November 6, 2019
Enrico & Gabriele Pieranunzi with Gabriele Mirabassi
Jazz Piano, Violin, and Clarinet
Play Gershwin: an all-Gershwin program with Enrico Pieranunzi, one of the most famous jazz pianists, his brother Gabriele, classical violinist, and the outstanding clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi.
Enrico Pieranunzi (piano)
Enrico Pieranunzi was born in Rome and has for many years been among the most significant and well-known protagonists of the international jazz scene. A pianist, composer, and arranger, he has recorded more than 70 albums under his own name, ranging from piano solo to trio, from duo to quintet. He has collaborated, either live or in the studio, with Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Chris Potter, Marc Johnson, and Joey Baron. Pieranunzi has been named Artist of the Year three times by the Musica Jazz magazine critics’ poll. He also won the French Django d’Or prize as “Best European Musician” and the German Echo Jazz Award as “Best International Keyboard Artist”. Mr. Pieranunzi has performed all over the world in the most prestigious international festivals, from Montréal to Copenhagen and Buenos Aires, from Berlin and Madrid to Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing, from New York to San Francisco. He has also been regularly featured in the most important New York clubs, especially the Village Vanguard, where he recorded the album Live at the Village Vanguard with Marc Johnson and Paul Motian. This is the first album ever recorded by an Italian musician in the legendary diamond shaped 7th Avenue venue. A second live at the Village Vanguard, recorded with Donny McCaslin, Scott Colley and Clarence Penn. Enrico Pieranunzi has composed over 300 pieces, many of which have become standards performed and recorded by musicians all over the world (Night Bird, Don’t Forget the Poet, Fellini’s Waltz).
Gabriele Pieranunzi (violin)
Gabriele Pieranunzi is one of the best Italian violinists of his generation. He graduated at the age of 16 under the guidance of Arrigo Pelliccia at the Conservatoire G. Verdi in Turin and then specialized with Stefan Gheorghiu. Winner of important international contests, he performed under the baton of prestigious conductors such as: Aldo Ceccato, Alun Francis, Lü Jia, Jeffrey Tate, Piero Bellugi, Matthias Bamert, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Anton Nanut, Nicholas Cleobury, Gianandrea Noseda and Hansjörg Albrecht. Invited several times to play the “Cannone”, the famous violin belonged to Niccolò Paganini, Mr. Pieranunzi is regular guest of the most important music institutions, such as: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Herkulessaal in Munich, Baden Baden Phillharmonie, Rtsi in Lugano, Filarmonica George Enescu in Bucharest, Wigmore Hall in London, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Opera City Hall in Tokyo, Festival Mozart in La Coruña and Teatro Coliseum in Buenos Aires. Since 2004 is the Concertmaster of the Teatro San Carlo’s orchestra in Naples. He has recently recorded Kurt Weill’s Concerto for violin and winds with Jeffrey Tate and Mendelssohn’s Complete Piano Quartets for Decca. He plays an 1848 Joseph Ceruti violin, owned by Il Canale Onlus Foundation.
Gabriele Mirabassi (clarinet)
Italian clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi was born in Perugia and studied both classical music and jazz improvisation at the prestigious Morlacchi Conservatory.
He collaborated with artists such as : Richard Galliano, Enrico Rava, Enrico Pieranunzi, Marc Johnson, John Taylor, Steve Swallow, Stefano Battaglia, Roberto Gatto, Rabih Abu Khalil, Edmar Castaneda. In Brasile: Guinga, André Mehmari, Monica Salmaso, Sergio Assad, Trio Madeira Brasil, Orquestra a Base de Sopro di Curitiba, John Cage, Mario Brunello, Andrea Lucchesini, Marco Rizzi, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orchestra d’Archi italiana, Banda Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Ensemble Conductus, Orchestra Bruno Maderna. He also collaborates with Gianmaria Testa, Erri De Luca, Ivano Fossati, Sergio Cammariere, Mina, Giorgio Rossi, David Riondino, Marco Paolini.
Leader of Canto di ebano quartet , he oftenm plays in duo with brazilian guitarists Guinga and Roberto Taufic with pianists André Mehmari, Andrea Lucchesini, Richard Galliano, Enrico Pieranunzi, in trio with Nando Di Modugno and Pierluigi Balducci, with Roberto Taufic and Cristina Renzetti .
About This Event:
Date: November 6, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sant'Andrea Church