Bruno Giuranna

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Giuranna with pianist Ornella Puliti Santoliquido, 1955

Bruno Giuranna (born 6 April 1933 in Milan) is an Italian violist.[1]

Born in Milan, to composer Barbara Giuranna, Bruno Giuranna completed his musical studies at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He founded the italian chamber orchestra "I Musici" with a group of fellow young musicians in 1951.[2][3]

Bruno Giuranna was the founding violist in the original Quartetto di Roma,[4] and in the Italian String Trio with whom he recorded the complete string trios of Ludwig Van Beethoven for Deutsche Grammophon in the 1960s.[5][6] In 1989 he recorded the Beethoven String Trios again for Deutsche Grammophon at the invitation of Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mstislav Rostropovich.[7][8]

This recording was nominated for a Grammy award in 1990.[9]

Bruno Giuranna began his solo career performing the premiere of the Musica da Concerto for viola and string orchestra, by Giorgio Federico Ghedini, under the baton of Herbert von Karajan.[10] He has played as a soloist with 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.[11][12]

Giuranna held the post of Professor of viola at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin from 1983 until 1998[13] and has held Viola Professor positions at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, the Royal College and Royal Academy in London, and the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano.[14] Frequently invited to the Marlboro Festival in the USA, he currently teaches at the Fondazione Stauffer in Cremona and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.[15] From 1983 to 1992 he was the artistic director of the Orchestra da Camera di Padova e il Veneto.[16]

In 1987, he was decorated by the Italian president with the title of Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito.[17][18][19]

Giuranna was also responsible for a transcription of Bach's Goldberg Variations. The world premiere recording of this work was made by the Trio Broz in 2008.[20] Bruno Giuranna was also a member of the Trio Italiano d'Archi [oc][21] and of the Italian chamber orchestra I Musici di Roma.

In 2020, Giuranna serves as president of the central board for ESTA (European String Teachers Association).[22]


  1. ^ "Radio Tre". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  2. ^ "bio". Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  3. ^ "Bruno Giuranna". University of Limerick. 2021-02-19. Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  4. ^ "Quartetto Di Roma". Discogs (in German). Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  5. ^ "BEETHOVEN String Trios; Trio Ital. d'Archi". (in German). Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  6. ^ LionCoders. "Bruno Giuranna". Stauffer Center. Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  7. ^ "BEETHOVEN Compl.Ed.Vol.X (String Trios)". (in German). Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  8. ^ Ludwig van Beethoven - Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bruno Giuranna, Mstislav Rostropovich - Die Streichtrios = The String Trios = Les Trios Pour Cordes (in German), 1989, retrieved 2023-07-29
  9. ^ Retrieved 2023-07-29. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Artistic Directors". Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  11. ^ "Bruno Giuranna". University of Limerick. 2021-02-19. Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  12. ^ LionCoders. "Bruno Giuranna". Stauffer Center. Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  13. ^ "" (PDF) (PDF). {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ LionCoders. "Bruno Giuranna". Stauffer Center. Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  15. ^ "Bruno Giuranna". Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  16. ^ "Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto (Chamber Orchestra) - Short History". Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  17. ^ "Bruno Giuranna – Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival". Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  18. ^ "AIV". AIV (in Italian). Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  19. ^ LionCoders. "Bruno Giuranna". Stauffer Center. Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  20. ^ Velut Luna cvld 170
  21. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2016-02-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "About ESTA – ESTASTRINGS". Retrieved 27 July 2020.

External links[edit]