Sandro Meo

Sandro Meo has an intense concert career as well as being an international cello and chamber music professor.  He was the founder and principal cello of Philharmonia Mediterranea Orchestra, with which he tackled the principal lyrical-symphonic repertoire as well as the solo repertoire.

He performs on a regular basis in concert halls such as such as Carnegie Hall and the Frick Collection in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, Wigmore Hall and St. John’s Smith Square in London, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles, theFestival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and Melbourne, Oberlin College (Ohio),  Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Vredenburg in Utrecht, deSingel in Antwerp, Festival Classique in The Hague, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Amici della Musica in Florence, Festival Le Notti bianche in Saint Petersburg, Unione Musicale in Turin, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti in Rome, Bologna Festival, Pergolesi Spontini Festival in Jesi among others.

Sandro Meo has appeared in various television and radio world broadcasts. His recording activity ranges from the classical experience on period instruments, to the symphonic, operatic and solo repertoires as well as in contemporary music.

He recorded a world premiere CD of the F. Saverio Mercadante Fantasia sulla Lucia di Lammermoor per violoncello, published by Warner-Fonit.

As a member of the Italian Piano Quartet, Sandro recorded the complete edition on the J. Brahms piano quartets published by the Italian label Symphonia.

He is one of the founders of the piano trio Voces Intimae: their award-winning CDs include works from the main chamber repertoire such as the piano trios of J.N. Hummel, F. Schubert, F. Mendelsshon-Bartholdy, R. Schumann, and Clara Wieck-Schumann. They have recorded in Bologna, Pisa, Berlin and Leipzig, and published by Symphonia, Pan Classics, Warner Classics e Challenge Classics. These CDs have been awarded Critics CD of the year 2006 and CD of the week by BBC, Choice of the Month by BBC Music Magazine and Cdécisif by Radio Suisse Romande. Meo currently records for the Challenge Classics label.

He gives master classes in Italy, Spain and USA and he has been member in important national and international competition juries.

He is the Regional Delegate of the Progetto di Orchestre Infantili e Giovanili promoted by C. Abbado and J. Abreu. From 1986 he has been teaching cello at the Cosenza Conservatory of Music.