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Lunchtime Recital - Alberto Stiffoni (violin) and Irina Vaterl (piano)

Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:00
Charlton House, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for Piano No 21 in C, 'Waldstein' Op 53 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Étude 11 pour les arpèges composés, from 12 Études L 136 - Claude Debussy
  3. Variations on a theme of Corelli Op 42 - Sergey Rachmaninov
  4. Sonata for violin and piano No 23 in D K 306 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  5. Scherzo for violin and piano in C minor, from 'F-A-E Sonata' Wo02 - Johannes Brahms
  6. Sonata for violin and piano No 2 in G Op 44 - Maurice Ravel

Presented by the Royal College of Music

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Alberto Stiffoni was born in Treviso, in Italy. At the age of seventeen he graduated with the highest scores at the conservatory in Rovigo and he is currently studying with Andrej Bielow at the Kunstuniversität Graz and with Noè Inui at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf.

He received further musical impulses from Marco Rizzi, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Pavel Vernikov and Igor Ozim.

Alberto Stiffoni has been awarded the first prize by Marcello Abbado at the European music competition - Città di Moncalieri and by Cristiano Rossi at Riviera Etrusca competition in Tuscany. He won the second prize at the 23rd International Violin Competition “Young Virtuoso - ZAGREB 2017” and a special prize at the Odessa International Violin Competition in 2018.

With the pianist Irina Vaterl, he won the first prize at the Antonio Salieri international competition in Legnago and at the Stockholm International Music Competition; he was invited at Joaquin Turina international chamber music festival in Sevilla and, by cellist Enrico Bronzi, at Nei suoni dei luoghi festival. They performed for the concert series Musei d’estate of the renown Asolo Musica festival.

In October 2017 Alberto Stiffoni performed as soloist Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz.

As member of the Oberton String Octet, he performed at the Musikverein Graz, Steirisches Kammermusikfestival, Carinthischer Sommer festival, Wiener Jeunesse and for the Wiener Film Festival in Ekaterinburg (Russia). The ensemble was invited to play in the Wiener Hofburg for the President of the Austrian Republic in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Austrian Republic.

Austrian-born pianist Irina Vaterl is a graduate from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz where she studied under the guidance of Lioudmilla and Alexandr Satz and with Milana Chernyavska. Currently she is doing her Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music with Vanessa Latarche and Dmitri Alexeev, where she is a William Mealings Scholar, supported by the George Thornton Award.

Furthermore Irina holds a scholarship for studying at the International Musicacademy in Liechtenstein and she is the winner of the Martha Debelli Scholarship Graz as well as the winner of a scholarship of the Hildegard Maschmann Stiftung Austria. For her outstanding bachelor thesis about the French woman composer Louise Farrenc, Irina was awarded the Gender-prize of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and in December 2017 she was selected for winning the Würdigungspreis of the university-an award of excellence going to the best graduates.

Irina Vaterl is the winner of many prizes in national and international piano competitions and she is performing on stage as a soloist as well as a musician in various chamber music groups in national and international music festivals, among them: “classics in the city“, “Steirisches Kammermusikfestival”, “arsonore”, and “Eggenberger Schlosskonzerte“ in Austria, “NEXT GENERATION, Classic Festival Bad Ragaz” in Switzerland, “International Piano Festival Treviso”, Festival “Internazionale di Mezzaestate Tagliacozzo“,“Nei suoni dei luoghi” in Italy, “Festival Internacional de Música de Cámara Joaquín Turina in Spain and “Piano Festival Saint Savin” in France.

Recent appearances as a soloist with orchestra include collaborations with the orchestras I Virtuosi Italiani, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto and Sinfonietta dell´ arte.

Recent appearances as a soloist with orchestra include collaborations with the orchestras I Virtuosi Italiani, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto and Sinfonietta dell´ arte.

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