Mariangela Vacatello
2009 Audience Award Winner
Cliburn Competition Preliminary Round Recital
Originally broadcast May 24, 2009

HADYN Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
BUSONI Ten Variations on a Prelude by Chopin
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F Minor
STRAVINSKY Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

Hailed for her “superb zest, brio, and imaginative scope,” the 2009 audience favorite maintains an extensive performance schedule across Europe, Asia, and Africa, while also in demand as teacher and juror. Her musical curiosity and range are reflected in her lauded discography for Brilliant Classics—including the complete piano works of Ginastera, the Liszt Transcendental Etudes, and the complete Debussy Etudes—as well as her association with IRCAM, a Paris-based incubator for music and technology. She currently lives in Perugia, Italy with her husband, organist Adriano Falcioni.