Wed, 21 Jun|
Paphos Ancient Odeon
Solo Cello Concert with Ivan Monighetti
It is with great honour that Technopolis 20 Classics will host the distinguished performer, pedagogue and conductor Ivan Monighetti, one of the most versatile personalities in the classical music world today! The concert will take place on the World Music Day at the Paphos Ancient Odeon.
Time & Location
21 Jun, 20:00
Paphos Ancient Odeon, QC64+3R8, Paphos, Cyprus
About the Event
It is with great honour that Technopolis 20 Classics will host the distinguished performer, pedagogue and conductor Ivan Monighetti, one of the most versatile personalities in the classical music world today, for a concert on the 21st of June 2023! The concert will take place on the World Music Day at the Paphos Ancient Odeon, one of the most important monuments of Nea Paphos at 8pm, where the audience will also have the opportunity to experience the beautiful sunset of Paphos just before the concert begins.
Cellist, teacher and conductor Ivan Monighetti has enjoyed an illustrious career for more than four decades, which has taken him throughout Europe, to America, Japan and Korea. In addition to masterful interpretations of the classical repertoire, he has become known for numerous premieres of modern compositions dedicated to him, many of which are now part of the regular cello repertoire. His rich discography includes over 40 recordings, which have been praised by the press and critics. Cello professor at the Escuela Superier Reina Sofia and Doctor Honoris Causa of the Academy of Music in Krakow, Ivan Monighetti was cello professor at the Musik Akademie Basel for almost 30 years, where he trained several generations of cellists. His students include internationally acclaimed cellists such as Sol Gabetta and Kian Soltani.
The programme will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sofia Gubaidulina, Enric Casals, Mecislaw Wainberg, Gaspar Cassado and Astor Piazzola.
Entrance: €20 / €7 students
Tickets, Information, Reservation at 70002420.
Supporter: Municipality of Paphos
Hospitality Sponsor: Annabelle Hotel
Media Sponsor: Cyprus Mail
Sponsors: Photo Larko
A few words about the musician
Ivan Monighetti: As a sought-after performer, pedagogue and conductor Ivan Monighetti is one of the most versatile personalities in the classical music world today.
For more than four decades he has enjoyed a distinguished career, which has taken him throughout Europe, to America, Japan and Korea. Besides outstanding interpretations of the classical master pieces, he has become known for numerous premieres of modern compositions dedicated to him, many of which belong now to the established cello repertoire. His discography includes over 40 recordings on various labels (ЕСМ, Harmonia mundi, Berlinclassics, Dux) that have been praised by the press and critics. He is Doctor Honoris Causa of the Music Academy in Krakow, cello professor at the Escuela Superior Reina Sofia in Madrid and at the Music Academy in Basel where he trained and mentored several generations of cellists. Among his students are internationally acclaimed soloists such as Sol Gabetta, Kian Soltani, Nicolas Altstaedt, Asier Polo.
Ivan Monighetti, in Krzysztof Penderecki's words "a phenomenal cellist", was the last master student of Mstislav Rostropovitch at the Moscow Conservatory. Winning the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow marked the beginning of an international career for Ivan Monighetti and his continuous rise to world musical elite. Monighetti, who unites in his personality the instrumental virtuoso and the spiritual musician in a very rare way, today pursues a double career as a soloist and as a conductor with an international reputation.
He performs with such important orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Mariinsky Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic. In addition to his solo engagements, Ivan Monighetti can be heard regularly in chamber music concerts on the world's great stages. He performs together with Martha Argerich, Sabine Meyer, Liana Issakadze, Michail Pletnev, Arto Noras, Pavel Gililov.
Monighetti´s performances at numerous contemporary music festivals have made the musician a leading figure in the field of new music. Due to his collaboration with contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Yannis Xenakis, Henri Dutilleux, Alexander Knaifel, Alfred Schnittke, Tan Dun, Sofia Gubaidulina, Valentin Silvestrov or Frangiz Ali-Zadeh, his musical spectrum is constantly expanding. Many of the compositions written for him are now part of a cellist's regular repertoire.
Ivan Monighetti is also a recognized expert in the field of 18th century performance practice. He is the founder and artistic director of the Moscow Early Music Festival. His collaborations in this field include artists such as Anner Bylsma, Simon Standage and Wieland Kuijken.
Ivan Monighetti also acts as a jury member at international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig.