Day of the Keyboard 2

Sophie Pacini

Chopin | Debussy | Schumann | Saint-Saëns

Sun, 19.11. | 16.00 | No. 17514

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

All three "Day of the Keyborad" recitals for CHF 120. Form HERE

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18.11.-26.11. 2017



    Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
    Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1
    Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61
    Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
    Suite bergamasque
    Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Carnaval, Op. 9
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
    Allegro appassionato, Op. 70

    Claude Debussy’s most popular piano piece cannot be left out of this year’s “Day of the Keyboard”: the enchanting Clair de lune from the Suite bergamasque, which Sophie Pacini will perform. The German-Italian pianist, who made her LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut in 2014 and has already been named Young Artist of the Year in the renowned International Classical Music Awards, will initially trace Debussy’s genealogical lineage from Frédéric Chopin – through his early piano teacher Marie Mauté de Fleurville, Debussy was ultimately a pupil of a pupil of the Polish composer he admired so much. With Robert Schumann, Sophie Pacini will focus on a different Romantic, one around whom there developed a veritable cult in France in the second half of the 19th century. Schumann’s ideal of open form and metrical freedom, which he implements in the “Scènes mignonnes” from Carnaval, undoubtedly influenced Debussy’s desire to wear masks and his notion of the poetry of music as well.

    You can purchase the digital concert program here.

    Sophie Pacini

    Sophie Pacini, who was born in 1991 in Munich to German-Italian parents, began playing piano at the age of six and made her public debut only two years later as the soloist in Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major. As a student of ten, she began training with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Mozarteum in Salzburg; starting in 2007, she continued her studies in the master classes led by Pavel Gililov, graduating with distinction in 2011. Master classes with Dmitri Bashkirov and Fou Ts’ong have provided important additional inspiration. In 2010 she became acquainted with Martha Argerich, who invited her the next year to participate in a recital in her “Progetto” in Lugano. This was followed by performances with Gidon Kremer at the Chamber Music Festival in Lockenhaus, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Würzburg Mozart Festival, the Ruhr Piano Festival, and the Tirol Festival. Sophie Pacini has played at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Herkulessaal in Munich, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, and the Beethovenhalle in Bonn. She has concertized with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. Her engagements for the 2017-18 season include concerts with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Cape Town Philharmonic, the Cuban-European Youth Orchestra, and the Staats-
    kapelle Weimar; she will also give recitals in Vienna, Paris, Madrid, and Mainz. Sophie Pacini has recorded piano concertos by Mozart and Schumann, as well as solo works by Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, and Beethoven. She was named Newcomer of the Year by Echo Klassik in 2015 and won the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) in 2017.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 27 November 2014 in a Debut series concert of works by Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, and Liszt.

    November 2017

    The “Day of the Keyboard Package”
    If you attend all three “Day of the Keyboard” recitals, the total ticket price is CHF 120 (instead of CHF 150). See the order form.