BRESCIA CLASSICA
3rd International Piano Competition

29th July - 4th August 2019
Brescia, Italy

Brescia Classica
3rd International Piano Competition

Paolo Baglieri is one of the most prominent personalities of his generation. Acclaimed as “a pianist that perfectly mixes his personal view with the composer’s ideas”, he is the winner of many international piano competitions. 

He has performed in Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Palestine, Israel and Chile for over 300 concerts in some of the most important concert halls: Taormina, Catania, Lucca, Rome, Turin, Pistoia, Bologna, Verona, Castle of Galeazza, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Brussels, Castle d’Ursel, Haifa, Jerusalem, Madrid, Santiago of Chile among others.

He has been the piano professor at the Conservatory of Music of Jerusalem and he taught in Pavia and Siena Conservatories in Italy. Invited as jury member of international piano competitions, as Treviso, Paderewski International Piano Competition, Madrid, Yerevan, Clavicologne, Malta International Piano Competition, German Piano Open Competition of Berlin, Eurasian Music Games of Astana, International Music Competition Moscow Piano Open, among others.

Currently he holds the position as President and Artistic Director of the prestigious italian academy Talent Music Master Courses of Brescia. He is Artistic Director of Talent Music Summer Courses&Festival. He is Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the “Brescia Classica International Piano Competition”. 

Born in Italy and graduated at Catania Conservatory, he took his following degrees at “Codarts – University of Arts” of Rotterdam and at Ecole d’Enseignement Superieur de Musique, de Danse et d’Art Dramatique “Schola Cantorum” of Paris. Major influences in his musical development were studies with Pavel Gililov, Gabriel Kwok, Benedetto Lupo, Boris Petrushansky, and Sergio Perticaroli.

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Jorge Martins frequentou seminários, estágios e cursos orientados por M. Rybicki, J. Fassina, C. Helffer, M.F. Bucquet, V. Perlemüter, S. Costa, entre outros. Tendo-se dedicado em exclusivo à Música, integrou o Grupo de Música Vocal Contemporânea do Porto, participando na gravação de vários discos, programas de rádio e de televisão, e em inúmeros concertos e festivais em Portugal, Espanha e Alemanha (Berlim). Integrando o Grupo Instrumental da Oficina Musical do Porto, teve participações a solo, como acompanhador ou integrado em diferentes formações instrumentais em todos os festivais realizados em Portugal e Espanha, e ainda na Alemanha e na Colombia. Realizou Concertos e Recitais, não só a solo mas também com nomes como Oliveira Lopes e Palmira Troufa, entre outros, por todo o país e em Espanha e França. Desenvolve uma intensa actividade docente, na Escola de Música do Porto e no Conservatório Regional de Viseu, onde é responsável pelo Grupo Disciplinar de Piano e integra o Conselho Pedagógico, tendo completado a Profissionalização em Exercício, com elevada classificação profissional, na Universidade de Aveiro. Tem visto alunos por si preparados serem premiados em Concursos Nacionais e, nos últimos anos, obterem Diplomas Superiores na École Normale de Musique de Paris. Nos últimos anos tem integrado regularmente júris de Concursos Internacionais (Concurso Internacional Cidade do Porto,Grand Prix Animato em Paris, Piano Campus em Pontoise, Concurso Internacional de Música de Marrocos, entre outros). Fundou os Encontros Internacionais de Jovens Pianistas em Viseu, dos quais é Director Artístico e membro do Júri.
Hannes Sonntag’s performances have taken him to many places in Germany as well as in other European countries and Israel. With the opening of the Soviet Union in 1990, Hannes Sonntag began to give solo concerts in Russia. There he also organized master courses for young Russian pianists. He was portrayed on Russian radio and television with works by Frédéric Chopin. From 1995 to 2005, Hannes Sonntag was intensively engaged in chamber music. Together with Russian-born violinist Svetlana Fomina he created the ‘Duo Esterhazy’. The duo’s first CD, published under the label ‘audite’, was internationally appraised by receiving the prestigious strad selection star award from ‘THE Strad’ (London). The CD was also celebrated as the CD of the week by the Eurpean culture channel ‘ARTE’ (Paris) and as one of the Best CD’s of the year by ‘DIE ZEIT’ (Hamburg). His latest CD, released in 2010 (Musicom), was acknowledged with great enthusiam. Carsten Dürer commented in ‘PianoNews’: “A wonderful interpreter of Bach is playing here“. In the same way Jeremy Nicholas (London), one of the most prominent british music critics, got enthusiastic about Sonntag’s Bach. In 2009 Hannes Sonntag discovered the baroque castle of Schieder (Lippe) as a perfect place for chamber concerts. Starting the ‘Schlosskonzerte Schieder’ now he is artist in residence there.