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Four Hands Divertissements – Piano City Milano 2018

In collaboration with Associazione Culturale Musica con le Ali

19 May 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM

For the first time, BUILDING and the Associazione Musica con le Ali take part in the Piano City Milano marathon (18 – 20 May 2018), and jointly organize a site specific concert for via Monte di Pietà, starring Emma Pestugia and Martina Consonni, in a four hands piano program, ranging from Mozart to Schubert, and ending with an overwhelming Brahms, a repertoire that is more than a mere divertissement, in the golden age for Hausmusik.

The concert takes place on Saturday 19 May at 5.00 PM, just a few days before the opening of the exhibition Second Solution of Timelessness (16 May – 14 July 2018), curated by Helmut Friedel and Giovanni Iovane.

The piano duo has two musicians in their twenties, Emma Pestugia and Martina Consonni.
Emma attends the Triennial Academic course at the Conservatory of Venice under the guidance of Professor Lo Porto. Winner of the First Prize at the Grand Prize International Competition in Vienna and at the IBLA Grand Prize, she performed at the Musikverein in Vienna and held several solo recitals (among them, Milan – Concert Society, Emilia Romagna, Venice). Martina graduated at the age of fourteen with full marks and honors from the Pavia Conservatory. Winner of fifty first prizes in international competitions, including the prestigious Premio Casella at the Venice Prize, she performs regularly as a soloist and with orchestra in Italy and abroad, in Paris, London, New York, Bacău and Lugano, just to name a few.

The concert consolidates the vocation and the mission of BUILDING, as a center for the arts, also conceived for performing arts, with a program that in every occasion tries to make different disciplines interact with each other.

The Cultural Association Musica con le Ali was established in Milan in December 2016, by current chairman Carlo Hruby, along with his wife and their children.
The idea to create this Association came from the awareness that music, particularly classical music, is one of the most important cultural heritages of our history, as well as an outstandingly valuable instrument for personal development. The aim of the Association, which is a non-profit organisation pursuing social initiatives, is primarily to sustain and enhance the value of musical projects, paying special attention to young people and classical music.

CONCERT PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sonata in C major for piano four hands K 521
Allegro – Andante – Allegretto

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Fantasia in F minor for piano four hands, op. 103, D. 940
Allegro molto moderato – Largo – Allegro vivace – Con delicatezza

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Hungarian dance for piano four hands in D minor n. 2
Hungarian dance for piano four hands in F sharp minor n. 5