Pianist and Composer

Short Biography

Alessandro Cesaro began to study music very early when he showed his interest in musical composition. Then he completed regular piano studies with Franco Angeleri at Padua’s Conservatory where he graduated with top marks and special mention when he was 16. Later he attended classes with Paul Badura-Skoda and Aldo Ciccolini. He was soon awarded in several National and International Piano Competitions including Premio Venezia and Yamaha Prize in Stresa. His achievement at the 48th CIEM Geneva is especially important and places him in evidence at the age of 18. His recitals throughout Italy are countless and he usually plays also in Switzerland, Germany, Argentina, Mexico and Croatia. He often collaborates with many notable musicians including Claudio Scimone, Paul Badura-Skoda, Anton Nanut and Pedro Ignacio Calderòn. An uncommon feature of his personality is the extraordinary versatility which allows him to have in his repertory all the major composers from Haydn to the moderns. He has recorded with Rivoalto and Azzurra Music. He is equally active also as a composer and his output includes piano music, chamber music with various combinations and some orchestral works. His eclectic but personal style is significantly changed during the years from neoclassicism to atonality, from aleatory to structuralism.

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  • Jan Ladislav Dussek – uscita digitale
    Some pieces included here (Rosline castle and Ma barque legére) are probably recorded for the first time, the other compositions are of very rare listening. This recording, very dear to me, dates back to 2013. Targeted by numerous problems, it was never published and I believed it was lost. I had test audio files in my archive, but their quality was unusable. Only recently a single extant CD recording has been found. I hope it could have the spread it deserves.
  • Promenade – uscita digitale
    This digital release is a reissue and a synthesis of two recordings that have not been available on the market for some time. Mozart’s recordings (Sonata in D major KV 576 and Rondo in A minor KV 511) date back to 1990. Followed and approved by maestro Paul Badura-Skoda with whom I was studying at that time, they are my first recordings on CD. The second part of this album is dated 2003. Commissioned by the Paduan publisher Armelin and published with the title “Promenade” under the label Rivoalto, it contains a collection of piano transcriptions by the guitarist and composer Angelo Boschian. It is an unusual repertoire (Dowland, Bach, Haydn, Ponce and Villa-Lobos) drawn mainly from original works for lute and guitar.