Bernardo Brizani

Bernardo Brizani was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia on July 5, 1993. He started playing the cello at the age of five and when he was seven, he had his first success at The International Competition of Young Cellists in Italy. This allowed him to perform in various concerts around Europe. At the age of ten, Brizani won the Golden Prize at the 32nd Competition of Young Musicians of the Republic of Slovenia. Since then, he has achieved many successes in national and international competitions every year, and has given numerous recitals and participated in concerts internationally, playing also with chamber orchestras. 

He enrolled at the Music Academy in Ljubljana in October 2009 as its youngest student and successfully graduated in the same year. Apart from the Music Academy, Bernardo also studied under the tutorship of renowned professors Natalia Gutman and Marianne Chen at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Italy. Bernardo’s big success was the second prize at Alexander & Buono International String Competition 2009. The prize brought him a solo recital in New York in the autumn of 2010. He completed his master’s studies at the Music Academy in Detmold in Germany, with professor Xenia Jankovic.

Among his main achievements to date are three concerts with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Radio Television Slovenia, solo concerts with the Pforzheim orchestra in Stuttgart (2012), solo concerts in Venice, Florence (Italy), Salzburg (Austria), Brac (Croatia) in 2008, solo concerts in the class of Natalia Gutman in Italy (2009, 2012), etc. He is the winner of the first prize at The International Music Festival – 7° Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione musicale »Premio città di Padova« (Italy) in 2009, International Competition ITHAKA in 2007, The Regional Competition of Young Musicians from Ljubljana and Zasavje (Slovenia) in 2003, The International Music Competition in Gorizia (Italy) and many others. He also participated and won second prize at the Alexander & Buono International String Competition in 2009, The Competition Liezen International Osterreich (Austria) in 2004, The International Competition Concorso Europeo »Alfredo e Vanda Marcosig« (Italy) in 2005, and The Golden prize at The 32nd Competition of Young Musicians of Republic of Slovenia in 2003.

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