Alessandro Taverna

Wed. 8th February 2017

A first vist to Chester Celebrity Concerts for Alessandro Taverna who will give a recital of piano solos by Ravel, Chopin and Gershwin.

Hailed by the British music critics, Alessandro Taverna’s “music making stimulates the senses as does a visit to his native Venice”, and gives “rise to a feeling of wonderment”. When he reached the final and performed Chopin’s First Piano Concerto at the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition The Independent said “the world was suddenly suffused with grave beauty: flawless minutes of poetry”. Since then, Alessandro Taverna has shown a most remarkable, constant development that makes him one of the most interesting, musical pianists of his generation, being in worldwide demand.

Alessandro Taverna has won numerous awards in national and international competitions: among them the international piano competitions of Leeds, London, Hamamatsu, Minneapolis/St Paul, the Casella Prize in Venice, the Busoni Competition in Bolzano, the Scriabin Prize in Grosseto and Premio Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli of Eppan.


  • Chopin - Four Ballades
  • Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit
  • Gershwin - Rhapsody in blue

Venue: St Mary's Creative Space, 19:30, Wednesday 8th February 2017.

Tickets: £15 (Season ticket holders: Free).

Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance by telephoning  Ticketsource: 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee per booking), in person at the Chester Town Hall Visitor Information Centre, or online at:

Chester Music Society reserves the right to alter or cancel programmes without notice.