Palermo, the talent of sixteen-year-old pianist Antonio Alessandri at the Botanical Garden

There is a change on the run in the program of the Kandinsky association’s concert season, but the change will allow you to hear a true piano prodigy. In fact, Antonio Alessandri, a very young pianist just sixteen (Milan, 2006), but already considered an excellence and winner of numerous competitions, arrives at the Botanical Garden of Palermo on Sunday 11 December at 7 pm. Alessandri will perform the evocatives Études-Tableaux, Op. 33 by Sergei Rachmaninov, le Three mazurkas for piano by the contemporary English composer Thomas Adès and the Sonata in C minor D. 958, one of the last three sonatas by Franz Schubert, who died two months after composing them and never saw them published. A very interesting programme, chosen with extreme care by the young Milanese pianist. Tickets: 10/5/2 euros. on www.coopculture.it

Antonio Alessandri began studying the piano at the age of 7 at the Parma Conservatory. Since 2017 he has been studying with Davide Cabassi at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan with whom three years later he will record Beethoven’s 1st Concerto in the form of a lecture-concert for Rai5 at the Verdi Theater in Pordenone Ongoing. Musical dialogues between teacher and pupil. In 2020 he attended the masterclass with Benedetto Lupo and from this year he is one of the students selected by the Lieven Piano Foundation, for a two-month masterclass in Vienna with Andreas Steier, Lilya Zilberstein, Paul Roberts, Davide Cabassi, Ronald Brautigam, Arie Vardi, Tatiana Zelikman, Ferenc Rados, Alon Goldstein.

Antonio Alessandri has already performed in various Italian cities and abroad at the Erl Festspiele. Regular guest at Piano City Milano, he has played at the Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo (Young Talents) and in Milan for the Società dei Concerti. He made his debut with the orchestra at the age of twelve at the Primavera di Baggio, performing the Concert K 413 by Mozart. In 2021/22 he made his debut at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, with the Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra in the official season. In 2022 she is a soloist with the Virtuosi Italiani in Ala di Trento at the Mozart Festival. You won the Livorno Piano Competition 2022 first prize.

The concert by Antonio Alessandri replaces the planned one by Salvatore Bonafede (contaminations between songs by Gershwin and Lieder by Schubert and Schumann). Viewers can choose whether to watch this new appointment or request a refund. The next scheduled concert – Friday 16 December at 20.30 at the Oratorio dell’Immacolatella – will instead be the eagerly awaited one by the Bavarian organist Johannes Skudlik, who will offer a program entirely dedicated to Bach playing the precious Lugaro organ from 1858, restored in 2016 The year will then close on Sunday 18 at the Botanical Garden with the 900Duo and the tribute to César Franck. Next appointments in January.

The season, curated by Aldo Lombardo, is organized by the Kandinsky Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the regional tourism department, the patronage of the municipal culture department; in partnership with the European Orgel Festival, the AIAM (Italian Association of Musical Activities), the Diaphone record company, the SiMuA (University museum system), the Company of the Immaculate Conception and Coopculture.

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