Federico Stassi Italy ← Back to list
Dates of masterclasses: 25 April - 2 May 2021
Born in Palermo, he graduated with Honors in Viola and Honorable Mention in Chamber Music at the Conservatorium “Santa Cecilia” in Roma respectfully with M° Massimo Paris and the M° Roberto Galletto.
He started his studies with M° Renato D’Anna in the Conservatorium of his city and graduated in the Conservatorium “G.B. Martini” of Bologna with M° Antonello Farulli.
In addition he've studied with the M° Carlo Pozzi, Piero Farulli, Riccardo Brengola, Giuseppe Prencipe and more at various Musical Institutions such as the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, International Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, International Academy of “Filarmonica della Scala” in Milan and other.
He obtained the “Bachelor” in Viola Classic at the Maastricht Royal Conservatoire with M° Michael Kugel of whom he will be his assistant at a series of masterclasses in Italy. He obtained the Superior Graduate in Viola and Chamber Music at the Santa Cecilia International Academy in Rome with M° Massimo Paris and M° Carlo Fabiano.
In the 1997 he won the “Award of Merit” in Academy Chigiana of Siena and in 2003 won second prize at the International Music Competition "Johannes Brahms" in Acqui Terme (AL) in the category "String Soloists" and the “Most Distinguished Award” in International Music Competition “Ibla Grand Prize” 2015.
He served as Principal Viola in many orchestras, including the “Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma” (from 2003 to 2007), the Orchestra “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan, Turin Philharmonic Orchestra, the “Orchestra del Teatro Lirico” in Spoleto, the “Scarlatti Orchestra” of Naples, to name a few...
From 2003 to 2007 he was Professor of Viola at the International Academy of Music "Arts Academy" in Rome and in 2011 at the “Municipal School of Art” in Rome. In October 2005 was invited to give a Viola masterclass at the National Theatre of Brasilia and in 2010 in Roosevelt University of Chicago.
He’s lecturer of viola and strings in many italian cities for music Masterclasses (Firenze, Bari, Livorno, Messina, Gubbio, etc...).
He was Professor of Chamber Music at the Superior Music University "Arturo Toscanini" by Ribera (Agrigento - Italy), at the State Conservatorium of Bari, Fermo, Palermo and actually is Professor of Chamber Music at the state Conservatory “Gioacchino Rossini” of Pesaro. Since 2007 he has been a member of Bottesini Quintet which makes recordings and tournee around the world.
Recently He's founded, with M° Roberto Galletto, the Quintetto Santa Cecilia which makes tournée in Europe and Asia.
He plays Viola Tomaso Eberle, Naples, 1780.