Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concerts presents Francesco Piemontesi who will perform works by J.S. Bach, Rachmaninoff and Debussy during the last concert of the 2018-19 season at 8 p.m., Friday, May 24 in the Fresno State Concert Hall.
Born in Locarno, Switzerland, and a protégé of the Alfred Brendel, Piemontesi rose to international prominence after winning prizes at several major competitions including the 2007 Queen Elisabeth in Brussels. In his fast-rising career, he has already performed as a soloist with many leading orchestras under such noted conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Zubin Mehta, Marek Janowski, Charles Dutoit, and Sir Roger Norrington.
“His recitals and recordings attest to an artistry which is world-class in its mature refinement” (The Independent, London) and display “a combination of meticulous technical assurance and nearly philosophical introspection” – Musical America
Prelude in E-flat Major, BWV 552 (arr. F. Busoni)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (arr. F. Busoni)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 (arr. F. Busoni)
Siciliano from Flute Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031 (arr. W. Kempff)
Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552
Images, Book II
Sonata in B-flat Minor, Op.36