Musical walk in the forest

Saturday 16 July 2022, 05:00 p.m.

In case of rain, the concert will take place Sunday 17 July.


Opening concert at the Parco della Bolla (Church of St. Lawrence)
Brass Quintet - Iyoko Ensemble

  • walk of circa 5-10 minutes

Concert at the Lavatoio (under the trees)
Cello solo - Sandro Meszaros

  • walk of circa 10-12 minutes

Concert at Massimo's Lawn
Brass Quintet - Iyoko Ensemble

  • walk of circa 10-12 minutes

Concert at the Reto / Bosco Meadow
Cello solo - Sandro Meszaros

  • walk of circa 10-15 minutes

Small refreshment

Concert at Pian di Nadro / Salvanè

Brass Quintet - Iyoko Ensemble

  • walk of circa 15 minutes

Concert at Bivio Tartaglio
Cello solo - Sandro Meszaros

  • walk of circa 5 minutes

20. 30
Concert at the crossroads in Miglieglia

Solo theorbo - Laura La Vecchia

  • walk of circa 10 minutes

Final Concert in the Churchyard

Brass Quintet - Iyoko Ensemble

Pro Breno cafeteria open


Musical programme

Alexander Arutunian (1920 - 2012)
Armenian Scenes for brass quintet

Curtis Hudson
White Rose Elegy for brass quintet

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite for violoncello solo n. 3 in d major BWV 1009

Carlo Alfredo Piatti (1822 - 1901)
Capriccio n. 7 for cello solo

Johann Hieronymus Kapsperger (1580 - 1651)
for solo theorbo:
Toccata X
Passacaglia in A
Canario (from IV Libro di intavolature per chitarrone)


Iyoko Ensemble

The Iyoko Ensemble brass quintet was formed at the Musikene in San Sebastián by a few students followed by Vincent Boix Sanz. Over the course of 2019, the quintet has participated in numerous concerts; these include events at the Musika-Musica Festival in Barakaldo, or at the Church of the Incarnation in Bilbao, or even at the inauguration of the Chillida Leku museum in Hernani and finally the Musikeler Festival in Donostía. Recently, the quintet won the Musikene Soloist Competition, following which it played as soloist with the city's symphonic band. The Iyoko Ensemble took part in the Galaico Brass Festival (July 2021), where they participated in masterclasses with the likes of Leonhard Paul (Mnozil Brass), Miguel García Casas (Frankfurt Oper) and Miroslav Petkov (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra).

Sandro Meszaros

Born in Lugano (Switzerland) in 2000, he began studying the cello from the age of 5, studying with Emily Walker, Johann Sebastian Paetsch and Taisuke Yamashita. Since 2018, he has been studying with Thomas Grossenbacher at the ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). A special motivation to continuously seek new musical inspirations in all genres and direct exchange between people from different cultures make him a particularly multifaceted musician. Among the various prizes he has won as a soloist in national and international competitions, in 2016 he won first prize at the 'Antonio Salieri' competition in Legnago (Verona). Also as a soloist, he regularly performs with various orchestras, including the United Soloist Orchestra, the Orchestra Giovanile della Svizzera italiana, Spiez Orchester, Konolfingen Orchester. He is regularly invited to play at important festivals such as Schubertiade Fribourg, Hombi's Salon, MuriKultur Musik im Festsaal, Raum Kultur, Note D'Autunno, Seuzacher Konzertreihe, Ticino Musica Festival, Oberstdorfer Musiksommer. In addition, he has performed several times for RSI radio and television broadcasts. Several internationally renowned soloists including Johannes Goritzki, Enrico Dindo, Wen-Sinn Yang, Thomas Grossenbacher and Giovanni Gnocchi have contributed to his musical development. In the chamber music field, he regularly performs with renowned musicians such as Marco Rizzi, Andreas Janke, Yuval Gotlibovich, Corinne Contardo, Giovanni Gnocchi and Gabor Meszaros. Among the various chamber music ensembles he performs with the ensemble Xcellos, with which he won first prize in 2018 and first prize with distinction in 2019 at the Swiss Youth Music Competition. Since his early years of study, he has regularly toured with various orchestras including the SJSO (Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra), the USO (United Soloist Orchestra) and the OGSI (Youth Orchestra of the Italian Swiss).


Laura La Vecchia

A guitarist and theorist from Turin, Laura La Vecchia (1994) has performed as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles (duo, trio, guitar quartet, contemporary music ensemble, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra, lute consort, baroque ensemble and orchestra, etc.) in Italy and Switzerland. Her academic training took place at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Turin, where she studied with Maestro Dora Filippone and obtained her Level I academic diploma with top marks. In 2017, she obtained a Master of Arts in Instrumental Pedagogy - guitar - at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (CH), in Maestro Massimo Laura's class. She also studied, among others, with maestros Massimo Lonardi, Eduardo Eguez, Alessandro Quarta, Aniello Desiderio (with whom she distinguished herself among the best students in 2018 at the Accademia Stefano Strata in Pisa), Kazuhito Yamashita, Giulio Tampalini.
Alongside an intense concert activity as a soloist and chamber musician, as a classical guitarist she collaborated with the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino for the production of Otello (2014), under the direction of Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, with the Opera Studio Orchestra 'Silvio Varviso' of Ticino Musica under the direction of Maestro Umberto Finazzi (Accademia del Teatro alla Scala) where she participated in the production of Don Pasquale (2019) and Barbiere di Siviglia (2021) in Ticino and at the LAC in Lugano (CH). In 2018 she approached the world of early music and basso continuo with the theorbo (and later with the baroque guitar). Alongside her solo and chamber music activities, she collaborates as a continuist with Maestros Alessandro Quarta, Stefano Molardi, Franco Pavan and Andrea De Carlo. In 2021 she was first in the national ranking of the National Baroque Orchestra of Italian Conservatories, with which she performed in March 2022 under the baton of Maestro Boris Begelmann for EXPO DUBAI 2022, and in May 2022 at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo with Maestro Giulio Plotino. She has also played for important Italian early music institutions such as Festival Barocco Alessandro Stradella, Festival Grandezze e Meraviglie in Modena, Fondazione della Pietà dei Turchini in Naples. She is currently completing his studies in the two-year course of ancient music practice and basso continuo (theorbo and baroque guitar) at the Conservatorio Dall'Abaco in Verona with Maestro Franco Pavan.
She has two recordings to her credit for the DaVinci Publishing (Accademia degli Erranti) and Halidon Music (FFFortissimo guitar quartet) labels.


Thanks to:

Carloni SA


Gioia Combustibili

Ambra Barenco

Brunello Genazzini

Giovanni Avveduto

  • Date
  • Saturday 16 July 2022
  • Time
  • 05:00 p.m.
  • Place
  • Breno (Alto Malcantone), Diverse località
  • Entry
  • Free entry