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With the increasing role of technology in today's music world, computer-generated music and compressed audio files can take precedence over sitting down at a concert to enjoy a live performance. In one of Italian classical pianist Roberto Prosseda's educational projects, he performs side-by-side concerts with a robot pianist - named Teo Tronico - in order to stress the differences between lifeless perfection and human-to-human musical expression.

On Feb. 13 in Morse Recital Hall, Prosseda will perform works of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schubert. The concert will continue the Horowitz Piano Series, a concert series that highlights Yale School of Music faculty members and brings well-known soloists to an intimate recital setting on campus. While he will not bring Teo Tronico to New Haven, Prosseda seeks to share his music in a unique and personal way. "We risk losing the sense of a genuine musical expression and for this reason attending classical music concerts and playing an acoustic instrument is so important nowadays," said Prosseda. "Recitals are an opportunity for me to share with the audience the intensity, depth and magic of some of my favorite piano masterworks."