Free Concert Sunday March 17th 2019, 5pm

In the program :

Debussy, 12 preludes


"It's the greatest natural musical talent I've ever met," said Pascal Rogé about Vanessa Benelli Mosell when they played together when she was only eleven years old.

Born in Prato, Tuscany, on November 15, 1987, the young Italian pianist never ceased to amaze specialists with her precocity and virtuosity on the instrument. The same is true of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and violinist and conductor Yuri Bashmet, who encouraged him in his early days.

Admitted to the Imola Piano Academy at the age of seven, by exceptional request, Franco Scola's pupil studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Mikhail Voskrensensky. It was then at the Royal College of Music in London that she proved herself from 2007 to 2012 with Dmitri Alexeiev. She won first prize at the Elba Festival and first prize for young talents at the Pietrasanta Festival.

Promised for an international career as a teenager, Vanessa Benelli Mosell made her debut at Wigmore Hall in London and subsequently accompanied prestigious European orchestras in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Israel. In 2012, she replaced Martha Argerich for a performance of The Moscow Soloists. Two years later, she began a solo tour in Germany and Russia and gave a masterclass at the Rostov Conservatory. Other recitals follow in the United States, China, South America and across Europe.

Known for her interpretations of contemporary works, including Stockhausen's Klavierstücke (Studies for Piano) (which spoke of her as the greatest good), the soloist also puts her talent at the service of pieces from all periods, from Baroque to modern. going through romantic composers. Her debut debut in Introducing Vanessa Mosell's Benell, Virtuoso Piano Music (2011) are hailed by Gramophone magazine for her readings of Haydn, Liszt, Prokofiev and Scriabin. In September 2012 follows A Liszt Recital, before the signature with the company Decca for the album (R) Evolution, published in June 2015 and including short contemporary pieces of Stockhausen, Karol Beffa and Stravinsky.

The artist, named muse of the pianos Steinway, continues her discographic adventure with Light (2016), which brings together works for piano of Scriabine and Stockhausen, before his interpretation of the Piano Concerto No. 2 of Rachmaninov (2017) and two discs published simultaneously on January 5, 2018: Echoes, with the cellist Henri Demarquette, connects Rachmaninov and Philip Glass, while Claude Debussy celebrates the centenary of the composer's disappearance.