W.A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)                   ‘Als Luise die briefe eines ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte‘ K. 520

                                                               (‘As Louise was burning the letters of her unfaithful lover’)

F. Schubert (1797 – 1828)                    Gretchen am Spinnrade op. 2 D. 118 (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel)

                                                              From Winterreise op. 89 D. 911

                                                              No. 2 Die Wetterfahne (The Weathervane)

                                                              No. 5 Der Lindenbaum (The Linden Tree)

                                                              No. 13 Die Post (The Post)

                                                              ‘Die junge Nonne’ D. 828 (The Young Nun)

R. Schumann (1810 – 1856)                From Fantasiestücke op. 12

                                                              No. 3 Warum? (Why?)

                                                              No. 2 Aufschwung (Soaring)

                                                              No. 8 Ende vom Lied (End of the Song)

J. Brahms (1833 – 1897)                       ‘Von ewiger Liebe‘ op. 43 no. 1

R. Schumann                                       ‘Waldesgespräch‘ op. 39 no. 5

                                                              From Dichterliebe op. 48

                                                              No. 7 Ich grolle nicht (I bear no grudge)

                                                              Die beiden Granadiere op. 49 no. 1 (The Two Grenadiers)

G. Mahler (1860 – 1811)                        From Lieder und Gesänge (Volume 1)

                                                              Erinnerung (Recollection)

                                                              Hans und Grethe (Hans and Grete)

                                                              From Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn)

                                                              Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Anthony of Padua’s Sermon to the Fishes)

                                                              Das iridische Leben (Life on Earth)

Giorgia Teodoro graduated with distinction in opera and vocal chamber music from the S. Giacomantonio Conservatorio, Cosenza under the tutorship of Maria Pia Piscitelli and Giuseppe Finzi. She has regularly won top prizes in both national and international competitions, most notably, the Claudio Abbado Prize, the Orfeo Stillo, as well as in the 74th edition of the European Community 2020 Competition for Young Opera Singers, Spoleto, and the Voci Mascagnane International Competition, Livorno.

Giorgia has performed extensively in Italy and elsewhere and has recorded Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with the Brilliant Classic label. In fact, she made her debut at the prestigious Berlin Philharmonie with Cavalleria Rusticana, and has collaborated with notable conductors, Daniele Agiman, Pierfrancesco Borrelli, Alvise Casellati, Francesco Di Mauro, Giuseppe La Malfa, and numerous others. A couple of years ago, Giorgia performed the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Teatru Nuovo, Spoleto, as well as the role of Amelia Grimaldi in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra at the Braşov Opera House, Romania.

Apart from her accomplishments in the world of opera, Giorgia is also versatile in the realm of chamber music, as attested by this evening’s programme, regularly performing Lieder and other Art Songs all over Europe.

Michele Fazio graduated with distinction in pianoforte studies from the Conservatorio Niccolò Piccinni, Bari. He furthered postgraduate studies as a concert pianist at the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo under the guidance of Roberto Plano. His debut album, 100 Years of the Piano Sonata, was released by the prestigious American Label Centaur Records, receiving a 5-star review by Fanfare Magazine. Critics commended Michele for his unique approach to Brahms’s F# Minor Sonata, writing that ‘Clearly, Michele Fazio is a young and upcoming artist to take serious note of. His Centaur release is recommended to all.’ Michele made his orchestral debut in Bacau, performing Tchaikovsky Piano Concert no. 3. Since then, he has performed the concerto repertoire extensively, most notably at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome. His intense concert activity sees him performing in prestigious venues both in his native Italy, Ukraine, Spain, and more.

Michele is the recipient of numerous awards in various competitions and Festivals and has also featured in journal and newspaper articles all over Italy.