Silvia Buttiglione - Cello
Silvia Buttiglione pursued her cello studies with Maestro Nevio Zanardi at the Conservatorio di Musica N. Paganini of Genoa where she got her Diploma in 2000 with honors.
She played in 2000 as soloist the Haydn Sinfonia Concertante on the occasion of the visit of the renowned Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini. Buttiglione then, studied at the Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale of Saluzzo and at the Scuola di Musica of Fiesole (Firenze) and joined there the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana. She has a deep interest in the Italian Opera repertoire and has participated in several master classes on Italian Opera at Spazio Musica Association in Orvieto. Buttiglione played as principal cello with many orchestras in many famous concert halls in Europe including Berlin (Philhamonia), Budapest, Munich, Leipzig (Tonhalle), Zurich, and Italy. In 2004, she played around Europe in order to promote Genoa as the European Capital of Culture. Since 2010, Buttiglione has played chamber music, principally with her husband Mattia Berrini.
In 2012 she participated with him in the Festival de Inverno of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, having masterclass with Brazilian cellist Alceu Reis. Also in 2012 she participated on the Festival MiTo in Milan. Silvia Buttiglione is a passionate pedagogue and has been teaching cello for over a decade. Her students have received awards in several festivals in Canada. She is a certified teacher of the Royal Conservatory of Music since 2014 and affiliated professor to the École Vincent-D'Indy of Montréal. She also has a degree in Law and has worked as a lawyer in Genoa and Milan for many years before she moved to Canada.
She is proud mother of two sweet children who love to sing along during quartet rehearsals.