Giorgini, Saskia

GIORGINI, Saskia

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Born in Italy, Saskia Giorgini has been featured in major festivals including Concerti del Quirinale (live broadcast on Radio3), MiTo Settembre Musica festival, Unione Musicale, Teatro La Fenice, Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto Holland International Music Sessions, Società dei Concerti di Milano, Polincontri Classica, Amici della Musica di Padova, Amici della Musica di Trapani, Amici della Musica di Palermo, and the Lockenhaus Festival Summer Academy.

She has performed with orchestras such as Łódź Philharmonic and the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Ljepaia Symphony Orchestra at the Latvia, International Piano Stars Festival, the De Sono Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Giovanile Italiana. In 2013, she made her New York debut with NYCA Orchestra She has a special love for chamber music and has played in duo with partners like Gilles Apap, Mario Brunello, Thomas Demenga, Dora Schwarzberg.

She won the 2nd Prize, the Mozart Prize, and the Public Prize at the 2010 Prix d’Amadéo.

Saskia took her first piano lessons when she was four years old. At the age of 14, she was accepted into the Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro,” in Imola, where she studied with Franco Scala, Riccardo Risaliti, Louis Lortie, and since 2005 with Leonid Margarius and Michel Dalberto. After high school she followed her degree at the “Conservatorio di Torino.” She is currently completing her studies with Enrico Pace and Pavel Gililov, doing a postgraduate course at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.

Upcoming invitations include recitals and chamber music for MiTo Settembre Musica, Unione Musicale, Nino Rota’s Concerto Soirée with the Rubinstein Philarmonic Orchestra in Łódź, Poland, Orchestra d’Archi Accademia, a chamber music recital with violinist Ermir Abeshi, and the Rai Auditorium in Turin with cellist Mario Brunello.

SASKIA GIORGINI  
PRELIMINARY ROUND ONE  
Jean Cras Paysage maritime
Franz Schubert Fantasie in C Major (Wanderer), D. 760
  Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
  Adagio
  Presto
  Allegro
PRELIMINARY ROUND TWO  
Claude Debussy Images, Book II
  Cloches à travers les feuilles
  Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
  Poissons d’or
Sergei Prokofiev from Romeo and Juliet, op. 75
  The Young Juliet
  Masks
  Romeo and Juliet Before Parting
Richard Wagner/Liszt Isolde’s Liebestod
SEMI-FINAL ROUND  
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 21 in C Major, op. 53
  Allegro con brio
  Adagio molto
  Rondo – Allegretto moderato
Alexander Scriabin 24 Preludes, op. 11
FINAL ROUND  
Sergei Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, op. 1