Classical Music Without Borders ft. Alessandro Commellato at AFK


For the next concert in the Classical Music Without Borders series, please join Allaince Francaise de Karachi for a piano recital by pianist Alessandro Commellato.

Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi, Clifton
Time: 8 pm – 9 30 pm
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2637374849716189/
Invitation by invite or registration only
Organized by the French & Italian consulates at the Alliance Française de Karachi

Registration instructions: Limited seats! To register, please email frontdesk@afkarachi.com with your full name, CNIC number, and contact details. Confirmed participants will receive a confirmation email with an invite. Due to the volume of requests they receive, they cannot accommodate every request and cannot reply to each inquiry. They appreciate your patience in this regard.

A pupil of Carlo Vidusso, Pier Narciso Masi, Sergio Fiorentino and Evgeny Malinin, Alessandro Commellato studied at the Conservatory in Milan and won competitions in Dortmund (Schubert), Porto, Rome (Rendano) and Stresa.

As a soloist he has performed with the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Teatro la Fenice of Venice, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, Zagreb Radio Symphony Orchestra, Odessa Philharmonic, Moldovan National Chamber Orchestra, Krasnodar Premier Chamber Orchestra, Omsk Philharmonic, Bacau Philharmonic, Solamente Naturali Bratislava, Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Sinfonica Toscanini, Milano Classica and toured in the USA, Japan and Australia. He has premiered contemporary music in Salzburg (Mozarteum), Madrid (Auditorio Nacional), Melbourne, New York (The Americas Society), Milan (Musica nel nostro tempo) and at the Autunno Musicale festival (Como) and the Venice Biennale. Commellato performed in the world premiere of Cheri at the Teatro alla Scala and Autour de Chopin at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw. He was also soloist in Adriano Guarnieri’s Medea, premiered at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

He is regularly invited to play at festivals in Lausanne, Lugano, Verbier, Innsbruck, Lockenhaus, Bremen, Helsinki, Bratislava, Aix-en-Provence, Mulhouse, the Notturni in Villa (Milan), Accademia del Fortepiano (Florence), the Urbino Early Music Festival, GOG, Amici della Musica (Palermo) and in Barga, Varallo Sesia. His current projects focus on Beethoven, Hummel, Chopin, Thalberg and Stanchinsky. As a chamber player he performs with (among others) the Atalanta Fugiens Ensemble, Le Musiche Berlin and Solamente Naturali. In Cremona he has collaborated with Bruno Giuranna and Salvatore Accardo. He has recorded Rossini’s Péchés de vieillesse for Paragon per Amadeus and music by Hummel (concertos and septets), Ries (cello sonatas, with Gaetano Nasillo) and Beethoven (complete early variations) for Brilliant Classics.

Commellato is currently professor of piano at the Conservatory ‘Guido Cantelli’ in Novara.

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