Saskia Giorgini – Klavier
“Thrilling … flawless”, Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, London.
Her début album of piano music by George Enescu was widely acclaimed: “Saskia Giorgini’s idiomatic virtuosity is completely at one with Enescu’s sound world … Giorgini has truly internalised this elusive, oddly gripping music, whetting the appetite for an eventual Enescu cycle” (Gramophone magazine)
She has now made three recordings for Pentatone: an acclaimed Schöne Müllerin with tenor Ian Bostridge, and 2 CDs due to be released in Autumn 2021 – Respighi Songs and Liszt’s Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses.
Winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 2016, where she also got the special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work, Saskia Giorgini is also winner of the Chopin Special Prize at the 2015 Busoni Piano Competition. She is praised for her “unerring technique, a beautiful and moving sound, a phrasing full of fantasy and a pure musicality” (Salvatore Accardo).
Saskia Giorgini has appeared widely in acclaimed recitals and live radio recordings in halls and festivals including the Lingotto–Hall in Turin, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Concerti del Quirinale in Rome, Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg, Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Großer Saal Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg, Konzerthaus and Muzikverein in Wien, Philharmonia Skt. Petersburg, Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, Eindhoven Muziekgebouw, Utrecht Kamermuziek Festival, MiTo Settembre Musica Festival, Unione Musicale Torino, Vancouver Summer Festival, Warsaw’s Filharmonia Narodowa, Festiwal Katowice Kultura Natura, Seoul Arts Center, Cairo Opera House, Toppan Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokio, Wigmore Hall in London.
She has played together with many orchestras, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, CBC Radio Orchestra in Canada, under the baton of conductors as Simon Gaudenz, Eliahu Inbal, Mario Bernardi, Antonello Manacorda, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Antonello Manacorda, Andrea Battistoni.
A special affinity for chamber music brings her regularly together with renowned partners: Ian Bostridge, Vilde Frang, Martin Fröst, Janine Jansen, Gilles Apap, Mario Brunello, Thomas Demenga and many others.
Upcoming projects include: the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, with the Athens State Orchestra and Stefanos Tsialis, MiTo Festival in Italy, concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, at the Konzerthaus Wien, in Genève and in Amsterdam.
Ms. Giorgini received her first piano lessons at the age of four. At fifteen she was admitted to the piano academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, where she studied with Riccardo Risaliti, Leonid Margarius and Louis Lortie. At the same time she graduated from the Conservatorio di Torino with Claudio Voghera, with the highest grades and honours. She then completed her studies at the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo with Enrico Pace, at the KUG in Graz with Julius Drake, and at the Mozarteum
Salzburg with Pavel Gililov.