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Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th St, Aventura, FL 33180-2933
"He is a true virtuoso, meaning that he has the pianistic resources to do anything he wants to, not that he advertises his technique," Boston Globe After receiving the Critics' Prize at the Tchaikovshy Competition in Moscow (1990), De Maria won First Prize in many other prestigious international piano competitions. He has played as soloist with the best orchestras. Born in Venice, he won First Prize at the Cortot Piano Competition in Milan at the age of 13. In 2010, bicentennial of the birth of the Polish composer, Pietro De Maria was invited to play Chopin in the most important international centers such as Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, Zurich, Rome. He teaches at the School of Music in Fiesole, at the Academy of Music in Pinerolo and at the Musikdorf Ernen in Switzerland. PROGRAM- CHOPIN: 3 Mazurkas, Ballade No.1 in G minor, Nocturne Op.27 No.2, Scherzo No.2, LIGETI: Etudes No. 8, 5, 13 LISZT: Soirees de Vienne No.6, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, Grandes, "La Campanella"