Duo Poulenc, Italy, 2015

Tour Dates: 10th - 21st September, 2015

Maurizio Moretti is one of the best interpreters of the renowned Italian school of pianoforte.

Tour Dates
  • 10th - 21st September, 2015

 12th September, Saturday, 15:00, Guanghzou Grand Theatre, Guangzhou
13th September, Sunday, 19:30, Banlam Grand Theater, Xiamen
17th September, Thursday, 19:30, Nanjing Arts Centre, Nanjing
18th September, Friday, 19:00, Sunrise Concert Hall, Beijing, Tel: 010-82339976
19th September, Saturday, 19:00, Meng Minwei Concert Hall, Tsinghua University
20th September, Sunday, 19:30, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

Maurizio Moretti, piano
Gianluca Belfiori Doro, countertenor

Maurizio Moretti, piano

Maurizio Moretti is one of the best interpreters of the renowned Italian school of pianoforte. His ability to interiorize and develop the musical motives in a continuous search for the aesthetic perfection has made him the star of the most famous international concert halls. The pianoforte is his reason of life, and on stage he transforms himself from a timid, reserved man to an imposing pianist, with his magic fingers flying over the piano keyboard to deliver breathtaking performances. His ability to mix together incredible silences and powerful fortissimo, and the combination of perfect technique and amazing interpretation with irresistible Italian charm make him a star that enthuses the public and the most demanding critics.

During his career spanning more than two decades, Maurizio Moretti has performed regularly in the most famous European concert halls, including those of Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, Amsterdam, Prague, Milan, Budapest, Frankfurt, Madrid, Stockholm, Grenoble and Lille. He performs frequently around the world with concerts in Japan, North and South America, Persian Gulf and Australia.

His repertoire includes solo recitals, chamber music as well as concerts for piano and orchestra. He has played with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonie der Nationen, European Community Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, I Solisti del Teatro alla Scala, the Moscow Soloists, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, I Solisti di Perugia. He has worked with conductors such as the famous Mozart interpreter Peter Maag, Justus Frantz, Saulius Sondeskis, Yuri Bashmet, Piero Bellugi, and Marc Tardue.

His live recording of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with the Philharmonie der Nationen conducted by Justus Frantz, recorded at the famous Hamburg MusikHalle in 2003, has been the perfect conclusion of an outstanding tournée comprising 14 concerts in Spain and Germany and has received rave reviews. He has recently signed a contract with the prestigious Japanese record company Camerata Tokyo—Sony for to record, starting in the 2005-2006 season, two CDs dedicated to Mozart’s piano concertos, two CDs for piano duo as well as CDs with music by Wagner and Listz.

Maurizio Moretti born in Cagliari, he studied under Ida Allegretto at the Conservatory of his town and then for five years with Aldo Ciccolini, who wrote about him: "an extraordinary rhythmical vitality, a special inborn musical treatment of sound and a great technical capacity which characterize his pianism. He is surely one of the most talented and original exponents of Italian pianism”.

As a young pianist, his excellent performances and incredible musical interpretation have won him many awards including the Mozart fellowship from the Musikhochschule Mozarteum Salzburg, the International Piano Competition “Sergey Rachmaninov”, and the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.

He studied and toured for three years with director Peter Maag, recognized worldwide as the best interpreter of Mozart’s music, and together they played all major Mozart’s piano concertos in front of several demanding European audiences. Together they performed Mozart’s piano concerto K595 in the last public appearance by maestro Maag in Madrid in front of an audience of 2700.

Maurizio Moretti is currently artistic director of the International Chamber Music Festival of the Roman Theater of Nora, artistic director of the Ente Musicale di Nuoro, principal guest soloists in the Orchestra Sinfonica de L´Aquila. He is also the artistic director and the guest soloist of the Europa Philharmonie Orchestra in Magdeburg, one of the best young orchestras in Europe, and music director and guest soloist of the renowned chamber orchestra I Solisti di Perugia.

He is also an outstanding teacher: he is currently full professor of pianoforte at the Conservatorio di Musica in Cagliari, where he also teaches piano Master classes. Furthermore, he is an invited guest professor at the renowned Kusatsu Festival and Academy in Japan and has taught Master classes all around the world.

Maurizio Moretti currently lives near Cagliari, on the island of Sardinia (Italy).

Gianluca Belfiori Doro, countertenor

Born in Cagliari, Gianluca Belfiori Doro studied singing at the Cagliari Conservatory, followed by training under the guidance of Renata Scotto, Raina Kabaivanska, Giusy Devinu and Bernadette Manca di Nissa. He made his début in 1997 at the Teatro Garibaldi in Palermo in Handel's Agrippina under Malgloire. A busy career has followed him, both in Italy and abroad, throughout Europe, to Africa and Mexico. Recently, he had successful performance at famous Edinburgh Music Festival and Berliner Musik Woche.

He has taken leading roles in operas from Mozart, Gluck, Vivaldi, Haendel, Monteverdi, Sarro, Hasse and Cherubini. He has sung under the guide of Sir Charles Mackerras, William Christie, Arnold Bosman, Mark Balderi, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Carl Martin, Estevan Velardi, Vito Martino and directed by directors such as Alberto Fassini, M.White, M.Basson. J.M.Villerger, P.Stern, Franco Zeffirelli.

He has a unique voice and an incomparable charm on the stage, which gave him the chance to work with many prestigious Baroque or chamber ensembles.

His recital repertoire includes music of the twentieth century composers such as Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy, Manuel de Falla, and Granados.

He had many highly acclaimed recordings including Vivaldi, Alessandro Stradella, Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Cavalli and Johann Adolf Hasse’s works.

Recently, he performs in duo with the pianist Maurizio Moretti presenting precious repertoire of French songs.

Review

"A revelation of incredible control of balance and dynamic. A unique concert!!!."

- La Provincia

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