Portland Piano International / SOLO presents three public hour-long performances by Rising Star Italian pianist Filippo Gorini from February 9 to 11, 2019.
Filippo is praised for his “rare intellect, temperament…and vivid imagination.” In 2015 he received both the first and audience prizes at the Telekom-Beethoven Competition Bonn, and later in May 2018 the prestigious award “Una vita per la musica - Giovani” of the “La Fenice” Theatre; he has also received the Beethoven-Ring Prize at the Beethovenfest, Bonn (2017), the award of the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin (2016), and First Prize at the Neuhaus Competition of the Moscow Conservatory (2013).
“We feel so honored to get the chance to present Filippo Gorini as a Rising Star,” explained Executive Director Ellen Bergstone Wasil. “He has already secured terrific management and, following his time with us, will be performing in Meany Hall for the University of Washington and in the Vancouver (BC) Playhouse for the Vancouver Recital Series. At only 22, his star is rising fast!”
Filippo’s full program is the following:
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2, Op.35
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31, Op.110
Béla Bartók: Piano Sonata, Sz80
Filippo’s scheduled appearances include:
Saturday February 9
5pm: Public Recital at Resound NW, 1532 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201
Sunday February 10
2pm: Public Recital at Hood River Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR 97031. Tickets are $15/$20. https://www.columbiaarts.org/events/rising-stars-pianist-filippo/
Monday, February 11
11am-1pm: Outreach Performance at Providence St. Vincent Hospital, 9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225
All performances are free, unless otherwise indicated.
About Filippo Gorini
Italian pianist Filippo Gorini is praised for his “rare intellect, temperament…and vivid imagination.” In 2015 he received both the first and audience prizes at the Telekom-Beethoven Competition Bonn, and later in May 2018 the prestigious award “Una vita per la musica - Giovani” of the “La Fenice” Theatre; he has also received the Beethoven-Ring Prize at the Beethovenfest, Bonn (2017), the award of the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin (2016), and First Prize at the Neuhaus Competition of the Moscow Conservatory (2013).
Filippo’s debut disc featuring Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, released in August 2017 on Alpha Classics, has garnered critical acclaim, including a Diapason d'Or Award and stellar reviews on The Guardian, BBC Music Magazine, Le Monde, Gramophone and more.
During the upcoming season, Filippo will perform in Canada, the US and Australia, as well as numerous important recitals throughout Europe. He will also perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven Emperor Concerto), Vlaanderen Orkester (Beethoven Third Concerto), Orchestra Verdi of Milan (Brahms Second Concerto) and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (Beethoven First Concerto).
His concert appearances in Europe have drawn unanimous acclaim. He has performed on many prestigious stages such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Laeiszhalle and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Paris Philharmonie, Società del Quartetto di Milano, Flagey Studio Brussels, Royal Academy of Music London, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Beethovenhalle Bonn, and Sale Apollinee at Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Alongside his solo career, Filippo continues to perform as a chamber musician: in 2016 he performed at “Chamber Music Connects the World” in Kronberg, with Steven Isserlis, and more recently with Marc Bouchkov at the Munich Reithalle. He has collaborated also with the famous actor Klaus Maria Brandauer.
His concerts and CD recording have been broadcast by prestigious radio stations in Europe, such as Radio# and Radio Classica in Italy, Deutsche Welle and NDR in Germany, RTÉ Lyric FM in Ireland, and Radio2 in Poland. He has performed with orchestras such as Klassiches Philharmonisches Orchester and Beethoven Orchester of Bonn, Philharmonisches Orchester Vorpommern, Westdeutsche Sinfonia, Haydn Orchester Bozen, Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, National Slovak Philharmonic, and Gyeonggi Philharmonic; and with conductors Daejin Kim, Min Chung, Heribert Beissel, and many more.
After graduating with honors from the Donizetti Conservatory in Bergamo and completing a Postgraduate Course at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Filippo continues his studies with Maria Grazia Bellocchio and Pavel Gililov, and is mentored by Alfred Brendel. He is a scholarship recipient of the Lichtenstein Music Academy.