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For the whole of the duration of Expo (1 May – 31 October) there will be numerous activities in the Italian Pavilion which will contribute to illustrate the philosophy behind our participation in the exhibition.

The agenda of events which will take place, not only in our pavilion but also in other areas inside the Exhibition Park and generally in the city of Shanghai, will be published in 2010.

Shows - Commissariato Italiano Esposizione Universale di Shanghai 2010

Andrea Griminelli

September 10 7.30 PM - Shanghai Oriental Art Center *

Classical music is back with flutist Andrea Griminelli, who accompanied on many occasions the unforgettable maestro Luciano Pavarotti in his successful tour in the United States


Acclaimed by critics and audiences for his sensitive interpretations and astonishing technique, The New York Times called Andrea Griminelli “one of the eight top emerging artists of the nineties”.
In 1984, at the age of 25 he was invited by Luciano Pavarotti to perform in Pavarotti’s now famous concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden. This was the beginning of a longstanding collaboration with the great tenor that led to unforgettable performance at London’s Hyde Park in 1990, New York’s Central Park in 1993, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Red Square, Moscow.
Throughout his career Griminelli has travelled extensively, performing tours in Europe, Japan, South America and United States. He has played most of the prestigious theatres and concert halls including La Scala and Carnegie Hall, together with artists such as Pretre, Giulini, Mehta, Norrington, Krivine, Bashmet, Luisada, Sutherland, Bonynge, Rampal, Rojdestvenski, Levine, Lu-Ja, Ughi, Sado and Semkov. He has worked with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, the Berlin Symphony, the Munchner Rundfunkorchester, the London Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Turin Rai Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
In 1991 Griminelli received a knighthood from the President of the Italian Republic and in 2003 was made Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic.