For Immediate Release
When: 29 March 2010. Concert: Emmanuele Baldini, on Monday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m., at Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York. Americas Society presents a recital by violinist Emmanuele Baldini, concert master of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP). Founded in 1954, the OSESP is the leading Brazilian symphony and one of the most accomplished orchestras in Latin America. Mr. Baldini will be accompanied by pianist Simone Leitão. Baldini was born into a family of musicians in Italy and studied in Geneva, Berlin, and Salzburg. He has won several international prizes and presented solo and chamber music recitals in Europe, the Americas, and Japan. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
He has recorded compact discs for the labels Agorà, Rivoalto and Phoenix, including Sonatas of Franck and Magnard, duets by Viotti, and music by Paganini and Tartini. He has been the concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. He has worked with conductors Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, and John Neschling and served as a concertmaster at the OSESP since 2005. Emmanuele Baldini performs with an instrument manufactured by Italian luthier Ferdinando Garimberti. Brazilian pianist Simone Leitão, founder and artistic director of the Brazilian Classical Series, is a touring artist who enjoys an active career as soloist and chamber musician in three continents. Leitão holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Miami (Studio of Ivan Davis), a Masters in Music by the Norwegian Academy of Music, and Bachelors of Music from the University of Rio de Janeiro.
Her playing has been described as intense, full of character, creative, rhythmically strong, and marked with a solid and ample technique. She continues to rise as one of the most exciting pianists of her generation to emerge from Brazil. Leitão dedicated her D.M.A. dissertation to the analysis, historical background, and interpretative aspects of Mômoprecóce, one of Villa-Lobos’ masterpieces for piano and orchestra. Americas Society culture programs are open to the public and free of charge. To register for this program please visit the website http://as.americas-society.org/calevent.php?id=717