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Maurizio
Baglini

"Refined, evocative, profound" (Il Sole 24 Ore) - "Magnificent interpreter" (L'Espresso)

Maurizio Baglini has an intense international career, performing in recitals, as a soloist with important orchestras and as a chamber musician.; he is also the founder and artistic director of the Amiata Piano Festival

Visionary pianist, with a taste for musical challenges, Maurizio Baglini has an intense international concert career. Winner at the age of 24 of the "World Music Piano Master" in Montecarlo, he regularly performs at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, at the Kennedy Center in Washington and is a guest of prestigious festivals, including La Roque d'Anthéron, Yokohama Piano Festival, Australian Chamber Music Festival, “Bergamo and Brescia International Piano Festival.
 
He has played as a soloist with important ensembles including the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Orchester Philharmonique de Monaco, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and with conductors such as Luciano Acocella, Francesco Angelico, Marco Angius, John Axelrod, Antonello Allemandi, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Giampaolo Bisanti, Filippo Maria Bressan, Marcello Bufalini, Massimiliano Caldi, Tito Ceccherini, Daniel Cohen, Howard Griffiths, Armin Jordan, Seikyo Kim, Emanuel Krivine, Antonello Manacorda, Karl Martin, Donato Renzetti, Corrado Rovaris, Ola Rudner, Daniele Rustioni, Maximiano Valdes and Tobias Woegerer.
 
Recently, together with the conductor Marco Angius, he performed a very rare integral of Stravinsky's works for piano and orchestra. He is the dedicatee soloist of Three Diamonds, Concerto for piano and orchestra by Francesco Filidei, which was premiered with OSN Rai conducted by Tito Ceccherini in streaming on Rai Cultura, Rai Radio 3, EuroRadio and broadcast on Rai5 in November 2020. In September 2021, Three Diamonds it was performed by Baglini and Ceccherini, once again with the OSN Rai, in world premiere with an audience, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, for the Milano Musica Festival.
 
In 2022 he played as a soloist at the Ravenna Festival, under the direction of Daniel Harding, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, in a program featuring the piece by Azio Corghi Between the flesh and the sky. The piece was commissioned to the composer by Baglini himself, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of Pier Paolo Pasolini and is dedicated to the cellist Silvia Chiesa.
 
Welcomed by excellent reviews, Maurizio Baglini's recordings for Decca/Universal include keyboard music by Liszt, Brahms, Schubert, Domenico Scarlatti and Mussorgsky and the Live at Amiata Piano Festival series. Baglini is also realizing the complete piano works by Schumann and the first 5 CDs available so far are already considered an interpretative point of reference.
 
He is among the few virtuosos in the world to perform Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" in Liszt's transcendental piano transcription. From 2008 to today he has been invited to try his hand at this dizzying masterpiece live on many prestigious stages - in cities including Rome, Milan, Cremona, Paris, Munich, Tel Aviv, Beirut, Rio de Janeiro - and in 2020 it surpassed the figure record of one hundred executions.
 
He gave life to the innovative "Web Piano" project in which his live interpretations - from Schumann's Carnaval to Mussorgsky's Pictures of an Exhibition or Debussy's Images - are accompanied by video projections by the artist Giuseppe Andrea L'Abbate (La Roque d'Anthéron, Lisztomanias, Châteauroux, Emilia Romagna Festival).
 
Also passionate about the chamber repertoire, he has shared the stage with Kristóf Baráti, Enrico Bronzi, Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Cinzia Forte, Corrado Giuffredi, Andrea Griminelli, Gabriele Pieranunzi, Roberto Prosseda, Massimo Quarta, the Quartetto della Scala and other illustrious colleagues. Since 2006 he has formed a stable duo with the cellist Silvia Chiesa, with whom he has performed over 250 concerts all over the world.
 
He is artistic director of the Amiata Piano Festival, the international music festival that he founded in 2005 and which since 2015 has taken place at the Forum Bertarelli in Poggi del Sasso (Grosseto, Tuscany). From 2013 to 2023 he was artistic consultant for music and dance of the Teatro Comunale "Verdi" in Pordenone which in recent years has created exclusive concerts for Italy, has created an editorial series in collaboration with Ets and has become the main partner of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester on its European tours. In 2019 he was appointed Honorary Member of Aiarp, the Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers «for the high merits and important artistic contributions that his activity has brought to the cause of the piano».
 
He plays a Fazioli grancoda.
 
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(Photo © Davide Cerati)

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