The call of the initiators at the beginning of last year has meanwhile been followed by 241 (as of 4.1.20) South Tyrolean professional musicians, writes the Südtirol Filarmonica team in a broadcast. The musicians have turned their passion into a profession and inspire the concert halls of the world. Many of them work or have worked in the most famous orchestras in the world, such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. 64 of them form the first edition of the Südtirol Filarmonica, which will give its debut concert series in May 2021 under the direction of Michael Pichler.
Music works – that is the common conviction of the initiators. The Südtirol Filarmonica not only aims to inspire the South Tyrolean audience with classical music, but also wants to make a concrete contribution to togetherness and inclusion by letting the music speak. Two values that are of fundamental importance for the development of South Tyrol. The orchestra for the first edition includes musicians from all 4 language groups and from all generations. This project also promotes contact between students and professional musicians.
The orchestra – the youngest is 18, the oldest 64 years old
30 women and 34 men make up the orchestra of 40 strings, 18 winds, 4 percussionists, 1 harp and 1 piano.
The youngest in the group is 18-year-old Giulia Dainese from Eppan. At the age of 16 Giulia went to England, where she continued her education at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and graduated from there. She is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in violin at the Bolzano Conservatory.
The most experienced is the 64-year-old Hansjörg Profanter from Villnöss, who has been delighting audiences as solo trombonist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1979.