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Benito Flores, July 24 @ 12 noon

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PROGRAM:Muzio Clementi
“Batti batti” dal Don Giovanni di Mozart Andrea Padova
Waterscape in motion* Ferruccio Busoni
Elegia n. 2 “All’Italia!” (in modo napoletano) Gioachino Rossini
da “Péchés de Vieillesse” Vol. VII: Album pour les enfants dégourdis – n. 8 Barcarole intervallo Gioachino Rossini
da “Péchés de Vieillesse” Vol. V: Album de chaumière – n. 5 Prélude inoffensif Marcell Dargay
Légendes no. III “Le pianiste prêche pour soi-même”* Fryderyk Chopin
Scherzo n. 2 in si bemolle minore – re bemolle maggiore op. 31 ARTIST BIO:
Alessandro Marangoni (Benito Flores in SL)
Born in Italy in 1979, studied the piano with Maria Tipo at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. Besides his musical studies he also graduated with honours in philosophy at the Università di Pavia with a thesis on Fernando Liuzzi’s philosophy of music. He was also a merit student of the Almo Collegio Borromeo, one of the oldest and most important European colleges. After winning several national and international awards, he has appeared in many important musical events in Europe, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, with performances in Rome at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, in Florence for the Accademia della Crusca, in Lucca for the Associazione Musicale Lucchese, for the Walton Foundation on Ischia, the Cittadella in Assisi, and the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, as well as at the Engadiner Internationale Kammermusik-Festspiele, Sagra Musicale Umbra, the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the Teatro Dal Verme, Milan, and St John’s College, Cambridge.

As a chamber musician he has collaborated with some of the most important Italian musical personalities and groups, including Mario Ancillotti, Vittorio Ceccanti, Fanny Clamagirand, Daria Masiero, Stefano Parrino, Quirino Principe, Carlo Zardo and the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano. He won great success in Spain with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and in Bratislava with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the great Italian conductor Aldo Ceccato.
He has recently started artistic cooperation with the Italian actress Valentina Cortese. He is the pianist of the Trio Albatros Ensemble, with which he has won international acclaim: they recorded a cd with Nino Rota’s chamber music for Stradivarius. In 2007 he made a recording for la Bottega Discantica of the piano works of Victor de Sabata, for the fortieth anniversary of the great Italian conductor’s death. In December of that year he played in a recital at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, with Daniel Barenboim, in further tribute to De Sabata. In 2007 he won the prestigious Amici di Milano International Prize for Music. He has recorded all of Rossini’s piano music and “Gradus ad parnassum” by Clementi for Naxos.

For more information, please visit www.alessandromarangoni.com.

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