2013 CLIBURN JURY DISCRETIONARY AWARD WINNER
CLIBURN COMPETITION PRELIMINARY ROUND I RECITAL (originally broadcast May 25, 2013)
BACH Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829
CHOPIN Twelve Etudes, op. 25
Alessandro’s “highly individualistic musical psyche” and “stunningly beautiful and expressive” performances have earned him legions of fans; his tours take him across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. His discography of over 40 albums reveals a voracious musical curiosity: they include the complete Chopin waltzes, etudes, and mazurkas; the complete piano works for Reynaldo Hahn; the complete violin sonatas of Grieg; the complete strings/piano works of Tanayev; and deep explorations of Bach, Schumann, Mompou, Martucci, Grieg, and Liszt. In addition to his performance activities, he is also currently a professor of piano at the Giordano Conservatory of Music in his native Italy.
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