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Giulio de Padova (piano) plays Bach and Rachmaninov

Wednesday October 24, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Prelude in E minor BWV 855a - Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged for piano in B minor by Alexander Siloti
  2. Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin BWV 1004 - Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni
  3. 6 Moments musicaux Op 16 - Sergey Rachmaninov

Giulio de Padova, born in 1986, is considered one of the most interesting pianists of his generation. Equipped with a sound of rare beauty, boasts a considerable repertoire including the 12 transcendental studies of Liszt performed in several Italian cities.

At the age of 8 he was admitted to the Pergolesi Conservatory of Fermo in the class of E. Belli, obtaining the diploma academic level II with honors and honorable mention. At the same time he broadened his musical knowledge by attending seminars and masterclasses with A. Jasinskij, L. Berman, Lukas Vondracek, Paul Lewis, Cristina Ortiz, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Enrico Pace, Benedetto Lupo, Lilya Zilbertstein, Vincenzo Balzani, Gianluca Luisi and Giuseppe Andaloro).

A fascination with new music led him to take part in seminars with Marco Di Bari, Gilberto Cappelli, Fabio Vacchi, George Flynn, Adriano Guarnieri. In 2009 he attended the academic year at the school in Frankfurt am Main under the guidance of Frau Catherine Vickers. He has over 100 solo recitals and with orchestra, in particular at the Teatro dell'Aquila di Fermo where he performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 and the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 5. In 2014 he met M Coppola who encouraged him to demonstrate his talent. From here he obtained the Absolute First Prize in the following national and international competitions: the 27th 'Città di Albenga' Competition, the 'Giulio Rospigliosi', 'Giuseppe Martucci', 'Domenico Scarlatti', 'Pietro Argento' competitions, second prize at the Competition International for Piano and Orchestra of Cantù also winning the special prize as best interpreter of the Concert by Ludwig Van Beethoven and last Absolute First Prize at the Gaetano Zinetti Competition 'Soloist Category', at the Livorno Piano Competition at the 'Golden Award of Music' in New York and 'Special Price' for the best interpretation of Rachmaninoff, at the First International Competition 'City of Vigo', the Delia Steinberg in Madrid (the only Italian to win it in 36 editions) and finally to the 'Silvio Bengalli' Piano Prize of Val Tidone. In the jury of several international competitions with illustrious names of the piano scenario including Riccardo Risaliti, Oleg Marshev, Marco Di Bari, Daniel Rivera, Simone Pedroni. Soon the interview will be published on the monthly Suonare News reserved just for the great competition activity found in the last three years and the future commitments, among the most relevant the Concerts with the Orchestra Budapest Radio Symphony at the Academy of Music in Budapest invited directly by Maestro Tamás Vásáry as a conductor, with the Bucharest Orchestra and various solo concerts all over the world including China and America.

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