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Sara De Ascaniis, piano recital

Sunday November 30, 2025 @ 15h00

Internationally appreciated for her sensitive playing and captivating performances, italian pianist Sara De Ascaniis has toured through Europe, Canada and USA.
Winner of prestigious awards in Italy and abroad, such as J.S. Bach Prize in Sestri Levante, Vito Frazzi Prize in Florence,Mozartpreis in Salzburg,Baden-Württemberg International Piano Competition, Sara has been performing as a soloist in prestigious venues including La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Bibiena in Mantova, Teatro dal Verme in Milan, Wiener Saal in Salzburg, Ehrbar Saal in Vienna, Tanna Schulich Hall in Montrèal and Bing Theatre in Los Angeles.
She has been performing with various chamber music ensembles from Duo to Quintet, working with artists like Rainer Schmidt, Wolfgang Redik, Igor Ozim, Enrico Bronzi and Alois Brandhofer. She was invited at renowned Festivals like La Societá dei Concerti in Milan,LeXGiornate in Brescia, Aurora Chamber Music Festival(Sweden),Internationaler Konzertverein Bodensee (Germany),Salzburger Kammermusikfestival(Austria), iPalpiti Festival (California). Born into a family of musicians, Sara played her first solo recital at the age of nine. After the Master’s Degree summa cum laude from italian Conservatory at the age of 18, she entered the prestigious University Mozarteum in Salzburg, where she graduated with honours under the guidance of hungarian pianist Imre Rohmann, a pupil of Ferenc Rados and Gyorgy Kurtag. She also studied for several years with Konstantin Bogino, a student of legendary russian teacher Vera Gornostaeva. Her musical development was enriched from other renowned pedagogues, such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Pavel Gililov,Benedetto Lupo, Lilya Zilberstein and Boris Petrushansky. Her first solo Album “19th Century Piano Fantasies” with works by Schumann, Chopin, Skrjabin and Bruckner, released from record label Da Vinci Publishing, got wonderful critics and was broadcasted on several radios, like the italian RadioTre and its show “Primo Movimento”. Sara is also a passionate teacher and has been working at the Italian Music Conservatories in Padua, Brescia and Trieste from 2018 to 2022. She currently has a Piano class at the State Music School of the City of Munich.

 

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Program

Claude Debussy: (1862-1918) Image oubilées, n. 1

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937: Gaspard de la nuit

Alexander Skrjabin (1872-1915) : Etüde op. 8 n. 9 "Alla ballata"

Sergej Prokofiev (1891-1953): Sonata n. 4

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