12 and 19 Jan.
The brilliant career of Italian pianist Andrea Lucchesini was launched in 1983, when he became the first Italian to win the Dino Ciani International Competition at La Scala in Milan. He has since made numerous award-winning recordings and performed all over the world with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Houston Symphony, London Philharmonic, under the baton of such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Semyon Bychkov and Riccardo Chailly.
A probing musician, Lucchesini is well-known for his advocacy of contemporary music, yet he is equally at home with the Romantic masters. Two recitals for the Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti season provide the opportunity to listen to him in both genres. On 12 Jan Lucchesini plays music by Ligeti, Barok and Liszt; on 19 Jan he plays Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven.
Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti. Concert at Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, tel. 3610051, www.concertiiuc.it