MONDAY 29. JULY at 7.30 pm
Massimo Folliero
Ricardo Usciatti
4 hands piano

Do you like 4-hands piano music? We hope you do! Every season of Grieg in Bergen features a 4-hands piano recital. There are so many great works written for this setting, and when an Italian pianist meets an Argentinian pianist in Bergen, it should not be any surprise that they sit down and play together on the beautiful grand piano in Korskirken, the Church of the Cross.

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E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
Symphonic Dances Op 64 (4 hands)
Norwegian Dances Op 35 (4 hands)

E. GINASTERA (1916-1983)
Argentinian Dances (R. Usciatti)

F. LISZT (1811-1886)
Hungarian Rhapsody No 6 (R. Usciatti)

J.S BACH (1685-1750) /
F. BUSONI (1866-1924)
Chaconne in D minor BWV 1004 (M. Folliero)

MASSIMO FOLLIERO was born in Novara (Italy) in 1973, and obtained his master’s degree in Piano at the "G. Cantelli" Conservatory of Music with Professor Giuseppina Giarmaná. He thereafter attended several music ... seminars and master classes in Italy and abroad, presented by renowned pianists like Tiziano Poli, with whom he examined and developed the importance of technical skills as a service to music expression; and the well-known pianist and tutor Antonio Ballista, with whom he studied topics about 20th century music.

As a soloist and chamber musician he has given recitals in several important venues in Italy and abroad, including the "Teatro Civico" in Varallo Sesia (Italy), "Muza Kawasaki" Auditorium in Tokyo (Japan); Carnegie Hall in New York, and the “Heritage Chapel” of the Music Centre in Christchurch (New Zealand), in addition to concerts in Spain, Slovenia, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Thailand, India, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and The USA.

In December 2009, during his first tour of Asia, he was received with great enthusiasm by the Indian people and the press alike (“Pianist Extraordinaire” - BANGALORE MIRROR). His performance of the Mozart Piano Concerto K414 with the William Joseph Symphony Orchestra was broadcast by the Indian National Radio. In August 2011 he performed Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto with great success with the Whitehorse Orchestra in Melbourne and Unley Symphony Orchestra in Adelaide.

As a Piano Professor he has been teaching in several Italian music conservatories and schools, as well as holding master classes in Europe (Spain and Russia), Asia (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand) and Australia. He is currently a Piano Professor at the Conservatory of Vibo Valentia (Italy).

RICARDO USCIATTI was born in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and started his musical activities at the age of 6. He studied at the school of Bellas Artes Carlos Morel in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, under the direction of José Enrique Pelliza, graduating as a Senior Professor and a postgraduate.

Usciatti has won several significant awards: Gold medal in the “Chopin of the Mercosur Festival”, the Candil of Quilmes and the Golden Sun in the same city. He represented Argentina in the Mercosur Competition in the year 2000, where he was awarded the 1st prize.

He did improvement courses in Salzburg with Aquiles delle Vigne, playing in the Wiener Hall of the Mozarteum, and in France with Elian Richepin. He also perfected his technique with masters such as Raquel Boldorini and J. F. Collard.

Usciatti has given recitals and concerts in many important venues in countries such as Chile (The America Auditorium, The Catholic University, The National Library), Argentina (The Bellas Artes National Museum, The Beethoven Conservatory, The Buenos Aires Peace Palace), Uruguay (The Solis Theatre in Montevideo), Italy (The Nazareno School, The Xsrinx Association in Rome), Spain (The Directa School of Salamanca), and France (The International Festival of Annecy).

He has also taught in Mexico, in the school founded by Marcos Witt, giving concerts in Puebla and playing Liszt’s 1st piano concerto with the orchestra of Durango City, in addition to concerts in Los Angeles, USA. Usciatti is a recognized and highly valued artist worldwide. He is currently a professor at the school of Bellas Artes Carlos Morel in Quilmes.

Concert Info
Massimo Folliero
Ricardo Usciatti
4 hands piano

Monday 29th of July
at 7.30 pm

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Ticket Info
Student NOK 230
Child NOK 230
Bergen Card 230
BT Card 230

2-course dinner COD - NOK 586
2-course dinner SALMON- NOK 596

NB! At Concert Day, Dine & Concert must be purchased BEFORE 12 AM.
Dine & Concert Menu
with fried fresh vegetables, grilled lime and lime Kesam
in creamy tomato sauce with baked plum tomatoes, small potatoes and fried kale mix
Chocolate mousse

Choose between cod or salmon, and dinner before or after concert.

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15th JULY to 24th AUGUST
Mon - Wed - Fri - Sat
6 Weeks - 24 Concerts

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