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Ginevra Petrucci '12 MM, '13 AD and Boris Berman present recital in Rome

Flutist Ginevra Petrucci '12 MM, '13 AD will join Professor Boris Berman in presenting a recital at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome, Italy on May 24th, 2016. The recital, which is dedicated to the memory of the great flutist Aurèle Nicolet (1926-2016), will feature music of Mozart, Debussy, and Franck.

The event is co-organized by the Santa Cecilia Conservatory and the Yale Club of Italy, under the presidency of Dr. Andrea Mandel-Mantello '81 BA.


About Ginevra Petrucci
Praised by the Italian press as being “one of the most interesting talents of her generation,” and described as having “a beautiful phrasing, brilliant virtuosity and a legato worthy of a great singer” by The Flutist Quarterly, Ginevra Petrucci is an internationally renowned musician with a dynamic performance schedule. Her concert diary has led her to perform in some of the most prestigious concert halls throughout the world, and alongside acclaimed artists including pianist Boris Berman, violinist David Radzynski, and cellist Rocco Filippini among others.

An active chamber musician, Petrucci regularly performs with ensembles such as I Virtuosi Italiani I Pomeriggi Musicali, I Musici di Roma and the Kodály Quartet. Her recordings include Giulio Briccialdi’s four flute Concerti with I Virtuosi Italiani (first world recording, Bongiovanni 2009), the complete Quintets by Friedrich Kuhlau with the Kodály Quartet (Brilliant Classics 2013), David Fontanesi's chamber music with flute (Bongiovanni 2014 and 2015), the complete Flute Duets by Haydn (Brilliant Classics 2014), the recital CD "The World of Yesterday" with Bruno Canino (Dynamic 2015) and Dupuy and Büchner Concerti with I Pomeriggi Musicali (Brilliant Classics 2015). She is a founding member of the Delphi Chamber Orchestra and of the chamber group Cantata Profana, both based in the United States.

As a strong advocate of modern and contemporary music, she collaborated with the composers Kaija Saariaho, Steve Reich, George Crumb, Betsy Jolas and Jean-Michel Damase, as well as with several composers of her generation both in the United States and in Italy. She is President of Associazione Musicale Leonardo De Lorenzoand and Artistic Director of Fondazione Mercadante.

About Boris Berman
Well known to the audiences of nearly fifty countries on six continents, Boris Berman regularly appears with leading orchestras, on major recital series, and in important festivals. He studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the distinguished pianist Lev Oborin. An active recording artist and a Grammy nominee, he was the first pianist to record the complete solo works of Prokofiev. Other acclaimed releases include all piano sonatas by Alexander Scriabin and a recital of Shostakovich piano works, which received the Edison Classic Award (the Dutch equivalent of the Grammy). He also recorded three Prokofiev concertos with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Neeme Jarvi conducting, as well as works by Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Schumann, Brahms, Franck, Debussy, Stravinsky, Janácˇek, Schnittke, Shostakovich, Joplin, and Cage.

In 1984 Professor Berman joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music, where he is Professor in the Practice of Piano, coordinator of the piano department, and music director of the Horowitz Piano Series. He was the founding director of the Yale Summer Piano Institute and of the International Summer Piano Institute in Hong Kong. He also gives master classes throughout the world and is a frequent juror of international competitions. In 2005 he was given the title of Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

In 2000 Yale University Press published Professor Berman’s Notes from the Pianist’s Bench, which has been translated into several languages. In 2008 the same publisher released his book Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer. He is the editor of the new critical edition of Piano Sonatas by Prokofiev (Shanghai Music Publishing House).