2019-02-08 20:45:00

“The young Italian pianist has literally hypnotised us”. These words of praise described Costanza Principe’s appearance alongside the Turkish National Youth Orchestra conducted by Cem Mansur, where the pianist, native of San Benedetto del Tronto, put herself in the spotlight with her performance of Rachmaninov’s Third Concerto, playing “all technicalities with miraculous ease” and with “sincere and moving expressivity”. Winner of a number of prizes at national and international piano competitions, as well as important acknowledgements and scholarships that have supported her throughout her musical training, Costanza Principe regularly performs in Italy, France, England and South America, both as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. After her graduation with honours at the Milan Conservatory in 2010, she earned her Master’s Degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tutelage of Christopher Elton in 2015. She also studied with Benedetto Lupo at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and at the same time earned a degree in psychology at the Bicocca University in Milan. She was a guest in radio transmissions broadcast by Radio 3 like “I concerti del Quirinale” and Radio Classica.

A pianist to be listened to and to follow from concert to concert. Elegant and intense

Grazia Lissi, Il Giorno

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  (Eisenach, 1685 – Lipsia, 1750) 
Toccata in sol maggiore, BWV 916 

ROBERT SCHUMANN (Zwickau, 1810 – Endenich, 1856)
Scherzo, Giga, Romanza, Fughetta op. 32 

Faschingschwank aus Wien. Fantasiebilder (Carnevale di Vienna), op. 26
-    Allegro. Sehr lebhaft 
-    Romanze. Ziemlich langsam 
-    Scherzino 
-    Intermezzo. Mit grosster Energie 
-    Finale. Hochst lebhaft

FRANZ SCHUBERT (Vienna, 1797 – 1828)  
Sonata n. 22 in la maggiore, D. 959
-    Allegro
-    Andantino
-    Scherzo. Allegro vivace
-    Rondò. Allegretto