Festival program

April, 19 > Spilimbergo

Teatro Miotto
piano concerto
Fiorenzo Pascalucci, piano | Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni - Arrigoni String Academy
playing Haydn, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Mozart

April, 20 > Sacile

Teatro Zancanaro
piano concerto
Fiorenzo Pascalucci, piano | FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra
playing L. van Beethoven: piano concerto n. 3 op. 37 - Simphony n. 8

April, 24 > Sesto al Reghena

auditorium Burovich
solo piano
Fiorenzo Pascalucci, piano
playing Schumann, Chopin, Schönberg, Gershwin

April, 26 > Pordenone

Palazzo Gregoris
solo piano
Fiorenzo Pascalucci, piano
playing Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy

27 aprile > San Vito al Tagliamento

Antico Teatro Arrigoni
solo piano
Fiorenzo Pascalucci, piano | special guest: Maria Neishtadt, piano
playing Scarlatti, Liszt, Piazzolla, Schönberg, Gershwin

April, 28 > Aviano

Palazzo Menegozzi
solo piano
Fiorenzo Pascalucci, piano
playing Schumann, Chopin, Schönberg, Gershwin

April, 30 > Maniago

Teatro Verdi
solo piano
Fiorenzo Pascalucci, piano | Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni - Arrigoni String Academy
playing Haydn, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Mozart

May, 3 > Valvasone

sala Roma
solo piano
Fiorenzo Pascalucci, piano
musiche di Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy

May, 4 > Pordenone

auditorium Concordia
piano concerto
Fiorenzo Pascalucci, piano | Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni - Arrigoni String Academy | Andrea Bambace-Sabrina Kang, piano duo
playing F.J. Haydn, R. Strauss, E. Schütt, C.M. von Weber, A. Rubinstein

Fiorenzo Pascalucci

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Born in Campobasso (Italy) in 1987, his first piano teacher was G. Squitieri. He graduated from the “G. Rossini” Conservatory in Pesaro with full marks and honours and took the Diploma of High Specialization from Imola International Piano Academy “Meetings with the Masters”, studying with L. Margarius, A. Kravtchenko and F. Scala.
Now he is studying piano with Aldo Ciccolini while attending the High Specialization Course taught by Stefano Fiuzzi at the National Music Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome. Besides, Fiorenzo Pascalucci is also studying Composition with Piero Niro and he is himself a piano teacher at “U. Giordano” Conservatory in Rodi Garganico.
He was awarded in various national and international piano competitions, such as CIDIM New Career Prize 2012 (1° prize), piano|fvg International Competition 2012 (1° prize), Grand Prix International de Piano de Lyon 2011 (audience award), National Piano Competition “Venice award” (winner of the XXVed. 2008). He conducts concert activity in Italy (Rossini Theatre in Pesaro, “La Fenice” Theatre in Venice, Treviso Theatre, and also in Padua, Palermo, Bolzano, Livorno, Bologna…), performing also in several national and international festival (MiTo Festival, BolognaFestival, many concerts in France and Germany). He has played piano concerts by Chopin, Brahms, Mozart with the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Fenice-Venice, the Philharmonic Orchestra “Marchigiana”, the Catholic University Orchestra in Rome, the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague. Since 2008 he plays chamber music with Danilo Squitieri, cellist of the National Orchestra of St. Cecilia in Rome, with flattering acclaim from audience and critics.

More info: www.fiorenzopascalucci.com


> program A

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Kinderszenen op.15

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Fantaisie in F minor op.49
Polonaise in A flat major op.53

Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951)
Drei Klavierstücke op.11
- Mäßige
- Mäßige
- Bewegte

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Rhapsody in blue

> program B

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
piano Sonata n.31 in A flat major op.110
- I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
- II. Allegro molto
- III. Adagio ma non troppo - Arioso dolente - Fuga - L'istesso tempo di arioso - L'istesso tempo della fuga

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Adagio in B minor K540

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
- Pagodes
- La soirée dans Grenade
- Jardins sous la pluie
L'isle joyeuse

Piano concerts

to be performed with Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni – Arrigoni String Chamber Orchestra
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Piano concerto Hob. XVIII n.11 in re maggiore
- I. Vivace
- II. Un poco Adagio
- III. Rondò all’Ungherese: Allegro assai
to be performed with FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano concerto n.3 op.37 in do minore
- I. Allegro con brio
- II. Largo
- III. Rondò


  • FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra

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    FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra was established under the auspices of Fondazione Luigi Bon and with the support of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region to promote musicians and cultural resources of its territory and draws ideas and inspiration from the cultural basin which includes Austria, Slovenija and Hungary. Highly involved in its region, the Orchestra performs in neighbouring areas, for opera houses, private and public institutions, not only in Italy but also abroad, with great talents and artists from European Community.
    In a short time there were a lot of collaborations and prestigious productions with famous artists; the Orchestra played for Mittelfest, Biennale Musica in Venice, Emilia Romagna Festival, Pordenone Silent Film Festival under conductors like Paolo Paroni, Alfonso Scarano, Luis Bacalov, John Marshall, Pietari Inkinen, Ola Rudner, Andrea Pestalozza, John Axelrod, Filippo Maria Bressan and with great soloists of the musical world: Pietro De Maria, Roberto Cominati, Bruno Canino, Lilya Zilberstein, François-Joël Thiollier, Sergey Krilov, Giovanni Sollima, Federico Mondelci, Luciana D’Intino and Annamaria Dell’Oste. FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra tackles the most important symphonic repertoire alongside appearances in opera and even contemporary work and everywhere it has always enjoyed by audience and critics. The next season it will be guest for the umpteenth time at Biennale Musica in Venice, at Le Floraisons Musicales Festival in France, Zadar Festival (Croatia), Ravello Festival.


    Alfonso Scarano > direttore

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    From October, 2013 Alfonso Scarano will be the new Principal Guest Conductor of the Severočeská Filharmonie Teplice (Czech Republic).
    Between 2000 and 2010 he has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Virtuosi di Praga, historic Czech orchestra with which has performed in Germany (Freiburg Konzerthaus, Saarbrucken Kongresshalle, Heidelberg Stadthalle, Ulm EinsteinSaal), Italy (Milano, Brescia, Bergamo, Verona, Treviso, Trento, Udine), Slovakia (Bratislava Reduta Hall), Greece (Thessaloniki Concert Hall) and Czech Republic (Praha Rudolfinum, Praha Municipal Hall, Pontes Festival).
    Between 2006 and 2008 he has been Music Director of the Toscana Opera Festival, Italy. In three editions ha has conducted fifty performances by Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, Carmen and Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
    He won 1st prize in 1993 at the fifth edition of the Bottega International Conducting Competition at the Teatro Comunale in Treviso, Italy (Chaired by Peter Maag), 1st prize in 1997 at the fourth edition of the Franco Capuana European Community Conducting Competition in Rome, Italy (Chaired by Michelangelo Zurletti) and 2nd prize (1st and 3rd not assigned) in 2005 at the first edition of the Luigi Mancinelli International Conducting Competition at the Teatro Comunale in Orvieto, Italy (Chaired by Maurizio Arena). In 2003 he was chosen by Daniele Gatti to participate in the Young European Conductors project of the Scuola di Musica in Fiesole, Italy.
    Among the several orchestras conducted from 1993 until today there are the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma, Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra Udine, the Italian ICO orchestras of Bolzano and Trento, Lecce, Bari, the Filarmonia Veneta (Teatro Comunale di Treviso), OTLiS (Teatro Sperimentale di Spoleto), Orchestra Sinfonica del Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Moravskà Filharmonie Olomouc (with which is in progress the performances of the symphonies by Gustav Mahler), Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (Bangkok MACM), The New Russia State Symphony Orchestra (Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall), Kiev National Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, Cappella Istropolitana and Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. He has collaborated with renowned international artists such as Jorg Demus, François-Joël Thiollier, Alexander Toradze, Martin Kasik, Anna Kravtchenko, Ivan Martin, Vilmos Szabadi, Pavel Šporcl, Mario Brunello and many others.
    Alfonso Scarano is graduated in Conducting (summa cum laude from the Conservatorio Umberto Giordano in Foggia), Opera Conducting (Accademia Musicale Pescarese) as well as in Choral Conducting (Conservatorio Niccolò Piccinni in Bari) and Trumpet (Conservatorio Tito Schipa in Lecce).
  • Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni

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    The Arrigoni String Academy is born to offer a musical stage to very young talents, studying string music for solo performance and concerts with orchestra. Its artistic inspiration is due to the great Russian string school. The Academy is settled in San Vito al Tagliamento (Italy): its name is a dedication to GianGiacomo Arrigoni, an Italian composer born in this little town (1597-1675). Its teachers are Igor Volochine and Tymur Melnik (violin), Davide Zaltron (viola), for individual training, together with Oscar Pauletto and Domenico Mason, for chamber music and orchestral training. Many of its young musicians, like Laura Bortolotto, Christian Sebastianutto, Leo Morello, have already won important prizes in Italy and abroad and usually play with important artists, such as Daniele Pascoletti, Luca Vignali, Ugo Orlandi, Domenico Pierini, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Svetlana Makarova and Pavel Vernikov, performing in many concerts in famous theatres and festivals (Assisi Festival, Rome and Vatican, Trieste, Pordenone, Fazioli Concert Hall, etc.)

  • Maria Neishtadt > piano

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    Maria Neishtadt was born in St-Petersburg, Russia. Maria's parents instilled into their daughter their passion to music and art. From the early age she was musically sensitive and had exceptional pianistic abilities. Maria began to study music at five years old under the strict guidance of the strongest teachers of St.Petersburg. From the very first concerts, Maria proved herself as a talented pianist and received rave reviews from listeners. Maria Neishtadt graduated from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory n. b. Rimsky-Korsakov in 2007.
    Maria participated in numerous festivals, master classes, and international competitions, such as International Chopin’s Piano Competition (Warsaw, 2005).She received number of diplomas and prizes in Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. Maria performed and gained critical acclaim for her performances at major concerts in Russia Europe and China. Particularly her interpretation of Chopin’s works achieved high appreciation of critics, professionals and the wide public. Currently Maria lives in Jerusalem, teaches in the Institute of Music “Magnificat”, and cooperates with the Italian composer fr.Armando Pierrucci, with an Israeli composer Arye Geiman and with the Jerusalem Festival Orchestra. Maria performs at concert halls of Israel, Russia, Europe and China. She pays great attention to the chamber music in various combinations. In 2011, Maria recorded her first CD "Flutes of the earth and sky" together with Yuri Kaplya – composer and multi-instrumentalist.
    In February 2012, Maria Neishtadt received the status of "Outstanding Figure of Art" in Israel.
  • Andrea Bambace – Sabrina Kang > piano duo

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    The pianist Andrea Bambace – born in Bolzano, piano Professor for forthy years at the Conservatory “Claudio Monteverdi”, music critic of the newspaper “Alto Adige” for over four
    decades and since last year of the monthly classical music review “MUSICA”, author of various publications and artistic director of the Associations “Music in Aulis” and “Mozart-Italia” – and his wife, the pianist Sabrina Kang – excellent performer and teacher, graduated from the best university in Korea and from the Conservatory of Bolzano – formed their piano duo in 1998 and immediately they had a positive response from a large audience in many Italian concert halls. Since then, they have performed an extensive repertoire from Mozart and Clementi to the great composers of the 20th Century (Busoni, Respighi, Casella, Pilati, Stravinskij, Bartòk, Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland and Orff) with a special attention for piano paraphrases from the Opera repertoire.
    They have performed in Czechoslovakia and Poland, respectively, for the Association “A. Dvorak” in Prague and the “Academy Chopin” in Warsaw and, during two concert tour, they have played at the Concert Hall of Pusan and at the prestigious “Arts Center Concert Hall” in Seoul where their performances have been broadcasted on KBS, the most important Korean broadcast. Furthermore, they have taken part in the “Meraner Musikwochen”, a Südtirol classic festival, with a program (“Insolite Americanate”) that was a huge success.
    During the concert season 2009/’10 they’ve performed, in Bolzano e Trento, the complex and rare Concerto for two pianos, percussion and orchestra by Bartok and, for the “Busoni Festival”, three world premieres of Busoni’s inedited compositions for two pianos.
    Last year, the duo has opened the Twentieth edition of the “Settimana mozartiana” by playing the Mozart Concerto for two pianos and orchestra KV 365 with “I Cameristi di Rovereto”.
    They have recently presented to the public a rare version of Mozart’s Requiem KV 626, transcribed by Carl Czerny for soloists, chorus and piano four hands.
    Currently, they’ re preparing a long concert tour (with and without orchestra) that will take place in 2013 in Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia.


    It’s not meant to be a comparison. In fact, it would be as ungenerous as unfair to equate the works of composers included in this box CD – composers who were born and/or who lived in South Tyrol – to the little hardly-known names of European musical Gotha, who flowrished between the Eighteenth and the first half of Twentieth Century. It’s rather a sorto f ‘parallel’ operation, not a comparison.
    “PARALLELI”, in fact, it’s an initiative that aims to document and emphasize a phenomenon caused by the culture and musical traditions of a southern Europe area, particularly rich from an artistic and musical viewpoint, the South of the Austrian Tyrol (now Alto Adige / Südtirol), by describing and exemplifying the fruitful relationship that some its best figures established with the best composers of their time.
    From this basis starts the research and the proposition of works belonging to four pairs of
    composers Ludwig Thuille “in parallel” with Richard Strauss, Johann Gänsbacher with Carl Maria von Weber; Silvio Lazzari with César Frank and Eduard Schütt with Anton Rubinstein.
    Researching in the esterminated field of production for piano four hands, the project aims,
    among other things, to highlight and pay homage to a musical practice which, once widespread everywhere, was particularly linked to the culture, typically Austrian, of a territory (Alto Adige/Südtirol) where the tradition of “Hausmusik” continue to be present even now, a tradition consisting in producing music in the houses.

    Andrea Bambace
    “Musica in Aulis” Art Director


The piano|fvg festival will be accompanied by a series of educational and training activities, realized thanks to the special support of the BCC Pordenonese, ITAS Assicurazioni and Biasin Musical Istruments and dedicated to the secondary school students of the territory, to get a closer look to the history of the piano, the repertoire and the most significant artists.The well-established formula of these participations will include meeting with students in school hours, presenting audio-visual materials, musical examples and issues related to the world of the piano, with particular reference to the artistic choices of the scheduled concerts.
Original musical prizes, chosen with Biasin Musical Instruments, one of the sponsors of the event, will be awarded to young people and Institutes that will participate more actively to the scheduled initiatives and concert appointments. As in the past, the assistance of the music teachers will be essential. A special musical game - named Musik Pagella - will manage the contest and match the best students with the final available prizes (a Yamaha digital keyboard for the best school and four scholarships offered by ITAS Assicurazioni).

For 2013 educational activities, an original video about piano history has been produced, thanks to some important cultural Istitutions, partners of piano|fvg project: the Masiero and Centanin Musical Foundation (Padua) - supported by Antonveneta Foundation - lead by Master Franco Angeleri - and Barocco Europeo (European Baroque Music Association), lead by prof. Donatella Busetto.

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