Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 2:30 pm
Andrea Lucchesini, piano
“delicacy and restraint”
Trained under the guidance of Maria Tipo, Andrea Lucchesini garnered international recognition at a very young age when he won the Dino Ciani International Competition in Milan. Since then he has performed throughout the world with leading orchestras, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, Franz Welser-Möst, Daniel Harding and Gianandrea Noseda.
His wide-ranging activities lead him to offer programs ranging from classical to current repertoire. He recorded Luciano Berio’s concerto Echoing Curves, conducted by the composer. This marked the beginning of a close collaboration with Berio, with whom Lucchesini witnessed the creation of the composer’s final and challenging work for solo piano, Sonata.
He has recorded Beethoven’s complete cycle of 32 Sonatas for the Stradivarius label. In recent years, Lucchesini has enthusiastically immersed himself in the Schubertian repertoire, starting with the recording of the Impromptus, on AVIE Records, a CD which was widely praised by international critics.
Convinced that imparting musical knowledge to the younger generations is a moral duty, Lucchesini is passionately dedicated to teaching, and is frequently invited to hold masterclasses around the world.
Presented in collaboration with The Vancouver Recital Society