Andrea Lucchesini


Trained under the guidance of Maria Tipo, Andrea Lucchesini received international recognition at a very young age, when he won the "Dino Ciani" International Competition at the Teatro la Scala in Milan. Since then he has performed throughout the world with leading orchestras, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Roberto Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Dennis Russell Davies, Charles Dutoit, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, Franz Welser Moest and Giuseppe Sinopoli.

His incredible curiosity and his programs ranging from classical to current repertoire, earned him the recognition of European musicologists in 1994, when he received the Accademia Chigiana International Prize (the only Italian honoured so far). The following year he won the F. Abbiati Prize, which confirmed the appreciation of the Italian critics.

Lucchesini has made many recordings : for EMI International (Liszt's Sonata in B minor, Beethoven's Sonata op.106 Hammerklavier and Chopin’s Sonata op.58), and later Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Berg's Chamber Concerto for Teldec with the Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli.

For BMG the pianist recorded Luciano Berio’s Concerto Echoing Curves, conducted by the composer himself. This marked one of the milestones of a close collaboration with Berio, with whom Lucchesini witnessed the creation of the composer’s final and challenging Sonata for solo piano. Andrea performed the world premiere of this piece in 2001 which - together with all of Berio’s other piano works - became part of a CD for AVIE Records, which met with unanimous international acclaim.

Lucchesini’s live recording of Beethoven’s complete cycle 32 sonatas for Stradivarius also obtained the recognition of the most prestigious musical magazines.
In 2018 he recorded "Dialogues" with music by Berio and Scarlatti, Schubert and Widmann, with great success.
In 2019 and in 2020 Audite released three records dedicated to the Late Piano Music of Schubert, which has already obtained 5 stars from major magazines, including BBC Music Magazine, Fonoforum, Pizzicato, Ars Musique etc..
“Sometimes a personal voice can be hard to describe. The music is very familiar, yet somehow this Italian pianist manages to make it all seem as a thought” BBC Music Magazine September 2019.

Convinced that imparting musical knowledge to the younger generations is a moral duty, Lucchesini is passionately dedicated to teaching. He currently teaches at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, where he has been artistic director from 2008 till 2016. He is frequently invited to hold masterclasses at major music institutions in Europe, such as the Musik Hochschule in Hannover and the Sommer Wasserbuger Festspiele and Musik Hochschule in Salzburg and in New York.

He serves on juries at numerous piano competitions all over the world and was named Accademico of Santa Cecilia in 2008.

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