Saskia Giorgini

Saskia Giorgini Italian Pianist Mit Bravour

Born in Italy, Saskia Giorgini is considered one of the most interesting pianist of her generation. Winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 2016, where she also got the special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned, she has been featured in major festivals like Concerti del Quirinale (live broadcast on Radio3), MiTo Settembre Musica festival, Unione Musicale, Teatro La Fenice, Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Holland International Music Sessions, Società dei Concerti di Milano, Polincontri Classica, Amici della Musica di Padova, Amici della Musica di Trapani, Amici della Musica di Palermo and was invited to the Lockenhaus Festival Summer Academy (under the artistic direction of Gidon Kremer). Saskia performed with important orchestras such as the CBC Radio Orchestra, De Sono Chamber Orchestra, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, Łódź Philarmonic, NYCA Orchestra under the baton of A. Battistoni, M. Bernardi, A. Manacorda, T. Wojciechowski, K. Masur, M. Caldi.

She has a special love for chamber music and has collaborated in recitals with renowned partners like Gilles Apap, Mario Brunello, Thomas Demenga, Dora Schwarzberg, Delian Quartett, Friedemann Eichhorn.

Winner of the 2nd prize, the "Mozart prize" and "Public prize" at the Prix d’AmadéO 2012, in Aachen, in the month of August 2015 Saskia received the Chopin Prize at the Busoni International Piano Competition.

 

Saskia took her first piano lessons when she was four years old. At the age of 14 she was accepted into the Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro”, in Imola, where she studied with Franco Scala, Riccardo Risaliti, Louis Lortie, and since 2005 with Leonid Margarius. She received her diploma at the “Conservatory of Turin”, getting a special prize for the highest result. She followed master classes with Aldo Ciccolini, Julius Drake, Benedetto Lupo, Alexander Lonquich, Zoltan Koczis, Andrea Lucchesini, Elissò Virsaladze.

In June 2008 Saskia  graduated from the Piano Academy in Imola. She completed her studies with Enrico Pace and Pavel Gililov, doing a postgraduate course at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Saskia is now teaching in Pinerolo (Italy), Accademia di Musica, as an assistant to Prof. Pavel Gililov.

Reviews

“Saskia possesses an unerring technique, a beautiful and moving sound, a phrasing full of fantasy and a pure musicality. I’m sure she will have the brilliant career she deserves”

Salvatore Accardo


"The Fazioli 2,87 was put to work in this fantastic recital. Every composition was filled with clarity and a personal sound, a real artist at work!....Strong hands, power in her arms and a clear grip on every chord and run.....Giorgini used the beautiful Fazioli basses to her full advantage. Very impressive playing, clean and with a rigorous drive, excellent! ....This young Italian showed she understood the way an orchestra would shape these typical Wagnerian phrases, particularly with the dynamics. She did all of that without losing sight of Liszt, as it is his rendition of Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde."

Alexander Buskermolen


"The excellent young soloist in the Rachmaninoff First Concerto was Saskia Giorgini, who sailed through the piece’s technical challenges while bringing genuine tenderness to its yearning phrases...At the same time she showed an assured solo presence that should guarantee her similar engagements in the future."

Rorianne Schrade, NY


"Non credo di aver esagerato a definire straordinaria la Giorgini: seguo i suoi concerti da circa sette anni e mi entusiasma sempre di piu’. Una Wanderer-Fantasie splendida, perfetta che ha suscitato le meritate e calorose ovazioni"

Roberto Mastrosimone


"She proved herself as possessing not only technical wizardry (and hands the size of baseball mitts) but also a sophisticated, if at times indulgent, musicality. The contemplative Giorgini handled the piece with equanimity and was rewarded with three curtain calls that necessitated an encore"

Straight Vancouver