Federico Ferri

Conductor and cellist, Sony artist since 2013, Federico Ferri is the musical director and founder of the Accademia degli Astrusi and the Ensemble Respigi: with these groups he has developed and promoted projects and concerts from baroque to contemporary music with renowned soloists such as A.C. Antonacci, S. Mingardo, B. Canino, F.M. Ormezowsky, L. Polverelli, D. Nordio, P. Berman, D. Rossi, S. Montanari. He performed in prestigious venues such as Grand Theatre de l’Opera National de Bordeaux, Berlin Konzerthaus, Royal Palace in Lisbon, Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, Wigmore Hall, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke in Gent, Teatro dal Verme in Milan and Teatro della Pergola in Florence, within festivals such as MiTo SettembreMusica, Ravenna Festival, Reate Festival, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti di Roma, Unione Musicale di Torino and Amici della Musica di Firenze. He conducted orchestras such as the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra dell’Accademia Filarmonica della Scala and I Pomeriggi Musicali. He conducted some world premières, which were enthusiastically received by public and critics alike: one was “Stagioni” by Adriano Guarnieri, in collaboration with Rai Trade. Of particular significance is also his activity in rediscovering and promoting the forgotten repertoire of the 20th century, such as some unedited scores by F. Margola and L. Simoni. In the recent period, he focused his activity on the rediscovery of the instrumental works of Padre Giovanni Battista Martini, a continuing project bringing back to light the valuable but forgotten compositions of Mozart’s famous teacher. He looked after the critical edition of Martini’s works for Suvini-Zerboni with D. Proni and recorded these music for the first time ever, with original baroque instruments. Recently, he conducted at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna “Il Don Chisciotte” and “Il Maestro di Musica”, two Martini’s rare intermezzos: the scenery was based on some original drawings made specifically for the occasion by Nobel Laureate Dario Fo. He recorded for Velut Luna, Tactus, Cd Classics: many of his recordings and concerts have been transmitted by TV and radio stations such as BBC, Rai 1, Rai 3, Rai 5, Sky Classica HD, Unitel Tv, Radio Vaticana, SBS, Radio Svizzera Italiana and Rai Radio3, receiving constant critical acclaim. He studied cello with M. Godoli, M. Maisky, F.M. Ormezowsky, R. Filippini, M. Valli and composition with A. Guarnieri. He studied orchestral direction with L. Salomon, I. Karabchewsky, A. Ceccato and in particular with C.M. Giulini and has been assistant of G. Noseda for some opera productions. In the near future, he will perform again at MiTo and in concerts in Bologna, La Monnaie in Bruxelles, Auditorio Principe Felipe in Oviedo, Auditorium Nacional of Madrid. March 2014