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Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini (Piano)

Maurizio Pollini (born January 5, 1942) is an Italian classical pianist. He was born in Milan, his father being the Italian rationalist architect Gino Pollini. Maurizio studied piano first with Carlo Lonati, until the age of 13, then with Carlo Vidusso, until he was 18. He received a diploma from the Milan Conservatory and won the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1960, after which he studied with Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.

Since the mid-1960s, he has given recitals and appeared with major orchestras in Europe, the United States, and the Far East. He made his American debut in 1968 and his first tour of Japan in 1974.

Further Reading: Maurizio Pollini

 Recording of the Week, Maurizio Pollini performs late piano works by Chopin

The Italian pianist revisits works by Chopin including the Third Piano Sonata, the Berceuse, and the two Nocturnes, op. 55, alongside his first recording of the three Mazurkas, op. 56.

 Recording of the Week, Maurizio Pollini completes his cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas

James reviews Maurizio Pollini’s recently-completed cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas.

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