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Pietro Tagliaferri, clarinet and Francesco Attesti, piano - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Performance of music by Brahms, Finzi, Donizetti, Landini, and Tagliaferri-Berzola

1pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
Admission is free

Pietro Tagliaferri graduated from the G. Nicolini Conservatory of Piacenza, studying clarinet with G. Parmigiani. He continued his studies at the Chigiana Musical Academy of Siena, earning his Diploma di Merito, and at the International Academy of Biella under the tutelage of Anthony Pay. He also earned a degree in musicology summa cum laude at the School of Musical Paleography and Philology of Cremona. Winner of numerous national and international competitions, he has an intense schedule of concerts both as soloist and chamber musician in Italy and abroad.

Tagliaferri has made numerous recordings for Fonit Cetra, Rusty Records, Millenio, Bottega Discantica, Stradivarius, and Cdpm Lions Records and has recorded for the radio on Rai Radiouno. From an early age, he also dedicated himself to the study of the saxophone, distinguishing himself with numerous groups, both classical and jazz, among which Saxensemble and the project Riverberi, first with Margherita Sciddurlo and presently with Stefano Pellini, with which he received notable success from the press and public alike. He carries out research on behalf of the Monteverdi Foundation of Cremona and the San Cristoforo Diocesan Institute for Sacred Music of Piacenza. From 1991-2005 he was musical consultant for Mediaset channels, in particular for the concerts of the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala, and he developed an intense activity as producer and sound engineer in the recording industry.

In 2006, Tagliaferri became director of “Mozart Ways 2006”, eleven concerts produced by Multigram Communications, transmitted on the “Classical” channel of SKY. In April 2008, Mediaset entrusted him with the direction of Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. Currently, he is director and producer of the Tv recordings of the Philarmonic Orchestra of La Scala under Musicom s.r.l.

Having won the ministerial competition of exams and merits, Pietro Tagliaferri teaches clarinet at the Luca Marenzio Conservatory of Brescia, at the Darfo campus, where he is also responsible for artistic production.

Born in Cortona, Italy, Francesco Attesti met pianist Sergio Perticaroli when he was 16. Impressed by Attesti’s pianistic capabilities, Perticaroli invited him to attend the Summer Masterclass at the Mozarteum of Salzburg. Attesti continued to study with Perticaroli for several years in Rome (winning several national/international piano competitions including: Ibla Grand Prize International, and Migliori Diplomati d’Italia), and then entered the L. Cherubini Conservatory of Florence, where he earned the highest grades in piano bestowed by that institution. From 2005-6, Attesti was awarded the Swiss Ursula Stroher Stiftung sponsorship for talented young people.

Francesco Attesti has performed as soloist with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague, and regularly at internationally prestigious concert halls and festivals, including the Philharmonia Hall of Saint Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, Sarajevo Winter Festival, Cambridge University, Leicester University, Columbia University in New York, and the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan.