A JOURNEY TO WARSAW
By Alessandro Tommasi
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Leonora Armellini was a very young winner of the “Janina Nawrocka Prize” for the “extraordinary musicality and beauty of sound” at the F. Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010). Her result was brilliantly confirmed in the 2021 edition, with a Fifth Prize that makes her the first Italian woman to have climbed the heights of the competition considered as the top of international pianism. Leonora has been jumping the gun since a young age, graduating summa cum laude from the Padova Conservatory at the age of 12, winning the Premio Venezia in 2005, and graduating at the age of 17 at the National Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome, under the guidance of Sergio Perticaroli. In 2018 she graduated from the Imola Academy with Boris Petrushanksy. The variety of awards and his heavy activity as soloist and chamber music pianist for prestigious festivals and concert season in Italy and abroad testify to her the well-deserved fame in the worldwide concert scenario. She is currently a Faculty Member of Piano at the Buzzolla Conservatory of Music in Adria (Italy).
The 29-year-old Leonora Armellini’s experience and poise extend to her platform manner, not to mention her complete command of the Fazioli’s responsive action. The piano seems to be a natural extension of her body.
Jed Distler, gramophone.co.uk
FRYDERYK CHOPIN (Żelazowa Wola, 1810 - Parigi, 1849)
Nocturnes, op. 32
n. 1 in B major
n. 2 in A flat major
Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, op. 22
4 Mazurche, op. 41
n. 1 in do diesis minore
n. 2 in mi minore
n. 3 in si maggiore
n. 4 in la bemolle maggioreScherzo n. 4 in E major, op. 54
Nocturne in C minor, op. 48 n. 1
Polacca in A flat major, op. 53 “Eroica”