Celebrate Chopin’s birthday with a recital of his works by Enrico Elisi, one of the most passionate Italian pianists on the concert scene today, hailed for his mastery of elegance, refinement, and fantasy.
Co-presented with the San Francisco Chapter of the Chopin Foundation. Reception sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and the Polish Arts and Culture Foundation.
Enrico Elisi has established himself as one of the most passionate Italian pianists on the concert scene today and has been hailed for his mastery of elegance, refinement, and fantasy (La Nueva España). He regularly performs to acclaim throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia and his interpretations reveal “remarkable sensitivity, imagination, and polish,” (Baltimore Sun). He has appeared in historical settings such as La Fenice Theatre, Venice; Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; Bibiena Theatre, Mantua; and Pavarotti Opera House, Modena. Recent engagements include the Banff Centre for the Arts, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York Public Library, New York’s Morgan Library, Washington’s National Gallery of Art and the Italian Embassy, as well as the Centro Cultural de España in Lima, Peru. A champion of new music, Elisi has commissioned works from many composers and premiered Paul Chihara’s Two Images, at Weill Hall (subsequently recorded for Albany Records). He recently released an album of Mozart sonatas and shorter compositions. A new recording of Bach’s selected Partitas and Preludes is forthcoming. Elisi is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and was on the faculty of the Eastman School among other institutions. He conducted a myriad of master classes around the world and is sought-after at many music festivals and as an adjudicator. Enrico Elisi is a Steinway Artist.
Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 4:00pm
Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco