A sought-after performer, pedagogue and conductor, Ivan Monighetti is one of the most versatile personalities on the contemporary classical music scene. For more than four decades he has enjoyed a distinguished career that has taken him throughout Europe, to America, Japan and Korea. Besides his outstanding interpretations of the classical masterpieces, he has become known for his numerous premieres of modern compositions dedicated to him, many of which now belong in the standard cello repertoire.
His discography includes over 40 press- and critically-acclaimed releases. He is Doctor Honoris Causa of the Music Academy in Kraków, Professor at the Escuela Superier Reina Sofía in Madrid and at the Music Academy in Basel, where he trained and mentored several generations of cellists. Among his students are internationally-acclaimed cellists Sol Gabetta, Kian Soltani, Nicolas Altstaedt and Asier Polo.