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Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 2 pm
Tom Lee Music Recital Hall, 929 Granville Street, Vancouver

Piano Recital
“Poet of the Piano”

W.A. Mozart, Sonata KV330 in C Major
L.van Beethoven, Sonata in C Major, Op.2 n.3
F. Chopin: Ballade Op.23, Scherzo Op.39,
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brilliant Op. 22

Achille Gallo / piano

“…the pianist Achille Gallo is full of passion and technical enthusiasm capable to reach expressive heights beyond every possible expectation…” (American Record Guide; Moore, David W.)

Graduate at the State Conservatory of Padova, subsequently he continued his studies to the International Piano Academy in Lausanne with Fausto Zadra and with Aldo Ciccolini in Italy and Paris, in the tradition of the great piano-school of the past.
Winner of numerously prizes what “ The Young’s in the Art”, “ Young Note’s”, International Music Competition in Stresa and other prizes in National and International Competitions he was “Soloist-Finalist” in 1994 at the “Eduard Flipse” International Piano Competition of Rotterdam. In the same year he is invite to take part in the in the international event “European Pianists and the Chamber Music” for the project “KALEIDOSCOPE” of the European community.
He has been also finalist prize winner in the “2nd International Competition for Piano and Orchestra” of Palazzolo sull’Oglio (BS) dedicate to Beethoven’s Piano Concerts.
An intense concert activities has product himself as soloist and chamber musician in Italy (Bergamo,Brescia,Ferrara,Rovereto,Siena,Verona,
Vicenza,Roma,Napoli,Treviso,Venezia,Cesena,Mestre,Trento,Padova,Abano Terme, Riva del Garda,Lecco,Como,Milano...) and abroad (Netherlands, Spain, Suisse, Turkey, Belgium) in International Piano Festivals (Rotterdam Piano Festival, International Mediterranean Festival, CRR International Piano Festival ) and prestigious Concert hall’s (“Chigi-Saracini” Hall in Siena, Concert Hall “De Doelen” and Municipal Theatre in Rotterdam, “Cemal Resit Rey” Concert Hall and Symphony Hall in the Ataturk Cultural Center of Istanbul, “Mocenigo Palace”, “Albrizzi Palace” and “Mirrors Hall” in Venice, Municipal Theatre in Ferrara, StateZaal in Dordrecth, etc…) always receiving warm acclaims from the audience and specialized press who wrote about him “...Achille Gallo Is an outstanding, wonderful musician…”( Miguel Ferrer “ El Levante Valeciano”) and also “Gallo…a “poet” of the piano” ( “Eco di Bergamo” )
He has performed with various Orchestras (Istanbul Devlet Symphony Orchestra, “Gaetano Donizetti” Symphony Orchestra …) under the conducting of Pietro Mianiti, Josif Conta, Rengim Gokmen.
He has recording several CD’s (one completely dedicate to the Chamber music of F. Chopin) for the Italian Label “PHOENIX CLASSICS” ( as soloist and chamber musician with the TRIO CHOPIN (Ligresti, Ispiola, Gallo) receiving flattering appreciation from the international press (CD CLASSICS, DIAPASON REVUE, NOTE NET, THE VOICE ) and regularly transmits in Italy and Europe from the majors International broadcasting Radio Stations.
He his founder and Artistic director of the Abano Terme International Piano Competition “Fausto Zadra AWARD”.

Critical remarks.

“...Achille Gallo Is an outstanding, wonderful musician…”
Miguel Ferrer “ El Levante Valeciano”)

“…Achille Gallo has reached considerable technical maturity….also for his refined gifts of phrasing and expression, characterizing a work of great formal commitment…”
“The Venice News-Sheet”

“…Gallo is a pianist who follow the sing, supporting it and phrasing on pianissimo with soft touch…”
The Ferrara News Paper”

“…the Italian Pianist Achille Gallo has dominate the breadth of the composition alternating moments of great lyricism revealing with full character the intense Brahms’s restlessness…always wonderful his touch…”
The Vicenza News-Sheet”

“…Achille Gallo is an excellent musician…”“The Ferrara News Paper”

“…Gallo, a “poet” of the piano among the Chopin’s Valzer”
“L’Eco di Bergamo – Bernardino Zappa ”

“…Wonderful the Italian pianist Achille Gallo on this recording of the composer Tiziano Bedetti…”“Quadrivium Revue”

“…The colored music of Skriabin was give back from Achille Gallo in an exciting way with a perfect performance of the Piano Sonata n. 5 op.53.
Wonderful the contrast joined to a spectacular virtuosity in the Allegro con brio of the “Waldstein – Sonata” follow from an immaterial and an intimate Adagio. A great recital!...” Ger Van der Tang – “Dordrecht Journal, Netherland”

“….his talent, preparation and maturity place him among the young pianist of the new generation…”
(Fausto Zadra)
“…Achille Gallo is a young pianist gifted with uncommon Instrumental and musical talent…the chamber music
has no secret for him. I recommend him without doubt! ”
(Aldo Ciccolini)

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