Paolo Gualdi, piano

Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30 PM
Cultural Arts CA1075 Beckwith Recital Hall
Event Type
Music Dept.
Seymour, Ann
Department of Music

Paolo André Gualdi, piano:
Valentine to Young Artists 
A benefit for the UNCW Community Music Academy
Frédéric Chopin:
Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
Etude in C Major, Op. 10 No. 1
Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 25 No. 1
Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

Franz Liszt:
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année: Italie, S. 161
Nuages Gris, S. 199
En Reve: Nocturne, S. 207
Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514 
Artist biography
Italian pianist Paolo André Gualdi has performed in the United States and abroad for music organizations such as Accademia Amadeus (Italy); Cadogan Hall (UK); Musée Würth (France); Xinghai Hall and University of Shanghai (China); Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil); Fundación Pablo Atchugarry and SODRE (Uruguay); International Piano Series of Charleston, American Liszt Society and Piatigorsky Foundation (U.S.A.). Gualdi has appeared with many orchestras including the Georgia Philharmonic, Atlanta Philharmonic, and the Universidade de Caxias do Sul Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded for Mark Records and IFO Classics, and his performances have been broadcasted by radios such as BBC, NPR, Clásica 650 and Radio Vaticana.
    Gualdi began studying piano with his father at the age of five, and continued at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy, with Carmela Pistillo. He earned his Piano Diploma with highest honors at the Conservatory Arrigo Boito in Parma under the guidance of Roberto Cappello. While in the United States, he earned a masters at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Georgia. Gualdi worked extensively with Carlo Maria Dominici, Enrique Graf, and Evgeny Rivkin, and took part in master classes with György Sandor, Earl Wild, Sergio Perticaroli and Menahem Pressler, among others.
    Gualdi has won the top prize in numerous piano competitions, including the European Competition of Ostuni, the Altruda National Competition of Vasto and the Françoise Grimaldi National Competition of San Polo. Winning the De Martino Award at the Ibla International Piano Competition enabled him to study at Elon University with Victoria Fischer. During this period he won the first prize in the 15th Bartók-Kabalevsky International Competition.
    Gualdi regularly gives master classes and lectures nationally and internationally at universities, conservatories and other music institutes, including the New World School of the Arts and College of Charleston; the federal universities of Porto Alegre, Santa Maria and Pelotas (Brazil); Cittadella della Musica (Italy), and others. He has served on the faculties of Elon University, Emmanuel College and Oxford College of Emory University. He is the founder and artistic director of the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival and is currently associate professor of music at Francis Marion University and on the music faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 


    -  $15 general public in advance
     - $10 students with valid UNCW ID
    -  $20 at the door (available at the Cultural Arts Building box office starting one hour prior to performance)
Advance tickets will be available at the UNCW Box Office:
910.962.3500 and online.

The event is in support of the Community Music Academy, an outreach program of the UNCW Music Department designed to bring quality music instruction to community members of all ages and skill levels.



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