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Life and Myths - Flavio Villani Piano Solo

When:

Sun 4 Nov 2018, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Lewys Eady Showroom, 75 Great South Rd, Epsom, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $33.00 ($30.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Student: $10.00
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Listed by: Flavio Villani

A journey through music inspired by myths, legends and life. Pianist Flavio Villani presents a solo piano program in Auckland just before setting off to a festival concert invited by Musical Bridges in San Antonio TX.

Beethoven - Sonata n.26 "Les Adieux"
Schubert - Allegro in a minor D947 Lebensstürme ("The storms of life") (4 Hands with pianist Ludwig Treviranus)
F. Villani - the heart dances (selection from the film The Heart Dances - the journey of The Piano: the ballet)
Liszt - Un Sospiro
F. Villani - valse perdido
Liszt - Ballade n.2

The hall has limited seatings so please book ahead your tickets - if capacity is filled we could consider a second date.

Bio:
Flavio Villani is an Italian-born New Zealand citizen living in Auckland. He completed a Bachelor of Piano Performance with Matteo Napoli at the Conservatory ‘G.Martucci’ in conjunction with a Bachelor of IT in Salerno, Italy in 2007. After working in IT in Barcelona he was given the
opportunity of coming to New Zealand to pursue a career in music. He moved to New Zealand in 2008 to follow his dream and in 2012
he completed a Master in Piano Performance at the University of Auckland with first class honours under the guidance of pianist Stephen De Pledge.

The journey towards his first solo performance with an orchestra was documented in the feature length film ‘Crossing Rachmaninoff’. The film followed his preparations for, and performance of, Rachmaninoff Concerto n.2 in Calabria in 2015. After that performance he subsequently took different soloist opportunities performing Rachmaninoff Concerto n.2, Tchaikovsky Concerto n.1 and the Warsaw Concerto with the Orchestra of CalArts in Los Angeles, the New Plymouth Orchestra, the Taranaki Symphony, the Bay of Plenty Symphonia and the Auckland Symphony Orchestra.

He was absolute winner of the Northland Society Piano Competition in 2008 as well as winner of the first prize in the Llewelyn Piano Competition in both 2011 and 2012. He has performed many recitals as a soloist as well as in different chamber formations in California, Italy, Spain and New Zealand. The festivals where he performed include: the Venice Biennale (2011) for the exhibition and installation of the New Zealand pavilion, ‘Lamezia Festival’ in Calabria and 'Pianino Festival' in the Chopin cell in Mallorca.

His interest in different arts collaborations and music composition led him to collaborate with different artists and media (TV, Cinema, Theatre) for the performance and creation of different original music: from theatre (“Human” with Dust Palace Company 2018, “The_Kiss” at UCOL 2012) to cinema score (“The Heart Dances” 2018, “LLueven Vacas” 2017, "Crossing Rachmaninoff" 2015) to TV (“Anchor Milk Campaign” 2016).

He was recently adjudicator of the IRMT Piano Scholarships, the Hamilton Piano Competition and the Te Awamutu Piano Competition.
He is founder and member of the Villani Piano Quartet which debuted in Auckland in late 2015 and toured extensively throughout the country with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2016. He directs the private music school L'Accademia set in the St Heliers Community Centre in Auckland through which he organises music lessons, masterclasses and events.


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