Docente Russo Irene

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Irene Russo, pianista, didatta.

Oltre alla sua consueta e quasi trentennale carriera pianistica per la quale è nota in ambito internazionale, Irene Russo svolge dal 1993 attività concertistica cameristica in formazioni classiche e crossover.

Nata a Foggia nel 1974 si è diplomata a 17 anni presso il Conservatorio “U.Giordano” con lode. Allieva di Franco Scala e Lazar Berman presso l’Accademia Pianistica di Imola e successivamente di Alicia de Larrocha presso l’Accademia “Marshall” di Barcellona, nel 2000 Irene Russo ha vinto il “Clara Schumann” di Düsseldorf.

Successivamente è stata premiata anche al Concorso Internazionale ARD di Monaco di Baviera, ha ricevuto la Menzione d’Onore al Martha Argerich International Competition di Buenos Aires e il Premio Dorothy McKenzie di New York.

In ambito classico ha suonato nei maggiori centri musicali tra cui: Concergebouw Amsterdam, Bozar Bruxelles, Konzerhaus Berlino, Steinwall New York, Palau Valencia, Marconi Hall Sydney, Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Hobby Center Houston, e partecipato a numerosi festival internazionali quali: La Roque d'Anthéron, Schloss-Elmau, San Francisco Contemporary Music Festival, Musica Viva, Heidelberg.

Ha eseguito circa 30 concerti con orchestra tra cui i 5 concerti di Beethoven e i 2 di Brahms, collaborando tra l’altro con le orchestre filarmoniche di Kiev, Thuringhen, Antwerp, Netherlands Phil, e sinfoniche di Düsseldorf, Pays de la Loire, Brandenburg Frankfurt, Bari.

Nel 2019 ha arricchito il suo curriculum di prestigiose collaborazioni in campo jazzistico suonando, tra gli altri, con Paolo Fresu e Ray Anderson. Recentemente è stata solista ospite della Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra durante un tour di grande successo in Asia.

Si è da poco esibita a Budapest presso la Liszt Ferenc Music Academy, dove è stata nominata membro della Liszt Society Budapest.

Il suo doppio CD Lisztiano “Angelus” pubblicato dalla Brilliant Classics, con cui incide in esclusiva dal 2005, è stato nominato “Miglior CD strumentale del mese” dalla rivista Gramophone (settembre 2016).

Dal 2012 è Presidente del Concorso Internazionale Pianistico “Città di Treviso”, dal 2014 consulente artistico del Premio “Maria Oubiña de Castro” di Barcellona e dal 2016 Direttore Artistico della Fondazione Culturale Archipel di Amsterdam..

Attualmente risiede in Veneto e ha una figlia, Giordana, in omaggio al celebre compositore della sua città natale. Insegna al Conservatorio di Castelfranco Veneto e presso la Luca School of Arts di Leuven, Belgio.


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Praised by the legendary Martha Argerich as "one of the best young musicians I ever heard in my life", Italian pianist Irene Russo (1974) appeared on the big international stages like one of the most interesting talents
of her generation.

Pupil of both Franco Scala and the legendary Lazar Berman at the International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro", she also studied with Alicia de Larrocha in Barcelona.


Her latest Franz Liszt “Angelus” double CD for Brilliant Classics has been released worldwide on June 1st 2016. Highly praised by both press and public this recording has been recently chosen as best instrumental
CD of the month on the prestigious “Gramophone” magazine (sept. 2016). Officially presented on BBC Radio 3 it has been broadcasted on various radio stations like RAI Radio 3, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Radio 4 Holland,
Radio Clasica Spain.

she has performed in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany. Her 2014 USA West Coast tour culminated in a very acclamed recital at the sfSound’s Microfestival of Contemporary Piano Music
in San Francisco. In the United States she has also performed in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Houston, New York, both as soloist and with orchestra.

She collaborated with renowned conductors such as: John Axelrod, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Susanna Mälkki, David Stern, Fabio Mastrangelo, Alexander Liebreich, Marc Andreae, Misha Damev, Ovidiu
Balan and Michel Tilkin.

Her recent soloist appearances with orchestra include: concerts with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, a tour in France with l’Orchestre National of the Pays de la Loire, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, deFilarmonie van Vlaanderen, Münchener Kammerorchester.

She has been also guest soloist with the Kiev National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Klassische Philharmonie, Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro San Carlo, Houston OrchestraX, Orchestra da Camera della Toscana, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Craiova Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari.

Winner of the Clara Schumann International Piano Competition of Düsseldorf 2000, she was also awarded for the best contemporary interpretation at the ARD 2002 International Music Competition in Munich.

Since then she started a fruitful collaboration with the german composer Jörg Widmann, who wrote his acclaimed "Hallstudie" especially for her.

She has toured Europe extensively, performing in the most prestigious venues like: Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw and Beurs van Berlage, Utrecht Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam Schouwburg Theater, Brussels Palais-des-Beaux-Arts and Theatre Flagey, Antwerp deSingel and Koningin Elizabethzaal, Bruges Concertgebouw, Ghent Opera and Bijloke, Berlin Konzerthaus and Bechstein International Klavier Series, Hamburg Musikhalle, Bremen dieGlocke, Nürnberg Meistersingerhalle, Düsseldorf Tonhalle, Hannover Theater Am Aegi, Munich deGasteig, Prinzregententheatre and Herkulessaal, Bonn Beethovenhalle and Beethovenhaus, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Karlsruhe Kongresszentrum, Wiesbaden Kurhaus, Bad Neuenahr Kurtheater, Bielefeld Rudolf-Oetker-Halle, Heidelberg Festivalforum Alte PH, Ludwigshafen BASF Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt Konzerthalle, Madrid Sala Reina Sofia and Fundación Guerrero, Barcelona Auditorio Marshall, Valencia Palau de la Musica, Alicante MUBAG and ADDA Auditorium, Lisbon Teatro Municipal, Paris Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Marseille Le Silo, Nantes Cité des Congrès, La Roche sur Yon Le Manège, Angers Centre des Congrès, Zürich MKZ, Milan Auditorium Verdi and Auditorium Di Vittorio, Bologna Teatro Comunale, Napoli Teatro San Carlo, Roma Palazzo Barberini, Cesena Teatro
Bonci, Fabriano Teatro Comunale, Foggia Teatro Giordano, Torino Palazzo Graneri, Venezia Palazzo Albrizzi.

In 2003 Irene Russo received the Mention of Honour at the Martha Argerich International Piano Competition.

She has performed at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Arthur Rubinstein Society in Tel Aviv, Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, Marconi Hall in Sydney.

In the same year she celebrated her 29th birthday with her debut at the prestigious International Piano Festival of La Roque-d'Anthéron, where she performed twice in the same season; she was also the only
italian pianist invited. Eversince she has been performing at the major european Festivals.

Eclectic and experimental artist she has collaborated with visual artists, dancers and coreographers such as David Dawson, Royal Ballet of Flanders and Director Kathryn Bennetts, Patricia Neary (Balanchine's etoile).
In 2011 she has performed at Flemish Opera House of Antwerp at the presence of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium.

Founder and regular performer of the Piano Ensemble together with dutch pianist Jeroen Van Veen, she has recorded the integrale of Simeon Ten Holt Multiple Pianos Work in 2005 for Brilliant Classics. Her later CD
release of Ten Holt's most known piece Canto Ostinato has sold more than 15.000 copies becoming the best selling classical album in The Netherlands.

Irene Russo has recorded for the major european radio and television broadcasting channels such as: RAI, SWR, NDR, Alpha TV Germany, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARD, ZDF, WDR, Radio Vaticana, Radio 4 Klassik
Holland, Radio Klara Belgium, Classique 3, France Musique, Radio CBC Canada, HUHF Radio USA.

In 1999 she won the First Prize at the Emmanuel Durlet International Piano Competition of Anwerp, where her interpretation of Liszt b minor Sonata during the Final was mentioned as one of the highlights of classical
music in 1999 on the national newspaper De Standaard.

Passionate chamber musician, Ms. Russo has collaborated with: Jörg Widmann, Alexander Lonquich, Valerie Guillorit, Gabriele Cassone, Frank Reinecke, David Adorjan, I Solisti del Vento, Alissa Margulis,
Carolin Widmann, Genevieve Strosser, Zoltan Kovacs and Nadja Helble among others.

Engaged teacher, she held a professorship at the Royal Music Conservatoire of Antwerp and currently she is a highly sought after teacher at the LUCA School of Music, Campus Lemmens of Leuven, Belgium. She's also on faculty at the Music Conservatoire "Steffani" of Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.

She's regularly invited to give Masterclasses and Lectures in several Universities and Conservatoria: Helsinki, Geneve, Groningen, Castellon de la Plana, Alicante, Udine. She's member of the jury in several international piano competitions such as: Treviso, Aalst, Antwerp, Utrecht.
 
Creazione
12/04/2013  
Ultimo aggiornamento
30/05/2020