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DUO FARINALDI WITH ROBERTA BAMBACE
December 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
SOPRANO FARAH GHADIALI studied classical music at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music where she was a Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholar and completed her LTCL, MMUS & PGAD. Farah was on the coveted student scheme of the Philharmonia Chorus and has performed with them in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall etc. conducted by Maestros such as Vladimir Jurowski, Charles Dutoit and Benjamin Zander. She was selected on the mentor scheme of the English National Opera(ENO) in 2016-17.
She was selected to sing ‘Tehellim’, a contemporary composition by Steve Reich (quoted by The New York Times as “our greatest living composer”). In July 2018, she was accepted to the International Music Academy Mozarteum (Salzburg) to undertake master classes with renowned Italian Coloratura Soprano Luciana Serra. Farah is currently based in Mumbai where she performs and teaches singing
PIANIST PAOLO RINALDI is an award winning Steinway Artist and Fellow of Trinity College, London. He was born in Italy to accomplished musicians and pedagogues. After completing his Masters in Music in Mantova (Italy) with honours, he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music and then at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire as a Beverly Creed scholar. He graduated with distinction in 2017 and was awarded the Founders Prize for Excellence in Piano Accompaniment.
In 2017- 18, Paolo won the John Longmire Piano Competition, the Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Duo Competition and the Alfred Kitchin Piano Competition, all in London. He has given over 50 solo recitals in Europe. Venues in London include the Steinway Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, Regent Hall, The Polish Hearth Club . He has also performed for important associations including the Beethoven Society of Europe and recently at the Wiener Saal in Salzburg, Austria. Paolo has most recently been awarded the David Gosling Prize given to an ‘Outstanding Pianist’ by Trinity Laban.
PIANIST ROBERTA BAMBACE was born in Merano, Italy. She began to study piano at the age of six with eminent Maestro Nunzio Montanari. From the age of eleven she won numerous national competitions in Italy including “Città di Treviso”, “La Spezia”, “Cesena “, “F. Liszt ” of Livorno and from the age of fifteen, she won international competitions namely “Palma d’Oro” in Finale Ligure, “P. Neglia” of Enna, “Citade d’Oporto” (Portugal) and Sopron “F. Liszt” (Hungary). She graduated with the highest honours from the Conservatoire C. Monteverdi in Bolzano. Roberta continued her studies with Maestro Bruno Mezzena attending the master courses on 20th century music at the Ticino Musica International in Lugano (Switzerland). After completing her studies, she began an intense artistic activity with huge success with her repertoire ranging from Scarlatti to 20th century composers. Her performances have been regularly transmitted by RAI (Radio and Italian TV).
Roberta began teaching the piano, first at the Conservatoire of Bolzano and then at the Conservatoire of Mantua where is she the professor of Music, Piano. She is in great demand as a pedagogue and holds master classes in Italy, Spain, Turkey and Romania on a regular basis. As a collaborative artist, Roberta has recorded many chamber works, most recent being Max Reger’s ‘The Complete Sonatas for piano and clarinet’ for Brilliant Classics.