Alex Morandini - Piano accompanist

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http://alexmorandini.com/en/

MUSICAL EDUCATION & EXPERIENCES

Borne in Trento (Italy), Alex studied at the Conservatory “F. A. Bonporti” in his native city under Francesco Bertoldi, where he qualified with the degrees of piano performance and piano teacher in 2002.

He attended several master classes, the most important are: “The piano pedagogy and the musical formation” (Teacher Annibale Rebaudengo – Milan Conservatory), “Accompanist course for old keyboard music” teached by the famous concertist Emilia Fadini (Cremona University – Musicology department); “Vocalism cours, diction and interpretation of Jazz” (Cheryl Porter).



He is a founder member of the Gospel-spiritual Choir “Smile”, an innovative and important project bringing this particular kind of music to the public in Northern Italy.



His experience as an accompanist began at an early age, and his experience includes accompanying: soloists, singers, choirs, instrumentalists, chamber groups (Music school “Il Pentagramma” – Tesero), organ-liturgic repertoire in festivals and national competitions (Festival Trentino Alto Adige – National competition in Riva del Garda). He is a qualified piano teacher and has taught for several years in the Music school “Il Pentagramma” – Tesero (Italy).



Several of his students passed with distinction the graduation exams of piano, musical theory and harmony in the Trinity College of London and the associated board of the royal schools of music.

He formed part of a flute & piano duo for more than 10 years.





One of the most important collaboration as opera coach and accompanist is the work with the famous italian bass Carlo Colombara, (video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHlbHV7PdSQ

) with the catalan tenor Jaume Aragall in his Masterclasses and with the argentinian tenor Raul Gimenez in Barcelona.





Piano Master classes in Barcelona as auditor with: K.Merle, A.Weiss, A.Jasinsky (teacher of K.Zimerman), M.Zabaleta, L.Mosca, E.Moguilevsky, E.Krizos, J.Mora, V.Bronevetzky, G.Díaz Jerez, Mirabela Dina, Bruno Canino and Nora Doallo. With conductors Jordi Mora and Elio Orciuolo and with Montserrat Caballé in Zaragoza.





In 2010, together with the joung georgian Soprano Ilona Mataradze won the 1st prize at the competition “Cicle de tardor dels CMU Penyafort.Montserrat 2010” organized by the university of Barcelona.



Between 2011 – 2012 Alex has been working constantly with “Atelier de l’Ópera” in Barcelona, where he played in several gala concerts and in 7 public performances of whole “La Traviata” accompained at the piano.

His artistic coaching activity increases while collaboration with the Hungarian/Italian Soprano Donna Reinhard with whom he created the Wesendonk Duo and organized concerts, conferences and continued his coaching and corepetition studies for professional singers.

For more info: http://wesendonckduo.com/



The ´Wesendonk Duo´ has been scheduled to roll out some recordings with Wagner famous Arias of Tristan und Isolde, and Die Walküre, Tannhäuser, including the Wesendonk Lieder Cycle of Songs for Soprano and Piano, and during 2013 the Wesendonck Duo has performed several concerts and courses for the bicentenary “Verdi & Wagner”.



In Torredembarra (Tarragona) during the festival “Pianissimo” , masterclass with Mº Mark Hastings (Boss of repetiteurs/coaches in Liceu Theatre BCN), Mack Sawyer (Repetiteur at Teatro Real of Madrid) and the international concert pianist Diana Baker.



In Barcelona Masterclass with David Gowland (Artistic Director and Repetiteur at Covent Garden in London) and Eric Halfvarson (well known international Bass).



May 2015: Accompanist-répetitéur during a Singer Masterclass in Barcelona with Mº Elio Orciuolo (Conductor) organised by Studio Opera Company (S.O.C.-BCN)



Hist most recent work related to the piano pedagody is the official translation from spanish to italian of the book written by Mº Sebastián Colombo about “Vincenzo Scaramuzza” (Teacher of M.Argerich and many others): Vicente Scaramuzza. La vigencia de una escuela pianística

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRoQXUFwd4



Alex currently lives between Barcelona and Sitges where he works as accompanist, piano teacher.



The last concert-references and future concerts can be found on the following web:

www.alexmorandini.com


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NameMORANDINI, ALEX
Born inSpain, Europe
Home LocationBarcelona, Spain
Main languageEnglish
attended UniversitiesMº ALEX MORANDINI Pianist - Accompanist - Piano teacher
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