Roberto Prosseda, born in Latina, italy, in 1975, is one of the most active and versatile Italian musicians on the current international scene. As a pianist, he gained international fame following his Decca CDs dedicated to the piano music of Felix Mendelssohn, which he recorded in full on 10 CDs (2005 - 2014), published in a single box set in 2017 ("Mendelssohn Complete Piano Works").
Over the past twenty years Roberto Prosseda has performed regularly with some of the world's leading orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Moscow State Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica della Scala, Brussels Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, Netherlands Symphony, Berliner Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Weimar, Calgary Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus. He has performed under the baton of David Afkham, Marc Albrecht, Christian Arming, Harry Bickett, Oleg Caetani, Riccardo Chailly, Pietari Inkinen, Yannik Nezeit-Seguin, George Pehlivanian, Dennis Russel-Davies, Tugan Sokhiev, Jurai Valcuha, Jan Willem de Vriend. With the Gewandhaus Orchester conducted by Riccardo Chailly he recorded the unpublished Concerto in E minor by Mendelssohn, published by Decca in September 2009.
In Italy Roberto Prosseda is a regular guest of the major concert institutions, including the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the Teatro alla Scala, the Unione Musicale of Turin, the Teatro la Fenice, the Accademia Chigiana of Siena, the Teatro Comunale of Bologna. Prosseda is also particularly appreciated in the interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, authors to whom he has also dedicated himself in his most recent Decca recordings.
His complete Mozart Sonatas and Variations, recorded on Fazioli piano with unequal Vallotti tuning (2015-22), has received considerable international acclaim. Also active in the promotion of today's music, Prosseda has in his repertoire the complete piano productions of Petrassi, Dallapiccola and Aldo Clementi and numerous compositions by contemporary Italian composers.
He is the dedicatee of numerous piano compositions by famous contemporary composers, including Aldo Clementi, Ennio Morricone, Luca Lombardi, Marcello Panni, Alessandro Solbiati, Michele dall'Ongaro, Paolo Castaldi, Ivan Fedele, Carlo Boccadoro, Nicola Campogrande. In 2010 Deutsche Grammophon selected twelve recordings by Prosseda to include them in the "Classic Gold" box set, published in May 2010.
Since 2011, Prosseda has also been playing the piano-pedalier in public, having rediscovered and presented in modern premieres various pieces by Alkan and the Concert by Charles Gounod for piano-pedalier and orchestra with the Toscanini Philharmonic of Parma, which he has re-performed with the Berliner Symphoniker, the Weimar Staatskapelle, the Lahti Philharmonic, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.
Roberto Prosseda is also involved in musical research and dissemination. He is co-author of three documentaries, dedicated to Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt, directed by Angelo Bozzolini, produced by RAI Educational and distributed by Euroarts. He has curated numerous radio cycles for Radio Vaticana and Radiotre (including the one on Aldo Clementi) and is the conductor and author of over 40 "music lessons” for Italian National Radio, and of several television cycles. He is regularly invited as a guest professor at various foreign universities and conservatories (Yale University, UCLA, Beijing Central Conservatory) and as a member of the jury in piano competitions (including the Venice Prize of the Teatro La Fenice and the ARD competition in Munich).
He is the author of the volume "Guide to listening to piano music" (Curci, 2013).
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