Fri 17 & Sat 18 Feb 2023 : Giovanni Lonati

Giovanni Lonnati
Giovanni Lonnati

Giovanni Lonati will be playing at Tincleton Gallery on Friday 17 and Sat 18 February 2023.

This concert has been postponed twice, so hopefully third time lucky. The first time (2021) the concert could not take place due to the general Covid lockdowns. The second time (2022) unfortunately Giovanni himself caught Covid as he was about to catch a flight from Rome. Fingers crossed !

Born in Italy in 1987, Giovanni Lonati studied with Daniela Ghigino and Sasha Bajcic (former pupil of Evgenij Malinin, one of the most significant successors of H. Neuhaus). He attended Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan and Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome, graduating cum laude and honourable mention, obtaining also a scholarship (“Premio Adriana Giannuzzi”) as the best graduate of the year 2014.

Also in 2014 he was awarded the prize “Premio Pianistico Regione Lazio” and in 2011 at a national competition (“Concorso Pianistico Maria Giubilei” in Sansepolcro) was entitled to a scholarship for the Sommerakademie of Mozarteum in Salzburg, where he attended a course with Sergio Perticaroli. He also took part in several other courses and masterclasses with Michele Marvulli, Eli Perrotta, Chiaralberta Pastorelli, Bruno Canino, Rudolf Meister.

Since 2008 he has held many recitals for concert seasons and festivals throughout Italy such as “Young Artists Piano Solo Series” and “Pausa Museo” for Roma Tre Orchestra (Rome), “Noi Con Brahms” for “Associazione Kreisleriana” (Milan), the City Concerts of “Piano City Milano”, “Festival Pianistico di Roma”, “Associazione Bernardo Pasquini” (Formello), “I Concerti di Primavera” (Anguillara Sabazia), “Let’s Britten” (Rome).

In July 2019 he made his UK debut in Bath, holding a recital of Chopin and Beethoven, which encountered very positive feedback and reviews.

He teaches at “Anton Rubinstein” music school in Rome and association “Eidos Musica”, through which he has organised concerts with colleague Cristina De Luca, performing both as soloists and in piano duo, in various local festivals. A cycle of concerts has been also held at the school’s concert hall for children, in the form of musical stories, featuring renditions of Tchaikovskij’s “The Nutcracker” and Saint-Saens’s “Le Carnaval des Animaux”.

Always flexible and eclectic in his approach to music, he is also active as a composer and choir singer. For some years he sang bass for “Prima Prattica Ensemble”, a young vocal group based in Rome, performing mainly Renaissance music.

Giovanni will be playing the same programme on both evenings:

Sketches of a Lifetime – Musical Images of Childhood, Nature and Art

R. Schumann – Kinderszenen op. 15
Von Fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of foreign Lands and People)
Kuriose Geschichte (A curious Story)
Hasche-Mann (Catch me)
Bittendes Kind (Entreating Child)
Glückes Genug (Happy enough)
Wichtige Begebenheit (An important Event)
Träumerei (Dreaming)
Am Kamin (At the Fireside)
Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Rocking-Horse)
Fast zu ernst (Almost too serious)
Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)
Kind im Enschlummern (Child falling asleep)
Der Dichter spricht (The Poet speaks)

R. Schumann – Waldszenen op. 82
Eintritt (Entrance)
Jäger auf der Lauer (Hunter on the Lookout)
Einsame Blumen (Solitary Flowers)
Verrufene Stelle (Haunted Spot)
Freundliche Landschaft (Pleasing Landscape)
Herberge (Wayside Inn)
Vögel als Prophet (the Prophet Bird)
Jagdlied (Hunting-song)
Abschied (Farewell)

M. Mussorgski – Pictures at an Exhibition
The Gnome
The Old Castle
Tuileries (Children’s Quarrel after Games)
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuyle
Limoges. The market (the Great News)
The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba Jaga)
The Great Gate of Kiev

Special terms : due to Covid-19 may apply, approximately as follows, though we reserve the right to update them:

– Pre booking and prepayment only. All guests must give contact etc details.

– Seating may be allocated by us in advance. We may flex exact mix depending on demand and any constraints. Ask quickly if you have a larger party.

– We will give refunds if we need to cancel the concert for whatever reason. We will not refund if you need to cancel as that would disadvantage the musician(s), unless we can resell your seat.

– You must respect our Covid social distancing requirements, which will in turn comply with Government requirements. For the time being this means that no particular restrictions are anticipated unless Covid restrictions are reintroduced by Government.

– As usual drinks & nibbles will be served, but exactly how and where will depend on the weather.

– All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm.

– Tickets £15 each.

– To order tickets please email Tincleton Gallery or call Tincleton Gallery on 01305 848909