Lunchtime Concert: Giordano Buondonno, Solo Piano

TUE 10 OCT 13.05

Pianist Giordano Buondonno presents a solo recital.


Bach Violin Partita No. 3 Transcribed by Rachmaninov
I. Preludio
III. Gavotte
VI. Gigue

Debussy Images Book 1 (L. 110)
I.Reflets dans l'eau
II.Hommage à Rameau

Debussy Images Book 2 (L. 111)
I. Cloches à travers les feuilles
II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
III. Poissons d'or

Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 2 Sonata-Fantasy
I. Andante
II. Presto

Brahms Ballades Op. 10
No. 1 Andante
No. 2 Andante

Born in La Spezia, Italy, Giordano Buondonno graduated from Giacomo Puccini Conservatoire with Honours receiving the highest mark in his class. He was mentored by Sergio De Simone and Deniz Gelenbe in London at Trinity Laban, and now he is pursuing an Artist Diploma at Guidhall School of Music and Drama studying with Ronan O’Hora and Noriko Ogawa.
At the age of 19, he won first prize at the Clara Schumann Competition. In both 2017 and 2019, he performed for the Piano City Festival in Milan, held at Villa Reale Belgiojoso. He was first prize winner at the PianoLink Concerto Competition, playing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with the PianoLink Philarmonic Orchestra, in Palazzina Liberty in Milan, conducted by Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina. Giordano’s highlight performances include a recital at Steinway Hall, Kings Place, Saint James’s Piccadilly Church in London, and a recital at Henley Park Manor in Surrey, for His Serene Highness Prince Donatus von Hohenzollern; He was finalist at the 2019 Beethoven Society Intercollegiate Piano Competition.
He won 3rd prize at the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition. He plays in Rome in the Young Artist concert series organized by RomaTreOrchestra. Other recent performances include recitals at the South Hill Park Arts Centre in the International Conservatoire series, Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Art, George Solti Studio in London, playing on Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s Piano, Paganiniano Festival in Italy, the Old Royal Naval College, St. Alfege Church in London, the Polish Heart Club in South Kensington, St. Mary Perivale.
Giordano is a proud recipient of The Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, Arthur Haynes Scholarship, Gladys Bratton Scholarship and two Jaqueline Williams Scholarships.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel
Admission free, no ticket required

Dates and times

This event finished on 10 October 2023.

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