VIAF 2014

Gabriele Vianello performing Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ and more …

This evening it is the turn of Venetian pianist Gabriele Vianello. He will be giving a pianoforte recital of works that are among the most brilliant in the canon. These include Beethoven’s much-loved Moonlight Sonata op. 27 no. 2 and another Beethoven Sonata, his op. 27 no. 1 in Eb, which, although not as popular as the so-called Moonlight is the one that really marks a radical breakthrough for Beethoven. Rounding off the programme is the Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze op. 6, a magnificent cycle of 18 dances in the best Romantic fashion.

Gabriele Maria Vianello started his pianoforte studies with his father, Giorgio Vianello, and made his debut in the Grand Hall of the University of Mühlhacker, Germany. He graduated with full honours from the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, Venice, in 1984, winning prizes and accolades in his final examinations. While still at the Conservatory, Gabriele also perfected chamber music playing with K. Bogino and P. Vernikov. A performance which set him on a dazzling career was Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, in Graz when only seventeen years of age. He is winner of numerous scholarships, notably, Fondo Respighi, Fondazione Cini and the recipient of a whole array of competitions, including ones in duo formation with Dejan Bogdanovich. He has performed extensively all over Europe, winning rave reviews for his technical prowess and profound interpretation and, apart from being Professor of Pianoforte at the Conservatorio Tartini, Trieste, he is also intensely active performing chamber music with the Gruppo Strumentale Veneto GF Malipiero. Amongst others, he has performed with the chamber ensemble Notte Sinfonica Veneziana to great critical acclaim. He has been the pianist of the Trio Riccati since 2008 and has recorded for numerous labels, namely, Phoenix Classic, Azzurra, Radio Rai, and others. Since 2010, Gabriele has been Artistic Director of the prestigious Associazione ‘Amici della Musica Giorgio Vianello’ at Bassano del Grappa.

Concert will be held at the Aula Mgr. Giuseppe Farrugia and starts at 8pm. See you there, especially budding and not so young pianists!!