The Performing Arts Department Presents: Cortona Duo: Francesco Attesti, piano; Pietro Tagliaferri, clarinetBEVERLY
– Accomplished Italian classical pianist Francesco Attesti returns to the campus of Endicott College, Beverly, for a special concert performance with his colleague, an acclaimed clarinetist, Pietro Tagliaferri, from La Scala, Italy. The concert takes place on Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 pm in the Rose Performance Hall, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
The concert is made possible through the generosity of the Beverly Rotary Club. As a friend of the Beverly Rotary Club, Attesti first performed at Endicott College in 2004 and most recently in 2009. He is a member of the Rotary of Cortona, Valdichiana, Italy, founded in 2001, and has undertaken many goodwill initiatives during his travels in Italy and is most pleased to again perform for Endicott College and the Beverly community.
Francesco Attesti is an Italian pianist of international acclaim. At 16, he began study at the Mozarteum of Salzburg where he became immersed in the Romantic repertoire. He studied for several years in Rome, winning several national and international piano competitions, including: Ibla Grand Prize International, F.I.D.A.P.A. Competition, Città di Racconigi, Migliori Diplomati d’Italia, Rovere d’Oro, Città di Cesenatico and The Swiss Ursula Stroher Stiftung sponsorship.
Francesco’s first CD was on the “Rugginenti Editore” label in 1998 with contemporary music, accompanying the writings of Edoardo Sanguineti. Since then, he has recorded on several labels and collaborated with contemporary composers such as Silvia Bianchera Bettinelli, Biagio Putignano, Raoul De Smet. A highlight of Francesco’s collaborative work to date is his performance with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague, performing the European premiere of “Chiavi in Mano” by the Pulitzer Prize winning composer Yehudi Wyner.
Most recently, Francesco produced a CD on the “Drycastle” label called “Feeling Chopin,” devoted entirely to the great Polish composer. Currently, Francesco Attesti performs regularly in internationally prestigious concert halls, including: Philharmonia Hall of Saint Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, Mozarteum of Salzburg, Philharmonie Essen, International Piano Festival of Warsaw, Sarajevo Winter Festival, Cambridge University, Leicester University, Columbia University in New York, Denver University in Colorado, and the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan.
Tickets are free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts
or by leaving a message at the box office at (978) 998-7700. For more information about the show or the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, please contact Becca Kenneally, Performing Arts Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (978) 232-2397; or you can visit the Endicott College Center for the Arts webpage at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts