On Friday, December 14th, at the Cassero Theatre in Castel San Pietro Terme at 9.00 pm, two excellences of the international music scene will perform: Ramin Bahrami on piano and Massimo Mercelli on flute, with Bach Sanssouci, a choice of pieces taken from their last CD “Bach Sanssouci” released for DECCA. An original repertoire based mainly on a series of sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and his son Carl Philipp Emanuel.

Ramin Bahrami, Iranian pianist considered, at international level, one of the most important contemporary Bach artists, and Massimo Mercelli, flute player who at the age of nineteen became first flute at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, have collaborat for years on various musical projects. Bach Sanssouci is a collection of sophisticated pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, all played with piano and flute.

Ramin Bahrami, pianista iraniano considerato, a livello internazionale, uno tra i più importanti interpreti bachiani contemporanei, e Massimo Mercelli, flautista che a soli diciannove anni divenne primo flauto al Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, collaborano da anni su vari progetti musicali. Among the pieces chosen for the concert at Castel San Pietro: a Fugue from Bach’s Musical Offering, a collection of the most complex pieces in the history of music. The Musical Offer is based on a theme conceived by the King of Prussia who was an amateur flautist; it is structured as a very complicated sequence of fugues, canons, sonatas and researches, whose choices have often been compared to rhetorical artifices.

Ramin Bahrami graduated in Milan with Piero Rattalino who compared him to Glenn Gould. Born in Teheran, his interpretative research directs every effort on Bach, making his German, Russian, Turkish and Persian roots a strength, being able to perceive the universality of every work he touches on the keys through his cosmopolitan sensibility. He only records for Decca-Universal; his CDs are bestsellers and they are always very popular with the public and critics

Massimo Mercelli is a flautist of international fame. He performed the first absolute or wrote for him some unpublished pieces Penderecki, Gubaidulina, Glass, Nyman, Bacalov, Galliano, Morricone, Sollima. Under the guidance of Maxence Larrieu and André Jaunet, Massimo Mercelli has a remarkable solo career and regularly plays in the major concert venues of the world, coming to play on 11 September 2006 at the UN auditorium, in New York.