Nearest tube station London Bridge Thursday 27 October, 19.30
Does Giovanni Allevi need an introduction?
We are sure that he doesn’t: all you need to know is that he is going to perform a very special piano concert in a very special venue in London on the 27th October 2011.
The beauty and atmosphere of the prestigious Southwark Cathedral will only serve to add a new dimension to the magic of the Maestro’s music: an unmissable event!
Now, for the ones amongst you who need to revise……..
Born April 9, 1969 in Ascoli Piceno, the son of musical parents, he spent his childhood completely immersed in classical music, beginning a solitary journey to discover the fundamental elements of musical language: scales, intervals, chords..
Giovanni proves to be a talented musician and a talented composer of contemporary classical music: his debut album is widely acclaimed. The Japanese musician Nanae Mimura, one of the greatest interpreters of contemporary marimba, in a recital at Carnegie Hall in New York performs some compositions of the Allevi’s debut album.
Meanwhile his concerts in Italy attracted more and more attention and enthusiasm, but the consecration of his stature in the international arena as a composer came from the Baltimore Opera House’s comission of the reworking of the recitatives of “Carmen” by Bizet, one of operas most popular and well known by audiences around the world.
With a devoted following waiting with bated breath for every new CD and concert, Giovanni Allevi is, in the opinion of the leading Italian newspaper La Repubblica:
….a pianist without a label…the most difficult to classify the genre of. The easiest thing is just to remain enthralled by his fiery style, withits torrential and refined connotations on the road to final maturation. Giovanni Allevi is a musician full of inventiveness and daring, with a bright future at the keyboard to be explored: above all, on the stage, in concert, he reveals the painstaking application of his sonic research and the pursuit of technical perfection and depth … (Enzo Gentile)