Villa Solomei Festival

Meetings d’auteur


Saturday 29 June 2024 - 17:00

Teatro Cucinelli

Roberto Giordano piano


F. CHOPIN (1810-1849) Ballade Op. 38

S. BARBER (1910 1981) Ballade Op. 46

F. CHOPIN (1810-1849) Ballade Op. 47

S. BARBER (1910 1981) Nocturne Op. 33

F. CHOPIN (1810-1849) Ballade Op. 52

Roberto Giordano

He first drew the attention of international critics and top concert institutions worldwide in 2003 aged 22, with his prize at the Concours Musical International Reine Elisabeth de Belgique, Brussels. “An excellent pianist, with great class and elegance”, “A virtuoso without equal”, “A refined and sensual musician”, “A poet of the piano”, are just some of the words used by critics to express their unanimous praise for Roberto Giordano. Born in 1981, Roberto Giordano graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique “A. Cortot”, Paris with the board's unanimity and the jury's complements, and from the “G. Rossini” Conservatory, Pesaro, with full marks, honours and distinction. In 2007 he graduated from the Piano Academy of Imola, with the honorary title of Master. Here he was a pupil of Leonid Margarius (pupil of Regina Horowitz), who Roberto Giordano considers to be the most influential person in his musical education. In Imola he also attended courses held by Piero Rattalino and met Vladimir Ashkenazy, who was “impressed by his virtuoso talent”. In 2015 he was appointed professor at the Academy, becoming vice-president in 2017, a position he held until 2022. He has performed at halls and concert venues, including: La Scala, Milan, Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Hermitage Theatre in St Petersberg, Berlin Konzerthaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, Great National Theatre (NCPA) and the Forbidden City Concerthall, Beijing, Xi’an Concerthall - China, Teatro dal Verme and Teatro Manzoni, Milan, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Palau de la Musica Catalàna, Barcelona, Wrocław Philarmonia - Poland, Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Teatro Politeama Garibaldi, Palermo, Filarmonica Romana, Istanbul Music Festival, Festival MiTo, Ravellofestival, Asia Performing Arts Festival in South Korea, Stresa, Pomeriggi Musicali di Milan, Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, New York, and many more.