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The Complete Schwanengasang Song Cycle
A piano recital by Alvise Pascucci, music by Schubert transcribed by Liszt.
Italian pianist Alvise Pascucci has been defined by music critics as an outstanding young pianist who possesses a virtuoso technique as well as musicianship of the highest order. His repertoire covers a wide range from Baroque to contemporary music. To date, he has been awarded over 60 prizes in National and International competitions, recently including his First Prize in the 2nd International Franz Liszt Center Online Piano Competition, and the Budapest Concert division at the 2022 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition.
Alvise has performed in various venues, including Steinway Hall in London, UK, Military Circle Hall in Ploieşti, Romania, Teatro degli Industri of Grosseto, Italy, Dar Sebastien in Hammamet, Tunisia, and the Gnessin Academy of Music concert hall in Moscow, Russia. He has played as a soloist with several orchestras, including Orchestra Città di Grosseto, the Taipei Philarmonia Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploiesti. In 2019 he performed concerts in New York at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Taiwan, and Italy. In May 2023, his commitments will include concerts in California, Florida, the UK, and Hungary.
Demonstrating his musical versatility, in addition to the piano, Alvise started to learn the violin at the age of nine. After graduating in September 2006 from St.Cecilia Conservatoire in Rome in violin, Alvise decided to concentrate on his piano studies and completed his degrees in the R. Franci Conservatoire and the Chigiana Academy of Siena, P. Mascagni Conservatoire of Livorno, International Piano Academy of Imola, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of London studying with Martino Tirimo. In 2017 he relocated to Indiana, where he obtained a Performer Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, studying with Roberto Plano. He is currently working towards his DMA at UC Santa Barbara with Paul Berkowitz, where he has been awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship.
After performing this recital at UCSB, Alvise will present this program at the 2023 American Liszt Society Festival in Palm Beach, Florida, at the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London, UK, and at the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum of Budapest, Hungary.