Mario Brunello is one of the most important names in the Italian and international music scene. In the year 1986, Brunello was the first Italian ever to win the Tchaikovsky Competition, which launched him into a stunning international music career. Brunello has played with some of the most prestigious orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the NHK Symphony di Tokyo, the Filarmonica della Scala, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and other important international orchestras.
Mario Brunello often takes on dual roles of conductor and soloist, and in 1994 he founded the Orchestra d’Archi Italiana with which he tours intensively both in Italy and abroad. Chamber music plays an important role in Brunello’s artistic life and he collaborates with artists including Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Yuri Bashmet, Maurizio Pollini, Andrea Lucchesini, Valery Afanassiev and the Borodin and Alban Berg quartets. He has often promoted and took part in innovative experimental projects, involving artists of all genres and artistic fields, scientists, authors like Uri Caine, Paolo Fresu, Marco Paolini, Gianmaria Testa, Margherita Hack, Moni Ovadia e Vinicio Capossela.