Walter Vestidello Cello
Walter Vestidello attended the Conservatorio di Musica “B. Marcello” in Venice under M. Adriano Vendramelli.
When he was young, he was ‘First cello’ (‘Primo violoncello’) in the Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta; now he covers the same role in the Orchestra della Fenice and in the Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro di Venezia.
In 1983 he and other musicians from Treviso founded “Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca”, an ensemble which plays scores from the Baroque-Classic period basing on the original praxis rules and that has performed in several music events in the whole Europe in collaboration with World class soloists for more than 30 years.
From 2007 to 2012 he was ‘First cello’ in the Orchestra Mozart (founded and directed by Claudio Abbado) playing, on request of M. Abbado himself, in chamber music concerts with the soloists of the orchestra.
He taught Baroque cello for Asolo Musica, Conservatorio di Vicenza, Fondazione “G. Cini” in Venice, in Valdagno and Recoaro (Vicenza), Chioggia, San Vito al Tagliamento. He teaches Baroque/Classic cello at the Conservatorio “J. Tomadini” in Udine and in the Academic biennium at the Conservatorio di Castelfranco Veneto where he has coordinated the instrumental activity of ancient music for 10 years.
He has cured the preparation of the cello row in the OGI (Orchestra Giovanile Italiana) for many years and he took part in the activities of the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna as a teacher for cello and chamber music.
He has collaborated with the Radio della Svizzera Italiana (RSI) for a long time, he played for Rai3, for Austrian radio, for WDR (Germany), for Deutschland Rundfunk of Cologne and for record labels such as “Deutsche Harmonia Mundi”, Opus 111-WDR, Divox Antiqua, RCA, Virgin, Warner Classics (Vivaldi ‘s “Concerti per violoncello” as a soloist)
Now he is a professor of cello at the Conservatorio “A. Steffani” in Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso).