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Maurizio Moretti

Instrumentalists / Piano

Biography

Maurizio Moretti, pianist and orchestra conductor, is one of the Italian musicians which over the last years have gained great esteem in the international scene. Throughout his career, spanning more than two decades, Maurizio Moretti has performed in the most famous European concert halls and has had regular tours in France, Spain, Germany, Austria, and East Europe, with the most praised orchestra.

Born in Cagliari, he studied with Ida Allegretto at his hometown Conservatory, and continued his formative career perfecting his art in the Parisian school of the great Aldo Ciccolini, who has written about him:

“an extraordinary rhythmical vitality, a special inborn musical treatment of sound and a great technical capacity characterize his pianism. He is surely one of the most talented and original exponents of Italian pianism”.

Aldo Ciccolini

Throughout his career, spanning more than two decades, Maurizio Moretti has performed in the most famous European concert halls and has had regular tours in France, Spain, Germany, Austria, and East Europe, with the most praised orchestras including Concertgebouw Kammer Orkester, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Philharmonic of Moscow, Philharmonic Orchestra of Praga, I Solisti del Teatro Alla Scala, Soloist of Moscow with Yuri Bashmet, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Toscanini dell Emilia Romagna, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Philarmonique de Grenoble, Philarmonie der Nationen, Orchestra Filarmonica de Caracas, Frankfurt Staats Philharmonie, Orchestre de Cannes, Orchestre National de Lille, Filarmonica di Montecarlo, Finnish National Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Nacional do Porto, Pan Asia Symphony Hong Kong…

He has worked with conductors such as Peter Maag (his orchestra Concuction professor) Justus Frantz, Saulius Sondeskis, Yuri Bashmet, Jean Claude Casadesus, Philippe Bender, André Bernard, Piero Bellugi, Marc Tardue, Jan Talich, Maxim Shostakovich, Woldemar Nelson, Patrick Gallois, Carlos Riazuelo and many more.

He has performed chamber music with Martinu Quartet of Praga, Amazonia Quartet, Ysaye Quartet, the pianist Gabriel Tacchin , Solisti della Scala, Solisti di Perugia.

His concerts in festivals, such as Menton Festival, Le Nuit de Suquet a Cannes, Festival Casals a Prades, Lille Piano Festival, Montecarlo, Hamburg Musikhalle, Konzerthaus Berlin, Festival Musical di Coimbra, Serate Musicali di Milano, Società del Quartetto di Vercelli, Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Teatro Real di Malaga, Auditorio Nacional de Musica di Madrid, Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla, Stuttgart Maarmor Saal, Vilnius Piano festival, Festivals de Arles, Gesteig di Monaco di Baviera, Konzerthaus Wien, have always received complimentary critiques.

In 2005, he is invited for the first time to Japan for concerts and as a masterclass professor. He has recently performed on an important tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

An extensive discography; his first album is dedicated to Tchaikovsky. Other recordings include Beethoven’s concerts, live at the Musikhalle of Hamburg, directed by Justus Frantz, for HandelClassic; Brahms’ First Concert with the Finnish Symphonic Orchestra also for HaendelClassic; Mozart (Divertimenti for Strings and piano concerts); Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel (piano duet); Wagner and Liszt album leaves; Schumann and Chopin (on the bicentenary); Rachmaninoff’s Second Concert op. 18 and Paganini Rhapsody.

He has signed with the Japanese Camerata Tokyo, German Classic Audio, and Concert Hall.

He is part of the jury of the prestigious international competitions Franz Liszt International Piano Competition at Weimar – Bayreuth, Andorra International Piano Competition, Cervantes Competition in Cuba, Piano International Competition in Campillos Malaga, Munich International Piano Competition, and many more.

 

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