Pietro Serafin

Born in Treviso (Italy) he started studying music at the “Istituto Musicale di Treviso” and graduated at the Conservatorio “B. Marcello” in the Class of M° A. Vendramelli. He then specialised at the “Hochschule für Musik und dar. Kunst” in Vienna under the guidance of A. Navarra. He obtained Merit Diplomas at the “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena for Cello (Navarra), Quartetto (Piero Farulli), Chamber Music (Brengola, Trio di Trieste) and Contemporary Music (Meunier). He attended orchestral training courses in Milano (Brandt). He joined “I Solisti Veneti” for one year. He qualified for different Orchestras and gained the post of Second Cello at the Teatro “La Fenice”, First Cello at the “Orchestra Regionale Toscana” in Florence. He was First Cello at the Padoa & d. V. Chamber Orchestra for three years having been nominated by the Artistic management. One of the founding members of the “H.Villa-Lobos” Cello Ensemble held concerts in Italy with them and a tour in Brazil (Festival Villa-Lobos, Sounds from the Dolomites). First Cello and founding member of the “Orchestra d’Archi Italiana” he followed its activity from 1994 to 2003. Some of the most important events he attended are the residential seasons in Turin and Milan, a number of important musical projects (Note di Viaggio / Note Dipinte) with internationally re-known soloists and directors such as Brunello, Pichler, Stockhausen and Meyer and the Asian Tournèe in 2000 and the one in Japan in 2001/2003. He has joined different Chamber Music ensembles: String Quintets, Flute Quartets, Piano Trios, Cello Ensembles. In parallel with the concert activity he has studied Musicology (thesis on “Venezuelas Youth Orchestra System), Electronic Music and Harmony. At present he teaches at the Conservatorio “G. Tartini” in Trieste and collaborates with United World College of the Adriatic in Duino.