Francesco Piemontesi, © Photo: Benjamin Ealovega
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Piemontesi, Manacorda: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome - Sala Santa Cecilia
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About the Event
In this highly-anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Schubert and Mendelssohn Bartholdy at Rome's treasured and world-renowned Auditorium Parco della Musica.
Antonello Manacorda conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and pianist Francesco Piemontesi.
- Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Hebrides Overture op. 26
- Schubert, Franz Fantasy in C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer Fantasy"
- Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Psalm 114
- Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Symphony no. 4 in A major op. 90, 'Italian'
- Piemontesi, Francesco (Soloist) Born in 1983 in Switzerland, Francesco Piemontesi studied with Nora Doallo in Lugano and with Arie Vardi at the Hanover University of music. Alongside his studies he gained valuable inspiration from his work with Alfred Brendel, Cécile Ousset, Mitsuko Uchida and Alexis Weissenberg. He is the recipient of numerous international prizes, including the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and a 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. In September 2009, BBC named Francesco one of its „New Generation Artists".
Francesco Piemontesi has made guest appearances at such internationally recognized venues as the Schleswig-Holstein, Ruhr, Rheingau, Ludwigsburg and Roque d'Anthéron Festivals and at the Martha Argerich Project and can look back on performances at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna, Philharmonie in Munich and Tonhalle in Zurich. He has played as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Belgian National Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra, London Mozart Players and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra collaborating with such conductors as Lawrence Foster, Mikhail Pletnev, Christoph Poppen, Dimitry Kitajenko, Vassily Petrenko and Bruno Weil.
- Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Orchestra) Founded in 1908, the world-renowned Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia has been conducted by some of the major musical figures of the 20th century, including Sibelius, Mahler, and Strauss, and later Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, and Kurt Masur.
Sir Antonio Pappano has been Chief Conductor of the Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia since 2005. The highly successful collaboration has brought the Orchestra to music festivals like the Proms in London and the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals, as well as concert halls including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Berlin, and the Musikverein in Vienna. The Orchestra has its home in the impressive Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
- Manacorda, Antonello (Conductor)
- Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Choir) The Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia is one of the most accomplished and sought-after choral ensembles today, and it is intricately bound to the history of the Accademia itself. In the second half of the 16th century, a group of choirmasters and choristers united in an association, electing Palestrina as its president, and thus the Accademia came into being. The role of the Chorus expanded in the 19th century, and by the 20th century, the ensemble was collaborating with the world’s most prominent conductors and orchestras.