Giovanni makes UK debut in Bath

ANGLO-Italian pianist, composer and choral singer Giovanni Lonati gives his first recital in the UK in Bath at 1pm on Friday 5th July at St Luke’s Church.

The 32-year-old pianist will play works by Chopin and Beethoven’s Appassionata. Entrance is free but by ticket only, and the audience is invited to make donations to Dorothy House Hospice.

Giovanni Lonati studied with Daniela Ghigino and Sasha Bajcic, attending Conserva­torio G. Verdi in Milan and Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome, obtaining a scholarship as the best graduate of 2014.  The same year he was awarded the Premio Pianis­ti­co Regione Lazio. In 2011 he won a scholarship to the Sommerakademie at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Giovanni has given recitals for concert seasons and festivals  throughout Italy. He teaches in Rome at the Anton Rubinstein  music school and has organised concerts with colleague Cristina De Luca, performing both as soloists and in piano duo, in various local festivals. He has also performed at a cycle of concerts for children, telling musical stories and featuring Tchaikovski’s Nutcracker and Saint-Saens’s  Carnival of the Animals.

Giovanni has always taken a flexible and eclectic approach to his music. He is active as a composer and choral singer and for some years sang bass with Prima Prattica Ensemble, a young vocal group based in Rome and performing mainly Renaissance music.

For more details of the Bath recital, contact Judith Corson on 01225 975025 or email judith.corson@nulltalktalk.net.