Valeriano Taddeo (cello) – IT

Valeriano Taddeo was born in Rome into a family of musicians, and graduated with top honors from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia under Francesco Strano.
He was selected to play in the most important international youth orchestras including the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, the European Community Orchestra ECYO, and the Italian Chamber Orchestra directed by Salvatore Accardo.
He perfected his technique on cello under Misha Maisky at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, with Mario Brunello at the “Romanini” Foundation in Brescia, Rocco Filippini at the “W. Stauffer” Academy in Cremona, Amedeo Baldovino at the School of Music in Fiesole, and Klaus Kangiesser at the Luxembourg Conservatory. For chamber music he studied with Salvatore Accardo at the “W. Stauffer” Academy in Cremona, Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, as well as with famous ensembles including the Amadeus, Italiano, Melos, Alban Berg, Tokyo, Cherubini and La Salle Quartets within important international schools such as the Pro Quartet Academy in Paris, the Royal Academy of London, the Conservatory of Klagenfurt, the Conservatory of Lyon and the Britten-Pears School in Aldebrugh.
Graduating repeatedly “cum laude” from the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, he asserted himself in 12 solo and chamber music competitions. Among others – 1st Prize at the 1992 Rassegna Vittorio Veneto, 1st Prize and Special Prize at the Lodi National Professional Competition presided by Luciano Chailly, 1st Prizes at the 1995 Cremona International Competition and 1997 Rome “Bucchi” Competition, and 2nd Prizes at the 1995 “Viotti” International Competition in Vercelli and 1994 competition in Caltanisetta. He was awarded the prestigious “Philharmonic of La Scala” scholarship by Riccardo Muti.
He plays with the most important concert organizations and in the most important festivals: the Roman Philharmonic Academy, Friends of Music in Florence, the Philharmonic Academy in Bologna, the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa, the Opera Theater of Rome, the A. Scarlatti Association in Naples, the Humanitarian Society in Milan, as well as the Festivals of Ravello, Cremona, “Pergolesi” of Jesi, Pontino, Sagro Malatestiana, RomaEuropa, Biennale in Venice, International Weeks in Naples invited by Salvatore Accardo, Todi, Sagra Umbra, “Musicades” of Lyon, Aldebrugh, the Obeesdorfer Musiksommer Festival, Festival del LePau in Le Mans, Strasbourg, Beijing and Oslo.
He is a founding member of the Quartetto Bernini, recognized as one of the most accomplished chamber groups on the international scene, with which he normally tours Europe, the USA, the Middle and Far East. He also collaborates with eminent musicians such as Salvatore Accardo, Rocco Filippini, Franco Petracchi, Bruno Canino, Giovanni Sollima, Alessandro Carbonare, Paul Cortese, Jun Kanno, Alain Meunier, Paul Katz, Margareth Batjer, Toby Hoffman, Gerard Caussè, Pascal Dusapin, Ghideon Lewinshon, Matteo D’Amico and Alessandro Sbordoni.
On occasion of the 90th birthday of Michelangelo Antonioni, he had the privilege to play the Bachiana Brasileira by H. Villa-Lobos at the Rome “Parco della Musica” Auditorium next to Mstislav Rostropovich.
He currently teaches cello at the School for String Instruments at the Roman Philharmonic Academy, and records for Dynamic, Amiata, Tactus and Pentaphon.