Roberto PROSSEDA

Roberto Prosseda's sensational discovery of new Mendelssohn works made headlines in Europe and lead to seven Decca releases, including Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly. His albums have won much acclaim in the press, including the CHOC from Le Monde de la Musique Classique, the Diapason d'Or and Chamber Music CD of the Month in the UK's Classic FM magazine. In 2010, Deutsche Grammophon selected twelve recordings by Prosseda to add to the box set, "Classic Gold". Prosseda's ongoing recording of Mendelssohn's complete piano works for Decca (8 CDs) will be finished by 2013.
He has performed regularly with some of the world's most important orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Moscow State Philharmonic, Bruxelles Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.In 2011/2012 season Roberto Prosseda made his debut at the Concertgebouw (Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1), and reappeared in venues like the Berlin Philharmonie (Gounod Concerto for piano-p├ędalier) and the Gewandhaus (Mendelssohn recital). In Italy he performs regularly for the prestigious Serate Musicali di Milano and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and is frequently invited to the major concert series, including La Scala in Milan, Unione Musicale in Turin, Accademia Filarmonica Romana in Rome and the Teatro la Fenice in Venice.
In September 2011, Prosseda gave his debut on the pedal piano, performing the Concerto for Pedal Piano by Gounod in the world premiere version for modern instrument. He also recorded Gounod's Concerto and Suite Concertante for Pedal Piano and orchestra with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and Howard Shelley (Hyperion, release in fall 2013). Pedal piano recitals are planned in the next seasons, rediscovering the original compositions for this instrument by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and Charles Valentin Alkan. Several composers, including Ennio Morricone, have already written new pieces for pedal piano for Roberto Prosseda.
Other than Mendelssohn, whose piano music he is considered to be a leading interpreter of today, Prosseda's interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin have been particularly praised, and these composers have in fact featured in Prosseda's recent Decca recordings. An active proponent of contemporary music, Prosseda performs the complete piano works of Petrassi, Dallapiccola and Aldo Clementi, and many works by Italian composers such as Berio, Boccadoro, Castaldi, Dall'Ongaro, Fedele, Lombardi and Solbiati. Roberto Prosseda is also very active in musical divulgation.

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