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Tour Dates

08/02/2019Teatro dei Differenti / Barga, Italy
08/03/2019Villa Oliva / Lucca, Italy
08/05/2019Vendsyssel Festival / Hjoerring, Denmark
08/08/2019Ciresa - anfiteatro dei tronchi di abete / Tesero, Italy
08/20/2019Teatro Comunale / Portogruaro, Italy
08/30/2019Teatro Il Maggiore / Verbania, Italy
09/01/2019Festival Pergolesi Spontini / Jesi, Italy
09/07/2019Grunewaldsalen / Stockholm, Sweden
09/11/2019NCPA / Mumbai, India
09/14/2019NCPA / Mumbai, India
09/15/2019Mazda Hall / Pune, India
09/22/2019Teatro Nacional / San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman Province
09/25/2019Teatro Nacional / San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman Province
10/12/2019Sala Aurea / Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy
10/14/2019Teatro La Fenice / Venezia, Italy
10/15/2019Teatro La Fenice / Venezia, Italy
10/16/2019Teatro La Fenice / Venezia, Italy
10/17/2019Teatro La Fenice / Venezia, Italy
10/18/2019Teatro La Fenice / Venezia, Italy
10/19/2019Teatro La Fenice / Venezia, Italy
10/27/2019NCPA Beijing / Beijing, China
10/29/2019Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti / Roma, Italy
10/30/2019Aula Magna de La Sapienza / Rome, Italy
11/04/2019Almo Collegio Borromeo / Pavia, Italy
11/07/2019Istituto Italiano di Cultura / Munich, Germany
11/11/2019Amici Della Musica / Palermo, Italy
11/12/2019Amici Della Musica / Palermo, Italy
11/14/2019Teatro La Fenice / Venice, Italy
11/15/2019Castello Gamba / Val d'Aosta, Italy
11/17/2019Amici Della Musica Firenze / Florence, Italy
11/24/2019Solisti Veneti / Padova, Italy
12/07/2019Palacultura Antonello / Messina, Italy
12/08/2019Associazione Musicale Etnea / Catania, Italy
12/16/2019Orquesta de la Communidad de Madrid / Madrid, Spain

Roberto Prosseda: Bio

Roberto Prosseda is a highly gifted pianist most closely associated with the lesser known piano works of Felix Mendelssohn. Indeed, his Mendelssohn series of recordings for Decca carries the words "rarities" and "discoveries" on the covers, and the repertory -- the recently unearthed Piano Concerto in E minor (the so-called No. 3, reconstructed by Marcello Bufalini) and various solo works previously unrecorded -- fully lives up to the claims. Prosseda has also ventured onto other fairly uncharted turf, recording the complete piano outputs of Goffredo Petrassi and Luigi Dallapiccola, the latter series earning five Diapason awards from the influential French musical magazine Diapason. Prosseda has appeared at some of the most prestigious concert venues across Europe and the U.S., including Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, and Wigmore Hall in London, sites where he introduced the Mendelssohn E minor Piano Concerto. Despite his devotion to the little known, Prosseda's repertory is hardly limited to it: he plays an array of works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, and many others. Prosseda is also a highly respected musicologist, a factor giving him an edge in excavating rarities by Mendelssohn and others, as well as editing problematic compositions. Prosseda's recordings are available on the Decca and Naxos labels.

Roberto Prosseda was born in Latina, Italy, in 1975. From 1994-1998 he studied at the Accademia Pianistica in Imola, where his most important teachers were Boris Petrushansky and Alexander Lonquich. He had subsequent training at the Cadenabbia, Italy-based International Piano Foundation under Leon Fleisher, Charles Rosen, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Karl Ulrich Schnabel.

Prosseda won a string of piano competition prizes, including at the Franz Schubert Competition in Dortmund and the Salzburg-based W.A. Mozart Competition. In the early years of the new century, Prosseda began appearing regularly at major concert venues in Europe, Asia, and the Americas and was also active unveiling and championing many previously unknown piano works of Mendelssohn.

In the 2007-2008 season Prosseda presented many of these discoveries and rarities on tour in Berlin, Leipzig, Milan, London, Toronto, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), Ravenna Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and other notable venues.

Prosseda launched his acclaimed series of Mendelssohn piano works for Decca in 2006 with the album Mendelssohn Discoveries, which contained 13 previously unrecorded solo piano pieces. Among his later recordings is the 2009 Decca CD containing the Mendelssohn E minor Piano Concerto, with conductor Riccardo Chailly.

1 La Veneziana (Barcarolle) in G minor CG 593  
2 Impromptu in G major CG 580 WP  
3 Souvenance (Nocturne) in E flat major CG 590 WP  
4 Marche funebre d'une marionette in D minor CG 583  
5 Six Romances sans Paroles: No. 1: La Pervence in B major CG 585  
6 No. 2: Le Ruisseau in G flat major CG 589  
7 No. 3: Le Soir in E flat major CG 441a  
8 No. 4: Le Calme (La Nonne sanglante) in D flat major CG2e WP  
9 No. 5: Chanson de Printemps in A flat major CG 359a  
10 No. 6: La Lierre (Ivy) in B flat major CG 581  
11 Meditation sur le 1er Prelude de Bach (Ave Maria) in C major CG 89b  
12 Six Preludes et Fugues: Prelude in G major CG 587 a1  
13 Fugue in G major CG 587 a2  
14 Choral in E minor CG 587 b1  
15 Fugue in E minor CG 587 b2  
16 Prelude in C major CG 587 c1  
17 Fugue in C major CG 587 c2  
18 Prelude in D major CG 587 d1  
19 Fugue in D major CG 587 d2  
20 Choral in F major CG 587 e1  
21 Fugue in F major CG 587 e2  
22 Choral in A minor CG 587 f1  
23 Fugue in A minor CG 587 f2  
24 Sonata in E flat major for piano four hands CG 617 - I. Allegro  
25 II. Adagio  
26 III. Presto  
Roberto Prosseda plays Mendelssohn's Piano concerto n. 1 op. 25 with Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra

In celebration of the 200th birthday of French composer Charles Gounod, Roberto Prosseda releases Gounod: Piano Works. The album features a number of world premieres, including Sonata in E-flat Major for Piano Four Hands CG 617, as well as Gounod's well-known pieces such as "Méditation sur le 1er prélude de J. S. Bach (1852)," later known as "Ave Maria," and "Marche funèbre d'une marionette."