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Giuseppe Gibboni plays the legendary 'Cannone' by Paganini, the concert at the Opera Carlo Felice in Genoa
An exceptional appointment as part of the Symphonic Season, on the podium of the Carlo Felice Opera Orchestra the conductor emeritus Donato Renzetti
Organized by: Carlo Felice Theater Foundation of Genoa

Carlo Felice Theater Foundation of Genoa Presents

"Symphonic Season 2022-23" Virtuosi ""
The legendary "Cannon", the Guarneri del Gesù violin, favorite instrument that belonged to Niccolò Paganini. The honor of playing the legendary instrument belongs to the young man Giuseppe Gibboni, exceptionally talented violinist, winner of the 56th edition of the Paganini International Prize.

The concert is scheduled for Wednesday October 5, 2022 (8 pm) as part of the Symphonic Season ofOpera Carlo Felice of Genoa, under the aegis of Paganini Award and in collaboration with Rai Radio 3 who will record the evening.

It is one of the rare occasions to hear the "Cannone", which is played in public only on significant occasions, exclusively by musicians with proven talent and in particular by the winner. of the Paganini Prize.

For the appointment included in the 'I Virtuosi' series Giuseppe Gibboni will execute the First Paganini Concert under the illustrious wand of Donato Renzetti, that will go up on the podium of theOrchestra of the Opera Carlo Felice, completing the evening's program with the Symphony n.2 op. 27 of Sergej Rachmaninov.

The concert was originally planned as the inaugural event of the Paganini Genova Festival, an event now in its sixth edition and managed by the Amici di Paganini; the Festival, at the request of the Municipality of Genoa, will postpone in spring, but in the coming weeks a program of events planned for these months will be presented. The next edition of the Paganini Prize will instead take place in October 2023, with many new features.


Below, the 'Cannone' exhibited in the Paganiniana Hall of Palazzo Tursi 


It was Niccolò Paganini himself to give his favorite instrument the nickname "my violin cannon " in homage to the exceptional fullness of sound that spread notes and emotional tension through the concert halls. Built in 1742 by the Cremonese luthier Bartolomeo Guarneri known as "del Gesù" (1698 - 1744), the violin came destined to the city of Genoa through Paganini's bequest, and is now exhibited along with other relics in the Paganiniana Room of Palazzo Tursi.
Giuseppe Gibboni plays the legendary 'Cannone' by Paganini, the concert at the Opera Carlo Felice in Genoa


Violin Giuseppe Gibboni *
Director Donato Renzetti
Orchestra of the Opera Carlo Felice Genova

* winner of the 56th Paganini Prize

In collaboration with Paganini Genova Festival


Niccolò Paganini
Concerto for violin and orchestra n. 1 in D major op. 6 MS 21

Sergej Rachmaninov
Symphony n. 2 in E minor op. 27

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