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Born1998
CountryFinland
Intensive weeks

Academic year 2020/2021

Cello
31. Jan - 04. Feb 2021

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Leonardo Chiodo

Leonardo Chiodo was born 1998 in Helsinki, Finland. He’s a cellist with Italian, Russian and Finnish backgrounds. He began his studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in 2010 with professor Hannu Kiiski, later continuing with Martti Rousi. Currently he is studying privately with prof. Ivan Monighetti in Basel, Switzerland, while also continuing his studies at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. 

Leonardo has attended masterclasses by professors such as e.g. Frans Helmerson (Kronberg, Naantali), Arto Noras (Naantali), Ivan Monighetti (Santander, Naantali), David Geringas (Berlin, Siena, Interlaken, Helsinki), Pieter Wispelwey (Helsinki). He also receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and participates in the intensive music weeks held there.

In 2018 Leonard received the 4th prize at the “Paulo Cello Competition” and won the “Finnish National Cello Competition”. In 2019 he was one of the five winners of the “Scandinavian De Unges Konsert – Young Soloist Competition“ in Bergen, Norway. In 2016 he won at the “X International E.A.Mravinsky Competition” in St.Petersburg, Russia. 

Leonardo has played as soloist with the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Helsinki Symphony Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra, Vaasa City Orchestra, Savonlinna Chamber Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Orquesta Sinfónica Freixenet del Encuentro, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra and the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra. 

The Finnish Cultural Foundation entrusted Leonardo a cello made by Carlo Giuseppe Testore in 1718.

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Born1998
CountryFinland
Intensive weeks

Academic year 2020/2021

Cello
31. Jan - 04. Feb 2021