violinist Felix Ayo and he collaborates with "I Virtuosi italiani" String Orchestra of Modena. In 1995 he was the founding member, together his brothers, of the "Quartetto Ronchino" ensemble and made several performances all over Italy.
Since 1999 he has been teaching at Paganini Conservatory in Genoa. He is the first cello player in the Italian Chamber Orchestra founded by Salvatore Accardo, with whom he played for the 50th anniversary of he Italian Constitution. He collaborates with the United Europe Chamber Orchestra of Milan since its foundation.

Jose’ Scanu began his musical studies with the Italian pupils of the great Andrés Segovia: Aldo Minella, Oscar Ghiglia, Ruggero Chiesa, Guido Margaria, under whose guidance he took a diploma with full marks at the Vivaldi Consevatory in Milan. He graduates with honours in German Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the Genoa University, after achieving good results in musical competitions, he started a musical career at a very early age, playing all over Europe and in the United States. He was founding member of the "Camerata Musicale Ligure", and he is frequently invited to play in several symphonic orchestras as a soloist, among those the Sanremo Symphonic Orchestra and the J. C. Bach.’Orchestra.
From 1994 to 1996 he has been the artistic director of the Sanremo Symphonic Orchestra and many other orchestras and musical institutions such as the "Teatro & Musica di Liguria" Festival in Diano Castello, Scanu has recorded for the Italian Broadcasting Corporation (RAI), for different record companies both in classical music and hauteur music and he alternates both musical, journalist and teaching career at the University of Genoa.
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