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... «The Unexpected Life of Songs» will be on stage tonight - January 4th, Thursday - at 9 p.m. at the Social Theater in Omegna with a concert performed by Antonella Ruggiero, who had been the voice of the Matia Bazar for years, and who nowadays is a very appreciated soloist artist. The soirée takes its title from the collection of representative pieces from her career. The Genoese singer will be accompanied by Andrea Bacchetti on keyboard ...

Antonella Ruggiero in concert at the Social Theater in Omegna

www.lastampa.it - January 4th, 2018 Vincenzo Amato

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... Lead by Andrea Sanguineti, there is the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra to accompany the singer with clear, limpid and light sonorities, bright and vivacious tempos and a great attention to timbre details ... a very refined dialogue among singing, orchestra and piano solo - a great Andrea Bacchetti - where Belkina sings not only very well, but also following efficaciously the entire rich expressive range of the piece ...

Lena Belkina. Classic Vienna. Mozart - Gluck - Haydn

infernemland/wordpress.com - January 8th, 2018 Giordano

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Paintings, jewels, antique furniture and coins, painted pottery and a selection of classic cars: on schedule at the Jean Nouvel Pavillion in the Genova Fair, January from 20th to 28th ... To inaugurate Antiqua 2018, a special invitation-only event on Friday, January 19th, 7 p.m., and it will reach its highlight at 8 p.m. with a concert by Andrea Bacchetti, thanks to Banca Carige ...

Antiqua 2018, high level antiquary at the Genoa Fair

www.genova24.it - October 11th, 2017 (newsroom)

... «We are looking for excellence and collaborations on our territory - says Rino Surace, trade manager of the Fair - thanks to a prestigious selection of paintings by important Genoese artists and quatrefoil furniture». It is not by chance that we entrusted the inauguration to the famous Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti, who played on piano some pieces by Bach ...

Antiqua, the great fair of antiquary opens

www.ilsecoloxix.it - January 8th, 2018 Licia Casali

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On Sunday 21 January, 7 p.m., in the Auditorium of the "G. da Venosa" Conservatory (Potenza) there will be a concert for flute and piano with Giuseppe Nova and Andrea Bacchetti: it is part of the Season of the Ateneo Musica Basilicata, in collaboration with the Province of Potenza ... Repertoire by Mozart, Donizetti, Mercadante, Verdi, Doppler and Bizet.

Nova and Bacchetti, flute and piano, on concert at the Potenza Conservatory

www.basilicata24.it - January 18th, 2018 (newsroom)

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... mezzo-soprano Lena Belkina shows up with a prestigious discographic portfolio ... thanks to this record, the greatest Mozart lovers will discover the recitative and rondo «Ch'io mi scordi di te?» (KV. 505) with a part for piano concertante in the orchestra, and here the great Andrea Bacchetti will perform it. ...

Lena Belkina «Classic Vienna»

Musica - nr.293 February 2018, Marco Bizzarini

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Due to the Sanremo Music Festival rehearsals, which employ many of the orchestra musicians, the Sanremo Symphonic Orchestra concerts will go on with a small staff. After the last week event at the former Saint Bridget Oratory, next concert will be always in Sanremo, but this time at the Lutheran Evangelical Church in Corso Garibaldi. "Mozart: two classic pieces for piano" is the title that Maestro Giancarlo De Lorenzo gave to the concert on 1 February. De Lorenzo, who is also the permanent artistic director of the Orchestra, will lead the concert with the Genoese forty-years-old Maestro Andrea Bacchetti on the piano. ...

Sanremo, on Thursday 1 February, a concert with the Symphonic Orchestra at the Lutheran Evangelical Church

www.sanremonews.it - January 28th, 2018 c.s.

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... For this concert, Ughi will be accompanied by Andrea Bacchetti, an unpredictable and brilliant pianist who moves from amazing recitals in the most prestigious world theatres to trash television ... having started his career playing piano solo, Bacchetti says about his intrusions into chamber music: «When I was a child, my teachers used to say I wouldn't play chamber music, because they thought I wasn't talented at it. As time went by, though, I collected many collaborations with chamber musicians, and anyone of them enriched me: I perform with Uto Ughi, Rocco Filippini and Antonella Ruggiero, who are marvellous, very sensitive persons.».

Uto Ughi and Andrea Bacchetti at the Coccia Theatre

www.manimagazine.it - December 13th, 2017 mara

«I love to communicate the joy of great music. Art is to share this pleasure with my audience. Otherwise it's useless». With these words Maestro Uto Ughi, the internationally renowned violinist, explains his mission as musicians on the eve of his concert in Novara, tomorrow at 9 p.m. at the Coccia Theatre, with the pianist Andrea Bacchetti. ...

Uto Ughi is back at the Coccia Theatre: "Music is a joy and we have to teach music to children"

www.lastampa.it - February 9th, 2018 Marco Benvenuti

A delicious dialogue between violin and piano. With two great interpreters: Uto Ughi and Andrea Bacchetti ... Maestro Ughi's sound charms and seduces, every movement of his body - that goes to accompany violin - is a gesture that cherishes notes. A celestial fusion with Bacchetti's piano highlights the path of phrasing in every score with elegance and pleasantness... The two instruments play in a chase game, where exquisite touches give way to vibrant accents, creating refined inflections... A thundering applause asked for an encore, another pearl to complete this triumph.

Delicious dialogue between violin and piano

Corriere di Novara - February 17th, 2018 Eleonora Groppetti

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Last Thursday Uto Ughi and Andrea Bacchetti, two among the most famous classical music performers, the first on the violin, the other one on the piano, offered a soirée dedicated to "sound contrasts" at the Verdi Theatre in Fiorenzuola. ... a crescendo of technical and expressive progressions ... A very applauded soirée: the audience showed to undoubtedly appreciate the concert with a standing ovation to the duo at the end of the program...

"Sound contrasts" from Mozart to Saint-Saëns

Libertà - March 3rd, 2018 Mauro Bardelli

A few days ago, there was a very significant soirée for its cultural depth and great music at the Verdi Theatre in Fiorenzuola: an extraordinary concert by Uto Ughi. One of the greatest violinists in the world performed with the great pianist Andrea Bacchetti in front of a large audience in the sold-out theatre. ... After playing many very applauded pieces, Uto Ughi gave the most requested and the most often performed piece in the world, the "Fantasia Carmen" by Bizet, collecting a very long applause and two encores before the curtain was definitively brought down. ...

The Fiorenzuola Rotary at the Verdi Theatre with the violinist Uto Ughi

www.piacenzasera.it - March 22nd, 2018 (newsroom)

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... As the title of the show suggests, the strength of these arrangements for classical piano and voice breathes new life into Antonella Ruggiero's songs (some of them from her soloist career, others from the period when she was the Matia Bazar vocalist) ... This project was born collaborating with Maestro Andrea Bacchetti, the talented classical pianist: the connoisseurs knows Bacchetti, who shares his Genoese origins with Antonella Ruggiero. He participated many time to international festivals, specialising into baroque and chamber music ...

Antonella Ruggiero & Andrea Bacchetti on concert in Monopoli

www.monopolitimes.it - February 19th, 2018 (newsroom)

... a standing ovation for "The unpredictable life of songs", an unusual but extremely charming project: an elegant interpreter, Antonella Ruggiero, will be accompanied by one of the greatest Italian classical pianists on the scene, Andrea Bacchetti. They both are Genoese, they both are "aliens", from a certain point f view. This concert was a tour in Ruggiero's soloist music career and in her experience as Matia Bazar vocalist too, through known songs and unknown pieces, all of them with the beautiful, divine arrangements by Stefano Barzan. ... They gave two encores, after applauses that lasted for quite a while: once again, a homage to their Genova with "Ma se ghe penso", then "Ti sento", a worldwide success by Matia Bazar (1985), to close a very precious concert.

The unpredictable voice by Antonella Ruggiero

www.slccgilpuglia.it - March 7th, 2018 Dino Cassone

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... A sort of a double present to the audience. The Galleria Theatre is pleased to announce two new concerts with the violinist Uto Ughi and Renzo Arbore and the Orchestra Italiana band. The first to perform on the stage will be Maestro Uto Ughi, on Friday 9 March. The famous violinist is a true legend of Italian classical music and will honour the Galleria Theatre with his presence. In this concert, an event not to miss for everyone, not just for the Legnano music lovers, he will be accompanied by Andrea Bacchetti on the piano. ...

Uto Ughi and Renzo Arbore, a double date at the Galleria Theatre

www.varesenews.it - December 13th, 2017 (Adelia Brigo)

An event with a great man of Italian and international classical music spices the Galleria Theatre season up. Uto Ughi will be protagonist in a can't-miss concert on 9 March; the pianist Andrea Bacchetti will accompany the Maestro. The concert program envisages the "Chaconne" by Tomaso Antonio Vitali and the "Spring" by Ludwig Van Beethoven. In the second part of the soirée, the Maestro will perform the "4 Romantic Pieces" by Antonin Dvorak, the Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns and the Carmen Fantasy by Pablo de Sarasate. ...

Uto Ughi, a great concert in Legnano

www.ticinonotizie.it - March 1st, 2018 (newsroom)

Last night almost a thousand people applauded Uto Ughi, the famous violist from Busto Arstizio, who performed a great concert on the stage of the Galleria Theatre. ... Ughi, who recently turned 74, was accompanied by the pianist Andrea Bacchetti and performed a collection of pieces that exalted his great talent and his technique as virtuoso ... at the end of the concert he was cheered with a standing ovation, that recalled him twice for playing encores ...

Ughi charms Legnano

www.prealpina.it - March 11th, 2018 (Luca Nazari)

... About virtuosities, since the "Chaconne" first notes, with Andrea Bacchetti, to accompany, Uto Ughi brought out extraordinary sounds with his impeccable personalization of the piece in order to chill his audience ... his precious Guarnieri's violin, that gives a smooth sound with a dark timber, probably is one of the most beautiful violins in the world. ... So, a great and memorable concert. The maestro touched everyone's heart ...

The great Ughi's virtuosities at the Galleria Theatre

www.sempionenews.it - March 11th, 2018 (Enzo Mari)

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How is it possible to react to record industry crisis? Concerto Classics is trying its way: this indie label has got a long history, and last year it decided to invest new resources in order to make a dream come true. Its President, Andrea Panzuti, hired Mario Marcarini (former Sony Italia) as general manager, betting on a new project. If we look at the new CDs covers, we can say this project is a true celebration of the Italian spirit and of how much the Italian culture can create in order of music, authors, performers, style. There are many proposals and the freshness in graphic design for CDs' covers leaves really a good first impression. First of all, however, Marcarini wants to begin "from artists, their ideas and their projects". So, it is a friendly partnership first and foremost, and this partnership offer a physical space - the "House of Music" - where the musicians can play, rehearsal, propose, first going to the recording studio. This project involves many renowned names, as the pianist Andrea Bacchetti (who will record his beloved Mozart) ...

Concerto Classics: a "House of Music" where the Italian beauty sounds good

www.famigliacristiana.it - March 19th, 2018 (Giorgio Vitali)

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The "Musical Afternoons 2018" festival goes on with an extraordinary concert by a Duo of excellent Genoese artists: Giovanna Savino, flute, and Andrea Bacchetti, piano. On Sunday 11 March, 5 p.m., this duo will propose a total-Bach program. The concert is entitled "In the name of Bach...". The festival is organized by the Concerts Society in collaboration with the Finale Ligure Culture Department...

Finalborgo - Extraordinary concert by the duo Giovanna Savino - Andrea Bacchetti

www.turismo.comunefinaleligure.it - March 2nd, 2018 (newsroom)

... «Savino and Bacchetti are two excellent Genoese artists - the Concerts Society writes: Giovanna Savino is very active also as teacher and music festival organizer. Andrea Bacchetti is an internationally renowned musician, and the Finale audience already had the chance to appreciate his way to interpret the Eighteenth-Century repertoire». ...

Bach's masterpieces with Bacchetti and Savino

Il Secolo XIX - March 11th, 2018 (Marina Beltrame)

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... On Tuesday night, instead, the pianist Andrea Bacchetti will perform with the Archi Ensemble, a chamber orchestra born in Palermo by the union of the soloists from the Massimo Theatre Orchestra (Palermo) and the Sicily Symphonic Orchestra. Bacchetti is considered one of the best Italian interpreters of Bach and Berio's music ...

Palermo Friends of Music: Stefan Tarara, Andrea Bacchetti and the Archi Ensemble are coming

www.palermo.gds.it - March 16th, 2018 (newsroom)

... Bacchetti had his debut at the age of eleven, in the Verdi Hall of the Milano Conservatory with the Solisti Veneti, under the lead of Claudio Scimone. Since then, he performed in the most important world halls and festivals, with tours in North and South America, and in Japan too...

At Politeama Theatre the concerts by Stefan Tarara, Andrea Bacchetti and the Archi Ensemble

www.ilsicilia.it - March 17th, 2018 (Rosa Guttilla)

A virtuoso of violin and an excellent piano. ... Stefan Tarara, a very internationally appreciated German violist, and Andrea Bacchetti, a great pianist and an old friend of the Friends of Music audience. They will be together on Tuesday night with the Archi Ensemble ...

The former child prodigy Stefan Tarara on concert tomorrow at the Politeama Theatre

Giornale di Sicilia - March 18th, 2018 (Simonetta Trovato)

Tonight at 9 p.m. the pianist Andrea Bacchetti will be back with the «Archi Ensemble», for the Friends of Music season. For this soirée, the program will comprehend music by Purcell («Chaconne in G minor»), the beloved Bach («Concertos for piano in F minor Bwv 1056 and in G minor BWV 1058»), Haydn («Symphony no.1 in E major») and Boccherini («Symphony Op. 12 No. 4 in D minor, La Casa del Diavolo«).. ...

Bacchetti is back - from Purcell to Haydn and Bach

Giornale di Sicilia - March 20th, 2018 (newsroom)

... Andrea Bacchetti returned to his role of rigorous concert pianist, one of the most renowned Bach and Berio interpreters (he was also a Berio's pupil). The Genoese pianist will play at the Politeama Theatre with the Archi Ensemble, a group of excellent musicians from the Massimo Theatre and the Sicily Symphonic Orchestras. They will be guests of Friends of Music ...

Bacchetti's piano for Haydn and Bach

La Repubblica - March 20th, 2018 (newsroom)

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Andrea Bacchetti will perform as soloist on piano. The audience really appreciates him as an artist. Bacchetti will play in the "Bergamo part" of the piano festival again this year, in Mozzo, for a solo recital in which he will perform Bach, Mozart and Debussy ...

Mozart, an ode to legality with Bacchetti

www.bresciaoggi.it - March 21st, 2018, (L. Fert.)

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For the thirteenth consecutive year, A.Mu.S.A. - Saint Ambrosius Music Association - organised a classical music festival in collaboration with and under the auspices of the Rapallo Municipality. "Cocktail Concerts" will be a series of eight concerts at the Poor Clares Theatre in Rapallo, every Sunday in the afternoon ... on the bill there are internationally renowned orchestras and piano soloists who will play typical classical programs. The concert by the duo Giuseppe Nova (flute) - Andrea Bacchetti (piano) will be to remember on 25 March. Then, the Paganini Philharmonic Sextet will perform on 1st April playing the very famous Four Seasons by Vivaldi, and on 8 April the trio Riva - Cavuoto - Portalupi (violin, cello and piano) ...

Rapallo: "Cocktail Concerts", today the first date

www.levantenews.it - February 18th, 2018 (newsroom)

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On 6 April, after 3 years of absence, Maestro Uto Ughi will be back in La Spezia to present the project "Note d'Europa". This event will be the first of a long tour. After three years without releasing new records, today we get the new work by Maestro Uto Ughi, "Note d'Europa". This record is dedicated to our Old Continent and wants to be a homage to the great good music born in Europe. It is an invite to share and stay together: music is the only universal language, the only language that can put populations together, erasing the differences among humans. Through a selections of beloved pieces and authors, and thanks to the precious collaboration with Andrea Bacchetti on piano, Uto Ughi creates a voyage for heart and memory, from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century. ...

Maestro Uto Ughi and his "Note d'Europa"

www.senzabarcode.it - March 26th, 2018 (Giuseppina Gazzella)

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The very famous violinist Uto Ughi will present his last recording on the stage of the Civic Theatre in La Spezia, next 6 April at 8:30 p.m. With Maestro Andrea Bacchetti on piano, Ughi will launch "Note d'Europa", his last record effort in which each piece is written by a great composer and represents a different European country (seven in total): Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Germany...

Ughi launches a new record in La Spezia

www.ansa.it - February 16th, 2018 (newsroom)

A great comeback in La Spezia for the Maestro Uto Ughi. With the accompaniment by the Maestro Andrea Bacchetti on piano, Uto Ughi will perform on the Civic Theatre stage on Friday April 6, at 8:30 p.m. After a few years of absence, in fact, the Maestro Uto Ughi is back in La Spezia to play an exceptional concert to present and launch his last recording for Sony Classical, "Note d'Europa" ...

Maestro Uto Ughi presents his new record on the Civic Theatre stage

www.laspezia.cronaca4.it - February 16th, 2018 (newsroom)

... «o me it is a reason to brag returning to La Spezia and performing at the Civic Theatre after 5 years - Uto Ughi says - especially because the concert date, April 6, is also the launch date for my new record, Note d'Europa, that I will present that night» ...

Uto Ughi is awaited at the Civic Theatre in La Spezia

www.ilsecoloxix.it - April 3rd, 2018 (Marco Toracca)

At the age of seven he performed for the first time playing the Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 by J.S. Bach and a few Caprices by Paganini. Uto Ughi is one of the great musicians in the Italian tradition, someone who saw the first important Italian violin schools come to life and prosper. With his amazing talent and his beautiful instruments, Maestro Uto Ughi will be on Friday, April 6, at 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre, with Andrea Bacchetti on piano to accompany ...

Uto Ughi in concert at the Civic Theatre: "Proud to be back to perform"

www.lanazione.it - Aprile 4th, 2018 (Marco Magi)

... Hundreds of La Spezia citizens made a sold out at the Civic Theatre last night to listen to Uto Ughi's violin, even the famous Devil's Trill Sonata. With the Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti to accompany, the Maestro offered a glance of his "Note d'Europa", which was released in conjunction with the concert in La Spezia ...

Uto Ughi's "Note d'Europa" gets underway from the Civic Theatre

www.cittadellaspezia.com - April 7th, 2018 (A. Bonatti)

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"Note D'Europa", the new disk by Uto Ughi, has been released: this record is dedicated to the so hefty, amazing music that was born in Europe, but it is also a wish and an invitation, because music creates connections. With the sensitive and reactive pianism by Andrea Bacchetti to accompany, Ughi composes a voyage between the Seventieth and the Nineteenth Century through a selection of authors and pieces he loved and performed in his extraordinary career for his dedication to music and to his instrument, which is always by his side. «Remembrance comes from heart. Remembrance means memory, and in Italian the word "memory" (ricordo) derives from heart. To me, remembrance is inspiration», the maestro said. «If I think of Yehudid Menuhin's performances, of his way to play, of his huge personality, this memory inspires me, and encourages me to give my best» ...

"Note D'Europa", the new record by Uto Ughi, has been released

www.askanews.it - April 7th 2018, (newsroom)

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On Thursday April 19th, 8:45 p.m., at the "Mario del Monaco" Civic Theatre of Treviso there will be a concert with the Maestro and world-renown violinist Uto Ughi, who will be accompanied on piano by the Maestro Andrea Bacchetti. They will perform music by Mozart Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns and other composers. This event is organised by the Arturo Toscanini (Savigliano, Cuneo) in collaboration with the Italian Red Cross - Treviso Committee - and with the Municipality of Treviso's support, in order to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the creation of the Voluntary Nurse Corps and the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI ...

A concert by the violinist Uto Ughi in Treviso on April 19th

www.trevisotoday.it - April 11th, 2018 (newsroom)

He doesn't need to be introduced. He represents Italy in the world. Treviso and the Del Monaco Civic Theatre will have the extraordinary chance to listen again to his virtuosity, really enjoying the emotions and splendor he will communicate. He's Uto Ughi, who will perform on Thursday, 8,45 p.m., for a special concert ... A date, with Andrea Bacchetti on keyboard, to send a powerful message of peace ...

«At the Del Monaco Theatre with tradition, but we should offer more help to the youths»

La Tribuna di Treviso - April 17th, 2018 (Alessandro Valenti)

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... an all-engaging, boundless relationship between the pianist and his keyboard. Such a talent in music made him able to enthusiasm the composer Luciano Berio at the age of twelve, at the Salzburg Festival. After that, Berio became his teacher and guru... an innate intellectual curiosity brought him to record the six sonatas for harpsichord by Luigi Cherubini for the first time on piano keyboard and to cure the review of a cycle dedicated to Domenico Scarlatti which was worth of a prestigious international award. Bacchetti, together with a group of fifteen strings of the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra (under the lead by Roberto Ranfaldi as concertmaster) is the protagonist on Sunday 22 at the Auditorium Toscanini ...

Andrea Bacchetti, the last matinée

La Stampa, Torino 7 - April 20th, 2018 (Giorgio Gervasoni)

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... Once again Bacchetti shows to be a demanding classical perfectionist, elegant and careful to every detail. The experience he gained and strengthened in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century repertoire, thanks to his important studio of Bach's music, gave him solid fundamentals which mirror also in this beautiful Beethoven, where the balance between strings and keyboard is perfect in every movement. The central movements too revealed a Bacchetti surrended by the beauty of melody. He played also valid soloist cadences, as the splendid one in Allegro con brio in the Concerto in C major op.15, performed by the Genoese pianist with self-confidence and expressivity. The Prelude from the English Suite no.2 by Bach was excellent too, and it was performed as magically as only Bacchetti can do. A concert to be remembered.

Andrea Bacchetti and the String of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra for Serate Musicali

www.corrierebit.com - April 24th, 2018 (Cesare Guzzardella)

The pianist Andrea Bacchetti continues his prestigious artistic career. In the last days, with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, he performed a concert in Turin, at the "Arturo Toscanini" RAI Auditorium, and recorded for Rai Radio3 and Rai5: in Milan, at the Conservatory Verdi Hall, he played the concerto no.1 op.15 and the concerto no.2 op.19 by Ludwig Van Beethoven for the historical "Serate Musicali", with the RAI Chamber Orchestra. Bacchetti is conducting also a prestigious collaboration with the Maestro Uto Ughi, with whom he recorded "Note d'Europa" for Sony ...

Camogli: Bacchetti performs with Uto Ughi and the RAI Orchestra

www.levantenews.it - April 26th, 2018 (newsroom)

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Luciano Berio was a true Maestro, in the true sense of the word. His way to live music, the strength of his genius and his solid culture literally overflew on those in his company. To narrate his piano works and my artistic experience by his side is surely an honor, but at the same time it is also a difficult task for the intricacies and radical innovations that Berio introduced in the music thinking, and that are still very actual. ...

Luciano Berio - "Memoires" of a great musician

La Casana - nr.1/2018, May 2018 (Andrea Bacchetti)

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... On Saturday May 5th there will be a special event with more than 20 dates, comprehensive of an unusual workshop to discover gravitational waves with Bach's music. On schedule also two worldwide previews with unpublished works by Giacomo Puccini and Gioachino Rossini and two special guests. ... on the evening, at last, Uto Ughi - the appreciated musicians, who has always been engaged in divulgating musical culture - will show his last recording work at the festival, with Andrea Bacchetti on keyboard to accompany. They will perform music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns and De Sarasate. ...

Great music in town thanks to Lucca Classica Music Festival

La Gazzetta di Lucca - February 5th, 2018 (Barbara Ghiselli)

... A real concert mini-tour will go through Italy in four dates: the first one will be on Saturday, May 5th in Lucca, 8.15 p.m. in the beautiful Saint Francis church in historic center of the city, where Uto Ughi will play with a chamber orchestra, with the Maestro Andrea Bacchetti to accompany on keyboard ... the schedule for "Energy for Music from Italy" will go on then with the dates in Padova (September 21st), at the Pollini Auditorium, in Naples (autumn) at the Bellini Theatre and the it will end in December in Palermo, at the Politeama Theatre.

Uto Ughi's notes in a concert at the Saint Francis Church

www.luccaindiretta.it - May 3rd, 2018 (newsroom)

The Terna Project of four concerts to promote musical education among the youths. The tour started from the Saint Francis Church in Lucca. The pianist Andrea Bacchetti performed with the great violinist.

Uto Ughi in Lucca, Energy for Music

http://www.rainews.it/TGR/Toscana/ - May 6th, 2018 (newsroom)

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Alba International Piano Festival is the new completely-dedicated to the art of keyboard festival and it will concentrate in four Sundays between April and May some interesting piano performers, to celebrate one of the most loved instruments ... the third date on Sunday May 6th, at 11 a.m., this time in the Beppe Fenoglio Hall, with one of the favourite performers of Alba ...

Alba International Piano Festival: on Sunday May 6th, the third date with the pianist Andrea Bacchetti

www.langheroeromonferrato.net - April 2nd, 2018 (newsroom)

From the historical collaboration between San Giuseppe Cultural Centre and Alba Music Festival, a new musical initiative has born: Alba International Piano Festival, a music show that will be dedicated to art of playing piano and that will be on four Sundays between April and May. The Festival will open on Sunday, April 22nd ... and it will proceed on Sunday May 6th, in Beppe Fenoglio Hall, with one of the favourite performers of Alba, Andrea Bacchetti ...

Piano Festival

Gazzetta d'Alba - April 17th, 2018 (newsroom)

... being one of the most interesting pianists in the last generations, Bacchetti is endowed with a very personal artistic talent. After his debut at the age of eleven with the Solisti Veneti under the lead of Claudio Scimone, he performed in the most important worldwide music center, from Berlin to Paris, from Buenos Aires to Moscow ...

The Alba International Piano Festival goes on: in the Fenoglio Hall there's Andrea Bacchetti

www.targatocn.it - May 3rd, 2018 (c.s.)

... in addition to Johann Sebastian Bach, whose he recorded many works for Sony, Bacchetti will perform also the Sonata K333 by Mozart and an homage to Debussy, in the 100th anniversary of his death ...

Bacchetti's piano talent performs Bach, Mozart and Debussy

La Stampa - May 6th, 2018 (L.C.)

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... three extremely-talented musicians meet again to play music together for renewing a prestigious tradition that endures since late Eighteenth Century and that found a stage in European noble and high-bourgeois mansions for a long time, before attaining concert halls ... An in order to renew this prestigious tradition, Nova, Kiritchenko and Bacchetti cross time with a musical promenade ...

Voyage Sentimental, with the special trio Nova-Kiritchenko-Bacchetti at the van Westerhout Theatrei)

www.baritoday.it - May 14th, 2018 (newsroom)

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... Three excellences in virtuosity, three real outstanding musicians delighted their audience ... On the stage, the artists ended in a bang a successful, prestigious season. Bacchetti, a pianist who became notorious to the Italian general public also for the tv show "Chiambretti Night", showed many times his talent to the Fasano audience. And once again, yesterday he did not fall short of our expectations ...

A trio of virtuosi closes the Fasanomusica season

www.osservatoriooggi.it - May 21st, 2018 (Angelica Sicilia)

FASANO - The 35th Fasanomusica Concert Season closes after another refined show. Last night (May 20th) the trio Andrea Bacchetti (piano), Giuseppe Nova (flute) and Igor Kiritchenko (cello) performed on the Social Theatre stage. Three extraordinary musicians met again to play chamber musi - as it was in the Eighteenth Century - taking a sentimental journey with their audience from Haydn's music fantasies to Piazzolla's sensuality, passing though Schumann's charm and Popp's virtuosity. ...

Fasanomusica: season closing with the Bacchetti-Nova-Kiritchenko trio

www.gofasano.it - May 21st, 2018 (Dino Cassone)

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... "Note d'Europa" was released on April 6 by Sony Classical. For this record they had been chosen many pieces not only to communicate Ughi's artistic identity, but to tell a story of European politics without rhetoric nor faction claim. All the pieces were composed between the Seventieth and the Nineteenth Century: all together, they define the line of an ideal path that sounds pours like a flood thanks to the enthralling strength of this timeless music. Ughi chose Andrea Bacchetti as his travel companion, a sensitive and dynamic pianist, a great keyboard performer ...

"Note d'Europa" by Uto Ughi to cherish heart and memory

www.nonsensemag.it - May 2018, (Giuseppe Rapisarda)

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Uto Ughi never changes: although he is 74 years old, he plays, tells, pushes, contests and struggles with the energy of a boy. Actually, i.e., he is promoting a beautiful charity event. On Monday 28th, at the Auditorium in Largo Mahler, he will perform for charity for Telethon, in a soirée organized by Bnl-Bnp Paribas Private Banking and the «Toscanini» Association (Savigliano). It is a fundraising to help the research on rare genetic diseases. For such a challenge, Ughi is the perfect champion: playing with the brilliant Andrea Bacchetti on piano, the great violinist takes here the best pieces from his last Sony CD, an anthology of very famous scores ...

Uto Ughi and Andrea Bacchetti for Telethon

www.vivimilano.corriere.it - May 2018 (Gian Mario Benzing)

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On Thursday, May 31st, at the Testori Auditorium (Piazza Città di Lombardia, Milan). The first day of the new edition of FIM - Fiera della Musica - officially closes with an extraordinary, really not to be missed concert. Antonella Ruggiero and Andrea Bacchetti present their "La vita imprevedibile delle canzoni" (The unpredictable life of songs) concert at FIM together with the Classicaviva Orchestra and its maestro Stefano Ligoratti ... an Italian diva, an extraordinary voice and an artist who is famous for her eclectic musical sensitivity ...

Antonella Ruggiero on concert at FIM - Fiera della Musica!

www.fimfiera.it/eventi - May 13th, 2018 (newsroom)

... "La vita imprevedibile delle canzoni" (The unpredictable life of songs) is the last album by Antonella Ruggiero: she created it together with the Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti and it includes the most beautiful songs of her entire career, also from her period with Matia Bazar. All the scores have been rearranged for voice and piano, as if they were ancient music sheets, by Stefano Barzan, who founded in 1998 Tranquilo, an historical music label in Milan. ...

Antonella Ruggiero and Andrea Bacchetti at the Fiera della Musica

www.umbriaecultura.it - May 23rd, 2018 (newsroom)

... can you think of something beautiful, something that makes you feel good, something that satisfies you? We can, because we experienced all this and even more tonight, when Antonella Ruggiero thrilled our soul with her music and voice ... a very high but perfect voice, in the musical mazes that Stefano Barzan created in his arrangements and that Andrea Bacchetti played on piano, with the Classica Viva Orchestra to accompany ... It wasn't a whatsoever concert, it was a masterpiece, a gem with many and many facets that once again showed us the unlimited talent of this singer.

Antonella Ruggiero @ FIM

www.sound36.com - May 31st, 2018 (Erminio Garotta)

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... On Tuesday, June 5th, 8:30p p.m. there will be the extraordinary concert by Maestro Uto Ughi to launch his last recording. With the accompaniment by Andrea Bacchetti, Maestro Ughi will give his homage to "7 European Countries involved" ... «Being back to play in Cremona, at the Giovanni Arvedi Auditorium, is a real honour to me», Maestro Ughi commented.

Homage to Europe - Uto Ughi on concert

Mondo Padano - June 1st, 2018 (newsroom)

... an intense and applauded concert by Uto Ughi at the Arvedi Auditorium in the Violin Museum, an event to put in the spotlight the release of his last score "Note d'Europa" by Sony Classical. The recording of this CD was taken in this same Auditorium last year. According to the schedule, the violinist should had to propose the same playlist there's on the score, but the Maestro, as he often does, changed his tune and his schedule, with Andrea Bacchett's loyal complicity to accompany on piano ... Little by little, the violin sound palette became richer, accentuating the feeling with Bacchetti's piano...

Uto Ughi - when virtuosity is as light as a butterfly

La Provincia - June 7th, 2018 (Roberto Codazzi)

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There is no need to introduce Ughi nor Bacchetti ... Ughi shows us «his» always-unique sound, that is far from many models of impersonal perfection. Bacchetti is precise and infallible, and he moves on keyboard almost leaving no trace ...

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Musica - nr.298, July-August 2018 (Mirko Schipilliti)

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... That gorgeous central Andante is both fragrant and involving, Bacchetti not giving in to needless rubato but delivering on Mozart's aria-like melodic lines. This is a touch more aristocratic than Bacchetti's expressive but more confiding and introverted touch in his earlier recording, but this can also be ascribed to projecting into a large auditorium when compared to a studio recording. The final Allegretto is jaunty and energetic without being wild, Bacchetti and Fabio Luisi always keeping their Mozartean cool without missing the composer's little index-finger marking points of cleverness and wit. ...

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www.musicweb-international.com - July 2018, (Dominy Clements)

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... Bacchetti proposes a valuable program that he played all around the world achieving great agreements by audience and critics. His beautiful Bach (French Overture and Chromatic Fantasia); Mozart with the very famous Adagio in B minor; Chopin and Schubert, to end with a Péché de Vieillesse by Rossini to convey the atmosphere, the lifestyle and the spirit of a small village (as Sori is) with its traditions, its history, its culture. ...

Sori: a concert by pianist Andrea Bacchetti at the Saint Erasmus

www.levantenews.it - June 28th, 2018 (Aldo Pezzana)

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Cinque Terre, Val di Vara. The Twenty-seventh edition of Amfiteatrof Music Festival will be inaugurated tomorrow, July 6th with the traditional flash-mob in the city center of Levanto ... But the official Festival debut will be on Saturday 7th with the well-known Andrea Bacchetti, one of the most famous Italian pianists, at the Church of Saint Andrew in Levanto. Bacchetti will perform important pieces by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Rossini and others for the Amfiteatrof Music Festival ...

Amfiteatrof Music Festival will open with Andrea Bacchetti

www.cittadellaspezia.com - July 5th, 2018 (newsroom)

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... The Ente luglio Musicale Trapanese organised a successful concert yesterday evening in Trapani, thanks to a good organisation, the quality of the Luglio Musicale Trapanese Orchestra, the talent by pianist Andrea Bacchetti, Maria Safariants' virtuosity and the experience by the orchestra conductor, Aldo Lombardo. The excited audience applauded the artists who performed music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Good music, perfect interpretations, a pure magic in the warm atmosphere of the night. ...

Trapani, a success in the San Domenico cloister: standing ovation for the pianist

www.siciliaogginotizie.it - July 23rd, 2018 (newsroom)

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This recording of the piano concertos KV 271 & 414 should not be missing in any Mozart collection. Andrea Bacchetti certainly does not reinvent the wheel, but there are very few artists on CD (Anda, Barenboim) who strike the youthful tone of the music as clearly and pointedly as the Italian pianist.Bacchetti fascinates with a firework of musical ideas, with a lot of enthusiasm, pianistic ability and interpretative consistency. His Mozart is fresh, carefree and at the same time beautiful and heartfelt: Bacchetti proves in every moment that he is not only a gifted Bach interpreter, but has the same inspired and inspiring flair for Mozart's music. At the conductor's podium there is a real partner: Fabio Luisi shares the fresh-dynamic concept of the soloist and transfers it to the orchestra. Lo and behold, Genoa's "Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra" comes out of the shadows of the many bad Italian orchestras and shows itself to be a very precise and committed collective. The live character with all its vivacity and genius of the moment lets the listener participate in an absolutely lively performance, so that one likes to overlook the certainly not really good recording quality.
Andrea Bacchetti's Mozart is fresh and lively, beautifully shaped and sensitive at the same time. The Italian pianist obviously has the same fine sense for Mozart as for Bach. He is very well supported by Fabio Luisi and the Committed Orchestra of the Teatro Carlo Felice.

Bacchetti's Mozart fireworks

www.pizzicato.lu - July 26th, 2018 (Alain Steffen)

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... here Bacchetti offers a really skillful interpretation of these two masterpieces. This is a precious recording because it is live and there is Fabio Luisi. Luisi is one of the most loved leaders by orchestras and audience, and here he proposes a lecture that exalts the most modern aspects of these two pieces. A really valuable recording project. Our choice as Disc of the Month, August 2018 ...

CD OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018: W.A. MOZART, PIANO CONCERTOS, ANDREA BACCHETTI

www.cdclassico.com - July 27th, 2018 (Gabriele Formenti)

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... two jewels from the Mozart production, two concertos for piano and orchestra (the Concerto in A minor, K.414, and the Concerto in E flat major K.271). In this live record, the soloist, the conductor and the orchestra are all from Genoa. Andrea Bacchetti, the pianist, has all he needs for playing Mozart: touch, musicality and taste. Fabio Luisi is an orchestra leader who never forgets his own native city, even with all his dates in the most important world concert halls, nor his role as honorary leader at the Carlo Felice Theatre ...

Bacchetti and Luisi relaunches Genoa with Mozart

Il Giornale - July 30th, 2018 (Giovanni Gavazzeni)

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... Andrea Bacchetti is a mature and sensitive performer, he is able to offer sharp passages and refined introspective digs. Together with the Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra and the habitual authoritativeness by Fabio Luisi (careful investigator, whose nothing escapes), the Genoese pianist plays a bright and finicky Mozart with natural elegance, as this record proves.

Classica - Un Mozart cesellato dal piano di Bacchetti

il Cittadino di Lodi - August 8th, 2018 (El. Ber.)

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A very sensitive pianist as Andrea Bacchetti is, and a great leader as Fabio Luisi to conduct the Carlo Felice Orchestra of Genoa for an all-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart live record ...

Luisi shaped by Bacchetti plays live Mozart

www.bresciaoggi.it - August 21st, 2018 (newsroom)

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When we listen to live records, they often are more alive than studio records. This case confirms it, also for the balance between orchestra and piano. Bacchetti and Luisi seem to share a single, very sensitive way to read these two pages by Mozart. The chamber game between orchestra instruments and piano is limpid, and here the sense of sublime has been often reached and expressed with great naturalness.

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la Repubblica - August 26th, 2018 (Dino Villatico)

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Andrea Bacchetti is back home to perform one love of his younger days: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ... the Genoese artist recorded two absolute masterpieces with a very solid technique, Apollonian lightness and a touch of pure poetry.

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Sette, Corriere della Sera - August 30th, 2018 (Andrea Milanesi)

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Uto Ughi, one of the greatest violinists in the world, gives his homage to a new school: today at 6 p.m. he will perform at the Civic Theatre in Casale for a lesson-concert an hour and a half of pure music from his last recording, «Note d'Europa», with Andrea Bacchetti on piano to accompany. Uto Ughi and Bacchetti accepted the invitation by the Major, Titti Palazzetti, to propose a selection of composers from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century. In the first part, they will play Praeludium and Allegro by Kreilser in the style of Gaetano Pugnnai and Sonata nr.8 by Beethoven; in the second part, Havanaise and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint Saens, Carmen fantasy by Pablo de Sarasade. ...

A musical greeting by Maestro Uto Ughi to inaugurate the "Trevigi" School

www.lastampa.it - September 12th, 2018 (Silvana Mossano)

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... On next Sunday, September 30th, Andrea Bacchetti will perform at the Paulin Chapel at the Quirinale Palace with the string quintet of the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra (Roberto Ranfaldi, violin, Paolo Giolo, violin, Margherita Sarchini, viola, Massimo Macrì, cello, and Gabriele Carpani, basso). This will be the inaugural date of the new concert season that will take place in the presence of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella ...

Andrea Bacchetti at the Quirinale Palace in the presence of Mattarella

Il Nuovo Levante - September 28th, 2018 (Massimo Lagomarsino)

... ne of the most prestigious dates in the concert season of Andrea Bacchetti: at 11:45 a.m. he will be back at the Paulin Chapel in Rome for the seventh time, for the inaugural appointment of the "Concerti al Quirinale" Festival, with the String Quintet of the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra ... On Monday, October 1, at the Feltrinelli Bookshop in Genoa, Andrea Bacchetti will present his new live recording, «Piano Concertos K414 & K271», taken at the Carlo Felice Theatre and lead by Fabio Luisi ...

Andrea Bacchetti from the Quirinale to Feltrinelli

www.ilsecoloxix.it - September 29th, 2018 (Giulia Cassini)

... We were very interested in following the live concert at the Quirinale on RAI5. Professor Stefano Catucci properly explained the program. Sold-out hall, big crowd with many authoritative institutional personalities who rewarded the musicians with long and warm applauses. It was easy to feel the emotion of the artists and the audience, even through the TV screen. The beautiful Paulin Chapel, with its splendid historical frescos, was a perfect frame for a high cultural international level event ...

Pianist Andrea Bacchetti on concert at the Quirinale: a success

www.ilnuovolevante.it - 1 ottobre 2018, (newsroom)

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We know that often the live-recording audio is not best choice to please the ambitions the performer and the discographic collection have, but we liked this stingy and airy Mozart at first sound. In disc there are bravery and commotion, tenderness and capability to breath with dramatic tones and without sentimental excesses. Bacchetti and Luisi's vision goes on with ad admirable unison, playing cleverly and freely on opening the phrasing offered by the miraculously mature capability in writing that Mozart had. They articulate the discourse with elegance and speed, rubbing on off the orchestra. ...

CD Reviews - An elegant Mozart between play and tragedy

Suonare News - nr. 253 October 2018, (Angelo Foletto)

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Two Genoese artists, Fabio Luisi and Andrea Bacchetti, meet once again in the theatre of their city, after two years and a half, to play two juvenile Concertos by Mozart with courtesy, elegance, freshness and a certain glance of melancholy that should never be missing in a well-performed Mozart ... This meeting is too glad that it couldn't be a single shot, and for this reason Concerto Classics edited the recordings to release "Live at Teatro Carlo Felice" to make us able to participate at this artistic collaboration. ...

In parterre, Cds - Mozart for Genoa

Corriere della Sera - October 4th, 2018 (E. Gir.)

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