Domenico Piccichè

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Domenico Piccichè
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Background information
Born (1970-07-18) July 18, 1970 (age 48)
Instruments Piano
Website www.domenicopicciche.com

Domenico Piccichè (Italian pronunciation: [doˈmɛːniko pitʃiˈke]) (born 18 July 1970), is an Italian pianist, composer and jurist.

Biography[edit]

Originary from Alcamo, in the Province of Trapani, he started the study of piano when aged only six and got his secondary school diploma, with honours, at the Liceo Scientifico Giuseppe Ferro in Alcamo. In 1988, when aged only eighteen, he received a Diploma in Piano from the 'Vincenzo Bellini' Music conservatory in Palermo", magna cum laude. [1]

He studied pianoforte with Jörg Demus, Maria Tipo, Franco Scala, Boris Petrushansky, Aldo Ciccolini, composition with Eliodoro Sollima, analysis with Piero Rattalino.[1]

He was awarded in "Ibla Grand Prize International Piano Competition",[2] 1st prize at "Città di Roma"[3] Competition. 2nd prize (1st not assigned) at Enna "F. P. Neglia" International Competition.[4]

Specialized in piano transcription repertoire, he discovered and interpreted piano transcriptions by famous and unknown musicians (from Jan Sibelius to Antonio Scontrino).[5] He also composed piano transcriptions, like La Valse by Maurice Ravel[5] and Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud.

His brilliant concert carrier took him throughout the world: Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center), New York City;[6] New York University; Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall; Französischer Dom, Berlin; Auditorium S. Cecilia, Rome; Eglise Saint-Merri and Centre Européen des Activités Artistiques, Paris; Tübingen University;[7] Keizersgrachtkerk, Amsterdam; Sofia National Theatre; Zernezer Musikwochen Festival (Switzerland);[8] Internationales KammerMusikFestival am Gendarmenmarkt (Germany).

Among his musical partners, tenor Pietro Ballo, soprano Arpiné Rahdjian, violist Demetrio Comuzzi, cellists Luca Pincini and Giorgio Gasbarro (first cellist at Palermo Teatro Massimo), dancer Oriella Dorella (étoile at Teatro alla Scala, Milan).[9] With the Italian pianist Nina Gallo he has formed the Duo Excentrique.

He is the favourite interpreter of the Italian contemporary composer Andrea Ferrante.[10] to whom he dedicated a trilogy of CDs.

He graduated in Law cum laude at Palermo University, with the thesis on Artistic Creation and Interpretation in Law. He is a pioneer of the studies of Entertainment Law in Italy.[11]

He writes for Arnoldo Mondadori Editore[12] and Rugginenti, Milan, Italy.

He is professor of Pianoforte and Law at the Palermo National Conservatory of Music (Italy), and former Vice Director and Coordinator of the legislative Bureau at the Trapani National Conservatory of Music.[1]

He is currently Expert for Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System (ANVUR)[13]

Recordings[edit]

  • Eros e Thanatos. Love and Death. Domenico Piccichè (pianoforte), Phoenix classics, Montebelluna, Italy, 1999, PH99501[14][15]
  • Andrea Ferrante. The Sensual Style. Domenico Piccichè (pianoforte) et al., Videoradio, Milan, Italy, 2011, VRCD000786. Introduction by Giovanni Sollima.[16]
  • Andrea Ferrante. Free Emotion. Domenico Piccichè (pianoforte) et al., Videoradio-RAI Trade, Milan, Italy, 2011, VRCD000795. Introduction by Ennio Morricone.[17][18]
  • Andrea Ferrante. Mare. Arpinè Rahdjian (soprano), Domenico Piccichè (pianoforte), Giorgio Gasbarro (cello), Undici07 Records, Palermo, Italy, 2012. Introduction by Marco Betta.[19]

Piano transcriptions[edit]

  • La Valse. Concert transcription for solo piano from the original orchestral score by Maurice Ravel, ASAP, Italy, 2008.
  • Scaramouche. Concert transcription for one piano, four hands, from the original two pianos score by Darius Milhaud, ASAP, Italy, 2011.

Literary works and essays[edit]

  • Domenico Piccichè et al., Le novelle del Modello Pirandello (The Novels of "Pirandello" Literary Prize), Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Milan, Italy, 1991.
  • Domenico Piccichè, Il classicismo e Mozart (Classicism and Mozart), Collana di analisi musicale (Musical Analysis Series), Siliqua editore, Italy, 1992.
  • Domenico Piccichè, Gli addii di Beethoven (Beethoven's Farewell), Collana di analisi musicale (Musical Analysis Series), Siliqua editore, Italy, 1992.
  • Domenico Piccichè, Creazione e Interpretazione artistica nel Diritto (Artistic Creation and Interpretation in Law), Palermo University, Italy, 1997.
  • Domenico Piccichè, Elementi di Diritto dello spettacolo. Guida per l'artista (Elements of Entertainment Law. An Artist's Guide), Rugginenti, Milan, Italy, 2005.
  • Domenico Piccichè et al., Progetto CORO.lla. Monitoraggio delle attività musicali nelle scuole della Sicilia (CORO.lla Project. A Monitoring of Musical Activities in Sicilian Schools), MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education) USR Sicilia, Italy, 2007.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website