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date: 29 January 2020

Gulli, Franco locked

  • Anya Laurence


(b Trieste, Italy, Sept 1, 1926; d Bloomington, IN, Nov 20, 2001). Violinist and teacher of Italian birth. Gulli began violin studies with his father, who had been a pupil of Ševčík and Marak at the Prague Conservatory, and graduated from the Conservatory of Trieste in 1944, summa cum laude. He later studied with arrigo Serato at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana at Siena, winning the Academy Prize, and also with joseph Szigeti in Switzerland. He performed as a soloist with the finest symphony orchestras and in 1947 he founded the famous Gulli-Cavallo Duo with his wife, concert pianist enrica Cavallo . He was also a founder of the Trio Italiano D’Archi with violist Bruno Giuranna and cellist Giacinto Caramia. His extensive discography includes the complete Mozart Concertos and complete Beethoven Sonatas. With the Trio Italiano he recorded all of the Beethoven String Trios and in 1959 he gave the premiere performance of the newly-discovered Concerto No.5, by Paganini. He taught master classes at the Accademia Chigiana at Siena and at the Lucerne Conservatory, and later presented master classes in Japan. He joined the University of Indiana at Bloomington in ...

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