Notte a Venezia

Friday 14 Febuary 2014 @ 8pm

Venue: The Model, The Mall, Sligo

Alessandro Taverna – piano

Alessandro Taverna - piano

Admission €20 (Students €10 at the door) inclusive of Meet the artists reception

Bookings: Hawk’s Well Theatre / Tel: 071 916 1518 / Book online:


Felix Mendelssohn Venetianisches Gondellied (From
Songs without words Op.19 No.6)
Maurice Ravel Une barque sur l’ocean, from Miroirs
Franz Liszt Venezia e Napoli
Claude Debussy L’isle joyeuse
Franz Liszt La lugubre gondola (version II)
Claude Debussy Clair de Lune from Suite
Igor Stravinsky Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

Born in Venice in 1983, Alessandro Taverna has already won numerous awards in international competitions, including in 2009 1st prize in the Minnesota International Piano Competition (leading to a prestigious American tour including his debut in New York City and a CD release on the Ten Thousand Lakes label), 2nd prize in the London International Piano Competition (playing Chopin Concerto No.1 with James Judd and the London Philharmonic at the Royal Festival Hall and Bronze Medal at the Leeds International Piano  Competition (playing Chopin No 1 again with the Hallé under Sir Mark Elder). In September 2011 he won the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize awarded by the Eppan Piano Academy and he has recently received the Giuseppe Sinopoli Prize. He has performed through Europe and the US, including recitals in the Wigmore Hall.

magisterial account …. suffused with grave beauty. This Italian is remarkable . . . 50 minutes of flawless poetry” The Independent

Supported by
Sligo Italian Society Amicizia

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