Solo Piano Recital

19 May 2024 Ore 20

Programma

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March 1685 – 28 July 1750) Concerto Italiano BWV 971

Frédéric François Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849) Ballade no. 2 op. 38

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) Rapsodia no. 4 op.119

The next concert in our Stagione Concertistica 2024 will be filled with music ranging Bach to Brahms!

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer from the late Baroque period. He is well known for his orchestral works such as the Brandenburg Concerti, for his instrumental works such as the 6 cello suites and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music, his St. Matthew Passion. He has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers in western music history as he enriched German styles with his use of counterpoint, motivic organisation and harmony.

Frédéric François Chopin was a virtuosic Polish pianist and composer of the romantic period, who wrote primarily for his instrument. He was known worldwide as a leading musician of his era. Considered a child prodigy, he completed his musical education and composed his earlier works in Warsaw before leaving Poland at the age of 20. At 21 he settled in Paris, and thereafter gave a sum of 30 performances, in intimate settings, such as salons. He formed a friendship with Franz Liszt and was admired by his contemporaries, including Robert Schumann.

Born in Hamberg to a Lutheran family, German composer, pianist and conductor Johannes Brahms, spent most of his professional life in Vienna. He is often grouped with with J. S. Bach and L. v. Beethoven as one of the “Three B’s” of music, a comment made by conductor Hans von Bülow. Brahms composed for various ensemble types, such as, symphony orchestra, chamber, piano, organ, voice, and chorus. As a pianist, he had premiered many of his own works.

Massimiliano Monopoli

Nato nel Febbraio del 2004, inizia lo studio del pianoforte all’età di 6 anni e successivamente si iscrive al Conservatorio Piccinni di Bari. Nel 2013 vince il Primo Premio al 6° Concorso Pianistico Mirabello in Musica, Presidente della Commissione Bruno Canino. Nel 2014 vince il Primo Premio al 15° Concorso Pianistico Stravinsky e l’anno seguente, nel 2015, vince il Primo Premio Assoluto e la borsa di studio. Nello stesso anno vince il Primo Premio Assoluto e la borsa di studio al 6° Concorso Pianistico Eratai. Nel 2018 si esibisce al Teatro Municipal de Sardoal (Portogallo) al “Coimbra Piano Meeting”. Selezionato più volte tra le eccellenze, nelle audizioni del Conservatorio Piccinni, a Maggio del 2018 si esibisce al Napoli Piano City. Nel 2019 suona per il Barletta Piano Festival, come solista e in duo violoncello e pianoforte, nel 2020 debutta per la Camerata Musicale Barese. Nel 2022 si qualifica alle fasi finali del leggendario Tchaikovsky International Piano competition for young tra oltre 500 partecipanti da tutto il mondo, unico pianista europeo ammesso, aggiudicandosi il premio speciale della giuria. Attualmente studia sotto la guida del Maestro Alessandro Deljavan.

Massimiliano Monopoli, Photographed by Mattia Palumbo