Debut 3

Federico Colli

Scarlatti | Bach | Busoni | Mussorgsky

Fri, 18512


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Piano Festival

17.11.-25.11. 2018



    Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)
    Piano Sonata in F minor, K. 19
    Piano Sonata in G minor, K. 450
    Piano Sonata in D major, K. 492
    Piano Sonata in F minor, K. 69
    Piano Sonata in D minor, K. 32
    Piano Sonata in D minor, K. 9
    Piano Sonata in D minor, K. 1
    Piano Sonata in A major, K. 39
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) / Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924)
    Chaconne from the Partita in D minor, BWV 1004
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881)
    Pictures at an Exhibition

    He shares his hometown with his great role model, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: Federico Colli was born in Brescia in Lombardy, though in 1988, 68 years after his idol. So it’s probably no coincidence that he has chosen to open his debut program at Lucerne with Scarlatti sonatas, just as Michelangeli liked to do. Colli has meanwhile earned an excellent reputation himself. He won the Salzburg Mozart Competition in 2011 and took the gold medal at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012. Since then he has appeared with many celebrated orchestras: the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. He has additionally given recitals at the Ravinia Festival and in New York, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, and Leipzig. Colli plays with crystal-clear tone and calligraphic phrasing, according to The Times, which added: “But Federico Colli takes care to seduce before sweeping the listener off his or her feet.”

    Federico Colli