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Maestro of the Piano and the Baton

Maestro of the Piano and the Baton

Pianist and Conductor Andrea Bonatta on Stage
2017 November 18, Saturday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
(artistic director Sergej Krylov)
Soloist and conductor ANDREA BONATTA (piano)
Maestro of the Piano and the Baton

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Concert for piano and orchestra No. 9 in E-flat major, KV 271 (Jenamy)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Symphony No. 38 in D major, KV 504 (Prague)

Tonight the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra shares the stage with a multifaceted talent Maestro Andrea Bonatta. A pianist, conductor and pedagogue appears in the most important concert halls in Rome, Berlin, Prague, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, Beijing and Hanoi to name but a few. He has recorded complete piano works by Brahms and also CDs featuring Liszt and Schubert’s music, which have earned top critical reviews. Bonatta’s book about Brahms’ piano output is considered a milestone in this field.

Bonatta founded and has been for many years the Artistic Director and Chairman of the jury of the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition. Presently, he serves as the Artistic Adviser of the Liszt Competition in Utrecht. He is also Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory, and founder and director of the Piano Academy-Eppan.

An illustrious internationally acclaimed pedagogue he leads master classes and is regularly invited to serve as a jury member in prestigious competitions (Liszt in Utrecht, Scriabin in Moscow, Beethoven in Bonn, Van Cliburn in Texas, Rubinstein in Tel Aviv, Chopin in Taipei among many others). Bonatta is also Guest Professor at the Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg and teaches at the Talent Music Master Courses in Verona.

For a number of years Bonatta as a pianist/conductor has been playing Mozart concertos conducting from the piano. As a conductor he boasts a wide symphonic music repertoire. Maestro has given concerts in such major concert venues as the Smetana Hall in Prague, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Grand Theatre in Shanghai, the Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, the Stilwerk in Berlin, the Opera House in Hanoi, etc. Pianist and conductor Arie Vardi has said about Bonatta: “indeed a natural born conductor with music flowing in the hands.”

Tonight the National Philharmonic Hall will be filled with the music of Mozart! Bonatta will lead the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra in Symphony No. 38 in D major, KV 504. The opus was premiered at the concert of his works in 1787 on Mozart’s first visit to Prague. While the evening will open with Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 9 in E flat major, KV 271 (Jeunehomme), written in Salzburg in 1777, when the composer was 21-year-old. 

Ticket prices
10, 15, 20, 30 Eur

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