Friday, February 21, 2014 ❘ 11am & 7:30pm
Maurizio Moretti, an internationally acclaimed concert pianist on his Carnegie Hall tour of United States, is one of the best interpreters of the renowned Italian school of pianoforte. His ability to interiorize and develop the musical motives in a continuous search for the aesthetic perfection has made him the star of the most famous international concert halls. The pianoforte is his reason of life, and on stage he transforms himself from a timid, reserved man to an imposing pianist, with his magic fingers flying over the piano keyboard to deliver breathtaking performances. His ability to mix together incredible silences and powerful fortissimo, and the combination of perfect technique and amazing interpretation with irresistible Italian charm make him a star that enthuses the public and the most demanding critics.
During his career spanning more than two decades, Maurizio Moretti has performed regularly in the most famous European concert halls, including those of Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, Amsterdam, Prague, Milan, Budapest, Frankfurt, Madrid, Stockholm, Grenoble and Lille. He performs frequently around the world with concerts in Japan, North and South America, Persian Gulf and Australia.
His repertoire includes solo recitals, chamber music as well as concerts for piano and orchestra. He has played with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonie der Nationen, European Community Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, I Solisti del Teatro alla Scala, the Moscow Soloists, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, I Solisti di Perugia. He has worked with conductors such as the famous Mozart interpreter Peter Maag, Justus Frantz, Saulius Sondeskis, Yuri Bashmet, Piero Bellugi, and Marc Tardue.
His live recording of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with the Philharmonie der Nationen conducted by Justus Frantz, recorded at the famous Hamburg MusikHalle in 2003, has been the perfect conclusion of an outstanding tournée comprising 14 concerts in Spain and Germany and has received rave reviews. He has recently signed a contract with the prestigious Japanese record company Camerata Tokyo—Sony for to record, starting in the 2005-2006 season, two CDs dedicated to Mozart’s piano concertos, two CDs for piano duo as well as CDs with music by Wagner and Listz.
Born in Cagliari, he studied under Ida Allegretto at the Conservatory of his town and then for five years with Aldo Ciccolini, who wrote about him: "an extraordinary rhythmical vitality, a special inborn musical treatment of sound and a great technical capacity which characterize his pianism. He is surely one of the most talented and original exponents of Italian pianism”.
As a young pianist, his excellent performances and incredible musical interpretation have won him many awards including the Mozart fellowship from the Musikhochschule Mozarteum Salzburg, the International Piano Competition “Sergey Rachmaninov”, and the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.
He studied and toured for three years with director Peter Maag, recognized worldwide as the best interpreter of Mozart’s music, and together they played all major Mozart’s piano concertos in front of several demanding European audiences. Together they performed Mozart’s piano concerto K595 in the last public appearance by maestro Maag in Madrid in front of an audience of 2700
Maurizio Moretti is currently artistic director of the International Chamber Music Festival of the roman theater of Nora, artistic director of the Ente Musicale di Nuoro, principal guest soloists in the Orchestra Sinfonica de L´Aquila. He is also the art director and the guest soloist of the Europa Philharmonie Orchestra in Magdeburg, one of the best young orchestras in Europe, and music director and guest soloist of the renowned chamber orchestra I Solisti di Perugia.
He is also an outstanding teacher: he is currently full professor of pianoforte at the Conservatorio di Musica in Cagliari, where he also teaches piano Master classes. Furthermore, he is an invited guest professor at the renowned Kusatsu Festival and Academy in Japan and has taught Master classes all around the world.
Maurizio Moretti currently lives near Cagliari, on the island of Sardinia (Italy).