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An exceptional piano recital by the Italian pianist Alessandro Commellato!

PROGRAMME

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano sonata No. 14 in C# minor op. 27 n°2 “Quasi una fantasia”

1. Adagio sostenuto

2. Allegretto

3. Presto agitato

15 Variations and Fugue for Piano in E major Op. 33 “Eroica Variations” Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor op. 57 “Appassionata”

1. Allegro assai

2. Andante con moto

3. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

ABOUT ALESSANDRO COMMELLATO

A pupil of Carlo Vidusso, Pier Narciso Masi, Sergio Fiorentino and Evgeny Malinin, Alessandro Commellato studied at the Conservatory in Milan and won competitions in Dortmund (Schubert), Porto, Rome (Rendano) and Stresa.

As a soloist he has performed with the “Teatro alla Scala” of Milan, “Teatro La Fenice” of Venice, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, Zagreb Radio Symphony Orchestra, Odessa Philharmonic, Moldovan National Chamber Orchestra, Krasnodar Premier Chamber Orchestra, Omsk Philharmonic, Bacau Philharmonic, “Solamente Naturali” Bratislava, “Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra” of Milan, Sinfonica Toscanini, Milano Classica and toured in the USA, Japan and Australia.

He has premiered contemporary music in Salzburg (Mozarteum), Madrid (Auditorio Nacional), Melbourne, New York (The Americas Society), Milan (Musica nel nostro tempo) and at the “Autunno Musicale” festival (Como) and the Venice Biennale. Commellato performed in the world premiere of Cheri at the “Teatro alla Scala” and “Autour de Chopin” at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw. He was also soloist in Adriano Guarnieri’s Medea, premiered at the “Teatro La Fenice” in Venice. He is regularly invited to play at festivals in Lausanne, Lugano, Verbier, Innsbruck, Lockenhaus, Bremen, Helsinki, Bratislava, Aix-en-Provence, Mulhouse, the Notturni in Villa (Milan), Accademia del Fortepiano (Florence), the Urbino Early Music Festival, GOG, Amici della Musica (Palermo).

His current projects focus on Beethoven, Hummel, Chopin, Thalberg and Stanchinsky. As a chamber player he performs with (among others) the “Atalanta Fugiens” Ensemble, “Le Musiche” Berlin and “Solamente Naturali”. In Cremona he has collaborated with Bruno Giuranna and Salvatore Accardo. He has recorded Rossini’s “Péchés de vieillesse” for Paragon per Amadeus and music by Hummel (concertos and septets), Ries (cello sonatas, with Gaetano Nasillo) and Beethoven (complete early variations) for Brilliant Classics.

Commellato is currently professor of piano at the Conservatory “Guido Cantelli” in Novara.