Federico Colli

Sunday, May 17, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Vancouver Playhouse( Click for directions )
600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Federico Colli

Artist’s website
“Colli’s recent London performance of Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 3 suggested a maverick genius.”-International Piano 2018

Undisputed winner of the 2012 Leeds Piano Competition, this young artist has already been praised for his brilliant technique, the colours he brings to his piano playing, and his vibrant and original interpretations. Of a recent performance of Rachmaninoff’s 3rd piano concerto, International Piano calls Colli “a maverick genius.”

A deeply serious musician and musical thinker, Colli sees his music making as a mission coming from a divine gift. He says, “I want to serve the music, expressing the truth, paying tribute to the beauty.” An exclusive recording artist with Chandos Records, his two recordings have both received rave reviews. Of his Scarlatti, La Scena Musica writes, “Scarlatti hasn’t been this much fun since Horowitz left it off his encores list.”

For Colli, the art of music “is a never-ending creative process, and for this reason it will always be ahead of us, moving infinitely.” It is not surprising that his artistry and pianism have often been compared to masters like Lipatti, Michelangeli and Pollini.

We know that this will be a debut you will remember for a long time to come. Come and be swept off your feet by the playing of this young genius.

The concert opens with a group of charming sonatas by Scarlatti, and continues with Haydn’s great Sonata in E-flat major (Hob XVI:52). We get to hear the contrast in keyboard writing of these two original geniuses. Colli begins the second half of the recital with Schubert’s popular Impromptu in B-flat major (Op. 142, No. 3), a set of theme and variations, and follows with Beethoven’s even more popular “Moonlight” Sonata. He concludes his Vancouver debut with Busoni’s transcription of Bach’s monumental Chaconne, a work that challenges to the utmost every pianist’s technical and interpretative abilities.

SCARLATTI 8 Sonatas

  • K19 in F minor
  • K279 in A major
  • K25 in F-sharp minor
  • K318 in F-sharp major
  • K32 in D minor
  • K430 in D major
  • K118 in D major
  • K1 in D minor

HAYDN Sonata in E flat major Hob VI/52
INTERMISSION
SCHUBERT Impromptu Op. 142, No. 3
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, Moonlight Sonata

  1. Adagio sostenuto
  2. Allegretto
  3. Presto agitato

BACH-BUSONI Chaconne

“Colli’s recent London performance of Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 3 suggested a maverick genius.”-International Piano 2018

La Scena Musica writes, “Scarlatti hasn’t been this much fun since Horowitz left it off his encores list.”

Interview by Geoff Brown

Meet the artist

Delectable Daniel’s Chocolates will be served after the concert

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