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Giovanni Nesi

Conservatorio "P. Mascagni", Livorno

Bach: Performance, interpretation, recordings

Giovanni Nesi is a passionate performer of Baroque music on the modern piano (for example, he was the first to record Domenico Zipoli's complete keyboard works on the piano), and he regularly includes works by Bach in his recital programmes. His latest album focuses on Bach transcriptions for the piano, left hand alone, and it includes Johannes Brahms' transcription of the Chaconne from the D-minor violin Partita, as well as two Cello Suites, two transcriptions by Paul Wittgenstein (the Gigue from the first Keyboard Partita and the Siciliano from the Flute Sonata BWV 1031), two Preludes (BWV 999 and BWV 846) and a world premiere, i.e. the Chaconne by the Sardinian composer Claudio Sanna (b. 1985), a work clearly inspired by Bach.

Giovanni Nesi studied with Maria Tipo and Andrea Lucchesini. He performed for some of the major concert seasons and festivals in Italy and abroad. He was awarded the Clef du Mois Prize by ResMusica, the William Walton Award, the Serkin Prize at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and the Maggio del Pianoforte in Naples. He was the first to perform Domenico Zipoli's Suites and Partitas on the modern piano. He teaches piano at the Conservatory of Livorno and at the Scuola Comunale di Musica di Prato. His CDs are published by Tactus, Heritage, and the Salzburg Mozarteum.