Description“Dancing with the Piano” Three Waltzes, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Wedding-Cake, Camille Saint- Saëns (1835-1921) Fox-Trot, Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)/Orazio Sciortino (1984 - ) Liebestraum, Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Hungarian Rhapsody n°2, Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Pianist and composer Orazio Sciortino hails from Siracusa (Sicily), Italy. He studied with Boris Petrushansky, Michel Dalberto and Louis Lortie at the International Piano Academy of Imola, receiving highest honors upon graduation. Mr. Sciortino also completed his composition studies with Fabio Vacchi at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan. As a concert performer, both as a solo recitalist and a soloist with orchestra, he has appeared in renowned concert halls, among them the La Scala Theatre in Milan, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Teatro Politeama in Palermo, the Greek Theatre in Syracuse (Sicily), and Salle Molière in Lyon (France). He has also performed in many festivals throughout the world, among them the Serate Musicali di Milano at Teatro Dal Verme, the Bonn Beethovenfest, the New York Barge Music Festival, I Cameristi della Scala, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano, and the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival (Canada). Mr. Sciortino’s works have been published by Ricordi and Carisch and performed in Italy and internationally. He has made numerous radio and television recordings, and for the labels Dynamic, La Bottega Discantica, and Limen Music. Currently he records for the Sony Classical label. He has collaborated with the publishing houses Mazzotta and Skira on projects linked to the relationship between music and the visual arts as well as offering lecture-concerts on how to listen to music. Mr. Sciortino lives in Milan.
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