B i o g r a p h y
Nicola Mosca was born in 1976 in Turin, Italy to American and Italian parents. He began his cello studies under the tutelage of his father Antonio Mosca at the Suzuki school in Turin. When he was eleven years old Nicola added the harp to his musical pursuits and studied with Prof. Vera Barlati and later with Gabriella Bosio. He continued his cello studies at the Conservatory in Turin with Renzo Brancaleon and Marco Ferrari. Moving to Basel, Switzerland to study at the Musik Academy he earned his soloist diploma in 1999 with Prof. Ursula Holliger and his master’s degree in cello with Prof. Ivan Monighetti in 2000. During his studies Nicola Mosca won prizes in several national and international competitions, including the „Concorso Internationale Rovero d’oro“, the „Citta di Vittorio Veneto“, the „Concorso Lorenzo Perosi“ in Biella, and the International Harp Competition in Munich, Germany. An active soloist, he has performed with many orchestras, including the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra da camera di Salerno and the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of Bobby McFerrin. His very popular recitals often showcase his talent on both the cello and harp and have been presented in venues such as the Gasteig hall in Munich and at The Davos Festival. Nicola Mosca also plays chamber music with artists such as Giuliano Carmignola, Rudolf Buchbinder, Oliver Schnyder and Mario Brunello. He performs regularly with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra as principle cello, and plays on a cello from 1690 from Antonio Mariani. He also especially enjoys devoting his spare time to the baroque cello and cello piccolo.