Gabriele Carcano will be back in "his" Torino to play in recital for the Unione Musicale with a program mainly dedicated to Beethoven (Sonata op.28 "Pastorale" and Sonata op.106 "Hammerklavier") and a work specifically composed for him by Matteo Manzitti.
Here a link to an intresting interview released by Gabriele Carcano regarding the concert and the emotion of playing in his own birth town.
Carcano's recital will be held on Wednesday 29 November (9.00 p.m.) at the Conservatorio Verdi in Torino.
Invited in many previous editions by Mitsuko Uchida, Gabrile Carcano and Luca Buratto will play at the Marlboro Music Festival 2017, which will begin on Saturday 15 July.
Recently have been released both Gabriele Carcano and Luca Buratto first CDs, one dedicated to Brahms, the other to Schumann. Both recordings have gained wonderful reviews by the international critics, confirming the high artistic value of the two pianists and of the Italian piano school.
Amadeus - 5 stars
"He wasn't looking for a heir, he wanted me to be myself". This words where the conclusion of an interview I had with Gabriele Carcano over a year ago. The most important teaching that Aldo Ciccolini left him was to indicate the way to be himself. Disciple for six years of the great maestro disappeared in 2015, the 31 years old, Turin born, would actually have all the qualities to be his successor, considered the fact that not only he absorbed his teaching but they also performed together. But that would be doing wrong to him (even though the fact that for the young pianist this would be an injustice might sounds like a sort of paradox, considered the stature of such a guru). ...
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Pizzicato:"Gabriele Carcano proves an exciting Brahms performer. His playing has a virtuosity, a sense of character, an astringency and an emotionality which are quite outstanding"
Stereo: "Audophiles Highlight".
“Gabriele Carcano’s debut CD with works by Brahms can easily compete with the big recording catalogue. The 30 year old Italian keeps up with the three early and challenging works and modelizes them musically thoroughly and without extravagance, stylistically staying between the lyricism of Ugorski and the strictness of Leonskaja. Carcano’s interpretation, a coproduction of Oehms and BR, benefits from an magnificent open sound, that unites brilliancy, highly differentiated colours and ambience.”
On July 1st, Gabriele Carcano's first solo recording, entirely dedicated to Brahms music, will be released for the German label Oehms Classics.