Born in Venice in 1983, Alessandro Taverna has already won numerous awards in international competitions and was a prize winner in the Leeds International Piano Competition playing Chopin Concerto No 1 with the Halle under Sir Mark Elder. His success at the Leeds Competition, has led to many engagements throughout the UK including his debuts with the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and Scottish Chamber Orchestras.
He has performed throughout Europe and the US, including recitals in the Wigmore Hall, the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Fazioli Concert Hall, the Ottawa International Chamber Festival, the International Keyboard Festival in New York and the Centre d’Arts d’ Orford in Quebec.
Alessandro has studied with Sergio Perticaroli at the Santa Cecilia National Music Academy in Rome and with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule fur Musik in Hannover. He was selected for the prestigious Lake Como Piano Academy, where he had the opportunity to work with distinguished artists including Malcolm Bilson, Andreas Staier and Fou Ts’ong.
His playing goes from strength to strength …. fine interpretations exemplary in their dynamic, emotional and architectural control……..beautifully done. The Guardianl
Alessandro has given seminars and masterclasses in the USA, South Africa and the UK and we are very fortunate that he will give a masterclass in Helmsley on Sunday 19th November starting at 11.00am.