March 22, 2020
Virtuoso pianist, composer and amateur cook Orazio Sciortino returns to Castiglioncello to perform one of his most successful programs: virtuoso piano pieces based on famous operas, such as Liszt’s fantasies on Lucia di Lammermoor, Trovatore and Rigoletto, as well as Grainger’s Rosenkavalier.
Orazio Sciortino (piano)
Pianist and composer Orazio Sciortino regularly collaborates with Italian and international musical institutions such as Teatro alla Scala, MiTo Settembremusica, LaVerdi Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Bologna Festival, Ravello Festival, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ankara Festival, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival de Wallonie, Klara Festival Brussels and Sala Cecilia Meireles of Rio De Janeiro. He has collaborated with editors such as Mazzotta and Skira on projects around the relationship between visual arts and music. In 2016, Mr. Sciortino was appointed Krug Ambassador. The prestigious champagne producer asked him to compose a piece exclusively dedicated to Krug: “Lives through a glass”, dedicated to Krug Grande Cuvée, is included in his album “Self Portrait” released by Sony Classical, which includes his works for solo piano. For the label Claves, the Ambra Piano Trio and Swiss Ensemble New Wave recorded a CD with his chamber works for piano and strings. Sciortino has a passion for cooking and lives in Milan.
About This Event:
Date: March 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Monteverdi Lounge