Deutsche Bank Italy hosted the fifth edition its 'International Symphony Orchestras' series at Teatro alla Scala in Milan on October 20 when the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, directed by Myung- Whun Chung , performed at the renowned opera). Also on stage was young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov.
The 'International Symphony Orchestras' project was launched in 2009 in partnership with the National Trust of Italy, the Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (FAI), un order to bring prestigious performers and directors to the Milanese theater.
The event's proceeds will be devoted to FAI, whose mission to protect and support the Italian artistic and cultural heritage has been shared and supported by Deutsche Bank since many years. Deutsche's commitment to classical music started in 1989 with the sponsorship of the Berliner Philarmoniker.
After a performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen in 2012 and the Munic Philharmonic, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach in 2011, this year Milan hosted the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, which performed works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D minor kV 466) and Gustav Mahler (Symphony no. 9).
Flavio Valeri, Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank Italy, hosted the event along with Giulia Maria Mozzoni Crespi, Honorary Chair of FAI, and Andrea Carandini, Chairman of FAI. Guests included leading representatives from politics, culture and business in Italy, including former Prime Minister Mario Monti.