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Sergio De Simone - piano


22-27 August 2018 ♦ Cava de' Tirreni (Sa) - Italy

Attendance fee € 320,00

 
 

Born in Florence, Sergio De Simone graduated from the “A. Boito” Conservatory in Parma with the highest honors; his musical development was deeply influenced by Franco Rossi (cellist of the Quartetto Italiano) for the chamber music, and by Joaquin Achucarro, with whom he studied at the Chigiana Academy in Siena and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA). He also has attented master classes with M. Perahia, A. Ciccolini, P. Cassard, B. Canino, P. N. Masi and C. Elton.

De Simone is laureate of numerous international piano and chamber music competitions, including the “Bellini” International Piano Competition, “Premio Trio di Trieste” International Chamber Music Competition, Beethoven International Piano Sonata Competition (Memphis, USA).

He has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Italy, Spain, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and USA for prestigious concert societies such as La Società dei Concerti in Milan, Amici della Musica in Florence, Sagra Musicale Umbra, Verdi Theater in Pisa, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Biennale Musica of Venice, Harris Auditorium in Memphis and Mills College Hall in Oakland (USA), Settimana Musicale Chigiana, “Valli” Theatre in Reggio Emilia, “Bellini” Theatre in Catania, Winter Festival in Sarajevo, Tartini Atelier in Ljubljana and the National Theatre in Sarajevo.

He dedicates part of his activity to contemporary music both as solo and ensemble performer. He has been pianist in residence at the Chigiana Academy in Siena since 2000 for the Composition Course given by Azio Corghi and Giorgio Battistelli and the Film Music Course given by Luis Bacalov.