'He is one of the most interesting young artists I have ever met in my life.' (Fou Ts’ong). This recording is the beginning of a collaboration with the multi-award winning pianist from Pescara, Alessandro Deljavan.
The 'Three Piano Pieces', D. 946, were composed by Schubert in May 1828, just six months before his early death, and published with Brahms as supervisor in 1868. The Sonata D. 850 is one of the few with fast tempos that Schubert ever wrote. It's also known as 'Gasteiner' Sonata. To say the least, Deljavan's rendition is intense and dramatic, profound and sorrowful, bringing to life the sentiments of this composer who died at an early age.
The performance was recorded on a Fabbrini Steinway piano of the early 60's using Neumann tube microphones.
Recorded at: Teatro di Pescara,
Engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Photo/paint on cover: N/A
studio master is copyrighted: OnClassical, © 2009
Alessandro Deljavan graduated in 2003 from the Conservatorio Statale di Musica
Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, under the guidance of Riccardo Risaliti. From 2003-2005,
he studied with E. Belli at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica G. B. Pergolesi,
Fermo. He also earned his post-graduate degree at the Music University “G. Braga”
in Teramo in 2007.
Throughout the 1990s, while still a youngster, Deljavan played in every major
city in Italy and in a number of cities around the world. He competed in numerous
national and international competitions, often capturing first prize, including
top honors at the 1996 Concours musical de France in Paris. In 2005, he won second
prize at the 'Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Competition' in Bratislava and
took the 5th prize at the 'Gina Bachauer' Junior Artists Competition in Salt Lake
City (the first Italian in the history of the competition).
Alessandro Deljavan Farshi (photo by ?, ©2010)
At the age of 22, Deljavan won the 'John Giordano Jury Discretionary Award'
at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and was confirmed by the critics
as: 'The most accomplished and charismatic musicians of his generation'.
Deljavan is among the select young artists attending the International Piano
Academy at Lake Como, Italy, under the tutelage of the academy’s art director, William
He is collaborating with us with a lot recordings (Schubert, Satie, Brahms, Rubinstein,
Alkan). He recently took part on the recording of the Cramer's etudes produced by
OnClassical for the Naxos label.