Pietro Silvestri

Born in the year 2000, Pietro Silvestri started playing the cello at the age of 5 years old. He took part in his first international competition at age 8. One year later, he entered the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, Venice, studying with maestro Angelo Zanin.
He took part in masterclasses from renowned cellists such as Antonio Meneses, Giovanni Sollima, Mario Brunello, Guy Johnson, David Geringas, Asier Polo, and Stefano Cerrato.
At the age of 10, playing in the Venice Cello Ensemble, he performed with Mario Brunello, and later recorded for Radio Vaticana.
In year 2022, he's been called on multiple occasions to play principal cello in orchestra La Fenice, where he also performed in chamber/solo formations.

In 2022 he was selected as principal cello of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO).
There, he collaborated with famous soloists such as Alban Gerhardt, Nicolas Altstaedt, Renaud Capuçon, K. J. Heikkila, Jae Hong Park, and important conductors like P. H. Casado, G. Gimeno, G. Noseda; performing in some of the most prestigious halls in Europe (Konzerthaus Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw).

As a member of the Orchestra Busoni, he performed in Trieste and Milano in the presence of Maestro Salvatore Accardo.
In 2021, he won the first prize in two categories of the Rossini competition, Pesaro. He was selected to audition for the Philharmonie de Paris and Concertgebouworkest.
He recently received his diploma in Conservatorio B. Marcello with full marks, laude, and mention of honor.
He is a member, along with pianist Tommaso Boggian, of the Duo del Giglio formation, which recently took part in the Portogruaro international music Festival.

He is currently studying in M. Asier Polo's class, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano, Switzerland).