Alessandro Deljavan | pianist
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Alessandro Deljavan
piano
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“Deljavan’s performance was revelatory in every respect.”
“Everyone in the hall knew that they were hearing something special—something wonderful—from the very first notes. At the end, the spontaneous eruption of cheers was so different from the perfunctory ovation that any decent performance is awarded, that being a part of the thrilled crowd was a unique experience in itself.”
“My fellow critics, who usually are making notes rather than applauding at the end of a performance, joined the example of the orchestra and applauded energetically. It was a moment to be savored and long remembered.”
“Like a musical hypnotist, he opened the door to our own private space where we store bittersweet remembrances yet somehow, being in that very private world not withstanding, we felt like we were also part of a collective for 15 minutes or so, but could have been hours.”
“The buzz in the lobby at intermission confirmed our common experience, our amazement and our gratitude to our lucky stars that we attended the concert.”
—Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theater Jones
“Technically brilliant and with an exceptional imagination, Alessandro Deljavan brings finesse and spontaneity to Chopin’s Etudes.”
—Remy Franck, Pizzicato.lu
“Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan made the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto an edge-of-seat experience.”
“Again and again, delicacies of voicing caressed the ear. Virtuosity, where called for, was thrilling.”
“Music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya and his charges did an impressive job of coordinating and balancing—and matching Deljavan’s almost extravagant expressivity”.
“For once, there was no automatic standing ovation but a genuine, and well deserved, explosion of applause and bravos.
For an encore, Deljavan played Chopin’s B minor Etude with jaw dropping virtuosity and heart-stopping eloquence.”
—Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
“A concert which only confirms the talent sincere and the colossal power of this Italian pianist that we’d like to hear more often in Brussels.”
—les chroniques du piano
“…and pianist Alessandro Deljavan who performed César Franck’s famous Violin Sonata in A major in the most stunningly beautiful and expressive way that no one who was there will forget it; it was simply world class!”
—Sverker Magnusson, Arvika News
“He is one of the most interesting pianists I have heard in my life.”
—Fou Ts’ong, eminent pianist and pedagogue
“His playing is full of intensive power and contagious artistry.”
—Dmitri Bashkirov, eminent pianist and pedagogue
“He is one of the most major talents of his age that I have ever heard and one of the few pianists I would go out of my way to hear.”
—John Perry, eminent pianist and pedagogue
“Alessandro is a complete artist with a technique “extraordinaire”, a marvelous and creative musicality and warm and communicative personality. He is truly a sensational pianist!”
—Willaim Grant Naboré
Director, Piano Academy at Lake Como
“There was an audible rise in the decibel level of the applause and approving crowd yells the moment Alessandro Deljavan walked on the stage…”
—Star-Telegram
The Star-Telegram coined explosion in shouts and stomps after his performances by audience, Deljamania:
“Among fans of this year’s only returning competitor, a mini “Delja-mania” was sweeping through Bass Hall and across social media.”
“Audience members praised his artistry and the emotional connection they felt when he played. Some were seen weeping during his performances, and so many gathered at the stage door for autographs and photos after his recitals that they willingly missed the performer after him.”
Messages from fans online, twitter & Facebook:
“Deljavan, I think is the greatest living pianist … is another world!”
“To all music & piano lovers: I don’t want to exaggerate, but in the 40 years (or so) I’ve been listening to piano music and attending piano concerts, never has a pianist touched me more deeply than Alessandro Deljavan.”
“Mr. Deljavan, your artistry was so moving to me”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you again for all the emotion you gave me.”
“When I heard Alessandro Deljavan render the Schumann Fantasie, it felt as though he was the composer playing it. The pure fire, in the moment excitement, incredible virtuosity, left me breathless. It reminded me of hearing Gilels in Carnegie Hall when I was a kid. I nearly fell over the balcony in my unconstrained, impassioned embrace of such awe-inspiring artistry.”
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Introduction
Pianist Alessandro Deljavan has been astonishing audiences for more than two decades. Acknowledgements began at the age of nine when he won the prestigious Concours musical de France (1st Prize, Paris,1996). He is embraced for his remarkable prowess and emotional intensity by audiences and colleagues alike. A prolific recording artist, Alessandro Deljavan has more than 30 albums from the solo and chamber music repertoire. Of his recent recording of the Chopin complete Études Pizzicato.lu writes “Technically brilliant and with an exceptional imagination, Alessandro Deljavan brings finesse and spontaneity to Chopin’s Etudes.”
Some highlights of 2017: Alessandro makes a return engagement to the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra from his very successful 2016 Lithuanian debut performing Shostakovich Concerto No. 1. In January he conducts the orchestra from the piano in Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat Major, K. 482 and a debut recital in Sweden. In February Alessandro makes his debut at the Fazioli Sacile concert hall in a solo recital featuring works of Mozart, Schubert, and Schumann and in March Alessandro makes his debut in Israel performing a multi-city tour of Brahms Concerto No. 2, Chopin Études, Op. 25 and Schubert Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello in B-Flat Major, Op. 99 with violinist Sean Lee and cellist Hillel Zori.
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Biography

Born of an Italian mother and Persian father, Alessandro Deljavan began learning to play piano before the age of two and gave his first performances at age three.

He has since performed around the world including in Austria, Belgium, China, Columbia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States.

Praise coming from the press and eminent pianists include:

“Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan made the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto an edge-of-seat experience.”
—Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News

“He is one of the most interesting pianists I have heard in my life.”
—Fou Ts’ong, eminent pianist and pedagogue

“His playing is full of intensive power and contagious artistry.”
—Dmitri Bashkirov, eminent pianist and pedagogue

“He is one of the most major talents of his age that I have ever heard and one of the few pianists I would go out of my way to hear.”
—John Perry, eminent pianist and pedagogue

Alessandro Deljavan has won top prizes in competitions including “Concours musical de France” (1st Prize, Paris,1996), Hummel Competition (2nd Prize, Bratislava, 2005), Gina Bachauer Young Artist Competition (5th Prize, 2005), Cliburn Competition (John Giordano Discretionary Award, 2009), Isangyun Competition (2nd Prize, Tongyeong, South Korea, 2010), and Cliburn Competition (Raymond E. Buck Discretionary Award, 2013).

Alessandro has performed with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Fort Worth, Texas, USA), The Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (Milan, Italy), Orchestra Sinfonica Leopolis (Atri, Italy), Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento (tour in Italy, Slovakia & South Korea), Wu Han Philharmonic Orchestra (Wu Han, China), and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (Vilnius, Lithuania) among others.

He has appeared at festivals such as the Barletta Piano Festival (Barletta, Italy), Bologna Festival (Bologna, Italy), Festival Piano Master (Gravedona, Italy), Orta Festival (Lago d’Orta, Italy), Gradus International Piano Festival (Aarhus, Denmark), Franz Liszt Festival (Albano Laziale, Italy), Festival Città di Morbegno (Morbegno, Italy), Festival Internazionale di Lapedona (Lapedona, Italy), Rassegna Viva Verdi Festival (Matera, Italy), Autunno Musicale (Como, Italy), the Bogotà International Piano Festival (Bogotà, Colombia) and Tippet Rise (Montana, USA).

His chamber music partners have included the Takács Quartet, the Sine Nomine Quartet and the Brentano Quartet. He has toured extensively with the violinist Daniela Cammarano with whom he has recorded several albums for the Aevea, Brilliant Classics and Onclassical labels.

Alessandro has appeared in films such as ‘Franz Liszt: The Pilgrimage Years’ (RAI – Italian TV), ‘Virtuosity’ (Cliburn / PBS) and numerous live broadcasts on European radio. The live webcasts from the Cliburn competitions (2009 & 2013) were seen by over a million viewers in 155 countries.

Alessandro has a discography of over 30 albums with the Stradivarius, Brilliant Classics, Onclassical, Aevea, Naxos, Tactus and Piano Classics labels. The most recent releases (since 2015) include two albums of the complete Chopin Waltzes & Études (Brilliant Classics), the Complete Piano / String works of Taneyev (Aevea), the Complete Piano Works of Reynaldo Hahn (Aevea), the Complete Violin Sonatas of Edvard Grieg (Aevea), the Complete Works for Piano and Cello of Martucci (Tactus), Schumann Works for Piano (Academy / Artalinna), Bach Complete Little Preludes (Aevea), Bach: The Seven Toccatas (Piano Classics), and a double CD recording of works by Mompou (Brilliant Classics).

Alessandro Deljavan graduated from the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Giuseppe Verdi (Milano, 2003) and the Istituto Gaetano Braga (Teramo, 2006). From 2005 – 2013 he was among the select young artists attending the International Piano Academy at Lake Como, Italy under the tutelage of the Academy’s artistic director, William Grant Naboré. In addition, he has taken part in courses at the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Festival dell Nazioni at Città di Castello and the Ottorino Respighi Foundation on St. George Island, Venice, Italy.

His teachers include Valentina Chiola, Piotr Lachert, Ricardo Risaliti, Enrico Belli, Eugenio Bagnoli, Lazar Berman, William Grant Naboré, Dimitri Bashkirov, Laurent Boullet, Fou Ts’ong, Dominique Merlet, John Perry, Menahem Pressler and Andreas Staier.

He is currently professor of piano at the U. Giordano Conservatory of Music, Foggia, Italy.

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Calendar

2017

January 7, 2017
Brussels, Belgium
Brussels Conservatory
Brussels Chopin Days
Complete Chopin Études

Chopin Trois nouvelles études, B. 130
Chopin 12 Études, Op. 10
Chopin 12 Études, Op. 25

January 20, 2017
Arvika, Sweden
Glafsfjordens musikfestival

Complete Chopin Études
Chopin Trois nouvelles études, B. 130
Chopin 12 Études, Op. 10
Chopin 12 Études, Op. 25

January 21, 2017
Arvika, Sweden
Glafsfjordens musikfestival

Alessandro Deljavan Master Class

January 28, 2017
Vilnius, Lithuania
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Alessandro Deljavan, conducting from the piano

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat Major, K. 482

February 6-10, 2017
Oberlin, Ohio
Oberlin

William Grant Naboré Master Class

February 11, 2017
Oberlin, Ohio
Warner Concert Hall
with Amy Weintraub, Amber Monroe, sopranos; Nicholas Music, Tenor; Jerry Xiong, violin

Schubert & Mayrhofer
poetry of Johann Mayrhofer
Geheimnis
Sehnsucht
Nachtstück
Erlafsee
Abendstern
Nachtviolen
Fragment aus dem Aeschylus
Freiwilliges Versinken
Auflösung
– pause –
Schubert quoting Schubert
poetry of Friedrich Rückert
Sei mir gegrüßt
Fantasy for violin and piano, D. 934

February 12, 2017
Dallas, Texas, USA
Blue Candlelight Series

Scarlatti Sonatas:

K. 430 in D Major

K. 9 in D Minor

K. 450 in G Minor

K. 146 in G Major

Mozart Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major, K. 330
Scagliola Lullaby (written for Alessandro Deljavan)
Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35

February 24, 2017
Sacile, Italy
Fazioli Concert Hall

Mozart Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major, K. 330
Schubert Piano Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, D. 784
Schumann Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17

March 9, 2017
Brescia, Italy
Teatro San Carlino
with Daniela Cammarano, violin; Jacopo Francini, cello

All Margola Program
Chamber music of Franco Margola

Sonata per violino e pianoforte op. 32 n. 1

Sonata breve in do maggiore per violoncello e pianoforte n. 3

Sonata in mi per violoncello e pianoforte

Musiche duettanti per violino e violoncello

Trio in la per violino, violoncello e pianoforte n. 2

March 16 – 21, 2017
Israel Tour

Concertos / Piano Trios / Recitals

March 16, 2017
Na’an, Israel
(Tel Aviv Museum Concert Series)
with Sean Lee, violin; Hillel Zori, cello

Chopin 12 Études, Op. 25
Schubert Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello in B-Flat Major, Op. 99

March 18, 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv Museum
Israel Camerata Orchestra
Uriel Segal, conductor

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83

March 19, 2017
Savion, Israel
Israel Camerata Orchestra
Uriel Segal, conductor

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83

March 20, 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv Museum Concert Series
with Sean Lee, violin; Hillel Zori, cello

Chopin 12 Études, Op. 25
Schubert Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello in B-Flat Major, D. 898

March 21, 2017
Kfar Shemaryahu, Israel
Israel Camerata Orchestra
Uriel Segal, conductor

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83

Apri 10 – 12, 2017
Oberlin, Ohio
Oberlin

Master Class with Richard Goode

April 15-16, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Location TBA
with Daniela Cammarano, violin; Eugene Lifschitz, cello

All Schubert
Program TBA

April 21, 2017
Location TBA
with Maurizio Zaccaria, piano

Debussy La Mer (for piano four hands)

May 6, 2017
Milan, Italy
Chiesa Vecchia di Baggio

Complete Chopin Études
Chopin Trois nouvelles études, B. 130
Chopin 12 Études, Op. 10
Chopin 12 Études, Op. 25

May 21, 2017
Pescara, Italy

Accademia Musicale Pescarese
with Daniela Cammarano, violin

Franz Xaver Mozart Sonata op. 7

Schubert: Sonata D 574 “Gran Duo”

Franck Sonata

May 23,  24 & 25 2017
Pescara, Italy

Accademia Musicale Pescarese

Piano Master Class

June 3, 2017
Calascio, Italy
Rocca Calascio
Officina Musicale
with Daniela Cammarano, violin; Luigi Ginesti, French horn

Schubert Gran Duo for Violin and Piano, D. 574
Brahms Horn Trio, Op. 40

June 17, 2017
Paris, France
Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle
Avenue de Longchamp, 75016 Paris
34e Festival Chopin à Paris
Opening Concert of the Festival

Chopin Complete Études
Chopin Trois nouvelles études, B. 130
Chopin 12 Études, Op. 10
Chopin 12 Études, Op. 25

June 30, 2017
Wuhan, China
Wuhan International Piano Festival
Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, James P. Liu, conductor

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 10

July 1, 2017
Wuhan, China
Wuhan International Piano Festival
Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, James P. Liu, conductor

Poulenc Piano Concerto in C-Sharp Minor, FP 146

August 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2017
Camerota, Italy
Camerota Festival

Piano Master Class

October 31, 2017

Festival Musicale della Pieve

Corticelle Pieve (BS)

with Daniela Cammarano, Elton Tola, violin; Giuseppe Russo Rossi, viola;  Luca Magariello, cello; Michelangelo Mercuri, contrabasso

Chopin Concerti in Quintet

Chopin Concerto op. 11

Chopin Concerto op. 21

2018

January 6, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth
with the Borromeo String Quartet

program TBA

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