Since winning the First Prize and Audience Prize at the Telekom-Beethoven Competition in Bonn in 2015, Italian pianist Filippo Gorini has enjoyed a steadily rising career. His concert appearances have drawn unanimous acclaim on many stages such as the Berlin Konzerthaus, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Munich Herkulessaal, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Flagey Brussels, and the Samsung Concert Hall in Seoul.
This season, Filippo has already made his debut in Salzburg with the Mozarteum Orchestra, returned to the Open Chamber Music week in Prussia Cove and made his debut at the Teatro Argentina, Rome. He will continue the season with duo concerts with violinist Jonian Ilias Kadeshi on tour in the UK including the Wigmore Hall, London as well as making his debut at the Cliburn Beethoven Festival and returning to Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, and Villa Necchi Milan with the Societa del Quartetto. Highlights of the 2018/19 season included recitals in the Tonhalle Zurich, Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris, Amici Della Musica Florence, Meany Hall Seattle, Vancouver Playhouse amongst others. Filippo also performed with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra/Jan Latham-Koenig on their UK and Benelux tours and with Orchestra Verdi of Milan/Claus Peter Flor.
Filippo’s debut disc featuring Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, released in August 2017 on Alpha Classics, has garnered critical acclaim, including a Diapason d’Or Award and 5-star reviews in The Guardian, BBC Music Magazine, Le Monde, and more. His new CD featuring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Op. 106 & 111 was released in January 2020. He has also received other awards such as “Una Vita per la Musica – Giovani” of the La Fenice Theatre, the Young Euro Classic Award, and the Beethoven-Ring of Bonn.
After graduating with honours from the Donizetti Conservatory in Bergamo and completing a Postgraduate Course at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Filippo continues his studies with Maria Grazia Bellocchio and Pavel Gililov, and is mentored by Alfred Brendel.
With support from his BBT Award, Filippo is embarking on The Art of Fugue Explored project, which will include recitals, lectures, recordings and videos investigating Bach’s late, great masterpiece.
Photographs by Marco Borggreve