Wednesday 18 January 2017

Luca Buratto: Honens piano competition winnner makes Wigmore Hall debut

Luca Buratto
Luca Buratto
The young Italian pianist, Luca Buratto, winner of the Honens International Piano Competition, will be making his Wigmore Hall debut on Sunday 22 January 2017 in a programme of music by Thomas Adès, Beethoven, Byrd/Dowland and Schumann. Buratto studied at Milan Conservatory, and won the Honens International Piano Competition in 2015. The competition, named for the philanthropist Esther Honens, is held in Calgary every three years and is one of Canada's major piano events.

Buratto's intriguing programme at the Wigmore Hall mixes Beethoven's Apassionata Sonata and Schumann's Fantasy in C Major, Op.17 with William Byrd’s keyboard arrangement of John Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavan, 'Flow my tears', and Darknesse visible and Traced overhead by Thomas Adès. Adès' Darknesse visible also has lute song connections, being an explosion of Dowland's In darkness let me dwell, whilst Traced overhead is the longest of Adès' piano works and was premiered by Imogen Cooper at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016.

You can catch Buratto playing the Schuman fantasy in his 2015 solo recital at the Honens Competition on Vimeo.

Full details from the Wigmore Hall website.

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