August 6, 2021

Maurizio Baglini & Friends

Maurizio will play in trio with Silvia Chiesa (cello) and, for the first time in Castiglioncello, Federico Mondelci (saxophone).

Maurizio Baglini – piano
A visionary pianist with a taste for musical challenges, Maurizio Baglini has an intense international concert career. Winner of the “World Music Piano Master” in Monte Carlo at the age of 24, he regularly performs at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Kennedy Center in Washington and he is the guest of prestigious festivals, including La Roque d’Anthéron, the Yokohama Piano Festival, the Australian Chamber Music Festival, the International piano festival of Bergamo and Brescia. His wide record production for Decca/Universal includes music by Liszt, Brahms, Schubert, Domenico Scarlatti, Mussorgsky, the “Live at Amiata Piano Festival” series and the first 5 CDs of the complete piano works by Schumann. He is among the few virtuosos in the world who performs the “Ninth Symphony” by Beethoven in the transcendental piano transcription by Liszt and in 2020, he gave a record number of performances of the piece totalling over one hundred. He created the innovative “Web Piano” project in which his live performances are accompanied by the video projections of the artist Giuseppe Andrea L’Abbate. He regularly plays with the cellist Silvia Chiesa, with whom he has performed in more than 250 concerts worldwide. He is the artistic director of the Amiata Piano Festival and the artistic consultant for music and dance of the Teatro Comunale “Verdi” in Pordenone. In 2019 he was nominated Honorary Member of the Aiarp, the Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers. He plays a Fazioli grand piano.

Silvia Chiesa – cello
A performer rich in personality, Silvia Chiesa is the artist who has most contributed to broadening the cello’s horizons. She has re-launched the twentieth century repertoire and inspired the production of new works for her instrument by performing them on prestigious international stages. She has created the “Twentieth Century Italian Trilogy” (Sony Classical), which for the first time collects the cello concertos by Rota, Casella, Respighi, Pizzetti, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Gian Francesco and Riccardo Malipiero in three CDs, together with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra and the conductors Rovaris and Caldi.
Regularly invited as a soloist by the most representative Italian and foreign orchestras with conductors such as Angelico, Angius, Benedetti Michelangeli, Bisanti, Gatti, Rustioni, Shelley, she is also dedicatee of pieces for cello and orchestra by Corghi and D’Amico, and has been chosen by composers such as Shohat, Campogrande, Clementi, Dall’Ongaro, Maxwell Davies, Sollima, Cascioli and Fedele for the premieres of their works. She plays in a duo with the pianist Maurizio Baglini and has performed over 250 concerts and recorded CDs of the Schubert, Brahms and Rachmaninov Sonatas. She has recorded for Rai Radio3, Rai Sat, France Musique and France 3. She is resident artist of the Amiata Piano Festival and professor at the “Monteverdi” Conservatory in Cremona. She plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1697.

Federico Mondelci – saxophone
Over the past 30 years, Federico Mondelci has established himself as one of the leading saxophonists of his generation. He studied at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica ‘G. Rossini’ in Pesaro (Italy) and later with Jean-Marie Londeix at the Bordeaux Conservatoire, where he was awarded the ‘Premier Prix et Medaille d’Or’. Federico Mondelci has performed as a soloist with all of the major orchestras, including the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala in Milan, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Bangkok and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Saint Petersburg. Federico Mondelci is an active promoter of contemporary music and an innovator of instrumental technique. Numerous compositions have been dedicated to him and subsequently performed in many important venues in Europe and America. Throughout his career, he has worked with some of the greatest composers of the 20th Century, such as Philip Glass, Giya Kancheli, Luciano Berio, Giacinto Scelsi, Michael Nyman, Franco Donatoni, Henri Pousseur, Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino, Armando Gentilucci, Graham Fitkin and Nicola Piovani. His recording of ‘Kya’ by Giacinto Scelsi was recently awarded the ‘Diapason d’Or’.

About This Event:

Date:   August 6, 2021

Time:   7:00 pm

Price:   Free and open to all

Location:   Sant'Andrea Church