Mauro Valli belongs to the great school of Camillo Oblach, the legendary cellist favored by Toscanini for his magical velvet sound. Oblach counted among his students G. Sassi and A. Baldovino, both teachers of Mauro Valli. For over 30 years, Mauro has devoted himself mainly to ancient music performed on historical instruments, collaborating with many of the world’s leading specialists in this area. He was a founding member of Accademia Bizantina and he performed with the group for more than 20 years, contributing decisively to its international success. For many years he has been the first solo cello of the Barocchisti di Lugano conducted by Diego Fasolis, and has also repeatedly been called upon to play lead cello in the Baroque Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala.