Great expectation for the concert on Sunday, August 8 as part of the review “Concerti al Museo Diocesano”: on the stage of the Cloister of the Bishop Palace of Imola, will perform the young and talented pianist Federico Gad Crema, third place at the 2019 competition “Alessandro Casagrande” of Terni.
The evening is part of Primo Premio! the section of Emilia Romagna Festival dedicated to emerging talents of the contemporary music scene. And Federico Gad Crema in this is really a first prize: in February 2013, at only 14 years, he was awarded the “Cavalierato Giovanile” award for his artistic merits.
After obtaining in 2016 the First Level Academic Diploma (Piano Triennium) at the Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan with the vote of 110 cum laude, Federico then perfected his musical studies at the Colburn School – Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, later performing at Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York and in prestigious musical events around the world.
The ambitious program proposed by the 22-year-old pianist Gad Crema touches the cornerstones of piano literature in a journey that leads from the end of the eighteenth century to the early years of the new millennium. From the Sonata in D major n. 3 op. 10 by Beethoven, published in 1798, when the great composer not yet thirty was already trying to force the form of the eighteenth-century classical sonata, at Mazurka for piano op. 27 n. 3 by the British composer, pianist and conductor Thomas Adès, published in 2009 and inspired by the Polish Mazurkas that were so used by Chopin. Between these two areas, we find the first series of the beautiful Images by Claude Debussy and the prestigious and complex Fantasia in F minor op. 49 of the aforementioned Frédérich Chopin to be considered a unique in its kind, the form not classifiable but solid, anything but free composition.