This Concert is in Collaboration with The San Francisco International Piano Festival, August 18-26, www.sfpiano.org
Schubert/Liszt: Schwanengesang D.957/S.560
Die Stadt (The Town)
Das Fischermädchen (The Fishermaiden)
Aufenthalt (Resting Place)
Am Meer (By the Sea)
In der Ferne (Far Away)
Ihr Bild (Her Portrait)
Frühlingssehnsucht (Spring Longing)
Liebesbotschaft (Love’s Message)
Der Atlas (Atlas)
Der Doppelgänger (Doppelganger)
Die Taubenpost (Pigeon Post)
Kriegers Ahnung (Warrior’s Foreboding)
Italian pianist Alvise Pascucci has been defined by music critics as an outstanding young pianist who possesses a virtuosic technique and musicianship of the highest order. His repertoire covers a wide range from Baroque to contemporary music. To date, he has been awarded over 60 prizes in National and International competitions, recently including his First Prize in the 2nd International Franz Liszt Center Online Piano Competition, and the Budapest Concert division at the 2022 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition.
Alvise has performed in various venues, including Steinway Hall in London, UK, Military Circle Hall in Ploieşti, Romania, Teatro degli Industri of Grosseto, Italy, Dar Sebastien in Hammamet, Tunisia, and the Gnessin Academy of Music concert hall in Moscow, Russia. He has played as a soloist with several orchestras, including Orchestra Città di Grosseto, the Taipei Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploiesti. Recently, he performed concerts in New York at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Taiwan, Italy, California, Florida, the UK, and Hungary.
Demonstrating his musical versatility, in addition to the piano, Alvise started to learn the violin at the age of nine. After graduating in September 2006 from St.Cecilia Conservatoire in Rome in violin, Mr. Pascucci decided to concentrate on his piano studies. He completed his degrees in the R. Franci Conservatoire and the Chigiana Academy of Siena, P. Mascagni Conservatoire of Livorno, International Piano Academy of Imola, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of London studying with Martino Tirimo. In 2017 he relocated to Indiana, obtaining a Performer Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, studying with Roberto Plano. He is currently working towards his DMA at UC Santa Barbara with Paul Berkowitz, where he has been awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship.
The San Francisco International Piano Festival was founded in 2017 and has since established itself as one of the major piano festivals in the country. Pianist Magazine included the piano festival in its 2019 list of “The top 20 music festivals around the world to attend through the rest of the summer” and described it as “a new and exciting kid on the block of west coast piano culture”. In addition to presenting over a dozen San Francisco artist debuts and world premieres, the festival continues to celebrate the richness and diversity of artists living in Bay Area. Its multifaceted and approachable programming has appealed to audiences from Herbst Theater to PianoFight, the Empress Theatre in Vallejo to the Legion of Honor. The Piano Festival has established strong partnerships with co-presenting organizations like Old First Concerts, Noontime Concerts, Lieder Alive!, Young Chamber Musicians, and the Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts. Performances take place at a variety of venues chosen based on the repertoire, artists, instrument, and acoustics. This flexible presentation model allows for the festival to reach a wide audience and welcome many listeners new to classical music.