//Massimo Somenzi

Massimo Somenzi


SUBJECT OF THE COURSE: free choice repertoire
COURSE DURATION: 16.07 – 23.07.2022
AUDITION: 16.07.2022 at 10 a.m.


ailed by German critics as one of the most profound and creative performers of his generation. “We felt Schubert come so close that it took our breath away,” wrote the Westfälische Rundschau, after his victory in the Schubert Piano Competition competition in Dortmund in 1989, Filippo Faes was invited for seven consecutive years as soloist with orchestra at the Philharmonie in Cologne and the Musikhalle in Hamburg. each performance sold out. The debuts at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gasteig in Munich Berlin, at the Gasteig in Munich, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the “International recitals” of the BBC in London. Since then he has played on five continents, alone or together with the most quoted soloists and orchestras, and has orchestras, and has to his credit a vast discographic production. As a conductor, he devotes himself both to the classical repertoire and to contemporary music. Filippo Faes has been a recognized Schubert specialist: he has dedicated himself particularly to the interpretation of the composer’s works and has participated in numerous Schubertiadi (such as the Schwetzinger Festspiele in 1997 with Elisabeth Leonskaja, the Prazak Quartet and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau). The author of several television programs on music, he has directed projects that introduce audiences to the tremendous communicative power that Faes believes music possesses along with the ability to transform the world. A further development of these beliefs, Between Heaven and Earth (2013), published worldwide, offers the possibility of associating the listening of some of Schubert’s piano works with some commentaries in five languages in which Faes analyzes the historical context of the composer comparing it to ours. This line of projects is developed by Faes in the wake of his concept of “slow music”: a slow and thoughtful approach to music. Filippo Faes is professor of chamber music, piano and Lied interpretation at the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto. He is also invited as a professor in several masterclasses in Europe, USA, South America, New Zealand and Singapore.