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Chopin Society Piano Recital

March 15, 2020    6:00pm

Chopin Society of Atlanta celebrates 20 Anniversary presenting Roberto Plano. 

Recital program

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

Notturno, from 6 pezzi per pianoforte

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Mazurke op. 68

- Vivace (C Major)

- Lento (A Minor)

- Allegro ma non troppo (F Major)

- Andantino (F Minor)

Casta Diva (from Bellini, reconstructed by Wojciech Nowik)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Sposalizio, from Années de Pèlerinage, Livre 2 – Italie

Miserere du Trovatore S433 (from Verdi)


Heitor Villa Lobos (1887-1959)

Impressoes seresteiras (from Ciclo brasileiro)

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)

- Milonga op. 3 “Canción del Arbol Del Olvido”

- Suite de danzas criollas op. 15

1. Adagetto pianissimo

2. Allegro rustico

3. Allegretto cantabile

4. Calmo e poetico

5. Scherzando - Coda: Presto ed energico

George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Rhapsody in blue


Roberto Plano - Biography

First Prize Winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Finalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition (Calgary, Canada) and the 2006 Axa Dublin International Piano Competition, Italian pianist Roberto Plano has performed all over the world. Important venues in North America include Alice Tully Hall in New York City’s Lincoln Center, where he performed the American premiere of Luis de Pablo’s Retratos y Transcripciones; Severance Hall in Cleveland, National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and others. He regularly performs in Europe – notably at Sala Verdi in Milan, Salle Cortot in Paris, Wigmore Hall and St. John Smith Square in London, National Concert Hall in Dublin, and at the Herculessaal and Gasteig in Munich. He has been a featured recitalist at internationally acclaimed Festivals such as the Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Poland; the Festival at Sandpoint, the Portland Piano International Festival, Savannah Music Festival and the Newport Music Festival in the USA.

He has appeared with orchestras worldwide under conductors such as James Conlon, Pinchas Zuckerman, Jahja Ling, Marcelo Lehninger, Robert Franz, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jahja Ling, Gary Sheldon. In Canada he has been soloist with Calgary Philharmonic under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner.

Roberto Plano’s friendly and outgoing personality has made him a favorite for guest appearances on a number of radio stations, including NPR’s Performance Today, WNYC in New York City, WFMT in Chicago, WGBH’s Classics in the morning (Boston), WCRI (Newport), CBC’s In Performance (Toronto), BBC In Tune (London), RadioRai 3 Grammelot and Piazza Verdi (Milan), Rete 2 (Lugano). As a result of his success at the 2005 Van Cliburn Competition, he appeared in the film documentaries “In the Heart of Music” and “Encores” (together with James Conlon and Menahem Pressler) which was aired on PBS stations across the United States, as well as in Europe. In 2006, Plano was chosen to participate in the DVD recording “A Masterclass with Jean-Michel Damase”, filmed in Paris by ARTE at Salle Cortot; and together with Philippe Entremont, a second video project about the music of Mozart, broadcast by NHK in Japan.

Venue: Studio Theatre

Cost: $10-$25