Alessandro Taverna established his international career by winning Third Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2009. The Independent review of this performance mentioned his “magisterial account …. suffused with grave beauty. This Italian is remarkable . . . 50 minutes of flawless poetry!” Since then he has gone to perform in some of the most important European concert halls including Teatro alla Scala Milan, Musikverein Vienna, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Munich Gasteig , Berlin Konzerthaus, Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, Sala Verdi Milan, Bridgewater Hall Manchester and Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome.
Programme CHOPIN, F: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47 CHOPIN, F: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 Interval RAVEL, M: Gaspard de la nuit GERSHWIN, G: Rhapsody in Blue Born in Venice Alessandro Taverna has won numerous awards in international competitions, including in 2009 1st prize in the Minnesota International Piano Competition leading to a prestigious American tour including his debut in New York City), 2nd prize in the London International Piano Competition. In September 2011 he won the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize awarded by the Eppan Piano Academy and he has recently received the Premio Giuseppe Sinopoli Prize. A documentary on his life and his performances at the Leeds Piano Competition was shown on BBC-4. He has also recorded for BBC Radio 3, Radio Classica in Italy, Slovenian National Radio and Television and for Classic FM in South Africa. In January 2015 SOMM Recordings released a CD of Piano Sonatas by Nikolai Medtner performed by Alessandro Taverna. A second disc of works by Debussy and Ravel will be released in late 2016.