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Italian cellist Enrico Dindo comes from a family of musicians and studied at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory in Turin, completing his studies with Egidio Roveda and Antonio Janigro. At the age of 22, in 1987, he was engaged as solo cellist with the Orchestra of La Scala in Milan, a position he held until 1998. After winning the Rostropovich Competition in Paris in 1997, he embarked on a career as a freelance soloist. Upon conferring the prize, Rostropovich honored him with the observation that Dindo’s cello sound reminded him of “a wonderfully flowing Italian voice.” Enrico Dindo has since concertized with numerous leading orchestras throughout Europe and North America, partnering with such conductors as Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Paavo Järvi, and Riccardo Muti. He has performed at the “White Nights Festival” in St. Petersburg, the Chamber Music Festival in Lockenhaus, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Dubrovnik Festival, and the “Settimane musicali” Festival at Stresa. In the 2009-10 season, he has been a guest artist with, among others, the Kronberg Academy Cello Festival and has been invited to perform as soloist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as the London Philharmonic. Several Italian composers have written new works for him, including Giulio Castagnoli, Carlo Boccadoro, Carlo Galante, and Roberto Molinelli. In 2000, Italy’s National Association of Music Critics distinguished Enrico Dindo as best soloist with the Premio Abbiati; in 2005 the President of the Italian Republic awarded him the Vittorio De Sica Prize. Enrico Dindo plays a Pietro Giacomo Rogeri cello from 1717.