Mat Hennek
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
Label: Alpha Classics
Released: August 25, 2017
Catalog Num: 296

Diapason d'Or (October 2017) "There is no doubt: a star has risen, perhaps of the brightest kind." - Patrick Sznersovicz, Diapason

★★★★★ "Brave, original playing for a musician of any age" - Kate Molleson, The Guardian

★★★★★ "A triumphant success" - Michael Tanner, BBC Music Magazine

★★★★★ and Supersonic Award "The self-evidentness and the superior maturity with which Gorini plays here are extraordinary." - Remy Franck, Pizzicato

★★★★★ “One of the most promising pianists of his generation”- Claudia Abbiati, Amadeus 

Supporting new talents is in Alpha's DNA. Here is the very first recording of the Italian pianist Filippo Gorini, who was recently awarded First Prize in the Telekom-Beethoven Competition in Bonn. He has also won the same competition's Audience Prize twice over. At just twenty years of age, he has already played in such prestigious venues as the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Die Glocke in Bremen, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the Moscow Conservatory. Strongly supported by Alfred Brendel, with whom he studies, he has chosen to tackle a monument of the piano repertory, the Diabelli Variations, a work whose interpretation he has matured through frequent performance, notably at the Beethoven Competition where it was the key item in his winning programme. And, appropriately, it is at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn that he made this first disc, the start of a highly promising recording career.

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