Thursday, May 14, 2009
On the occasion of the celebration of Europe Week
Beatrice Botti in Concert
Piano Concert with music by Calligaris, Casella, Debussy and Malipiero
Italian Cultural Institute - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW
The Italian Cultural Institute in Washington presents acclaimed pianist, Beatrice Botti, playing music by Calligaris, Casella, Debussy and Malipiero.
Beatrice Botti graduated summa cum laude in piano at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome. After winning a scholarship to the Brussels Conservatory in 1983, she continued her studies with Eduardo del Pueyo, Jean Micault and Giovanni Carmassi. She has performed as a solo player and in many chamber formations at concert societies in Italy (Società Umanitaria, Milan; Sala Bossi, Bologna; Filarmonica Laudamo, Messina; Lyceum , Florence and Catania, etc.) and abroad (Brussels, New York, Chicago, Washington DC), receiving unanimous acclaim from both public and specialized reviewers. Her repertoire ranges from the 17th century to contemporary music and various Italian composers have dedicated piano works to her. For the 1997 Pontino Music Festival, she gave and recorded the first complete performance of Gino Contilli’s Eight little twelve-tone studies (Otto studietti dodecafonici). In 1998 she gave a series of concerts at the National Gallery of Modern Art of Rome to celebrate the opening of new rooms dedicated to 19th century paintings. On June 2, 2004 she performed as a solo player at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. She has taught piano in many Italian conservatories. Currently, she is full professor of piano at the Sassari Conservatory in Italy.