Francesco Attesti and the Oscar Hawkins Ballet Arts Academy / Francesco Attesti y la Oscar Hawkins Ballet Arts Academy
In partnership with the Sr. Counselor for Italy, we are pleased to present Italian pianist Francesco Attesti, featuring a world premiere by composer Raffaello Amabile, in collaboration with the Oscar Hawkins Ballet Art Academy. Attesti has graced the stages of some of the most prestigious concert halls, including the Philharmonic Hall of Saint Petersburg, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and the Mozarteum of Salzburg. The Italian virtuoso studied with famous Italian pianist Sergio Perticaroli at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, and subsequently with Maestro Luigi Tanganelli at L. Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. In 2007, he published the first recording of Verdis Requiem, transcribed for piano and organ. One of his greatest moments as a pianist came when he was asked to perform the Italian premiere of Chiavi in Mano with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague, written by the Pulitzer Prize winning composer Yehudi Wyner.
Founded in 2005, the Oscar Hawkins Ballet Arts Academy, provides the community with a dance environment devoted exclusively to the study of classical ballet following the Vaganovamethod of training and its related arts. Artistic director Oscar Hawkins holds a degree from the Duke Ellington School of Arts. He attended the Kirov Ballet Academy--now known as the Universal Ballet Academy--and became a principal dancer with the Washington Opera. Now Oscar is bringing light to his lifelong dream as Artistic Director of The Ballet Arts Academy and Director of Dance for the Kirov Academy of Ballet.
F. Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Impromptus Op. 90
- n. 2, Allegro in E flat major
- n. 4, Allegretto in A flat major
F. Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Waltz Op. 69 n. 1 in A flat major
Mazurka Op. 17 n. 4 in A minor
Scherzo Op. 39 n. 3 in C sharp minor
R. Amabile (1974 - ) First world performances
Joined by dancers from the Oscar Hawkins Ballet Arts Academy
"In the Meanwhile"
A. Piazzolla (1921 1992)