Celebrating Michelangeli – The Musical Genius

24 Apr 2020
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By Duo Farinaldi: Farah Ghadiali &
Paolo Rinaldi with Roberta Bambace
(90 mins)

An NCPA Presentation

The Italian classical pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920–1995) was considered to be an exceptional virtuoso. Perfectionist, hypersensitive and extremely moody, it is said that he cancelled more concerts than he actually gave, and yet his mastery over the instrument was so great that he was considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Known fondly as “Il maestro dei maestri” (master of masters), he was also a sought-after teacher with students such as Martha Argerich and Maurizio Pollini. His legacy in pedagogy is carried forward by his pupil, Isacco Rinaldi, president of the Artis Magistri in Italy. Celebrating his centenary, a year-long series of concerts in Italy, the UK and India performed by Duo Farinaldi – soprano Farah Ghadiali and Steinway artist Paolo Rinaldi (Isacco Rinaldi’s son) along with pianist Roberta Bambace will showcase some of Michelangeli’s favourite composers including Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninoff.


Box Office:  26th March for Members & 29th March for Public


Paolo Rinaldi and Roberta Bambace will give a joint piano masterclass open to talented pianists on Sunday, 5th April, at the Little Theatre from 10.00 am onwards. For registration and inquiries, please email: farahghadiali@gmail.com

Venue: Experimental Theatre
Price: Member: ₹500 & 300/-
Non-Member: ₹500 & 300/-
Friday 24 Apr
7:00 pm
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