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Federico Colli

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London Piano Festival 2019

Wed 2 Oct
Classical

Federico Colli

Keyboard Icons

London Piano Festival 2019

Scarlatti Sonata in F minor
Sonata in G minor
Sonata in C
Beethoven Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 Moonlight
Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

‘His beautifully light touch and lyrical grace make the music shine.’ The Daily Telegraph

‘There’s no doubt that Federico Colli is one of the more original thinkers of his generation.’ Gramophone


The charismatic Italian pianist Federico Colli leapt to worldwide attention as the winner of the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition firmly establishing himself as a major musical presence on the international stage. He is a favourite pianist among British music lovers and was a 2018 recipient of the UK Critics’ Circle Music Awards.

For this Kings Place debut recital, Federico Colli has chosen two of the most iconic and original keyboard works ever composed – Beethoven’s compelling Moonlight Sonata and Mussorgsky’s towering depiction of visual art Pictures from an Exhibition. This masterly evocation of paintings perceived through music vividly captures the very essence of late 19th Century Russia. The concert will also include music by two of Federico Colli’s signature composers – Scarlatti & JS Bach as reimagined by the great Italian musician Ferrucio Busoni.


Known for the highly imaginative and philosophical approaches to his interpretations, Federico Colli came to prominence after winning the Salzburg Mozart Competition in 2011 and the Gold Medal at The Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012. Since then, he has been performing in prestigious concerts in different parts of the world. His solo CD produced by Champs Hill Records, featuring works by Beethoven, Scriabin and Mussorgsky, was released with great critical acclaim. He is now recording for Chandos Records, with whom he has released a much appreciated first album entirely dedicated to Scarlatti.

Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances, Ingrid Fliter can no longer take part in this year’s London Piano Festival. Federico Colli kindly steps in. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Date & time:Wed 2 Oct – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One

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