Paolo Chiarandini

Paolo Chiarandini

BIOGRAPHY

He brilliantly finished his studies in piano playing at the “Jacopo Tomadini” Conservatory in Udine under the guidance of Maria Felicita Russo-Perez, and then studied with Nino Gardi. He then specialized, during the summer courses at Zumaia in Spain, with Norberto Cappelli and Hector Moreno. He graduated with full votes in Percussion Instruments with Aldo Buonomo and Antique Instruments with Pietro Verardo at the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice. From 1983 to 1987 he won seven first prizes and two second prizes (first prize was not given) in piano playing and with chamber music competitions , both national and international (“Camillo Milano” - Savona, “Sergio Lorenzi” - Trieste, Albenga, Stresa, Caltanissetta etc). He performed solo and chamber music formations in concerts for important associations both in Italy and abroad (“Teatro La Fenice” - Venice, “Teatro Chiabrera” - Savona, “Salle des Fetes de la Marie” - Paris, “Sale Apolline” - Venice, etc.). He took part in various radio and TV programmes (RAI 3, Radio 1, Radio 3) and played for the recording company Edipan. He played as a soloist at the absolute premiËre of the opera “Prometeo” by Luigi Nono with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Claudio Abbado. From 1989 he is part of the “Contempo Ensemble”, a chamber group specialized in contemporary music, with whom he took part at the most important international festivals (“Musica del Nostro Tempo” - Milan, “La Biennale di Venezia”, “Rotte Mediterranee” - Algiers, “XIII Festival Forie Saint Germain” - Paris, etc.). He is a teacher at the “Giuseppe Tartini” Conservatory in Trieste.

REVIEWS

The impact with the instrument was of immediate happiness and praise ... technically incisive and imaginative in the conduction of stylistically different pages ... the resulting interlacement of voices shows an excellent capability and is worthy of praise ... a varied, pleasant, enjoyable concert professionally sustained with brightness and vivacity ...
(Il Piccolo - S. Cimarrosti)

Brilliant virtuosity alternated with moments of heartfelt intensity ... deep stylistic precision ... very warm applause ...
(Voce Isontina - E.Lipizer)

Wonderful interpretation of Mozart, stylistically precise and performed with brilliant technique ...
(Primorski Dnevnik - L.Q.)

A very intelligent and sensitive insight of the musical texts ...
(Messaggero Veneto - G.S.)

He leafed through the pages of Fauré with fine souplesse ...
(Il Piccolo - G.Gori)

The excellent pianist Paolo Chiarandini ... who played with refined dynamics and wonderful touch ...
(Messaggero Veneto - R. della Torre)

Graceful and singable smoothness ...
(Il Gazzettino - M.Messinis)

He characterised his performance for a sound rich with nuances, capable of increasingly warm and brilliant tones ...
(Messaggero Veneto - R. della Torre)

Brilliant and refined chisel of playful vivacity and singable elegance...singing and delicate touch ...
(Corriere - Cristina Fedrigo)

First-rate preparation and excellent musicality ...
(Messaggero Veneto - R. della Torre)

A real talent both in technique and adhesive emotion, spectators are made to note both the big harmonious brush-strokes and the minute details of colour and phrasing, the incisiveness of the themes and the variety of the secondary courses which portray a music whose tinged lyrical tension has been rendered by the pianist with clearness and passion. There was thunderous applause ...
(Il Gazzettino - Luigi Pellizzoni)