Principal horn of the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Guglielmo Pellarin was born in a family of musician where the oboist father and the pianist mother first teached him.He began to play the french horn at the age of seven and graduated as a pupil of Mr. G. Arvati in the Conservatory “J. Tomadini” in Udine with first-class honours; he attended masterclasses in Portogruaro, Ferrara, Fiesole and Pirano studying along with G. Corti, A. Corsini, R. Vlatkovic, I. James, M. Maskuniity, L. Seeman and then he was selected for the Italian Youth Orchestra.
Besides many concerts with well renowned orchestras – such as Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart and Human Rights Orchestra – he is horn player of Quintetto di Fiati Italiano and Opter Ensemble, and in his solo and chamber music activity he frequently takes part in festivals and concert seasons, collaborating with A. Allegrini, A. Oliva, F. Di Rosa, A. Carbonare, A. Zucco, F. Lovato, D. Nordio, M. Devia, A. Lonquich, Trio di Parma, Ex Novo Ensemble and Rome Chamber Music Festival.
Guglielmo Pellarin world premiered the concert for horn and strings composed which F. Perez Tedesco dedicated to him. Collaborating with Federico Lovato he recorded for the label Audite “French Music for horn and piano” – monography dedicated to french music for horn and piano – including the first release of the sonata for french horn and piano by J. M. Damase; playing trio with Federico and Francesco Lovato he is founding member of the Opter Ensemble, which beside all the usual trio repertoire plays arrangements by D. Zanettovich and F. Francescato of J. Brahms’ op.11 serenade and R. Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegels”, as well as trios that F. Schweiser and G: Mirzayeva dedicated to them.
From 2016 on the activity of Opter Ensemble is generously supported by CIDIM and CRUP through the project “Friuli in Musica”.
He frequently helds masterclasses, and is teacher of “I Fiati” at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and at Conservatorio C. Pollini in Padua.
He is interested in math and cultivates his interest in this topic, and he graduated in math at Padua University.
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