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Myriam Dal Don

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Myriam Dal Don was born in Belluno where she began studying the violin. She graduated at the Conservatory of Trento under the guidance of M.Spirk with full marks and honors at the age of 17, continued her studies at the Geneva Conservatoire with Corrado Romano, obtaining the Premier Prix de Virtuositè with a special mention of merit. Subsequently she was for many years a student of S. Accardo at the Accademia Stauffer in Cremona and winner of a scholarship for Mannes College in New York for a master’s degree with N. Beilina. Recently she obtained the diploma of viola at the Conservatory of Trento with full marks, honors and mention of merit; Rocco Filippini’s pupil at the Advanced Courses of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in the chamber music class graduated with honors.

She followed the courses of Z.Bron, H.Krebbers, N.Beilina, D.Schwarzberg and C.Romano obtaining merit diplomas and in the course of Castello received the “Calpurnia Award”.
Winner of the Viennese National Biennial Competition of Vittorio Veneto in 1988, she took part in important national and international competitions (Philips of Milan, Romanini, R.Lipizer, Curci and M.Abbado) obtaining regularly special prizes for the performance of Bach and compulsory passages.

She made her young debut with the RAI Orchestra of Turin directed by S.Accardo playing the Mendelssohn Concerto later performed with the Orchester de la Suisse Romande and broadcast by Radio Switzerland. As a soloist she has played with the Verdi Orchestra of Milan recording the concert of Maderna for the Stradivarius, and obtaining an excellent critique on “Le monde de la musique”; with the Symphonic Orchestra of Sanremo, Heilbronner Symphonie Orchester, the Filarmonia Veneta, Symphony Orchestra of the province of Matera, the Chamber Orchestra of Padua with the Mozart concerts and the Beethoven Triple Concert and many other chamber orchestras. For 5 years as the first solo violin of “I Solisti Veneti”, she has played as soloist in the most prestigious halls (Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Colon Theater in Buenos Aires, Scala di Milano, Conservatory of Milan, Salle Gaveau, Bunka Kaikan).

Active in chamber music, she is the violinist of the C.Schumann trio and has also collaborated in the Festivals of Portogruaro, Sorrento, Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, Sermoneta, Sessa Aurunca with S. Accardo, R.Filippini, B.Giuranna, F.Petracchi, A.Meunier, M.Sirbu, B.Canino, Rainer Kussmaul, V. Mendelssohn.

For the Stradivarius she has recorded live the Concert of Maderna, Widmung and the Moses of Paganini in the version for string orchestra with I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani. Amadeus recently released a CD with Mozart and Brahms ‘Quintets for Clarinet with Alessandro Carbonare and Mendelssohn’s Ottetto with Italian Filarmonici Solists.

As a principal violin she regularly collaborates with the Teatro Lirico of Cagliari, Pomeriggi Musicali, Teatro Verdi of Trieste, Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Teatro Regio of Parma, Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa, Teatro alla Scala, collaborating with conductors such as Inbal, Semkov, Ferro, Ashkenazy, P. Steinberg … In the Seasons 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 is the principal violin with annual contract in the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale G. Verdi in Trieste. She has recently been a jury member in the first International Chamber Music Competition for Duo in Sweden.

As the winner of the National Competition for qualifications and exams, she teached violin at the Conservatory of Matera, Riva del Garda and currently teaches at the Trento Conservatory.

She has recently performed the integral of Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and the integral of those for violin and harpsichord by Bach for the Festival Duni that takes place in the Rock Churches of the Sassi of Matera.

Her performance of the Concerto n. 8 of Spohr, at the Festival of Musical Weeks in Stresa, is commented by “Le Figaro” as “the revelation of an immense talent (…) dazzling with precision, agility and purity of admirable style”.