pianoforte, Alessandro Taverna
Alessandro Taverna established his international career by winning top prizes at Minnesota Piano-e-Competition, London International Piano Competition, Leeds International Piano Competition and Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano. Since then he has gone on to perform in some of the most important concert halls and seasons including Teatro alla Scala Milan, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Musikverein Vienna, Berlin Konzerthaus, Munich Gasteig, Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Salle Cortot in Paris, Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, Musashino Hall in Tokyo, Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome.
His success has led to many engagements with the most prestigious orchestras including the Filarmonica della Scala, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony, the Bucharest Philharmonic, the Scottish Chamber, the Orchestra of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bergamo and the Brescia Festival, working with conductors including Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Harding, Michele Mariotti, Reinhard Goebel, Thierry Fischer, Michael Guttman, Pier Carlo Orizio, Roland Böer, Joshua Weilerstein.
He was chosen by the international foundation “The Keyboard Trust” (London), for which he performed in solo recitals and concertos in Europe and the United States. In 2009 he opened the season of Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival (Virginia): this is when Maestro Maazel said of him: “We must make music together!” and consequently invited him to play and conducted him in a tournèe through Germany and Austria.
A native of Venice, he has studied with Laura Candiago Ferrari at Santa Cecilia Music Foundation in Portogruaro and with Franco Scala, Leonid Margarius, Boris Petrushansky and Louis Lortie at Imola International Piano Academy. He later specialized at the Santa Cecilia National Music Academy in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli, at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover with Arie Vardi, and at the Lake Como Piano Academy.
Taverna teaches at the Conservatory of Music J. Tomadini in Udine and at Santa Cecilia Music Academy in Portogruaro.
For his artistic achievements and his international career, in 2012 he was awarded the Premio Presidente della Repubblica by Italian State President Giorgio Napolitano.
A documentary on his life was shown on BBC4. He has also recorded for BBC Radio 3, Rai Radio 3, Slovenian National Radio and Television, RSI Swiss Radiotelevision.
Following the critical success of his Medtner Sonatas disc for SOMM Recordings, Taverna has recorded an all-French recital disc for the same label, released in June 2017.