Saskia Giorgini

Winner of the 2016 International Mozart Competition in Salzburg, Saskia Giorgini is considered one of the most interesting pianists of the young generation. She is praised for her “unerring technique, a beautiful and moving sound, a phrasing full of fantasy and a pure musicality” (Salvatore Accardo).

In December 2021 Giorgini published her new album of Liszt’s Harmonies poétiques et religieuses on Pentatone, which was praised with 5 stars reviews worldwide. Piano International Magazine titled Giorgini as one of “major voices in the world of Liszt”, whereas BBC Music Magazine picked her album as the instrumental choice of the month in December 2021. According to reviewer Natasha Loges “formittable technical ability is matched by the architectural sense, harmonic sensibility and coloristic range” in Giorgini’s work.

Saskia Giorgini has appeared in acclaimed recitals and live radio recordings in important halls and Festivals, amongst which Lingotto–Hall in Turin, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Concerti del Quirinale in Rome, Utrecht Kamermuziek Festival, Großer Saal Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg, Vancouver Summer Festival, Warsaw’s Filharmonia Narodowa, International Piano Festival in Wuhan and the Lockenhaus Festival Summer Academy, under the artistic direction of Gidon Kremer. In 2021 Saskia Giorgini performed at the Mänttä Music Festival with tenor Ian Bostridge.

Her New York début in 2013 Saskia Giorgini performed with the NYCA Orchestra. She has played together with several important orchestras, such as Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, CBC Radio Orchestra in Canada, Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, L’Orchestra Archi De Sono, l’Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, under the baton of conductors as Mario Bernardi, Gérard Korsten, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Antonello Manacorda, Andrea Battistoni, Massimiliano Caldi.

Saskia was a finalist in the International Piano Competition Ferruccio Busoni 2015 where she received the award for the best interpretation of a work by Frédéric Chopin. In the Prix d‘AmadèO in Aachen 2012 she won the second prize as well as the Mozart Prize and the Audience Award. A special affinity for chamber music brings her regularly together with renowned partners: Ian Bostridge, Janine Jansen, Gilles Apap, Mario Brunello, Thomas Demenga, Friedemann Eichhorn, Dora Schwarzberg and many others.

Saskia Giorgini received her first piano lessons at the age of four. At fifteen she was admitted to the piano academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, where she studied with Franco Scala ja Riccardo Risaliti. She also graduated from the Conservatorio di Torino with Claudio Voghera. She then completed her studies at the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo with Enrico Pace and at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Pavel Gililov (Postgraduate).

 

Read more of Saskia Giorgini here, and of her concerts here and here.