December 6, 2019

Pietro de Maria

Piano Solo

The former winner of the “Geza Anda” and the “Dino Ciani” competitions, Pietro De Maria, is one of the foremost Italian pianists of our time. He will play some of the most beautiful piano Sonatas by Beethoven and the monumental B-minor sonata by Liszt.

Pietro De Maria (piano)
After receiving the Critics’ Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1990), Pietro De Maria won First Prize in other prestigious international piano competitions, such as the Dino Ciani – Teatro La Scala in Milan (1990) and the Géza Anda in Zurich (1994). An active concert pianist, he has played as soloist with the best known orchestras, with conductors of the stature of Roberto Abbado, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Myung-Whun Chung, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Daniele Gatti, Alan Gilbert, Eliahu Inbal, Marek Janowski, Michele Mariotti, Ingo Metzmacher, Gianandrea Noseda, Yutaka Sado, Sándor Végh and many others. Born in Venice in 1967, De Maria studied piano with Giorgio Vianello and Gino Gorini. He graduated from the Conservatory of Venice and continued his studies with Maria Tipo at the Conservatory in Geneva. He is the first Italian pianist to have played Chopin’s complete piano works in six public concerts. More recently, he has been focusing on Bach, presenting both books of The Well-Tempered Clavier as well as the Goldberg Variations in his concerts. He has recorded Chopin’s complete piano works, the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Goldberg Variations for Decca, receiving important acknowledgments from international publications of prestige. Pietro De Maria is Academic of Santa Cecilia and teaches at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.

About This Event:

Date:   December 6, 2019

Time:   7:00 p.m.

Price:   Free

Location:   Sant'Andrea Church