Cesare Ciardi


Born in Tuscany in 1818 Ciardi had an early career as soloist. He arrived in St. Petersburg in 1853. He played an old style Viennese flute and was known for his clear  beautiful sound and impeccable technique. He taught at the Royal Chapel, the Theatre School and the Conservatory where Tchaikovsky was a pupil.

Ciardi was a prolific composer. His works formed the repertoire of his much acclaimed performances and included a flute concerto(Gran Concerto in D Op.129) and his well known Carneval Russe. He died at Streina, near St. Petersburg in 1877.










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