Vito Paternoster graduated from the conservatory of S. Cecilia when he
was very young, under A. Baldovino's guidance. He won a competition
for 1st violoncello at the Rai in Rome, and joined the prestigious
ensemble I Musici.
He continues to perform with I Musici today, as well as performing as a soloist in
the most important theatres of the world. Paternoster has been widely recorded, both as a soloist and in
His Sonatas and Partitas for violoncello by Bach, from an 18th century
manuscript, is the world premiere recording of these pieces. His
recording of the six Bach cello suites have been aclaimed by the
He has directed the Symphony Orchestra of Bari, of Abruzzo, and the
Symphony Orchestra Betica of Siviglia, the "B. Marcello" of Teramo.
With the latter he directed the first modern performance of "Diana
amante di Leo" in Brindisi.
Recently he directed "Il pane dal profano al sacro" (a musical route
about the meaning of bread in the southern culture through the
centuries), a program composed by him, with the Symphony Orchestra of
He founded the baroque orchestra "La Lyra di Anphione", which he
directed in Spoleto, where he opened the Lyrical Season '99 of the
Experimental Lyrical Theatre. Critics consider this production ("Dido
and Aeneas" by H. Purcell) as a "delightful performance" and "the
director was not on the platform but into music and singing, all the
same with them" (Q. Principe).
He plays a violoncello manufactured by L. Carcassi (Florence 1792) and
he is a conservatory teacher of violoncello at the conservatory of Bari.
Sports football betting appSolo cello works by JS Bach, CPE Bach, Biber and Paternoster
CD1-Bach Cello Suites
CD2-Bach Cello Suites
The Chinese Four Seasons and the Korean Four Seasons
Concerti and Serenate for cello
Vito Paternoster plays Haydn & Boccherini
The Cello and the Revolution, Music for Diderot
Sergio Azzolini and Vito Paternoster play Mozart and Haydn
Between old and new
David Popper, 40 Etudes Op 73
CD1-Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
CD2-Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
Sinfonie and Sonate del settecento italiano per Violoncello e Basso Continuo
George Philipp Telemann 12 Fantasie, Sonata
Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons in forma di sonata for cello