Antonio Lysy - cello
Cellist Antonio Lysy's performances, both in recital and in concertos, include concerts in Royal Festival Hall, Concertgebouw, Tonhalle, Salle Pleyel, Wigmore Hall, Royce Hall, Sala Verdi, Berlin Philharmonie, Teatro Colón, and now The Broad Stage in Santa Monica (http://www.thebroadstage.com/).
He has appeared with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras of London, Camerata Academica of Salzburg, Zurich Tonhalle, the Zagreb Soloists, Orchestra di Padova e il Veneto, Israel Sinfonietta, and in Canada with the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, and Les Violons du Roy. He has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Charles Dutoit, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and Sandor Vegh.
Antonio Lysy founded the Incontri in Terra di Siena chamber music festival in Tuscany in 1998 (www.itslafoce.org), and now chairs the String Department at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Antonio has recorded extensively for CBC Radio, BBC Radio, Classic FM and other European radio networks. In addition, he has released albums with the Claves, Dinemec Classics, Fonè, and Pelléas labels. His live recording of solo ‘cello repertoire by Bach, Berio, Henze and Walton was released on the Pelléas label to high critical acclaim: "...some of the most beautiful Bach ever heard" - La Presse, Montreal.
In addition to his concert career, Antonio Lysy taught at McGill University in Montreal, as well as at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland.
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