Keyboard Trust Prizewinner's Recital - Emanuel Rimoldi (piano)

Keyboard Trust Prizewinner's Recital - Emanuel Rimoldi (piano)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 19:30

Please join us for the annual Keyboard Trust Prizewinners Concert at Wigmore Hall on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 (7.30pm) which will feature the remarkable young Romanian-Italian pianist Emanuel Rimoldi, performing a popular programme of works by Mozart, Schumann, Verdi/Liszt and Rachmaninov.

Emanuel Rimoldi studied piano and composition at the ‘G. Verdi’ Conservatory in Milan. From 2009-2015, he studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Elissò Virsaladze and attended masterclasses with Dina Yoffe, Boris Petrushansky and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

In 2013, Emanuel won First Prize at the Cantù piano competition (Italy) and First Prize in the ‘Top of the World’ competition in Tromsø (Norway). In 2016, he won the First Grand Prize and the Ivo Pogorelich Prize at the Manhattan International Music Competitions. After Emanuel won the ‘Top of the World’ international competition, he joined the ‘Steinway Prize Winner Concerts Network’ and has performed in some of the most prestigious halls and festivals in Europe. He also made his concert debut at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig which was broadcast by Radio MDR and by the European Broadcasting Union.

In the 2015-16 season, he made his debut at the Sendesaal, Hanover for NDR Radio, performed at the Miami Piano Festival and at Carnegie Hall in New York. He also gave a series of concerts in Germany for the Keyboard Trust. In the 2016-17 season, he will give two recitals in Mexico for the Keyboard Trust and will also perform in Italy, France, Germany, the UK, the USA and Japan.

… one of the best pianists I have heard in years. He combines in his playing youthful freshness and vitality with a maturity well beyond his age. Thus he is predestined for an international career – Paul Badura-Skoda

The Keyboard Charitable Trust for Young Professional Performers

Patron: Sir Antonio Pappano

The Keyboard Charitable Trust’s mission is to help young keyboard players reduce the element of chance in building a professional musical career. The Trust identifies the most talented young performers (aged 18-30) and assists their development by offering them opportunities to perform throughout the world. For the most gifted, this means débuts in London, New York, Mexico, Berlin, Rome and other music capitals.

In collaboration with its partners worldwide, the Keyboard Trust has developed a circuit of some fifty venues in seven principal countries, from the most prestigious concert halls to locations where classical music is rarely heard. Over the past twenty-four years, the Trust has presented nearly 200 young international pianists, historic keyboard players and organists (aged 18-30) in concerts worldwide.

With such notable musicians as the late Claudio Abbado and Alfred Brendel among its trustees, this formula has proved its worth: many Trust artists receive an offer of a new engagement, a broadcast, a recording or management. Nearly half of the artists have subsequently made serious professional musical careers.

Recent years have seen a further expansion of the Trust’s work in Germany and Italy as well as in the USA where the distinguished conductor, the late Lorin Maazel, invited the Trust to present its artists at his Festival Theatre in Virginia.

Recent highlights include Jayson Gillham winning First Prize in the Montreal International Musical Competition; Alexander Ullman being selected by YCAT and Kirckman to perform in their concert series, and by the Royal College of Music to perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Vladimir Ashkenazy; performances of the complete Rachmaninov Piano Concertos in Italy by Vitaly Pisarenko, Alexander Ullman, Marcos Madrigal and Jayson Gillham with the Orchestra Marchigiana; a performance by Stefano Greco for the late Lorin Maazel’s memorial concert in Virginia; a performance by Lilit Grigoryan with the Orkestra Akademik Baskent in Ankara, Turkey; concerts by Pablo Rossi at the Brazilian Embassies in London and Rome; Artem Yasynskyy winning the Cincinnati World Piano Competition; Vanessa Benelli Mosell being awarded a recording contract by Decca; Vitaly Pisarenko being a Finalist in the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition; Emanuel Rimoldi winning the first Grand Prize at the Manhattan International Music Competition in May 2016 (with First Prizes also being awarded to Trust artists Anna Dmytrenko, Alexander Ullman and Artem Yasynskyy); and Lukáš Vondrácek, winning the 2016 Reine Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels.

The Keyboard Charitable Trust is funded entirely by voluntary donations. Detailed information about the Trust, how to become a Friend, join the One Thousand Club or to provide corporate support, may be found on our website.


Nicola Bulgari (Hon. President), Geoffrey Shindler OBE (Chairman), John Leech MBE (Founder), Claudio Abbado † (1991-2014) Alfred Brendel KBE Moritz von Bredow, Noretta Conci-Leech MBE (Co-Founder and Artistic Director 1990-2013), Dr Leslie Howard, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Nicholas Snowman OBE

Sonata for Piano No 8 in A minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Humoreske in B Flat for Piano
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Danza sacra e duetto finale, d'Aida
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
10 Preludes
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)


Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP
United Kingdom
51° 30' 59.8248" N, 0° 8' 53.9016" W
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