Ciro Fodere


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Graced with a powerful musicality and fiery technique, pianist Ciro Foderé has established himself as a well sought soloist and chamber musician. Regularly invited as a concerto soloist with orchestras such as the New World Symphony, Symphony of the Americas, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Montevideo Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic of Extremadura, he has worked with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, with whom he closely collaborates, David Stahl, Ignaz Solzhenitsyn, Eduardo Marturet, and as a chamber musician alongside violinist Joshua Bell, and soprano Renée Fleming. A champion of virtuoso piano repertoire, the press has hailed his performances of concerti by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Saint-Saens as "masterful, electric, by turns fiery and lyrical" (Post and Courier), "edge-of-the-seat thrilling" featuring "technical sheen articulation, alert dynamic shading, and an imaginative approach"(Miami Herald). Ciro Foderé's versatile playing has seen him appear both as a recitalist and chamber musician in Carnegie Hall, Teatro Santa Cecilia, Pittsburgh Concert Society, and in festivals Perugia, Londrina Music Festival, International Piano Series, Spoleto Festival, and Trujillo Music Festival. His performances have been broadcasted by America's National Public Radio (NPR) and North and South American TV. Always enthusiastic about expanding his repertoire, Mr. Foderé has premiered works by numerous American composers. Composer Florencia Di Concilio dedicated him a piano concerto, recently premiered with the Miami Symphony Orchestra. An active teacher, Ciro Foderé is a professor at the New World School of the Arts, University of Florida in Miami, and has taught at the Miami Music Festival. Ciro Foderé is the First Prize Winner of the XIV Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofieff International Competition. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Ciro started studying piano at age four. Since moving to the U.S.A. while still a teenager, his teachers and mentors have been Enrique Graf and the late Earl Wild. In the 2019-2020 season, Ciro Foderé's concert engagements include performances of Rachmaninoff second and third, Bach, Mozart and Prokofieff second piano concerti, as well as solo and chamber music recitals in both North and South America.

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