Massimo Paris

Massimo Paris

Massimo Paris was born in Rome, Italy. He is a polyhedric artist: soloist of viola and viola d’amore, composer, conductor, and pedagogue. As an instrumental soloist and conductor, Mr. Paris has performed in the world’s major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls), Teatro alla Scala Milano, Berlin Philarmonie, Accademia S. Cecilia Rome, Paris Opera, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Festival and Barbican Halls London, Sidney Opera House, Tokio Bunka Kaikan and Suntory Hall, Teatro Colòn Buenos Aires, and Gewandhaus Leipzig. Mr. Paris is a soloist of viola and viola d’amore with “I Virtuosi di Roma” with Renato Fasano and has been a solo violist of “I Musici” since 1977. In 1994, he became a founding member of the “Stradivari String Quartet.”

In the chamber music field, he has performed with world famous artists such as P. Carmirelli, M. Campanella, B. Canino, G. Carmignola, S. Gazzelloni, B. Giuranna, P. L. Graf, Heinz and Ursula Holliger, R. Orozco, B. Pergamenschikow, M. Pressler, F. Petracchi, Pepe Romero & Los Romeros, C. Zacharias, Academica, Artis, Orpheus string quartets, Trio di Milano, with members of Beaux Arts and Eroica trios, and Guarnieri, Emerson, Orlando quartets. He is a regular guest at Festivals such as Malboro (invited by Rudolf Serkin), Montreux, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Schleswig-Holstein, Mostly Mozart, Santa Fe, Orlando, and Spoleto.

Mr. Paris is also a composer of symphonic and chamber music: his Christmas Suite, dedicated to the legendary “Los Romeros,“ has been recorded for DGG. The cadenzas of his own CD of A. Rolla Viola Concertos and the complete 18 cadenzas for the Locatelli, “Arts of the Violin” have also been recorded for Philips.

As a conductor, Mr. Paris founded a symphonic orchestra titled “Accademia Musicale Italiana” in Italy in 1986. He is also a regular guest conductor in orchestras throughout Europe, South America, and Asia. In 2003, he was appointed Principal Conductor and Musical Director of both the “Concerto Málaga” orchestra and the Festival of the International Forum of South Europe of Nigüelas (Sierra Nevada).

A professor of viola and chamber music at the Musikhochschule Köln in Aachen, and at the prestigious “Accademia di S. Cecilia” in Rome, Mr. Paris has been invited to hold master classes in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. He is often a guest member of international music competitions where his students have received prestigious awards. He has recorded for radio and television in Europe, U.S.A., South America, Japan, Australia and for record labels such as Columbia, Denon, Decca Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, Sony, Arcadia, Claves, and charity recordings for Unicef.

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