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Maurizio Baglini

The pianist Maurizio Baglini is one of the most brilliant and most respected musicians on the international scene. Born in Pisa in 1975, he won the Monte Carlo Piano Masters in 1999.

His prolific career has taken him all over Europe, America and Asia, with 1,200 concerts as soloist and chamber music, in the biggest concert halls like the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Washington Kennedy Center, the Louvre Auditorium and the Gasteig in Munich. In addition he has worked with prominent conductors such as Antonello Allemandi, Giampaolo Bisanti, Massimiliano Caldi, Tito Ceccherini, Daniel Cohen, Howard Griffiths, Armin Jordan, Kim Seikyo, Emanuel Krivine, Karl Martin, Donato Renzetti, Corrado Rovaris, Ola Rudner and Maximiano Valdes. His broad repertoire extends from Byrd to contemporary music, with special attention to Chopin, Liszt and Schumann. He plays duet with cellist Silvia Chiesa. They are the dedicatee of pieces by Azio Corghi, Nicola Campogrande and Gianluca Cascioli.

He now records exclusively for Decca / Universal:

his most recent records have received great praise from the national and international press. In 2011, he published “Rêves”, a collection of Liszt’s masterpieces for solo piano (“Liszt Year” prize in France). In the same year, he also recorded with Silvia Chiesa, Brahms’ cello and piano sonatas, Schubert’s “Arpeggione” and Schumann’s Carnival. In 2014, he recorded Domenico Scarlatti: “In tempo di danza”, as well as a new double CD on all of Mussorgsky’s piano works. Then in January 2016, he publishes at Decca a new disc dedicated to Schumann (Sonatas n ° 1 and 2, “Presto Passionato” and Toccata op 7) that ends the monographic project started with Carnival and a CD, recorded with Silvia Chiesa , with the complete works for piano and cello duet by Rachmaninov.

Since 2008 he has promoted his project “Inno alla gioia” (“Ode to joy”). This project has taken him all over the world, playing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Liszt’s Transcendental Transcription for Piano. He made his debut with this program at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, with the choir of Radio France, broadcast live on France Musique, with more than fifty dates planned, among others Monaco, Rio de Janeiro, Tel Aviv, Beirut, and , in Italy, in Cremona (Teatro Pochielli) and Milano (seasons of Società dei Concerti and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi).

Since 2012, with multimedia artist Giuseppe Andrea L’Abbate,

he created the “Piano Web” project, which combines the live performance of piano masterpieces – such as Schumann’s Carnival, Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition or Debussy’s Images – with a visual commentary, and projected on big screen. This audiovisual performance has been successful in Italy and abroad, for example at the La Roque d’Anthéron festival in Provence, the Teatro Comunale de Carpi and the Teatro Comunale in Pordenone, Italy.

Since 2005, Maurizio Baglini is the founder and artistic director of the Amiata Piano Festival. Since 2013, the dance and music festival at the Teatro Comunale “Verdi” in Pordenone. Then in 2015, he obtained the support of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Activities for the project “Tribute to Pasolini” and was named cultural ambassador of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

He gives masterclasses to Fondi (Latina, “Musica InFondi”) and Accademia Stauffer, Cremona.

 

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