Pianist Federico Colli has teamed with Bechstein for his new video project devoted to music by Mozart and Prokofiev. The five performances will be released, one per week, from 4 October – 5 November. Colli recorded the works during February 2021 at Vienna’s Ehrbar Saal.
Bechstein writes, “Pianist Federico Colli has earned international acclaim for his compelling, unconventional interpretations and clarity of sound. His originality and imaginative, philosophical approach to music-making distinguish his performances and recordings. He definately is a musician that leaves a lasting impression on and off stage. We’re so happy to release a video series of Federico playing Prokofiev and Mozart in the following weeks.”
Praised by The Daily Telegraph for “his beautifully light touch and lyrical grace” and called by Gramophone “one of the more original thinkers of his generation”, Federico Colli has been rapidly gaining worldwide recognition for his compelling, unconventional interpretations and clarity of sound. The remarkable originality and highly imaginative, philosophical approach to music-making have distinguished Federico’s performances and recordings as miraculous and multidimensional.
Federico’s concerts in 21/22 season include Grieg Piano Concerto and Shostakovich Piano Concerto no. 2 with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Bartok Piano Concerto no. 3 with Orchestra di Padova e del Vento, Mozart Piano Concerto K. 488 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 with The Sichuan Orchestra of China. Recital appearances this season include the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Stockholm Konzerthuset, Vienna Ehrbar Saal for the Bechstein Piano Series, Leeds Town Hall, a recital tour in North America (San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, Gilmore Rising Stars Series and Vancouver Chopin Society), and a duo recital with violinist Josef Špaček at the Prague Rudolfinum.
Federico Colli Bechstein Project
Oct 18: Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Nov 1: Mozart Fantasy K397
Nov 5: Mozart Variations K455