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Amici Artium: Alessandro Taverna

Jersey Arts Centre

Event Overview

Hailed by the British music critics as the “natural successor to his great compatriot Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli”, Alessandro Taverna’s music making “stimulates the senses and gives rise to a feeling of wonderment”. When he reached the final, and performed Chopin’s First Piano Concerto, at the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, The Independent stated that “the world was suddenly suffused with grave beauty: flawless minutes of poetry”.

Alessandro Taverna established his international career by winning major prizes at Minnesota Piano-e-Competition, London International Piano Competition, Leeds International Piano Competition and Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano. Since then he has performed in some of the most important concert halls and seasons, including: Teatro alla Scala Milan; Teatro San Carlo Naples; Teatro La Fenice Venice; Muikverein Vienna; Konzerthaus Berlin; and Royal Festival Hall in London.

Programme includes: Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52; Franck: Prelude, Choral and Fugue; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

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