Panel discussion with violist Bruno Giuranna.,

Siegfried H. Pöllmann

Panel discussion with violist Bruno Giuranna.

Workshop – Sunday 26th September – 16:00-17:00 (CEST)

Siegfried H. Pöllmann – Bruno Giuranna


Siegfried H. Pöllmann, Vice President ESTA Germany
Violin studies with professor Gerd Hoelscher at the University of Music Würzburg, as well as additional studies in musicology and art history.
Since 1986, lecturer at the school of music and arts in Böblingen/Stuttgart including a large violin class of which many prize winners have come forth. Regional chairmanship functions and project leadership at the musicians’ association (Tonkünstler-Verband) of Baden-Wurttemberg, as well as at the “Jugend musiziert“ competition. Regular jury member activities. Long-standing conductor of an award-winning youth chamber orchestra.
Journalistic activity for ESTA since 2008. Panel discussions with Edith Peinemann, Christiane Edinger, Ulf Hoelscher, Jenny Abel, Carolin Widmann, Barbara Sanderling, Violeta Dinescu and currently with violist Bruno Giuranna. Since 2018 NGO-representative for ESTA international in Straßburg.

Bruno Giuranna
Born into a family of musicians, Bruno Giuranna began his solo career in 1954 when he performed the world premiere of Giorgio Federico Ghedini’s Concerto for VioIa and Orchestra with Herbert von Karajan conducting. He has since performed regularly with leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and La Scala in Milan under conductors including Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir John Barbirolli, Riccardo Muti and Sergiu Celibidache.
He was a founding member of the renowned chamber orchestra, I Musici, and the violist of both the Quartetto di Roma, and the Trio Italiano d’Archi. Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and lnternational Chair at the Royal Academy of Music in London 1995-96, Mr. Giuranna has given master classes throughout the world. Prince Consort professor of viola at the Royal College of Music in London (2002 – 2005) he teaches at the Fondazione “W.Stauffer” in Cremona at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano.
His recordings include Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violinists Henryk Szerying, Franco Gulli and Anne-Sophie Mutter, the complete Vivaldi Concerti for viola d’amore, the Mozart Piano Quartets with the Beaux Arts Trio and the Beethoven String Trios with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mstislaw Rostropovich. Deeply convinced of the importance of music making as an irreplaceable instrument in the development of an artistic personality, he continues to dedicate himself, as he has for many years, to the creation of chamber music projects in Europe and the USA, where he plays together with talented young musicians.
In 1987 he has been awarded the highest Italian civil honor – Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica Italiana – and in 2002 he received the degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) honoris causa at the University of Limerick, Ireland. After having been the president of the Italian branch, from 2011-2020 he was president of ESTA International.

Panel discussion with violist Bruno Giuranna.

Bruno Giuranna – Soloist, Chamber Musician and Mentor as well as Trio Partner of AS Mutter and Rostropovich.
A Conversation with the Former International President of the ESTA and One of the Most Renowned Violists of our Time.
A Presentation of his career and life’s work on the basis of panel discussions, audio and video examples, also his educational work and the time of his presidency for ESTA.