About Andrea Padova
Andrea Padova first achieved critical attention when he won the “J.S.Bach International Piano Competition” in 1995. Since then has concertized throughout the world, including New York (Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall), Washington (Washington Performing Arts Society), Montreal, Tokyo, Rome (RAI Symphony Orchestra), Milan (Teatro alla Scala), Munich (Gasteig), Granada (Granada Festival) Avignon (Avignon Festival), Tel Aviv, Istanbul.
Andrea Padova first achieved critical attention when he won the “J.S.Bach International Piano Competition” in 1995. Since then has concertized throughout the world, including New York (Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall), Washington (Washington Performing Arts Society), Montreal, Tokyo, Rome (RAI Symphony Orchestra), Milan (Teatro alla Scala), Munich (Gasteig), Granada (Granada Festival) Avignon (Avignon Festival), Tel Aviv, Istanbul…
He studied Piano with V. Vitale, A. Ciccolini, and E. Larsen, and Composition with G. Marinuzzi jr. and with F. Donatoni, at the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome. His performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” prompted The Washington Post to write “the pianist Andrea Padova turns sound into poetry. His virtuosity, sensitively managed, resounds through every measure”. In addition to the “J.S.Bach International Piano Competition”, Andrea Padova has been the recipient of many other prizes and aknowledgments both as a pianist and as a composer (Wiener Wettbewerb für neue Musik, “A.Casella” of the Accademia Chigiana di Siena, Wiener Masters, “Malipiero”, “G.Contilli” “Nuova Musica per Strumenti Antichi”).
After the release of his first cd, the musicologist Harold Schonberg recognized to Padova: “a strong personality, conviction, freedom, and style”. About his recording dedicated to Busoni, the authoritative review “Gramophone” wrote: “He creates some of the same dark, sustained, organ-like tone that marks Rubin- stein’s hypnotic 1934 recording…An ideal advocate for Busoni”. After the success of his second cd dedicated to his own piano pieces and his debut at Teatro La Scala in Milan (Chopin Piano Concerto n. 2, Andante Spianato and Polonaise Brillante and Fantasy on Polish Themes) the authoritative music magazine “Insound” named him “Best Italian Pianist 2008”. Also the New York Times and San Francisco Examiner enthusiastically reviewed his recent works. In 2009 was released his cd dedicated to rare works and masterpieces by Robert Schumann, for which the critic recognized to Andrea Padova an “unsurpassed mastery” (MF). In 2012 has been released his last cd dedicated to J.S.Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” recorded during his last tournée in Japan and published by EWE.
Often invited to give piano and composition masterclasses all over the world, he has been Juror of the “J.S.Bach International Piano Competition”, the “S.Thalberg” (Naples) and “E.Porrino” (Cagliari) International Piano Competition.
His lessons are individual. Please check the related regulation for Andrea Padova.
The piano course “The Piano: learning, concert, competition recording, exam” held by M° Andrea Padova is open regardless of nationality and age.
M° Padova will held his session from 8th to 13th July 2019
Each student will have:
– A minimum of 4 lessons of 60 minutes, and the possibility for the students to perform in concerts organized by the San Marino International Music Summer Courses.
The selection of students who will play during the concerts is at the discretion of the teacher.
Participants and Auditors
The applicants may apply either as regular students (active participants) or as auditors (passive participants).
– Active Participants: € 525 including individual lessons and registration fee.
– Auditors: € 150 including participation in lessons and registration fee.
Enrollment procedure. Each student must:
– apply, using the online enrollment form
– indicate in the form the main course and the teacher he wants to study with
The secretary will send to the students the confirmation of the enrollment. Once received the confirmation, the students must pay the registration fee.
Only after receiving the payment of the registration fee the student is considered to be duly enrolled to the “Piano: learning, concert, competition, recording and exams”.
Deadline for the application: 29th June 2019
The course, the concerts and the practice rooms will be situated in different locations in the historic center of San Marino.
The participants will receive a Participant Diploma.
Accommodation / Food
A wide network of hotels / B&B/ restaurants with special prices will be available to students and will be listed on the San Marino Artist’s website;
Observance of the regulation
The participants are personally responsible for any damage they may cause to public or private property, to persons or things, and for any injury or illness they may suffer during or outside the class or during the practice time.
The application to the course includes the acceptance of this regulation.
Any claim must refer to the text in Italian language.
Place of jurisdiction is the Republic of San Marino.