GuestThe Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra
In 2002 Andrea Favalessa won bronze medal for Arts and Culture, presented him by the President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. He has won a number of prizes in international competitions including first prize in the “V. Bucchi” award in Rome. He has played first cello in the Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra since 2016, as well as in the Israel Philarmonic orchestra, the Teatro alla Scala orchestra, the Teatro alla Fenice orchestra in Venice, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and the Italian Chamber orchestra. He has played in major venues such as the Sala Verdi of the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan, the Teatro Coliseu in Buenos Aires and the Philarmonic Academy in Bologna. He is also very active in the sphere of chamber music and has worked with musicians like B. Canino, K. Sahatci and F. Petracchi; since 2004 he has also collaborated with the pianist Maria Semeraro with whom he has recorded two CDs for the Brilliant Classics label. He has played as soloist in the Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra and the chamber orchestra of Bologna. Andrea graduated with top marks and honours from the Milan Conservatory under the guidance maestro M. Bernardin; following that he also took several master classes with important maestros including M. Brunello, E. Dindo and R. Filippini.