Alessandro Taverna and Alvise Casellati inaugurate the ‘Forlì Musica spring 2022’ events in Forlì

The billboard Spring Music Forlì will be inaugurated on 20 th January from two masterpieces by Mozart and Beethoven: the Concerto for piano and orchestra kv 271 in E flat major with the excellent pianist Alessandro Taverna and the majestic Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony conducted by Maestro Alvise Casellati.

This concert was born from the collaboration between ForlìMusica and the Society of Concerts of Milan, a historic Milanese reality and promoter of the prestigious Antonio Mormone International Prize; collaboration that will also see the Bruno Maderna Orchestra perform for the first time in the famous Sala Verdi in Milan, home to the major Milanese concert seasons, on January 19th.
The concert will be held on Thursday 20 January, 9.00 pm, at the Diego Fabbri Theater, Forlì.


Indicated by English music critics as the natural successor of his great compatriot Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli ”, Alessandro Taverna possesses a musical creativity capable of arousing a feeling of wonder like a visit to his native Venice. Venetian by birth, he trained at the S. Cecilia Music Foundation in Portogruaro, graduating with full marks, honors and honorable mention and he specialized with Piero Rattalino. He completed his artistic training at the Imola Piano Academy with Franco Scala, Leonid Margarius, Boris Petrushansky and Louis Lortie. He graduated cum laude from the Accademia Nazionale S. Cecilia in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli and continued his specialization at the Lake Como Piano Academy and at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover with Arie Vardi. He established himself internationally at the Leeds Piano Competition in 2009. Since then, his career has led him to perform all over the world in the most important halls and musical seasons: Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Musikverein in Vienna, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Gasteig in Munich, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, Sala Verdi and Auditorium in Milan, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome … He has played as a soloist with prestigious, collaborating with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Harding, Michele Mariotti, Thierry Fischer. Many of his prestigious achievements in international piano competitions including the Piano-e-Competition (United States), the London, Leeds, Hamamatsu (Japan) competitions, the Busoni Competition in Bolzano, the Venice Prize, the “Prize” Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli ”. He received the 2012 President of the Republic Award from Giorgio Napolitano, awarded to him for artistic merits and for his international career. He recorded for BBC Radio 3, Rai Radio 3, etc. and engraved discs. He teaches piano at the “Giuseppe Tartini” Conservatory in Trieste and holds the chair of specialization in piano at the Santa Cecilia Foundation in Portogruaro

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Alvise Casellati is the Creator and Music Director of Opera Italiana is in the Air, created in 2017 with the mission of making the beauty of Italian opera accessible to everyone and enjoyable for all, to inspire and connect new and different audiences and artists, at the same time proposing important social responsibility projects with world leaders in the fight against cancer and environmental sustainability. He is also dedicating himself to the rediscovery of the great forgotten Italian repertoire. He was one of the last students of the school of Maestro Piero Bellugi, of which he was also Assistant. After obtaining the Diploma as a Violin Master at the “C. Pollini ”in Padua, his hometown, continued his studies with Felice Cusano and Taras Gabora. He holds a BA in Law and a Masters in Copyright Law from Columbia University in New York.
He attended conducting courses with Leopold Hager at the Musikhochschule in Vienna and at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He was assistant to Gustav Kuhn, founder of the Venetian Community of New York and was Managing Director of the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture. He made his debut in Italy at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 2011, then he was appointed Resident Director of the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa, ranging from the symphonic to the operatic repertoire, he has worked with the most important theaters and music festivals and collaborated with the most important Italian / and international orchestras: Mariinsky Theater, La Fenice Theater, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, San Carlo Theater, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Arena di Verona, National Academy of Santa Cecilia (Chorus) … National Youth Orchestra of Russia, Astana Opera, Opera Italiana Symphony Orchestra, Xi’An Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic, Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, Kiev Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra, … He conducted for the first time Opera Italiana in Rome at Villa Borghese (Piazza di Siena) and the Project Rebirth , the first and last post-pandemic opera concert in Central Park, New York, last summer, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Caruso’s death.

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The Bruno Maderna Orchestra founded in 1997 stands out for its constant commitment to the dissemination and dissemination of musical culture in the Romagna area and for the work of encouraging the work and professionalism of Romagna musicians. For over twenty years it has been carrying out musical production and dissemination activities and has more than 600 concerts in Italy, Europe and Asia to its credit. the Bruno Maderna Orchestra was conducted, among others, by Alessandro Bonato, Maxime Pascal, Maurizio Benini, Lu Jia, Julian Kovacev, Massimiliano Stefanelli, David Coleman, Diego Dini-Ciacci, Donato Renzetti, Stefano Nanni, Danilo Rossi, Franco Rossi, Stefan Malzew, Walter Attanasi, Daniele Giorgi, Mario Brunello, Jonathan Brandani, Massimo Quarta, Stefan Milenkovich, Diego Fasolis, Filippo Maria Bressan, Paolo Olmi.


Tickets can be purchased from authorized dealers, on the website and at the Box Office of the Diego Fabbri Theater.
The Fabbri ticket office is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00 and on the day of the concert starting at 20.00. You can book your ticket by phone by calling 0543 26355.
On show evenings the Fabbri Ticket Office opens at 20.00. All information on the concert and on the ticket office is available on the website

Full ticket: € 15.00
Reduced over 65: € 13.00

Other reductions
Friends of Music members € 5.00
Club degli Ottavini members € 3.00
For minors free admission, accompanying person € 5.00


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