February 25, 2020
Lunch Time Recital with Giordano Buondonno
Wednesday 4th March 1.10pm
Fryderyk Chopin: Berceuse Op. 57 in D flat Major
Bach/Busoni: Chaconne in D minor (from Bach 2nd Violin Partita)
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit
Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1995, Giordano Buondonno graduated from Giacomo Puccini Conservatoire with Honours at the age of 22 receiving the highest mark in his class. During his time there he studied with Vincenzo Audino, Fabrizio Giovannelli, Folco Vichi in Florence.
Giordano is now studying towards a Master in Music Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, under the guidance of Sergio De Simone, and Deniz Gelenbe.
At the age of 19, he won First Prize at the Clara Schumann Competition. In both 2017 and 2019, he performed for the Piano City Festival in Milan, held at Villa Reale Belgiojoso. He was first prize winner at the PianoLink Concerto Competition, playing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with the PianoLink Philarmonic Orchestra, in Palazzina Liberty in Milan, conducted by Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina.
Giordano recently represented Trinity Laban as a finalist at the 2019 Beethoven Society Intercollegiate Piano Competition. He was also a semi-finalist at the Trinity Laban Soloist Competition. Other recent performances include the Paganiniano Festival in Italy, the Old Royal Naval College, and the St. Alfege Church in London.