2019-04-05 20:45:00

Hailed by the English music critics for his “music-making” able to “give rise to a feeling of wonderment as does a visit to his native Venice”, Alessandro Taverna has gained international recognition particularly after reaching the podium at the prestigious Leeds Competition in 2009. Since then, his career has led him to perform at the world’s most important concert venues, such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Wigmore Hall in London and the Konzerthaus in Berlin. He has performed as a soloist with prestigious orchestras, collaborating with conductors like Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Fabio Luisi and Daniel Harding. After graduating with special mention, he went on to study with Maestros like Franco Scala, Leonid Margarius, Boris Petrushansky and Louis Lortie at the Imola International Piano Academy, Sergio Perticaroli at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome and Arie Vardi in Hannover. In 2012, the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano honoured him with the “Premio Presidente della Repubblica” for his artistic achievements and international career. After the critical success of his album devoted to Nikolay Medtner, Taverna has recently recorded a new CD devoted to Debussy and Ravel for the English label SOMM.

He sounds to me as the natural successor of his great compatriot, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.

The Independent

(Vienna, 1797 – 1828)  (Raiding, 1811 – Bayreuth, 1886)

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D. 774
Ständchen, "Horch! horch! die Lerch", D. 889
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118
Die Forelle, D. 550
Erlkönig Wer reitet so spät, D. 328

FRANZ LISZT (Raiding, 1811 – Bayreuth, 1886)
Reminescences de Don Juan, S. 418
(dal «Don Giovanni» di Mozart)


SERGEJ RACHMANINOV (Velikij Novgorod, 1873 – Beverly Hills, 1943)
Suite dalla Partita per violino solo in mi maggiore n. 3 di J.S. Bach, BWV 1006
-    Preludio
-    Gavotta 
-    Giga

FRANZ LISZT (Raiding, 1811 – Bayreuth, 1886)
Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto, S.434

GEORGE GERSHWIN (Brooklyn, 1898 – Hollywood, 1937)
Rhapsody in blue (trascrizione per pianoforte dell'autore)