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Francesco Piemontesi
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°1983
Switzerland
piano
Biography
Born in 1983 in Switzerland, Francesco Piemontesi studied with Nora Doallo in Lugano and with Arie Vardi at the Hanover University of music. Alongside his studies he gained valuable inspiration from his work with Alfred Brendel, Cécile Ousset, Murray Perahia, Mitsuko Uchida and Alexis Weissenberg.
He is the recipient of numerous international prizes, including the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2007 and a 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. In September 2009, BBC named Francesco one of its "New Generation Artists".

Francesco Piemontesi has made guest appearances at such internationally recognized venues as the BBC Proms, Schleswig-Holstein, City of London Festival, Martha Argerich Project, Cheltenham, Ruhr, Rheingau, Ludwigsburg, Kissinger Sommer and La Roque d'Anthéron Festivals and he can look back on performances at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

He has played as a soloist with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Runfunks, BBC Symphony and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra, London Mozart Players and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra collaborating with such conductors as Jiri Belohlavek, Sakari Oramo, Lawrence Foster, Mikhail Pletnev, Christoph Poppen, Eiji Oue, Vassily Petrenko and Bruno Weil.

Highlights of recent and following seasons include his debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, a tour with Zubin Mehta and the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rudolfinum in Prague and at Lucerne Festival. He has been "Artist in Residence" at the Heidelberg Festival in 2011.

Francesco nurtures a special artistic interest in chamber music. He has played with Yuri Bashmet, Renaud und Gautier Capuçon, Emmanuel Pahud, Heinrich Schiff, Jörg Widmann and the Ebène Quartet.

He has recorded for EMI Classics and for Claves.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Concert Prelude to the National Holiday violin 2009Soloist
Closing concert piano 2007Soloist
Final 2007: Francesco PiemontesiSoloist
Semi-final 2007: Francesco Piemontesi - concerto Soloist
Semi-final 2007: Francesco Piemontesi - récitalSoloist
First round 2007: Francesco PiemontesiSoloist
PIANO 2007Third Prize
Audio
Final 2007: Francesco Piemontesi
Johannes Brahms : Concerto n. 2 in B flat major op. 83 (ONB, Gilbert Varga)
Final 2007: Francesco Piemontesi
Miguel Gálvez-Taroncher : La Luna y la Muerte (ONB, Gilbert Varga)
Final 2007: Francesco Piemontesi
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Sonata n. 3 in B flat major KV 281
Semi-final 2007: Francesco Piemontesi - récital
Kris Defoort : Dedicatio VI
Semi-final 2007: Francesco Piemontesi - récital
Ludwig van Beethoven : Sonata n. 31 in A flat major op. 110 (Piano Sonatas)
Semi-final 2007: Francesco Piemontesi - récital
Robert Schumann : Fantasiestücke op. 12
Semi-final 2007: Francesco Piemontesi - concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concerto n. 17 in G major KV 453
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