August 19, 2019
Silvia Chiesa and Maurizio Baglini
Cello and Piano
Two of the most beloved artists of our concerts series return to Castiglioncello to present an exclusive program featuring sonatas by Schumann, Cilea and the outstanding Croatian woman composer, Dora Pejačević.
Silvia Chiesa (cello)
The cellist Silvia Chiesa is among the most prominent Italian performers on the international scene. Her contribution to the relaunch of the Italian twentieth-century solo repertoire was decisive, thanks also to her recordings of music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Riccardo and Gian Francesco Malipiero, Pizzetti, Rota, Casella, Respighi with the Rai National Symphony Orchestra (Sony Classical). Dedicatee of the solo compositions with orchestra by Corghi and D’Amico, she was chosen by Shohat, Campogrande, Clementi, Dall’Ongaro, Davies, Sollima, Cascioli and Fedele for the first performances of their pieces. As soloist, she performed with orchestras such as the Orchestra Nazionale della Rai, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra della Toscana, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Peterburg Soloists, Orchestra of Rouen, Staatsorchester Kassel and the Symphonic of Krakow. With the pianist Maurizio Baglini she has on her count more than two hundred and fifty concerts all over the world, with a vast duo repertoire, and she recorded for Decca the Sonatas by Schubert, Brahms, and Rachmaninov. Silvia Chiesa is a resident artist of the Amiata Piano Festival and professor at the Conservatory “Monteverdi” of Cremona. She plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1697.
Maurizio Baglini (piano)
The pianist Maurizio Baglini boasts a brilliant career as soloist, chamber player, music teacher and artistic director. As soloist he performs on stages such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Teatro San Carlo of Naples, the Salle Gaveau of Paris, the Kennedy Center of Washington. His record production for Decca/Universal includes works by Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Schubert, Domenico Scarlatti and Mussorgsky.
As a chamber musician, he constantly performs with the cellist Silvia Chiesa and works with colleagues such as Massimo Quarta, Cinzia Forte, Roberto Prosseda and The Scala String Quartet.
Founder and artistic director of the Amiata Piano Festival, he is the artistic consultant for dance and music of Teatro Comunale “Verdi” in Pordenone and cultural ambassador of Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy. He holds masterclasses for the Accademia Stauffer in Cremona and since 2018 he has been Professor at the “Mascagni” Institute of Musical Studies in Livorno. He plays a Fazioli grand piano.
About This Event:
Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sant'Andrea Church