November 10, 2019 at 11:15
Giuseppe Guarrera (piano) performing:
- Bach: Chaconne from Partita no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (arranged for Piano by Ferruccio Busoni)
- Chopin: Polonaise Fantasie in A flat major, op 61
- Ravel: Oiseaux tristes (from Miroirs)
- Ravel: Alborado del gracioso (from Miroirs)
- Prokofiev: Piano Sonata no 7 in B flat major, op 83 (“Stalingrad”)
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Introducing the performer…
Giuseppe Guarrera (piano)
Born in Sicily, Giuseppe Guarrera completed his studies in 2018 at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin with Nelson Goerner. In the same year Giuseppe won a Tabor Foundation Award at the Verbier Festival Academy, received a prestigious Klavier Ruhr Festival scholarship, and was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). Prior to joining the Barenboim-Said Academy, he studied in Italy with Siavush Gadjiev and Giuseppe Cultrera, and in Berlin with Eldar Neblosin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, graduating with a Masters in 2016. The following year, Giuseppe won second prize at the Montréal International Competition along with five other awards including the People’s Choice.
Since completing his studies, Giuseppe has been teaching piano as a faculty member of the Barenboim-Said Akademie. and has performed at some of the world’s major venues, including the Auditorio Sony in Madrid, Luis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, Giuseppe Verdi Theatre in Trieste, Wigmore Hall in London, and Maison Symphonique de Montréal. Solo highlights include appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (conducted by Vasily Petrenko), the Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (conducted by Claus Peter Flor) and the Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice. In 2017 he premiered a concerto by Benjamin Attahir with the Pierre Boulez Ensemble conducted by Daniel Barenboim in the opening concert of the Boulez Saal.
“While the audience at Bourgie Hall was going wild after Guarrera’s performance of Liszt’s Rhapsodie Espagnole, which concluded his semifinal recital, we were still trying to recover from the beauty of Beethoven’s op 10, no 3, which opened it. Guarrera resisted the temptation to place his own stamp on the work, instead using a crisp touch and careful attention to detail to simply reveal the beauty in Beethoven’s score. The slow movement was especially powerful.”
Robert Rowat, CBQmusic.ca
“Dès qu’il a commencé à jouer, j’ai été conquise. J’ai suivi de très près le Concours musical international de Montréal, en 2017, et l’Italien Giuseppe Guarrera était dans mes favoris depuis le début. Je ne m’étais pas trompée. Il a raflé la deuxième place et plusieurs autres prix, dont celui du public. C’était 100% mérité.”
Caroline Rodgers, Ludwig.van.com
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