Mario Brunello is a captivating musician who plays with expressive freedom rarely found today. Brunello made his breakthrough in 1986 as the winner of the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Mario Brunello's heartfelt playing has earned him appearances with such leading conductors as Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Ton Koopman, Myung-Whun Chung and Claudio Abbado and performances with the world’s foremost orchestras, among them the London Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NHK Orchestra Tokyo, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala. As a chamber musician, he has forged fruitful partnerships with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Martha Argerich, Andrea Lucchesini, Isabelle Faust and Giuliano Carmignola.
Over the past few years, Mario Brunello has increased his concert activity on his violoncello piccolo, developing the potential of this extraordinary instrument to the highest level. Revelatory performances of Bach’s sonatas and partitas on his first album and double concertos by Bach and Vivaldi with Giuliano Carmignola and the Accademia dell’Annunciata on his second release are available on the Arcana label (Outhere). These recordings represent the fulfilment of Brunello’s artistic dream and an extraordinary opportunity for the listener to experience these familiar works in a manner which Is both deeply expressive and refreshingly novel.