11th International Festival The Pearl of Baroque- Masters’ Concerts
Nazareno Ferruggio belongs to highly tallented pianists. A list if his achievements – presented beneath- is convincing. However, it was a meeting with Him, listening to Him live and his distinctive musical gift resulted in a recital ahead of us.
In June 2017 Nazareno Ferruggio appeared in the 10th edition of the Pearl of Baroque Festival accompanying a Mexican tenor Baltazar Zuniga with a piano. A few soloist pieces, which were performed that evening sounded marvelous. It was the music of impressionism, that is why this year I asked Nazareno for his solo impressionist programme.
I am not the first person who appreciates him in this particular repertoire. Winning in a prestigous International Contest IBLA Grand Prize he received a special distinction for the very Debussy interpretation (those uninitiated I dare mention Debussy is an icon of music impressionism.
THE MAGIC OF IMPRESSIONISM is a recital which will take us to another world. Gentleness, fluency, tenderness of this music impresses many sensitive, not only music lovers. Undoubtedly, it will be the time of reflection and delight. I will try to add some surprise…
Here i will recall you that the Pearl of Baroque Festival was created to care for the culture of meeting magnificent art. But also to make people meet one another. We do not practise broadcasting, we focus on mutual experiencing, on the thrill which is not difficult to find at these concerts.
La Fille aux cheveux de lin
Clair de Lune
Erik Satie : Trois Gymnopedies
Maurice Ravel : Menuet
Frederic Mompou :
Alexander Scriabin : Preludia op. 11 no 4, 13,15, 22.
Arvo Paert : Fuer Alina, Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka
Manoel Ponce :
Claude Debussy : Jardins sous la pluie
Nazareno Ferruggio. He graduated from the Public Niccolo Piccini Music Conservatory in Bari with the highest honourable mention, Post-graduate studies in the Musikhochschule Manheim (Germany), and in the Musikhochschule Bern (Switzerland). He polished is performance in many master courses at prestigious teachers such as J. Achúcarro, K. H. Kaemmerling, Jerome Lowenthal, J. Soriano, O.Yablonskaya. He achieved eighteen first prizes in international contests. Including In 2005 he won a prestigious International Piano Competition IBLA Grand Prize with the best prize for Debussy's pieces. In 2006 he debutted in Carnegie Hall in New York In 2007 he got the Liszt Special Prize at the 8th International Grieg Piano Contest in Oslo. Next he gave concerts in Indonesia, leaded master courses and gave recital performances in Jakarta and Surabaya. In 2008 he got a Prize and a Rotary scholarship in Pianale Academy in Fulda (Germany), and debutted in Wiener Saal in Salzburg. In 2009 he got the first prize at The International "Premio Valentino" Piano Contest. He is a finalist of the Gina Bachauer Pioano Contest in Salt Lake City. After gainig a prize in "Ibla Grand Prix" and International Grieg Piano Contest in Oslo he started his career which resulted in inviting him to concerts in the most important world halls: Carnegie Hall, Lindemann Hall, Cheong Ju Arts Centre, Rosengarten, Wiener Saal, Palau de la Musica, Aula de Leon Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Teatru Manoel, Teatro Municipal (Lima), Conservatori Municipal de Musica de Barcelona, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City. He gave concerts and recitals in New York, Mexico City, Sydney, Melbourne, Oslo, Copenhagen, Sztokholm, La Valletta, Milan, Barcelona, Venice, Hong Kong, Roma, Hamamatsu, Cologne, Geneva, Amsterdam, Gwatemala, Mannheim and many others. He gives concerts and teaches all around the world. He is a professor visiting three music universities at different corners of the globe. At the University in Suwon in South Korea, at the Norvegian Music Academy in Oslo and at the Escuela Superior de Musica in Mexico City, Mexico.