3 September, ore 21:00
Grand Hotel Victoria, Menaggio
Roberto Prosseda (piano)
PROGRAM: PIANO RARITIES
Antonio Salieri: Sonata in do minore (1783)
Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata in fa minore (1820)
Gioachino Rossini: Le petit train de plasir
Felix Mendelssohn: Adagio e presto agitato in si b. minore
Roffredo Caetani (1871-1961): 12 Variazioni su tema di Chopin
Felix Mendelssohn: Fantasia in do minore - re maggiore (1823)
THE ARTIST : ROBERTO PROSSEDA
Roberto Prosseda was born in Latina, Italy, in 1975. He studied at the Accademia Pianistica “Incontri col Maestro” of Imola with Alexander Lonquich, Boris Petrushansky and Franco Scala from 1994 to 1998, obtaining the final diploma. Subsequently he took courses at the International Piano Foundation in Cadenabbia (Lake Como, Italy) with Dmitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, William Grant Naboré, Charles Rosen, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Fou Ts'Ong.
After winning major prizes in several important piano competitions, including the “U. Micheli” in Milan, the “F. Schubert” in Dortmund, the “A.Casagrande” in Terni and the “W.A.Mozart” in Salzburg, he has performed with success in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America. His recent engagements include Berlin Kammerphilharmonie, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Wigmore Hall, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro alla Scala and Sala Verdi in Milano, Festival Pianistico di Bergamo e Brescia, Settembre Musica in Torino, Ravenna Festival, Triennale Köln, Biennale di Venezia. He is frequently invited for lectures and master classes in several Universities and Conservatories (Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, British Columbia in Vancouver, Xing Hai Conservatory in Canton, Williams College, Australian Natonal University, Georgetown University).
Roberto has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras, like Filarmonica della Scala, Philarmonie der Nationen, Bochumer Symphoniker, Oriol Ensemble, Wiener Kammerorchester, Mozarteum Orchester, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Kammerakademie-Potsdam, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Filarmonica di Torino, Orchestra Regionale del Lazio.
Roberto has recorded many cd's for Naxos, Arts, Foné, AIX, including the complete piano works by two prominent Italian Modern composers: Goffredo Petrassi and Luigi Dallapiccola.
In May 2005 his first Decca album was released: “Mendelssohn Discoveries”, entirely dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn's piano works never recorded before. This CD has been included in the top 10 Mendelssohn piano recordings by the English magazine “Piano”. Last May 2006 Decca released a second CD, “Mendelssohn Rarities”, including four unpublished piano sonatas by Felix Mendelssohn. In 2006/2007 Roberto will be presenting many World Premieres of Mendelssohn's unpublished piano works in several cities (Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berlin Philharmonie, New York Carnegie Hall, MusicToronto, London Wigmore Hall).
NEXT CONCERTS :
8 September: Amadeus Duo, Cappella di Villa Melzi, Bellagio
14 September: Duo Minella, Villa Monastero, Varenna
22 September: Rodolfo Matulich, Centro Italo-Tedesco Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio