pianoforte, Roberto Prosseda
Roberto Prosseda was born in Latina, Italy, in 1975. His Decca albums dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn, including the Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly, have won much acclaim in the press, including the CHOC from Le Monde de la Musique Classique, the Diapason d'Or and Chamber Music CD of the Month in the UK's Classic FM magazine.
In 2010, Deutsche Grammophon selected twelve recordings by Prosseda to add to the box set, "Classic Gold". In 2014 Prosseda completed his 10-years project of recording all Mendelssohn's piano works for Decca in 9 CDs.
Roberto Prosseda has performed regularly with some of the world's most important orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Moscow State Philharmonic, the Santa Cecilia, the Filarmonica della Scala, the Bruxelles Philharmonic, the Residentie Orkest, the Netherlands Symphony, the Berliner Symphoniker, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus. He performed under the baton of David Afkham, Marc Albrecht, Christian Arming, Harry Bickett, Riccardo Chailly, Pietari Inkinen, Yannik Nezeit-Seguin, George Pehlivanian, Dennis Russel-Davies, Tugan Sokhiev, Jan Willem de Vriend, Jurai Valcuha.
Other than Mendelssohn, whose piano music he is considered to be today's leading interpreter, Prosseda's interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin have been particularly praised, and these composers have in fact featured in Prosseda's recent Decca recordings. In 2015, Prosseda started the complete recording of Mozart' Piano Sonatas with a modern piano tuned with unequal temperament.
An active proponent of Italian music, Prosseda also recorded the complete piano works of Petrassi and Dallapiccola.
In September 2011 Prosseda gave his debut on the pedal piano, performing the Concerto for Pedal Piano by Gounod in the world premiere version for modern instrument. Concerts are planned for the next seasons on this instrument, rediscovering the original compositions by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and Charles Valentin Alkan. Several composers, including Ennio Morricone, have already written new pieces for pedal piano for Roberto Prosseda, and a recording of the four Gounod's pieces for pedal piano and orchestra with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Howard Shelley, was released with the Hyperion label in fall 2013.