Sergio De Simone Solo Piano Recital

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Wednesday, 15th May 2024
From 7:00pm to 8:00pm (IST)
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Internationally renowned concert pianist Sergio De Simone will present a musical repertoire by some of the greatest composers of Western Classical Music. The audience will witness the compositions from Chopin's heavily influenced polish folk music filled with nocturnal intensity to Schumann's romantic emotional world depicted on the piano keys, to Beethoven's smooth, lyrical and sustained melodies; leading the audience on a musical journey with creative styles of different musical geniuses from the bygone era.

This concert is organized as part of Trinity Laban's International Academies programme in India and will open with a performance by a talented 14-year-old, Uneysah Agboatwala.

Join us and witness the artistry of a piano recital as you immerse yourself in the enduring emotions of classical music.


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Sergio De Simone

Sergio De Simone

Internationally Renowned Pianist and Former Head of Piano, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

Sergio is a concert pianist and a dedicated piano teacher. Winner of several International Piano and Chamber Music Competitions, Sergio performed in Italy, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Spain, Usa, Croatia, Slovenia, South America and India for major musical institutions. As soloist he appeared with la Camerata Strumentale-Città di Prato, Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto, Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Rumanian State Orchestra, Sarajevo Philarmonic Orchestra with conductors such as Anton Nanut, Jonathan Webb, Paul Philips, Samra Gulamovic, Alessandro Pinzauti, Daniele Giorgi Head of Keyboard at Trinity Laban in London (2018-2022), he is currently Piano Professor at KUG (Austria) and Conservatorio di Livorno (Italy). Sergio graduated from Parma Conservatoire with Honorable Mention. After his graduation he moved to the States where he studied with Joaquin Achucarro at SMU (Dallas, TX) and attended several masterclasses with Aldo Ciccolini, Murray Perahia and Franco Rossi (cellist of the Quartetto Italiano).

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Collaborations

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
Italian Cultural Centre Mumbai
Italian Cultural Centre Mumbai
Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai
Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai
Furtados
Furtados
Royal Opera House, Mumbai
Royal Opera House, Mumbai

Press Coverage

Sergio De Simone’s A Journey Through Classical Masterpieces

Sergio De Simone’s A Journey Through Classical Masterpieces

Thursday, May 2, 2024 curlytales.com
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Key Impressions

Key Impressions

Sunday, May 5, 2024 Sunday Mumbai Mirror
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Introducing the Piano

The piano, also known as the pianoforte, emerged during the 18th century, swiftly ascending to prominence as the quintessential instrument in Western art music. Defined by its stringed keyboard and hammer action, capable of nuanced dynamics from soft to thunderous, the piano has long been a cornerstone of musical education and amateur practice. Since its inception, the piano has transcended boundaries, leaving an indelible mark across diverse genres, from classical to contemporary pop and rock. As a stalwart member of the percussion family, the piano's adaptability and emotive range have endeared it to musicians and audiences worldwide. Its storied legacy and ubiquitous presence across musical landscapes serve as a testament to its enduring allure and profound impact.


Piano’s Story - From Invention to Evolution

In 1709, Bartolomeo Cristofori, an esteemed Italian harpsichord maker, revolutionized music with his invention of the piano. Dubbed the "gravicembalo col piano e forte," Cristofori's creation could produce both soft (piano) and loud (forte) sounds by employing hammers to strike the strings, heralding a new era of musical versatility.

Over time, the piano underwent a series of transformative changes, becoming more accessible and affordable to the masses. Cristofori's addition of the piano pedal and Emánuel Moór's experimentation with double keyboards expanded its capabilities. The 19th century saw the advent of the upright piano, compact and practical, democratizing access to music.

As technology advanced, so did the piano. The incorporation of digital innovations birthed the digital piano, capable of producing an array of sounds and seamlessly connecting with digital devices. The internet further revolutionized access to piano music, with online resources offering virtual keyboards and interactive learning platforms.


Piano Maestros Through the Ages

Within the realm of piano composers, each era has birthed its own distinctive talents and musical styles, etching an enduring legacy in the annals of music history. From the intricate harmonies of Johann Sebastian Bach in the Baroque period to the majestic performances of George Frideric Handel in royal courts, and the spiritual resonance of Antonio Vivaldi's Baroque masterpieces like The Four Seasons, every composer has woven a rich tapestry of musical brilliance.

Transitioning into the Classical era, we witness a pivotal shift as the harpsichord yields to the fortepiano, marking a significant evolution in piano construction and tonality. It was during this epoch that luminaries such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, renowned for his staggering output of over 600 compositions in a mere 35 years, and Ludwig van Beethoven, whose repertoire boasts around 700 works including iconic compositions like Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto, rose to prominence.

Venturing further into musical history, we encounter the lyrical melodies of Schubert, the emotional depth of Chopin, and the evocative compositions of Tchaikovsky, each expanding the horizons of piano music beyond imagination. In the 20th century and contemporary era, composers like Debussy, Satie, and Prokofiev have continued to push boundaries with their innovative approaches to composition and harmony. Their avant-garde spirit and artistic vision continue to inspire pianists and audiences alike.

 

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