It was Rubinstein who quipped that Tureck makes Bach box office and I think we can say judging from the full house at Teatro Palladium that Valerio Vicari makes Mozart box office too .Valerio Vicari,the artistic director of the Roma Tre Orchestra and concert season at the University where he too was a student under Prof.Robert Pujia.Together with the help of the University they have created over the past twenty years a reality that is proving to be unique in Italy.A season for Young Artists on the threshold of starting a career in music giving concerts even during the pandemic thanks to streaming from their Teatro Palladium.Valerio is also Professor of Latin and corrected my Italian title to the more perfect Latin …….hats off indeed and many thanks for all that he is doing .
Now the solo concerts are held in the splendid surroundings ,just a stones throw from the theatre ,in the Convitto Vittorio Locchi.
The theatre is now mainly the seat for the orchestral concerts that Valerio has battled to create over the last sixteen or more years giving valuable orchestral experience to young talented musicians freshly minted from the many State run Conservatories that abound in Italy.No one thinks about what do these superbly trained young musicians do once their studies are completed.Well Valerio has found a solution for these young musicians who are ever grateful for a serious platform in which to gain invaluable concert experience.This activity after twenty long years has now been recognised by the Government authorities.An activity,that despite all the difficulties,the mission of Roma 3 has never wavered and now with this financial backing can take the message of music and youthful hope into many places in Italy far from the Eternal city.
A reality too that includes themed concerts in the historic Teatro Torlonia where the young musicians share the platform with distinguished critics and musicologists giving a unique insight into the music to be played https://christopheraxworthymusiccommentary.com/2021/10/30/mozart-triumphs-at-torlonia-with-jonathan-ferrucci-pietro-fresa-sieva-borzak/
Mozart does you good as the full house and final ovation can confirm with Roma 3 Orchestra at Teatro Palladium.
An orchestra that is now being heard not only in Rome but in tournées throughout Italy .An impressive amalgamated sound in Mozart’s early G minor Symphony under Vakhtang Gabidzashvili.An orchestra that knew how to sensitively support the two solists who had stood in at short notice for an indisposed violinist/ pianist.
The leader of the orchestra Leonardo Spinedi valiantly stepping in with a very authoritative performance of the 3rd violin concerto.Playing with grace and charm and imbuing this much loved concerto with great style.
Ruben Micieli learnt the Jeunehomme in just a few days and like ‘the young man’ he filled it with sparkling clarity and purity of sound .But it was Mozart goes to town that stole the show as Ruben gave a breathtaking account of Fazil Say’s virtuoso show piece,a fantasmagoric Mozart encore that brought the house down .
Valerio Vicari has also sought out partnerships with other important realities that are dedicated to promoting young musicians at the start of their career .One of these is the Keyboard Charitable Trust in London who are promoting several concerts each year together.Giovanni Bertolazzi and Jonathan Ferrucci have given several important concerts in Villa Torlonia. https://christopheraxworthymusiccommentary.com/2020/02/27/a-lion-in-villa-torlonia-luca-lione-at-teatro-di-villa-torlonia/Luca Leone went from Torlonia to London and back again this year for the inauguration of the new university venue https://christopheraxworthymusiccommentary.com/2022/11/13/luca-lione-the-great-communicator-for-roma-3-young-artist-series/. This year Simone Tavoni will be playing on the 9th February at the Convitto Vittorio Locchi and Ruben Micieli will be playing for the Keyboard Trust in London on the 19th April.