Marco Sollini

Marco Sollini, an Italian pianist with a solid musical education, has collected much exceptional praise from  international music critics and some of the greatest modern musicians throughout his career. Among these are Jörg Demus, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Alexis Weissenberg and Sergio Calligaris; musicians often point out his brilliant technique and musical sincerity, highlighting the qualities of a deep, profound and brilliant sound, of an inquisitive mind rich in introspective ability and of his ability to bring out the enchantment for the senses even in the most mechanical music. Various composers have written music specifically for him, among whom Franco Mannino who, with profound respect and admiration, has written and dedicated his latest music piece for piano to Marco Sollini. A clear and complex personality but at the same time a generous an energetic man with renewed excitement and extraordinary determination; a versatile musician, with a capacity for imagination, subtle irony and a pragmatic sense in life. His musical activity has lead him to play all over Europe, North and South America, Africa, Indonesia and many other places the world over. He has performed in recitals as a soloist with prestigious orchestras like the Sinfonica Dohnanyi and the MAV of Budapest, The Symphonic Orchestra of the Hungarian State, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Stuttgart, the Slovakia Radio Orchestra, the Ippolitov-Ivanov Orchestra of Moscow, the Serbian National Radio-Television Symphonic Orchestra and others. The most important and listened to radio stations in the world regularly broadcast his CDs and recorded live concerts, among which are the memorable recordings for RAI, Vatican City Radio, Radio National de España, Radio Unams of Mexico and Serbian National Radio. His discography is a rich one and also includes the first world recordings of the music for piano by Leoncavallo, Puccini, Giordano, Mascagni, Bellini, Verdi, Persiani (Bongiovanni Editor), Offenbach (in three volumes for the CPO) and, his last feat, the complete Rossini piano pieces in eight CDs by Chandos, which the German Rossini Society magazine (Deutsche Rossini Gesellschaft) has recognised as “an exemplary edition”. Moreover, Marco Sollini has conceived and participated in the complete recording of the ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’ by Muzio Clementi, realised for the record label ARTS. The Italian magazine “Suonare news” have published, in November 2007, a CD with a complete piano Preludes Op. 28 and Ballades of F. Chopin. As an editor, Marco Sollini has overseen to the complete publication of the piano music of Puccini, Mascagni, Giordano, Leoncavallo, and Bellini as well as of some inedited chamber music pieces by Rossini and Mascagni for Boccaccini & Spada Editors. He couples his concert engagements with that of a teaching post as professor of First Piano at the AFAM, Istituto Musicale Pareggiato (Certified Music Institute) “G. B. Pergolesi” of Ancona, where he has held also the position of Director between 2001 and 2003. In addition, he has taught master classes at the Arts Academy of Rome at the “Scuola Internazionale di Alto Perfezionamento” (International School of High Refinement), at the State Conservatory of Lima, at the Academy of Arts in Tirana, at the American Colleges of Winston-Salem and Davidson and others. At the Capitol in Rome, he was awarded with the “Marchigiani dell’anno 2001” (Marche Region Citizen of the Year 2001) award for his international artistic activity. He is president and artistic director of the “Marche Musica” (Marche Region Music) Association, author and artistic director of the chamber music Festival “Armonie della sera” (Evening harmonies), which organises concerts in some of the most suggestive places of the Marche Region. For additional information, visit Marco Sollini’s web site at: www.marcosollini.it

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