Since winning the First Prize and Audience Prize at the Telekom-Beethoven Competition in Bonn in 2015, and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2020, Italian pianist Filippo Gorini’s career is rising rapidly. His concert appearances have drawn unanimous acclaim on prestigious stages such as the Berlin Konzerthaus, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Tonhalle Zurich, Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris, Munich Herkulessaal, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Wigmore Hall, Vancouver Playhouse. Filippo also performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Verdi of Milan, and many more, under conductors such as Jan Latham-Koenig, Claus Peter Flor, Andreas Spering.
This season, Filippo has played recitals in the Paris Salle Cortot, Ravello Festival, Festival Pianistico Brescia e Bergamo, and Ravenna Festival, and concertos with the Leonore Orchestra, as well as several streamed recitals, and will join the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival in the summer. He is also working on his project The Art of Fugue Explored, which he presented internationally in a streamed concert for the Festival Bach Montreal from the Mole Antonelliana, a national Italian landmark.
Filippo’s two albums, featuring Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations and Sonatas Opp 106 & 111, released on Alpha Classics, have garnered critical acclaim, including a Diapason d’Or Award and 5-star reviews in The Guardian, BBC Music Magazine, Le Monde, Piano News and more.
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.
In addition to receiving the 2023 Franco Buitoni Award, Gorini participated in BBT’s 20th-anniversary celebrations at London’s Wigmore Hall, June 2023.
In the most complicated year in recent times, the support of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust gave me focus and a purpose, concentrating all my energy on the artistic project that we are building together. This could never have been possible without them and their deep faith in me. Their commitment to making my ideas come to life is the biggest encouragement I have received in recent years.
Photographs by Simon Weir; Marco Borggreve