Young Artist Concert 6
About This Event
Concert 6 of the New Generation Concert Series, starring violinist Clarissa Bevilacqua and pianist Marianna Tongiorgi.
Clarissa Bevilacqua – Violin
Marianna Tongiorgi – Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, op. 47, the Kreutzer Sonata
Frédéric Chopin – Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op. 23
Johannes Brahms – Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108
This concert will also be performed in Florence on Friday 21st February. For tickets and further information, please visit www.newgenerationfestival.org.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Giulia Rossini is no longer able to perform this concert and has been replaced by Marianna Tongiorgi.
Clarissa was born in Milan in 2001 and started playing the violin at age five. She debuted at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago in front of ten thousand people when she was nine years old. Since then, she has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, and has given solo recitals and concerts in the United States and Europe. She is the youngest violinist chosen to perform at the Auditorium Arvedi in Cremona with the precious Stradivari collection of the Violin Museum. She has been chosen as a Young Artist™ by the New York based Si-Yo Music Society Foundation, a group of established international artists who have made a significant impact on the music world.
She has won prizes in several national and international competitions. Clarissa is the youngest student in Italy to earn a Bachelor of Music degree; at age sixteen, she graduated summa cum laude from the Conservatorio Nicolini in Piacenza. She participated in masterclasses at the Mozarteum SommerAkademie with Pierre Amoyal, at the Accademia Chigiana with Boris Belkin and at the Venice Music Master with Pavel Vernikov. She now studies with Pierre Amoyal in the Master Program at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Other mentors include Daniele Gay and Olga Kaler. She performs on a violin made by C. G. Testore, Milano 1710 courtesy of the Fondazione Pro Canale of Milan.
Marianna Tongiorgi was born in Piombino in 1993. She graduated with honours and honourable mention from the Livorno “P. Mascagni” Institute, under the guidance of Alessandro Gagliardi and Daniel Rivera. Under the guidance of Marcella Crudeli, she obtained in June 2013, within just one year, a Corso Superiore Diploma from the Schola Cantorum de Paris. The 26-year-old pianist also studied chamber music under the tutelage of Giampaolo Pretto at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and under the supervision of Nazzareno Carusi at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola where she has been working for five years in the flute classes of Andrea Oliva, Andrea Manco and Maurizio Valentini.
Marianna has attended masterclasses with Piernarciso Masi, Alan Weiss and Lilya Zilberstein at the Chigiana Academy. She has also performed concerts with internationally renowned musicians such as Andrea Manco, Nikita Zimin, Federico Mondelci and Michele Marasco, and has also been asked to perform as a pianist at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the ICONS International Academy in Novara, accompanying advanced courses of international musicians such as Carlo Maria Parazzoli, Daniele Orlando, Calogero Palermo, Simone Simonelli, Francesco Loi, Fabio Pupillo, Nicola Campitelli, Giampaolo Pretto, Paolo Taballione and Sir James Galway.
She is the winner of over 20 national and international competitions. In 2012, she was awarded 2nd prize in both the youth categories of the International Chopin Piano Competition in Rome. In 2016 she won the Chamber Music prize in the “Città di Riccione” competition for her work as part of a duo (piano and violin) and a trio (piano, violin and cello). In 2017, with the Trio di Imola, Marianna won the Chamber Music prize at Moncalieri’s European Competition and at Asti’s “Musica Insieme” competition. She is now regularly invited to be a member of the judging panel for many Italian music competitions.