MONDAY 22. JULY at 7.30 pm
Mariangela Vacatello

She has done it all the way to the top! Mariangela Vacatello is one of the really great pianists of our time. After all, those who win the Van Gilburn Piano Competition (as she did) are not exactly novices on the piano, and a great concert career all over the world has also led this fine musician to our festival a couple of times already.

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F. LISZT (1811-1886)
Transcendental Studies:
Harmonies du soir

R. SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Fantasiestücke Op 12:
Des Abends
In der Nacht

E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
From Lyric Pieces:
Nocturne Op 54
Summer's eve Op 71

F. CHOPIN (1810-1849)

Three Nocturnes
Piano Sonata No 3, Op 58
Mariangela Vacatello ...“... and even when Ginastera gives you one piece with a close family likeness to another, you listen with a sense of renewal thanks to performances by Mariangela Vacatello of a superb zest, brio and imaginative scope... She has technique in spades, making her a front-runner with Argerich’s legendary live Three Argentinian Dances... no praise could be high enough for Vacatello's achievement.” (Gramophone 2016, on Vacatello’s recording of Ginastera’s complete piano music)

In the two decades since her professional debut, pianist Mariangela Vacatello has brought her virtuosity, passionate interpretations, and magnificent musicality to diverse global audiences. She is recognized worldwide as an exceptionally gifted artist, reflected in the numerous awards and effusive reviews she has received for both her live performances and recordings for Brilliant Classics. Her performances have been regularly broadcast by prestigious radio stations worldwide.

The Second Prize at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in 1999 at the age of 17 catapulted her towards an international career as a soloist, performing at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Walt Disney Hall, Montpellier Festival, Weill Hall in NYC, Oriental Centre in Shanghai. She has since appeared regularly with such prominent orchestras as the Philharmonic Teatro alla Scala, National Orchestra Santa Cecilia in Rome, RAI in Turin, Lithuanian Symphony, Stuttgarter Philharmonics, Nordwestdeutsche Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic, “Haydn” in Trento and Bolzano, Orchestra Padova and Veneto, Zagreb Philarmonia, Pannon Philharmonic, RSI Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, Colorado Spring Symphony Orchestra, La Verdi Milan, and Prague Chamber Orchestra.

Among her awards: Finalist and Worldwide Audience Award at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; 1st Prize in the “Top of the World” International Piano Competition 2009; Laureate Prize in the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in 2007; Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in 2005; I.Yun in memoriam Korea 2008; The Solti Foundation Award; XVII Venice Prize. She was part of the Gilmore “Rising Star” series during the 2010/2011 season.

Mariangela Vacatello was born in Naples, Italy, from a family of musicians that started her to music lessons at the age of four; her talent was accelerated by studies at the Imola Piano Academy, Milan Conservatory and Royal Academy of Music in London, besides several masterclasses around the world.

Her musical curiosity in the contemporary repertoire has brought her to collaborate with the musical research institute IRCAM – Centre Pompidou in Paris, in a world premiere Piano Quintet for SmartInstruments, a new technology that will permit to join both classical and digital sounds, and also to work with the BBVA Foundation Award winner Georges Aperghis.

Mariangela is currently living in Umbria, Italy. She gives regular master classes, and is also a sought-after Piano Professor at the Italian Conservatories and in the Pinerolo International Music Academy. In 2016 she was nominated for ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music) in London, an award given to former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession. In 2019 she will tour the major cities around the world to judge at the preselections for the 2020 F. Liszt International Piano Competition in Utrecht.
Concert Info
Mariangela Vacatello, piano

Monday 22nd of July
at 7.30 pm

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Ticket Info
Student NOK 230
Child NOK 230
Bergen Card 230
BT Card 230

2-course dinner COD - NOK 586
2-course dinner SALMON- NOK 596

NB! At Concert Day, Dine & Concert must be purchased BEFORE 12 AM.
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with fried fresh vegetables, grilled lime and lime Kesam
in creamy tomato sauce with baked plum tomatoes, small potatoes and fried kale mix
Chocolate mousse

Choose between cod or salmon, and dinner before or after concert.

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