Roberto Prosseda, master of “piano-pédalier”, Great performers in

Roberto Prosseda

Roberto Prosseda claims to be the sole interpreter of the world that makes touring with such a unique instrument as the piano-pédalier, which he has recovered and composers like Robert Schumann Y Felix Mendelssohn were great enthusiasts. This is a variation of the instrument including footswitches way organ to be played simultaneously with feet also. Prosseda has become the leading specialist in the piano-pédalier. The next 12 of March, Italian musician will give a recital, in programming Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo, in which he will perform works by German and French artists of the nineteenth century: Schumann, Boele, Liszt, Alken, Gounod y Mendelssohn. The latter two composers star much of his record curriculum and have catapulted to international fame.

Coinciding with her recital in Madrid, Decca will release next 9 March of Prosseda four albums dedicated to Mendelssohn. The first of them, It includes the complete piano works written by the German and performed solo by Prosseda; one in which he explores, by Alessandra Ammara, their compositions for two pianos; a third CD that plays Prosseda earliest work for Mendelssohn chamber next to the violinist Gabriele Pieranunzi, Gabriele Geminiani cellist and viola Francesco Fiore; Y, by last, Italian pianist presents an album with the hidden treasures of the work of German teacher. further, Prosseda take advantage of his stay in Madrid to give a lecture to students at the Royal Conservatory of Music Day 13 of March, between the 9:30 and the 12:30.

Prosseda (Latina, Italy, 1975) He achieved great fame for his recordings dedicated to new works by Felix Mendelssohn German, among which was the Concerto in E minor, recorded with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, under Riccardo Chailly. In 2013, He completed the first comprehensive of piano music of the German, published in 2017 in a box 10 discos. Among his most recent works of the integral is Piano sonatas, Mozart. All these works are published by the label Decca.

as a soloist, Prosseda has played with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic, el Gewandhaus de Leipzig, Filarmonica della Scala of the Milan, the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome, la New Japan Philharmonic, la Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Moscow State Philharmonic from the Brussels Philharmonic; and he has offered concerts at the Wigmore Hall in London, Philharmonie in Berlin and at La Scala in Milan.

Twelve of his recordings were included in the boxes "Piano Gold" and "Classic Gold" Deutsche Grammophon (2010). Prosseda is also heavily involved in the promotion of Italian music of the twentieth century, and he has recorded the piano works of composers like Petrassi, Dallapiccola y Aldo Clementi.

Since 2011 also plays piano-pédalier, instrument which recorded the unknown Concert, Gounod, for piano-pédalier and orchestra (Release in modern times), accompanied by the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, dirigida por Howard Shelly (Hyperion). further, He has played the same concert with the Berlin Symphony, Philharmonic Toscanini de Parma, la Netherlands Symphony Orchestra y la Lahti Symphony Orchestra. And with this same work will debut in November 2018 with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London.

Prosseda is also very active as a musicologist and author of radio and television programs. He works regularly for Rai-Radiotre, station that created the Music Lessons dedicated to Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann y Chopin. For Rai Educational created and produced three documentaries dedicated to Mendelssohn, Chopin y Liszt, released on DVD for the Euroarts. As musicologist has written volume Guide to the piano repertoire, published by Curci publishing (Milan). artistic coordinator of the network of musicians Donatori di musica, Prosseda exercises also as president of the association Mendelssohn Italy and as artistic adviser to Cremona and Cremona Pianoforte Mondomusica.

This will be the third concert of the 23rd season of Great Performers of Scherzo Cycle, after the passage of Mitsuko Uchida and Grigory Sokolov. The nine concerts scheduled to take place between January and December 2018. further, Gustavo Dudamel, which garnered a huge, resounding success in the previous season- returns to the cycle with an extraordinary concert in front of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Along the 2018, experienced pianists, as Uchida, Sokolov, Radu Lupu a Murray Perahia, They will share the stage with young and prominent artists as Yuja Wang, Benjamin Grosvernor o Jan Lisiecki.

The ticket price is set from the 25 euros. Young people under 26 years may attend concerts 10 euros going to the National Auditorium box office half an hour before the start of the concert. Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by The country and the Cadena Ser, They have acted almost a hundred pianists in more than 200 concerts. These figures have become one of the best in their specialty cycles at European level.


National Music Auditorium, 19:30 hours


Six studies canonical pedal piano op. 56. No: 2, 4 Y 5

  1. F. Boele

Fantasy and Fugue op.18. nº6


Four songs without words op.19 nº6, on. 38 No. 2 nº6 there, op.53 nº5
Introduction and rondo Capriccioso op. 14


funeral march for a marionette (pedal piano version of Giuseppe Lupis)

the Scherzo Concerto in E flat major for piano with pedal


Op.64 nº1 prayers, 3 Y 5
Great Preludes op. 66 No. 3 and No. 4, for pedal piano

  1. LISZT

Fantasia quasi-sonata “After a reading of Dante” nº7 2nd year of pilgrimage: Italy.