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Alessandro Taverna is also dedicated to teaching (at the Imola Piano Academy among others), and since 2021 he has been artistic director of the Portogruaro International Music Festival.

Alessandro Taverna possesses a musical creativity capable of "arousing a feeling of wonder like a visit to his native Venice"

Indicated by English music critics as "the natural successor of his great compatriot Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli", Alessandro Taverna he possesses a musical creativity capable of “arousing a feeling of wonder like a visit to his native Venice”.
Alessandro Taverna made a name for himself internationally at the Leeds Piano Competition in 2009: "Suddenly the audience was pervaded by a solemn beauty: they were impeccable minutes of intense poetry!" said the British newspaper The Independent when he performed Chopin's First Piano Concerto. Since then, his career has led him to perform all over the world in the most important halls and musical seasons: Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Teatro Comunale in Bologna Musikverein in Vienna, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Gasteig in Munich, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, Sala Verdi and Auditorium in Milan, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
He has played as a soloist with prestigious orchestras such as the Filarmonica della Scala, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Bucharest Philharmonic, the Scottish Chamber, the Bournemouth Symphony, the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala Academy, the Orchestra of the Brescia and Bergamo Festival, collaborating with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Fabio Luisi, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniel Harding, Michele Mariotti, Daniele Rustioni, Thierry Fischer, Carlo Boccadoro, Pier Carlo Orizio, Reinhard Goebel, Claus Peter Flor, Roland Böer and Joshua Weilerstein.
He was chosen by the International Keyboard Trust of London, to perform in a series of recitals in Europe and the United States, including the Castleton Festival of the famous conductor Lorin Maazel, who subsequently invited him as a soloist and conducted in a tour between Germany and Austria.
There are numerous prestigious affirmations in international piano competitions including the Piano-e-Competition (United States), the London, Leeds, Hamamatsu (Japan) competitions, the Busoni Competition in Bolzano, the Venice Prize, the Prize Scriabin di Grosseto, the “Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli” Award.
Venetian by birth, he trained at the S. Cecilia Music Foundation in Portogruaro, graduating under the guidance of Laura Candiago Ferrari with full marks, honors and honorable mention and he specialized with Piero Rattalino. He completed his artistic training at the Imola Piano Academy with Franco Scala, Leonid Margarius, Boris Petrushansky and Louis Lortie. He graduated cum laude at the National Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli and continued his specialization at the Lake Como Piano Academy and at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover with Arie Vardi.
He received the 2012 President of the Republic Award at the Quirinale from Giorgio Napolitano, awarded to him for artistic merits and for his international career.
He has recorded for BBC Radio 3, Rai Radio 3, the Slovenian Radiotelevision, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera. After the critical success of his album dedicated to Nikolay Medtner, Alessandro Taverna has recently recorded a new album for the English label SOMM dedicated to Debussy and Ravel.
He teaches piano at the “Incontro col Maestro” International Piano Academy of Imola, at the “Cesare Pollini” Conservatory in Padua, and holds the chair of specialization in piano at the Santa Cecilia Foundation in Portogruaro.
Since 2021 he has been artistic director of the Portogruaro International Music Festival.
 

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