A very special Sunday Matinée will take place on 17th September 2017 at St George’s Hall, in Liverpool UNESCO City of Music, with the pianist Pietro Fresa from Bologna.
Liverpool’s orchestra-in-residence at St George’s Hall, the Orchestra dell’Arte, in conjunction with the City Council and Liverpool Vision, has forged an enviable link in Europe with a ground-breaking musical exchange scheme.
In May 2017, thanks to the call for internationalisation of Bolognese music 2016/17, the first of a series of exchange took place at Bologna Festival, with a duo concert of the clarinettist Sacha Rattle and his wife, pianist Zeynep Özsuca.
As a return match, the young Italian pianist Pietro Fresa will be joining the orchestra under their conductor Edward Peak on 17 September 2017 at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall. Fresa will be playing Beethoven, the Piano Concerto No 3 with Orchestra dell’Arte, in a concert which also includes the Coriolan Overture and Schubert’s melodious Symphony No 2.
Pietro Fresa has studied piano under Carlo Mazzoli and Chinese virtuoso, Jin Ju, at the International piano Academy in Imola. Since 2010 he has competed in piano competitions in Firenze, Treviso, Treviglio, Moncalieri as well as in his native Bologna. In 2013 he won the Albenga International Piano Competition and has since given many recital and festival performances. In July 2016 he was winner of the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition in Vienna.
Orchestra dell’Arte is a group of highly talented musicians performing as a salon or symphony orchestra, be it for intimate musical evenings or full-scale concert performances.
In 2013 the Orchestra became the Orchestra in Residence at St George’s Hall, in Liverpool.
The Sunday Matinée series features classical and romantic music, accessible to all and at comparatively low ticket prices. During the concert, the Conductor always talks to the audience describing the music, its history and adding tales of life within the music profession. This approach is hugely popular and is drawing new people gently into the world of classical music.
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