Enrico Dindo

Enrico Dindo was born in Italy into a family of musicians, and at the age of six he began studying the cello, then he entered the Turin Conservatory of Giuseppe Verdi, where he studied with Antonio Janigro. Enrico Dindo won First Prize at the Rostropovich Competition in Paris in 1997.

Mstislav Rostropovich called him ‘a cellist of exceptional qualities… with an extraordinary sound which flows as a splendid Italian voice”.

He has since established his solo career around the world. Enrico Dindo has performed with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philarmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Filarmonica della Scala, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus. He has performed with Mstislav Rostropovich, Riccardo Chailly, Aldo Ceccato, Gianandrea Noseda, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Paavo Järvi, Valery Gergiev, Ivan Fisher, Riccardo Muti and others.

Recent highlights include performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda and Budapest Festival Orchestra with Ivan Fischer. In 2013-14 Enrico Dindo’s season highlights include performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus at the Barbican in London, Paris and Vienna, as well as appearances with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome and at the Lugano Festival.

Dindo participated in a number of festivals, including the Budapest (Spring Festival), Stresa (Settimane Musicali), the Dubrovnik and Lokenhaus festivals.

A successful recording artist, Enrico Dindo has recorded with Decca and Chandos

For Decca he has recently released recordings of the Bach Suites for solo cello and all Beethoven's works for cello and piano (piano part performed by Pietro de Maria).

For Chandos he released recordings of the Shostakovich Cello Concertos with the Danish National Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda.
In 2014 he has been appointed Principal and Musical conductor at the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Zagreb.

Composers that have written for him include Giulio Castagnoli, Carlo Boccadoro, Carlo Galante and Roberto Molinelli.
Enrico Dindo plays the Pietro Giacomo Rogeri cello of 1717 (ex-Piatti).

Enrico Dindo is the winner of the the Abbiati Award of the Italian National Association of Music Critics (2000), the Vittorio de Sica Award (2005).

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