About This Event
Concert 5 of the New Generation Concert Series, starring pianist Axel Trolese.
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Axel Trolese – Piano
Zoltán Kocsis / Richard Wagner – Prelude from Tristan und Isolde
Franz Liszt – Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171
Franz Liszt – Transcendental Études No. 3 in F major and No. 10 in F minor, S. 139
Frédéric Chopin – Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op. 58
This concert will also be performed in Florence on Friday 17th January. For tickets and further information, please visit www.newgenerationfestival.org.
The pianist Axel Trolese was born near Rome in 1997 and started to play his instrument at the age of 5. Since then, he has followed the natural path for a musician in Italy, graduating from the Conservatoire of Cremona after receiving tuition from Maurizio Baglini. He recently graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris where he studied with Denis Pascal, and also from Rome’s Accademia di Santa Cecilia, where he studied with Benedetto Lupo, obtaining the highest grades on both occasions.
As a fine interpreter of French music, Axel recorded his first album in 2016: “The Late Debussy: 12 Etudes & 6 Epigraphes Antiques”. The album received high praise from some of the most prominent newspapers and magazines, such as La Repubblica, Musica and Amadeus.
Since becoming a laureate of the “Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition”, the “Grand Prix Alain Marinaro” and the “Premio Venezia”, Axel has performed in many important concert halls as a soloist, both with an orchestra and as a chamber musician, including the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, La Fenice in Venice, the Italian Cultural Institutes of Paris and Budapest, the Millennium Concert Hall in Beijing, the Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire, the Académie de France in Rome, the Quirinal Palace, the Amiata Piano Festival, the Museum of Fine Arts of Rouen, the Weimarhalle in Weimar and the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile. A number of his concerts have been broadcasted by top radio stations, including Radio3, France Musique and Venice Classic Radio. His artistic activity is supported by Musica con le Ali.
Axel has also appeared in a documentary by ARTE about the Italian composer Roffredo Caetani in which he explains and plays his pieces on a Bechstein grand piano gifted by Franz Liszt. He was also featured in the masterclass documentary “Inside the music” with Roberto Prosseda by SkyClassica. He is the main character and pianist in the short film “Danse Macabre” by the Italian director Antonio Bido inspired by the eponymous Saint-Saëns piece.
As of October 2019, Axel will be an Artist in Residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth where he will receive the guidance of Louis Lortie.