We were born to be real, not to be perfect.
A pupil of renowned cellists Patrick Demenga and Antonio Meneses, Italian cellist Fulvia Mancini completed her training with Maria Kliegel, and in 2005 joined the first incarnation of Riccardo Muti’s Luigi Cherubini Orchestra. Between 2005 and 2010, she obtained two Master Degree’s from the Haute Écoles de Musique de Suisse, and graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in Law and in Cultur Management from the University in Zurich.
In 2011, she became Principal Cello in Pierre Amoyal’s Camerata de Lausanne, with whom she recorded and released Mozart’s Concertone Grosso (Warner Classics, 2012). Reviews of her performance in London read: “the cello part, less prominent and seemingly without much complexity, does have moments of technical difficulty, and Mancini brings to it an ideal dexterity and clear focus particularly in awkward string crossings”.
In 2013, Ms. Mancini performed as Principal cello of the Camerata Lausanne with the Moscow Virtuosi under the direction of Vladimir Spivakov at the International House of Music. Additionally, she earned First Prize at the Rassegna Musicale M. Benvenuti of Vittorio Veneto, Second Prize at the Torneo Internazionale della Musica, and Virtuosité Prize at the Padova International AGIMUS Competition.
Ms. Mancini also played concerts directed by Sir Roger Norrington and Daniel Hope and between 2015-2018 she lead the artistic direction of the Festival Regina Musica al Castello.
Ms. Mancini performed as soloist with the Hokkaido University Orchestra in the Sapporo Sun Plaza Hall in 2016, while also giving masterclasses with her husband, cellist Massimiliano Martinelli.
Together with her husband they formed a Cello Duo known as “Mr & Mrs Cello” in 2017, a crossover project aimed at bringing classical/pop cello music to younger generations. They have so far published five books of arrangements of popular music for two cellos with the American publishing house Hal-Leonard which are available all over the world at major music stores and several classical and film music albums available on Halidonmusic store.
In 2018 she performed Gulda Cello Concerto with the Stadtharmonie in Winterthur.
Ms. Mancini performed as part of the string quartet with famous pop singer Anastacia at her concert in Basel, Switzerland in October, 2019.
With this experience, Fulvia Mancini has developed a passion for composing and between 2020 and 2023 she wrote three Cello duets and two Cello Solo pieces published by Halidonmusic. In 2022 she published her first album "Passionate Cello and Piano Works" with Benjamin Engeli.
Throughout her career, Ms. Mancini performed across Europe, Korea and China, collaborating with famous conductors such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Kurt Masur, Rudolf Barshai, and Leonidas Kavakos.
Eager to transfer her passion to others, Ms. Mancini is teaching cello in Switzerland and plays an English cello dated circa 1780.