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Simone Tavoni - Piano

Biography

The Italian pianist Simone Alessandro Tavoni has given recitals internationally, including in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, France, Spain, Malta and across Italy. He has been awarded a place on the BBC Pathway scheme during the 2015/2016 academic year and through this, he has had the opportunity to rehearse and perform as an orchestral pianist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and some of these performances have been played by BBC Radio 3.

He has featured as a soloist with the East London symphony orchestra, the Kensington Chamber Orchestra, the Ashod Symphony Orchestra and the Luigi Cherubini Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory of Florence. Performance venues have included the Liszt House (Budapest, Hungary), the Florence Conservatory Concert Hall (Florence, Italy), the Royal Festival Hall, the Brunel university, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Regent Hall, St. James’ Piccadilly (London. U.K.), the Hausmusik of Aarhus and the Italian institute of culture in Copenhagen (Denmark). He is also a regular guest artist at the En Blanc Et Noir Piano Festival in Lagrasse, (France) and he is recording has been broadcasted by the Canal du sur ( Almeria, Spain).

After graduating from the Giacomo Puccini Conservatoire in La Spezia when he was 18, where he studied the piano under Marco Podestà, he then moved to Florence to study at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatoire, continuing piano studies with Giuseppe Fricelli, and studying composition with Rosario Mirigliano. Simone won the opportunity to participate in an exchange programme, and went to study in Budapest on a scholarship at the Franz Liszt Academy with Kesckes Balazs, receiving lessons from Laszlo Baranyay, Andras Kemenes and undertaking masterclasses with Zoltan Kocsis and Malcolm Bilson.

In 2014, Simone moved to London to study on the Master of Performance programme at the Royal College of Music with Andrew Ball. Simone won a second exchange bursary in Autumn 2015, to study for one term at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany with Dr. Peter Nagy.

Simone has been generously supported by the Talent Unlimited organization and by the Henry Wood Trust. During the 2018/2019 academic year he will undertake an Artist Diploma course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire majorly supported by a bursary and he will give concerts in U.K., Greece, Hungary, Italy, Finland and Estonia.

www.simonealessandrotavoni.com

updated May 2018