Eugenio Catone, piano

Period

from 13.07 to 19.07

Course fee

250.00

Max number of participants

6

Course description

The course consist of 3 individual lessons (each of 60-minutes).

It is possible to receive, upon request, an additional lesson (60-min.) at the cost of € 60.00.

The neapolitan pianist Eugenio Catone is esteemed in the international scenario of concert music for his highly-defined artistic personality and the expressive power of his interpretations. Gifted with “a surprising ability to identify integrally with the composer’s soul” (Il Tempo) and with “an exuberant technique which supports his musical intelligence, as polished as an ancient Toledo sword” (Corriere del Mezzogiorno), he is the very essence of the inquisitive, eclectic musician adept in a variety of musical forms: chamber music, composition, conducting an orchestra, teaching. After receiving unanimous approval at the Pozzoli Piano Competition in Seregno (Premio Biella) and the Speranza Piano Competition in Taranto (Premio Albano), he obtained his first important international recognition when he won first prize at the 8th Hastings Piano Concerto Competition. A few years later, he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna. Since then he has performed in prestigious Festivals in Italy and in Europe (Ravello Festival, Wiener Klavierfest, Farfield Halls), in recitals and orchestra concerts (Bonner Orchesterverein, Finchley Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Giovanile Universitaria) presenting programmes that feature repertoires of the early Romantic period and the 20th Century. His performances have been broadcasted by radio stations (Radio Vaticana, Radio Slovenija 3) and his CD “Temi & Variazioni” (Estonia Piano Netherlands, 2007) was selected by Piero Rattalino for the “Nuove Carriere 2010” award promoted by CIDIM in Rome. In 2018 his latest album was published under the record label Diapason Records in which he plays music by Schubert and Ravel. Eugenio Catone is currently engaged in a challenging project, i.e. recording the complete piano works of Dmítri Shostakóvich, which he presents in monothematic recitals and concerto lessons. A passionate performer of chamber music, he took the advice of Bruno Canino, Alain- Meunier, Evgeny Sinaiski and chose to play on a steady basis in Duo with saxophonist Domenico Luciano (Duo Agorà) and with the German cellist Emily Wittbrodt. Eugenio Catone believes strongly in dissemination and education for the general public and since 2017 he has been the artistic director of the Festival “Incontri Musicali al Castello dei Conti” in Ceccano, a festival which he also founded. Among the teaching projects he promotes in order to draw the very young to contemporary music, his Adrian, for a young orchestra and reciting voice, sparked significant interest and was, in fact, awarded at the international competition Music for Young Musicians in Pescara; it is scheduled to be published shortly by Nuova Gutemberg. Eugenio Catone studied music under the guidance of the renowned teacher Annamaria Pennella and furthered his artistic development at the Conservatories of Salerno, Amsterdam and Essen, with Gabriella Olino, Matthijs Verschoor and Henri Sigfridsson. Sonja Pahor, Paul Badura-Skoda, Frank Wibaut also contributed to his training. He is currently attending the “Konzertexamen” honours course at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen and the Orchestral Conducting course at the Civica Scuola di Musica “Abbado” in Milan.