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Simone Tavoni - Piano

Biography

Simone Alessandro Tavoni has been awarded the BBC Pathway scheme during the 2015/2016 academic year. With such achievement, he had the opportunity to rehears and perform as an orchestral pianist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and his performances have been recorded by the BBC Radio 3.

He gave solo concerts in U.K., Denmark, Hungary, France, Spain, Malta and across Italy and as soloist with orchestra he performed with the Kensington chamber orchestra, The Ashod Symphony orchestra and L. Cherubini symphony orchestra of the conservatory of Florence. The venues where Tavoni performed included the Liszt House (Budapest, Hungary), the Florence Conservatory concert hall (Florence, Italy), The Royal festival hall, The Victoria & Albert Museum, the Regent Hall and St. James Church in Piccadilly (London, U.K.), the Hausmusik of Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark ). Other venues include Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Sittingsbourne, Faversham (U.K.), Copenhagen (Denmark), Almeria (Spain), the EBEN piano festival in Lagrasse (France) and many cities in Italy like Parma, Verona, Amalfi, Lucca, Viareggio, Massa, Merano, Carrara, Norcia and Pistoia.

Tavoni graduated with a Bachelor degree of music (piano diplome) from the Conservatorio “Giacomo Puccini” of La Spezia when he was 18 with Marco Podestà. He moved then to Florence where he pursued his studies at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini with Giuseppe Fricelli and he studied composition with Rosario Mirigliano. Winner of an exchange program opportunity supported by a scholarship he went to study in Budapest at the Franz Liszt Academy with Kesckes Balazs, receiving lessons with Laszlo Baranyay, Andras Kemenes and masterclasses by Zoltan Kocsis and Malcolm Bilson.

In 2014, he moved then to London where he attended a two year master of performance programme at the Royal College of Music with Andrew Ball. In the Autumn 2015, after winning a second exchange bursary, he went to study one term at the Hochschule fur Musik und Kunste of Stuttgart with Peter Nagy.

Simone has been generously supported by the Henry wood Trust and one of his last performances has been recorded by the Canal du Sur (Andalucia, Spain).

submission September 2017