Derravaragh Music Association

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Alessandro Taverna - Concert pianist

Saturday March 10th 2018

A welcome return of the pianist Alessandro Taverna. Alessandro first visited us in 2014, and made a great impression, not only with his virtuoso performance, but also with his engagement with the audience.
Alessandro established his international career by winning major prizes at the Minnesota International Piano Competition, the London International Piano competition, the Leeds International Piano Competition and the Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano. Since then, he has gone to perform in some of the most important European Concert Halls and with many of the most prestigious orchestras The London Keyboard Trust has presented him in recitals in Europe and the Unitede States.
For his artistic achievements and his international career he was awarded the Premio Presidente della Repubblica in 2012.

Programme:

Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor Op.9 no.1
Chopin: Nocturne in E flat major Op.9 no.2
Chopin: Grande Valse Brillante in E flat major Op.18
Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor Op.23
Chopin: Scherzo No.2 in B flat major Op.31
Chopin: Andante spianato & Grande polonaise brillante Op.22
Gershwin: from Songbook Swanee, Nobody but you, I’ll build a stairway to paradise, Fascinatin’ Rhythm,
Oh lady be good, The man I love, Clap yo’ hands, My one and only, ‘S wonderful,
Strike up the band, I got rhythm

Kapustin: from “Concert Etudes” Op.40, No.7 “Intermezzo”, No.8 “Finale”
Gulda: from Play piano play, Nos 1,9,5,6
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue