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Sat, 09 Jul


Emmanuel Church

Giuseppe Guarrera - Piano Recital

'An extraordinary young talent' (Westfalen Post 2019), Giuseppe Guarrera performs a captivating piano programme at the Emmanuel Church - West Hampstead.

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Giuseppe Guarrera - Piano Recital
Giuseppe Guarrera - Piano Recital

Time & Location

09 Jul 2022, 18:00 BST

Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, London NW6 1JU, UK

About the event


Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 12, a set of eight short pieces for piano, inspired by the collection of novellas, essays, treatises, letters, and writings about music, Fantasiestücke in Callots Manier by one of his favourite authors, E. T. A. Hoffmann.

 Mussorgsky’s Pictures of an Exhibition, the very popular set of 10 pieces and a recurrent Promenade theme, based on pictures by the artist, architect, and designer V. Hartmann.

To make this wonderful programme even more exciting, the participation of the actress Benedetta Scuto ( will make the rendition of Mussorgsky really unique!

Short Bio

Described as ‘an extraordinary young talent’ (Westfalen Post 2019) following his debut at the Klavier Ruhr Festival in Germany,  Giuseppe has gone on to give recitals at major concert halls across Europe, highlights including the Pierre Boulez Saal, Wigmore Hall, Scherzo series in Madrid, Societa dei Concerti in Milan and Konzerthaus in Vienna.  

Born in Sicily, Giuseppe is based in Berlin where he is a Faculty member of the Barenboim-Said Academy.  He was a prize winner in the Montreal International Piano Competition, Young Classical Artists Trust International Auditions, the J. Mottram and Premio Venezia Competitions.  

This season Giuseppe returns to the Pierre Boulez Saal and gives recitals at the Herkulessaal Munich, Andermatt Music Festival and the International Piano Series at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham.    

He performs Liszt’s Concerto No.1 with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and gives duo recitals with Ben Goldscheider (horn) at the Concertgebouw, Koln Philharmonie, Palace of the Arts Budapest, Stockholm Konserthus and Luxembourg Philharmonie.  Further afield he takes part in Kent Nagano’s Beethoven Festival in San Francisco.  He is grateful for support from the Carl Bechstein Stiftung.  

As soloist Giuseppe has appeared with the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen in Cremona, Philharmonische Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (with Vasily Petrenko), the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (with Claus Peter Flor) and the Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice.  In 2017 he premiered a concerto by Benjamin Attahir with the Pierre Boulez Ensemble conducted by Daniel Barenboim. 

On the concert platform highlights include recitals at the Quirinale in Rome, broadcast live by Rai 3, the Berlin Konzerthaus, Festival Armonie in Valcerrina, Lingotto Giovani in Turin, Amici della Musica di Padova series, Luis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, Estivales de Musique en Médoc in France, the Bologna and Lerici Festivals.   

He has collaborated with Julian Rachlin, Ramon Ortega Quero, Pascal Moragues, Mayumi Kanagawa and Elena Bashkirova at festivals in Jerusalem, Vienna and Berlin.  In 2019 his recording with cellist Alexander Warenberg was released on the trptk label in the Netherlands.  

Giuseppe studied with Siavush Gadjiev and Giuseppe Cultrera in Italy, the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler with Eldar Neblosin, and the Barenboim-Said Academy with Nelson Goerner.   He received a Klavier Ruhr Festival scholarship and a Tabor Foundation Award at the Verbier Festival Academy and participated in masterclasses with Daniel Barenboim, Ferenc Rados, Mikail Voskresensky, Sergei Babyan, Richard Goode and Michel Beroff.


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