Duo Chiesa & Baglini, Italy, 2009

Tour Dates: 15 Sep - 30 Sep, 2009

"Maurizio Baglini and Silvia Chiesa: such an attractive and uncommon duo formed by two outstanding soloists who are also avid chamber music performers at the highest level."

- E. Bergamaschi

Silvia Chiesa - cello
Maurizio Baglini - piano

Here there are the main features allowing them to start, in 2005, an international career which bring the duo into prestigious Festivals and Concert Halls all around the world: France ( Festival du Vigan, Chorégies d’ Orange à Montcaud), Iceland ( Cultural Concert Hall, Rekjavick  ) Scotland ( Paxton House, Edinburgh), Israel( Bar Ilan University ), Brazil  (Festival Jaqcues Klein, Rio de Janeiro) and Italy, of course, their native Country.

Since then, the duo received many engagements and invitations always supported by Television and Radio programs: France Musique, Radiotre, Radio Classica, RTL and, above all, a France 3 live interview and performance introduced by the French famous musicologist Alain Duault  inside his television – program “Toute la musique qu’ ils aiment ” ( all music people love ! ).

Azio Corghi, probably the main composer living in Italy, wrote for them the cello and piano Suite named “ d’ après cinq chansons d’ élite “, published by BMG Ricordi and recorded by Maurizio and Silvia for the label Concerto together with Chopin and Debussy Sonatas. This production was fantastically reviewed by magazines and journals such as: Il Corriere della Sera, Il Giornale, Suonare News, Classic Voice.

This duo frequently shows a concrete interest towards contemporary music, which opens doors to them in Music Seasons such as: Unione Musicale di Torino, Ente Concerti di Pesaro also MICO (Musica Insieme Contemporanea, in Bologna). Musica Insieme Foundation selected their live performance as the best of the Year 2007: their concert was chosen in order to create the Special Limited Edition CD of Musica Insieme Bologna.

The magazine Amadeus decided to present them in June 2008: covering and included cd (Camille Saint Saëns complete cello and piano works) were entirely focused on them both.

Maurizio and Silvia are also artists in residence at the Dionisus Festival of Art, Multimedia and Music, created and founded by Baglini himself in 2007: the Festival takes place every year in September inside the wonderful Wine Cellar of Collemassari, at Cinigiano – Grosseto (Tuscany, Italy).

Silvia Chiesa

Italian cellist from the school of Antonio Janigro, who after a successful debut at the Barbican Hallin Londra with Beethoven’s Triplo Concerto, was invited to join the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra again, in a prestigious American tour where she performed as a soloist in Saint Saens’ first concert. The critics waxed enthusiastically about her unique performance: “Silvia Chiesa was the fine cello soloist, generating a gorgeous tone and supplying of lyrical passion where required.” (Santa Barbara News Press).“Her playing was extremely sensitive, and her silences and pianos were simply amazing. “ (Ucla’s Daily Bruin).”She is an exceptional player, with taste and immaculate, firm fingerwork.” (the Orange County Register).Cellist in the Trio Italiano until 2002, she has played with important musical Italian and international institutions and has recorded for the recording house ARTS the trio’s of Franz Schubert and recorded live the complete trio’s of Beethoven for Rai Sat Show. Particularly sensitive to contemporary music, she was chosen to play the first performances of Maestros Nicola Campogrande, Aldo Clementi, Azio Corghi, Matteo D’Amico, Michele Dall’Ongaro, Maxwell Davies, Giovanni Sollima.

Maurizio Baglini

Born in 1975, in 1999 he unanimously won the World Music Piano Master    of Monte-Carlo. Guest of many prestigious international festivals (Roque d' Anthéron, Lockenhaus, Yokohama - Japan, "Benedetti Michelangeli" of Bergamo and Brescia, the Australian Chamber Music Festival, les Pianos du nouveau siècle a Lille ), he has played for many important institutions such as the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Opera Royale of Versailles, the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the Philarmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo the Symphonic Orchestra         of Barcellona, the Zurcher Kammer Orchestra.

He has worked with many Orchestra Directors such as Emmanuel Krivine, Armin Jordan, Donato Renzetti. His discographic production includes among others the recording of Chopin’s 27 Studies (using both a modern piano as well as classic instruments), a DVD with the New Japan Philarmonic Orchestra and the complete works of Bach – Busoni for the Tudor label. He performs regularly for international radio broadcasts (France Musique, Radio Tre, NHK Japan) and has been exclaimed by critics all over the world as one of the more surprising piano talents of his generation (Le Monde, Washington Post, Le Figaro, American Record Guide). This CD contains the first recording ever made of “ d’ après cinq chansons d’ élite “dedicated by Azio Corghi to the Silvia Chiesa – Maurizio Baglini duo.


"Maurizio Baglini and Silvia Chiesa: such an attractive and uncommon duo formed by two outstanding soloists who are also avid chamber music performers at the highest level."                                                   

  - E. Bergamaschi