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Lucchesini

Alongside his concert activity, Andrea Lucchesini is passionately dedicated to teaching and musical organization

Andrea Lucchesini excites for the combination of solidity of formal structure, extreme care for sound, timbre refinement and natural communicative ability.

Trained at the great piano school of Maria Tipo, Andrea Lucchesini He gained international attention at a very young age, with the victory of the “Dino Ciani” International Competition at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Since then he has been playing all over the world with prestigious orchestras and the greatest conductors, arousing the enthusiasm of the public for the combination of solidity of formal structure in his performances, extreme care of sound, timbre refinement and natural communicative ability. His broad activity, marked by the desire to explore music without limitations, sees him proposing programs ranging from classical to contemporary repertoire, proposed both in concert and in numerous recordings on disc, from early recordings for EMI (Sonata in B minor of Liszt, Sonata op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Beethoven, Sonata op. 58 and Preludes op. 28 by Chopin) up to the highly celebrated live integral of Beethoven's 32 Sonatas (Stradivarius), while with Giuseppe Sinopoli and the Dresden Staatskapelle he recorded for Teldec two masterpieces of the 20th century such as Arnold Schönberg's Pierrot lunaire and Alban Berg's Kammerkonzert.
In recent years Lucchesini has enthusiastically immersed himself in the Schubertian repertoire, starting with the recording of Improvvisi, in an AVIE Records cd, which was welcomed by the applause of international critics. The collaboration with the German company AUDITE began in 2018 for which the first album of the project was released in 2018: "Dialogues" with music by Berio and Scarlatti, Schubert and Widmann, which has met with considerable success from international critics. which has given him numerous awards. The second and third disc, Schubert Late Piano Works, have already obtained 5 stars from the major magazines in the sector, including BBC Music Magazine, Fonoforum, Pizzicato, Ars Musique etc ... For BMG he recorded the Concerto II "Echoing curves" by Luciano Berio under the direction of the composer: this recording marks one of the fundamental stages of a close collaboration with Berio, alongside which Lucchesini sees the birth of Sonata (the last and demanding work of the Italian composer for solo piano), performed as a world premiere in 2001 and subsequently delivered - with all the other piano works by Berio - to an AVIE Records disc which quickly became the reference edition. Another author close to Lucchesini is Fabio Vacchi, of whom he presented the new Piano Sonata dedicated to him as a world premiere at the LAC in Lugano and in May 2022 he presented a new Piano Sonata at Milano Musica, which received critical acclaim. here I'm.
Among the commitments of 2022 we remember in addition to the concerts with the Mozart Orchestra conducted by Daniele Gatti, the concerts with the Maggio Musicale Orchestra, first with the direction of Manfred Honeck, and in September with Theodor Guschelbauer and the American tour in the spring 2023.
Convinced that the transmission of musical knowledge to the younger generations is a moral duty, Lucchesini also passionately dedicates himself to teaching, currently at the Fiesole School of Music, of which he was artistic director until 2016. He also holds frequent masterclasses at important Italian and European musical institutions, including the Academy of Music in Pinerolo, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and since 2008 he is Academic of Santa Cecilia.
After being artistic director of the Roman Philharmonic Academy from 2018 to 2021, he was recently appointed artistic director of the Amici della Musica di Firenze starting from the 2022-2023 season.

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