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Giovanni De Cecco and Alberto Firrincieli

Vivacissimo 2017 . Yearly music program of the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney

The Italian Cultural Institute is proud to introduce the third concert of the Vivacissimo 2017 series with pianists Giovanni De Cecco and Alberto Firrincieli, who will perform music by Schumann, Brahms and Rubinstein.


Giovani De Cecco studied privately with Venetian organist Maestro Giovanni Ferrari, and then graduated in piano from the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice with Anna Barutti. Meanwhile he graduated in Philosophy from the Cà Foscari University of the same city. He started his musical career carrying out ethnomusicological research in Romania following Bela Bartók’s footsteps, studying Romanian and Hungarian traditional music. He has performed his own arrangements of Romanian musical folklore, collaborating with various Klezmer and chamber ensembles. He is a passionate player of historical keyboards, primarily the clavichord. With members of the Mitteleuropa Orchestra del Friuli-Venezia Giulia he plays in chamber ensembles specializing in 18th century keyboard sonatas with accompaniment, focusing on composers of the Sturm und Drang and Galant style (J. Schobert, C. Balbastre etc.). He has performed in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Romania, Italy, Sweden, Czech Republic, Iran, Turkey, the United States, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong. In November 2016 the Italian label La Bottega Discantica produced the first Italian clavichord album ever recorded: Bach Concerti Veneziani. In this album De Cecco plays a copy of a Silbermann clavichord from 1775, especially built for him. In 2017 he is starting a huge long-term recording project with the clavichord which will include all the keyboard sonatas by W.A. Mozart and the most important series of keyboard compositions by C.P.E. Bach.

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Alberto Firrincieli is an Italian pianist, harpsichord player, composer and scholar. He is currently full-time lecturer of the Department of Music Performance at the Assumption University of Thailand. He established the IKA - International Keyboard Academy in Thailand, and he is the artistic director of the Bangkok International Piano Festival. For several years he has concentrated his research on the Phenomenology and the Socratic Method applied to music. He has dedicated himself to the study of music pedagogy, proposing a healthy approach to music practice, against the very popular routine based on a mere reading-of-the-notes and on mechanical repetitions without any real understanding of the music. He is regularly invited as guest speaker and performer by international institutions (Italy, Czech Republic, Ireland, Spain, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Australia) to hold recitals, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and to present his scientific contributions at international conferences and symposiums. He started to play the piano when he was eight. He studied with Sebastiano Cannizzo at the “Vincenzo Bellini” Conservatory in Caltanissetta (Sicily) and graduated at the age of twenty. Then he started to dedicate himself to the study of ancient keyboard instruments, studying organ with Enrico Viccardi and graduating in Harpsichord with Maria Pia Jacoboni. Meanwhile he studied Composition with Giorgio Tosi and Electronic Music with Francesco Giomi and Marco Biscarini at the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory in Parma, where he graduated. He continued his education, graduating in Musicology in the University of Pavia with a dissertation about Carlo Antonio Marino – an Italian Baroque composer - and his music. He also studied Harpsichord with Francesco Baroni, and for four years attended the course “Ars et Labor”, an advanced Piano and Chamber Music Course, with Christa Bützberger and Marina Rossi in Vicenza (Italy). During these studies he attended masterclasses with Enrico Baiano, Bob van Asperen, Michele Barchi and Emilia Fadini.

www.albertofirrincieli.it

Free entry for IIC members. Non-members: $ 15

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PUBLIC WON’T BE ADMITTED AFTER 6.15 pm

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