Giuseppe Nova, flute
Alexandra Verbitskaya, piano
Giuseppe Nova received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Kyoto, he has performed at the G20 in Guatemala City and in 2011 he received the European Award for Artistic and Cultural activities in Prague. His performances have been hailed in international publications. The Washington Post called his performance “charming.” Other critics have commented enthusiastically: “enlightened performance… an extraordinary musical sense” (Il Giornale); “a magic performance of virtuosity” (Gazzetta del Sud); “musical art at its perfection” (Nice Matin, France); “a genius mode dialogue” (Nürtinger Zeitung, Germany); “in a class of his own” (Secolo XIX); and “simply divine…” Concert Reviews UK, … admirable quality approach, with fluid, gentle and mild interpretation… Arena di Verona ”
Graduated from the Conservatory in Turin and Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon where he studied with the celebrated Maxence Larrieu. Described as one of the most outstanding Italian flutists of his generation, Mr. Nova made his debut in 1982 as a soloist with the RAI Symphony Orchestra. This marked the beginning of a brilliant career which has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, the United States and Asia (Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Singapour). Soloist with several Orchestras, such as Prague Virtuosi, Ensemble of Tokyo, Orchestre de Cannes Côte d’Azur, Camerata Bohemica, Arena di Verona Orchestra, Turin Philharmonic, Tübinger Kammerorchester, Thailand Philharmonic, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Chesapeake Orchestra, Astana Symphony Orchestra, Pavlodar Philharmonic, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Petrapavlosk Philharmonic Orchestra, Filarmonica Cervantes, Pardubice Philharmonic Orchestra in prestigious concert halls and Festivals, like Suntory Hall Tokyo, Rome Parco della Musica, Umbria Jazz, Washington Italian Embassy, Esterhàzy Castle, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona.
As one of the most eagerly sought-after teachers, he has given master-classes worldwide, he taught at the Accademia di Pescara, at the Arts Academy Foundation in Rome, at the Scuola di Saluzzo, at Geneva Conservatory. He has recorded extensively, with partners like Maxence Larrieu, Bruno Canino, Arnoldo Foà, Wolfgang Schulz, since 2006 he record with well-known Japanese label Camerata Tokyo. He now teaches at the Conservatoire de la Vallée d’Aoste and he’s Guest Professor in St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA. Mr. Nova plays a 19.5 carats gold Powell flute, expressely made for him.
In coproduction with Festival Spectrum.