Pianists of the World Series (Italy)

Programme

Schubert – Impromptu in A flat
Schubert – Impromptu in B flat
Schubert arr. Liszt – Gretchen am Spinnade
Schubert arr. Liszt – Isolde’s Liebestod
Liszt – Légende No 2: St François de Paule marchant sure les flots

Performer

Elisa D’Auria has played as a soloist and with orchestras throughout Europe, America and Asia, in renowned concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York, Sala Verdi and Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, Corbett Auditorium in Cincinnati, Polish Baltic Philharmonic Hall in Gdansk, Tianhe Cultural Center in Guangzhou, Teatro Grande in Brescia, Palais des Congrès in Montecarlo, Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall e Koussevitzky Shed in Tanglewood, Grande Salle du Conservatoire in Gineva, etc.

Since the age of twelve, she has been a soloist with many orchestras, among which the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finchley Chamber Orchestra, the Bacau Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orquestra de Mallorca, the Philarmonia Mediterranea Orchestra.

She is a laureate of more than forty among national and international competitions, such as the “Baltic International Piano Competition”, “Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition”, “Chopin–Schumann Piano Competition”, “Vila de Capdepera International Piano Competition”, “Anton Rubinstein International Piano Competition”.

She has appeared in many television and radio broadcasts throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. She has also been the special guest of the broadcast “Il Pianista” on Radio Classica (Italy). In April 2016 she took part in the complete performance of Bach’s “Well Tempered Clavier”, held in Geneva and broadcasted by Radio Suisse Romande.
Her debut CD/DVD Piano Legends was released in May 2016 under Limenmusic.

Elisa is also a keen chamber musician, she collaborates with partners such as the violinist Fanny Clamagirand, the pianist Josu de Solaun and Faust-Quartett. Her diverse repertoire embraces a wide range of styles, from baroque to contemporary music, in which she is very interested, and includes rare works such as the Concerto for piano and Orchestra by Ignaz Brüll.

Elisa D’Auria graduated from the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan and continued her studies at the Scuola di Musica in Fiesole and at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève under the guidance of Edda Ponti, Maria Tipo, Pietro De Maria, Arie Vardi, Konstantin Bogino, Sylviane Deferne, Enrica Ciccarelli, Jerome Lowenthal and Garrick Ohlsson. She has also received precious advice from Maria João Pires.

In 2014 Elisa was in residence at the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival in California, where she was awarded the Natalie Mc Fadden Memorial Fellowship.

In 2015 she was invited to the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts (USA), where she was granted the Felicia Montealegre Bernstein Fellowship and the Adele and John Gray Memorial Fellowship; moreover she had the opportunity to collaborate, among others, with artists such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Ludovic Morlot and Andris Nelsons.