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2019 Master Series: Encounter of Two Great Italian Pianists


Carlo Palese (Italy) Artistic Director of Livorno Competition, has been prizewinner in important National and International Piano Competitions (Viotti-Valsesia, Rome, Milano, Caltanissetta, Treviso, Torrefranca prize, Taranto, Udine, Marsala among others). In 1992 he was invited in U.S.A. for a tour of concerts and in the same year won the second prize at Cincinnati World Piano Competition He performs both as a soloist and chamber musician, cooperating with important instrumentalists. He has made recordings with R.A.I. ( Italian Radio ) and CDs for Camerata Tokyo and EMA Vinci. Program: Bach-Busoni-Chaconne in d minor, Scriabin Piano Sonata Op. 23, No. 3 Francesco Libetta (Italy)"The Pianist of the Impossible.” French Film Director Bruno Monsaingeon "Fury, demonically charged and technically staggering. Here is big piano playing in its most unfettered and dangerous state.” Harold Schonberg,N.Y. Times Libetta is a musician’s pianist, re-invited year after year to tour venues beyond his home in Italy, where he has made his name as the established artist of the keyboard that he is. His fans worldwide are loyal, devoted and growing. One of his homes away from home ( an intimate, remote place near Lecce) in the United States is Giselle Brodsky’s Miami Piano Festival, where Libetta is often one of Giselle’s group of handpicked, chosen pianists who not only excel though their superior skills as instrumentalists, but are true artists. Program Prixis Fantaisie et Variations brillantes sur trois thémes de l’opéra de Lillo L’osteria d’Andoujar, Mussorgsky-Gurzuf, Tchaikovsky-Bluebird Pas de deux,une (from The Seasons), Lillo- Bluette musicale, Godard Mazurka N. 4, Op. 103 Chopin-Etude Op. 10 n. 3, Valses Op. 64 Schulz-Evler-Arabesken.