Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
"From the gentle opening to the crashing final chords, Plano played with authority. He made the piano sing and even his loud passages were easy on the ears. His cadenzas were impeccable and the tempos were firm, yet flexible. His fine musicianship must have inspired the orchestra, as the performance was flawless."
- The Sun, 9/18/2002
First Prize Winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Finalist at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition (Calgary, Canada) and the 2006 Axa Dublin International Piano Competition, Italian pianist Roberto Plano has performed all over the world. Important venues in North America include Alice Tully Hall in New York City’s Lincoln Center, where he performed the American premiere of Luis de Pablo’s Retratos y Transcripciones; Severance Hall in Cleveland, National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and others. He regularly performs in Europe – notably at Sala Verdi in Milan, Salle Cortot in Paris, Wigmore Hall and St. John Smith Square in London, National Concert Hall in Dublin, and at the Herculessaal and Gasteig in Munich. He has been a featured recitalist at internationally acclaimed Festivals such as the Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Poland; the Festival at Sandpoint, the Portland Piano International Festival, Savannah Music Festival, the Wassermann Piano Festival (UT) and the Newport Music Festival in the USA.
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
from Harmonies Poétiques et religieuses:
Bénediction de Dieu dans la solitude
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Sonata n.2 op. 19 in G sharp minor
Heltor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
Milonga op.3 "Canción del Arbol Del Olvido"
Suite de danzas criollas op. 15
1. Adagetto Pianissimo
2. Allegro rustico
3. Allegretto cantabile
4. Calmo e poetico
5. Scherzando - Coda: Presto ed energico
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Rhapsody in blue (composer's own piano version)
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