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2019 Master Series: Pianist Francesco Libetta (Italy)

Classical

" Every note and run emerged perfectly articulated but always infused with character, tonal shading and a sense of fantasy and exploration. There was a wide and beautifully gauged plethora of contrasted dynamics. For the students of the academy, this was a textbook demonstration of superb pianism and interpretive insight. Lawrence Budman, "southfloridaclassicalreview.com July 8, 2018. "Fury, demonically charged and technically staggering. Here is big piano playing in its most unfettered dangerous state.” Harold Schonberg, N.Y. Times Program: Delibes: Falstaff , Polka brillante sur l’opèra d’Ad. Adam , Grande Valse, Extraite du Pas des Fleurs, divertissement intercalé dans Le Corsaire , Romance sans paroles, Souvenir lontain Schubert: Valzer D 779, Minuetto con due Trii in Mi Maggiore D 335, 17 Ländler D 145 Op. 18 (6), Tchaikovsky: The Seasons (Op. 37a). Adolfo and Cotilla Gallery, 2nd floor.