We are happy to announce the latest of our monthly 'Musical Moments'. These concerts take place on the first Monday of every month and are followed by a buffet with wine. This month we welcome Paolo Rinaldi playing piano. The ‘Musical Moments’ concerts have been made possible by the very kind cooperation of The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. We are very privileged in being able to present these young, highly talented musicians who are already making their mark in the music world.
F. Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52
F. Chopin: Piano Sonata in B flat minor Op.35
R. Schumann: Piano Sonata in G minor Op.22
Pianist Paolo Rinaldi was born in 1991 into a family of musicians; his parents being accomplished pianists and pedagogues. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music (with honors) from the Conservatoire of Music of Mantova (Italy) with Maestro Antonio Pulleghini and Salvatore Spanò. He won the 2nd prize in Città di Bardolino Piano Competition as well as the Rinaldo Rossi special prize for best interpretation of a 20th Century piece. As a recipient of a part-scholarship, he moved to London in 2013 to study with Sulamita Aronovsky at the Royal Academy of Music, where he completed the Master of Arts in Piano Performance with Merit in 2015. In September 2016 he began a Post Graduate Artist Programme at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying with Deniz Gelenbe and Peter Tuite, supported by a Trinity Laban Award. Paolo graduated with Distinction in July 2017.
Supported by the Hans Werner Henze Foundation he has recently attended a Master Course with Diana Ketler at Palazzo Ricci (Tuscany). Paolo was also recently awarded a place into ISP Advanced Programme at Trinity Laban where is currently continuing his studies with Deniz Gelenbe for one more year, supported by the Beverley Creed Scholarship. Paolo is the winner of the John Longmire Piano Competition and the Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Duo Competition in 2017.
Over the past few years Paolo has been selected to take part in masterclasses with Pascal Rogé, Ian Fountain, Rolf Hind, maestro Bruno Canino, Boris Petrushansky and Andrej Jasinski at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He has given a number of solo recitals in Italy, France and Switzerland. In London he made his debut at the Regent Hall for the Beethoven Society of Europe in 2015 and since then has performed extensively in venues across the UK such as the Steinway Hall and Blackheath Halls. Since January 2017 Paolo has formed a duo with coloratura soprano Farah Ghadiali and as Duo Farinaldi they have performed in several concerts in London in prestigious venues like St James’s Piccadilly and Southwark Cathedral.
Paolo is in the process of becoming Steinway Artist and he is the vice-president of the unique cultural association Artis Magistri whose aim is to “preserve, protect and disseminate the precious patrimony of moral and civil principles, examples and teachings bequeathed by the unforgettable Maestro Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli”.