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Wednesday Wed, 24 Apr 2024


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Award-winning Italian pianist Elia Cecino presents a programme that evokes the interactions of thought among composers and the web of similarities and quotations woven into their music. Meet the figures who inspired the works of the great nineteenth-century Romantic composers, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms. 

Elia Cecino will perform Liszt exploring the theme of love in the opera “Faust” by Charles Gounod, with the love duet between Faust and Margherita, and in the passionate verses of the Italian poet Francesco Petrarca. Alongside, in an experimental comparison, Cecino will premier in India the “New Petrarca Sonnet” (2022) by the contemporary composer Orazio Sciortino. 

Cecino will also play Brahms’ Variations Op. 9 paying homage to Clara and Robert Schumann, in a meditative atmosphere of memories and allusions. The grandiose Sonata Op. 1, reminiscent of Beethoven’s style, will close the concert with a sparkle.

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Elia Cecino


Elia Cecino is winner of the first prize at the Premi Iturbi 2023 in València, in which the jury chaired by Joaquín Achúcarro also awarded him special prizes for the best performance of a Concerto by Beethoven and for the best interpretation of Chopin’s music.

He is first prize winner at the New Orleans Piano Competition, “Mottram” in Manchester and “Viñes” in Lleida; he is a laureate at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv and the Vendome Prize in New York.

The year 2020 marked his recording debut with the release of two CDs. The following year, Elia started a solidarity project in favor of the Kinder in Not association, which runs a children’s home in Bucharest. In October 2023, with the proceeds from the sales of the CDs, he was able to donate a piano to them. In 2024, two new albums will be released for IBS Classical and Piano Classics.

Since 2014, Elia regularly performs in halls such as Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Merkin Hall in New York, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Künstlerhaus in Munich, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile. He has performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, La Fenice Orchestra, Simfònica del Vallès, Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta de València, Israel Philharmonic, Sichuan Philarmonic, and Sinfonica di Milano.

Born in Italy in 2001, Elia began his studies at 9 and at 17, graduated Summa cum Laude from Cesena Conservatory. The following year, he won the XXXVI Premio Venezia, a competition reserved for the best graduates of the Italian Conservatories.

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