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Besides his concert activity, Roberto Prosseda frequently serves as artistic advisor, creating innovative cultural projects. He is one of the most active musicians in the promotion of new music. In 2006 he commissioned several composers, including Carlo Boccadoro, Nicola Campogrande, Paolo Castaldi, Aldo Clementi, Luca Lombardi, Marcello Panni, Alessandro Solbiati, Gabrio Taglietti, and Roberta Vacca, to write new piano compositions based on unpublished fragments by Mendelssohn. He also commissioned the reconstructions of some of Mendelssohn's unfinished works, like the Piano Concerto No. 3, completed in 2006 by Marcello Bufalini and performed more than 50 times with several top orchestras (London Philharmonic, Gewandhaus, Residentie Orkest, Santa Cecilia). In 2012, after his debut at the pedal piano, Prosseda commissioned and performed many new compositions for pedal piano, written for him by Michael BakrnĨev, Nimrod Borenstein, Nicola Campogrande, Cristian Carrara, Giuseppe Lupis, Ennio Morricone, and Michael Glenn Williams. Since 1997, Roberto Prosseda has collaborated with the Festival Pontino in Sermoneta as artistic advisor, also conceiving new formats, like the Concerti d'Inverno in 2006 and 2007, the Mendelssohniana project within the Festival Pontino 2009 and the round tables and concerts about "Musical Restoration" in 2010. In 2006 Prosseda planned and realized the "Mendelssohn Discovery Tour", a cycle of recitals in important European concert halls (including the Berlin Philharmonie, Leipzig Gewandhaus and London Wigmore Hall), presenting more than 20 World Premieres of unpublished works by Felix Mendelssohn. In 2008 he was the co-founder, with Maurizio Cantore, of "Donatori di Musica", a series of particular concert seasons in Italian hospitals, based on an idea by Gian Andrea Lodovici. Donatori di Musica is currently active in many Italian hospitals. The history of this project is narrated in the book "Donatori di Musica" (Curci editore, 2015). In 2009 Roberto Prosseda founded the Associazione Mendelssohn (www.associazionemendelssohn.it), of which he is currently president and artistic director. Associazione Mendelssohn realized seven CD productions for Decca dedicated to Mendelssohn's music and co-produced the documentary "Mendelssohn Unknown", in collaboration with Rai Educational, now released on DVD by Euroarts. In 2012 he conceived the innovative format "Robot Pianist Vs. Human Pianist", with the robot pianist TeoTronico, to help the audience to acquire a more conscious and perceptive listening. More than 20 shows have been staged, also at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Ankara Festival and in two sold-out concerts at the Beijing Concert Hall and at the Kinghai Symphony Hall in Guangzhou. In 2014 Prosseda conceived the "Ghost Concert", presented as the opening event of the Pianocity Festival in Naples. In this multimedia show, Sergej Rachmaninoff appears on stage as a ghost, giving a piano recital, based on his own piano rolls, played "live" on a Yamaha Disklavier piano, synchronized with Rachmaninoff's moving image. Prosseda also conceived and produced "iMendelssohn", realized by Ubyweb&Multimedia. It is the first app for iPhone and Android dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn, providing a full list of his works, a wide bigliography and discography, several letters and original manuscripts and a comprehensive media section. Since 2014 Roberto Prosseda is artistic advisor at Cremona Mondomusica and Cremona Pianoforte International Exhibitions and since 2018 he has been appointed artistic coordinator.

Associazione Mendelssohn


i-MendelssohnInternational Composition Competition "Michele Novaro" Video ProductionsCD Productions

CD Productions

Mendelssohn: Complete Works for piano four hands and for two pianos
Decca 4812221 (2015)
Sonata in D major for two pianos, MWV S 1
Klavierstuck [Sonata movement] in G minor for two pianos, MWV S 2
Fantasie in D minor for piano four hands, MWV T 1
Duetto [Allegro brillante] in A major for piano four hands op. 92, MWV T 4
Andante con Variazioni in B fl at major for piano four hands op. 83a, MWV U 159
Incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream op. 61, MWV M 13

Alessandra Ammara and Roberto Prosseda, piano


Da Capo al Fine
Decca 481 1010 (3 CDs, 2014)
Roberto Prosseda completes his 10-years project of recording all Mendelssohn Piano Works. This 3-Cd Album, released in April 2014, includes all the Variations, Preludes and Fugues, Etudes, Klavierstücke not yet recorded in Prosseda's previous CDs. The Album contains 29 World Premieres, including 4 Rejected Variations sérieuses.

Variations sérieuses op. 54,  Variations op. 82, Variations op. 83,  6 Preludes and Fugues op. 35, Prelude and Fugue in E minor

7 Charakterstücke op. 7, 6 Kinderstücke op. 72, Andante e Presto agitato in B major/minor, 2 Klavierstücke (Musical Sketches), 3 Preludes op. 104a, 3 Etudes op. 104b, Etude in F minor MWV U 125, Albumblatt in E minor op. 117, Perpetuum mobile in C major op. 119

6 Klaviertstucke, [Variations] in D, Walzer in D, [Suite] in G major/minor, Canone a 2 in B minor, Klavierstuck in E minor, Largo in D minor, Bärentanz in F, Klavierstuck in F minor, Allegro [Etude] in A minor, Largo e Allegro di molto in C, Klavierstuck [Walzer] in G / D, Andante in E, Prestissimo in F minor , Vivace in C minor, Thema und Coda in A, Andante maestoso in F, Con moto in A, Allegretto in A minor, Canon in F sharp minor, Sostenuto in F, Klavierstuck in E minor, Andante con moto in E minor, Auf fröhliches Wiedersehn, Andante in E flat, Andante in F, Klavierstuck in A minor , Wie die Zeit lauft! in G minor

Roberto Prosseda, piano


Mendelssohn: Piano Quartets op. 1 and op. 3.
Decca 4811214 (2014)
Piano Quartet op. 1 in C minor
Piano Quartet op. 3 in B minor
Largo e Allegro in D minor, MWV O 1 (1820)

Gabriele Pieranunzi, violin
Francesco Fiore, viola
Shana Downes, cello
Roberto Prosseda, piano


Mendelssohn: Early Chamber Works
Decca 476 5190 (2013)
Piano Quartet op. 2 in F minor
Piano Quartet in D minor
Trio for violin, viola and piano in C minor

Gabriele Pieranunzi, violin
Francesco Fiore, viola
Gabriele Geminiani, cello
Roberto Prosseda, piano

Piano con Fuoco
Decca 476 5118 (2012)
This 2-CD album includes all the Piano Sonatas, Fantasia, Capriccios composed by Mendelssohn, excluding the recent discoveries already recorded by Roberto Prosseda in his prevoius Decca CD's.

CD 1: Fantasia op. 28, Sonata op. 6, Sonata op. 106, Sonata op. 105, Sonata movement in B flat minor (1823)
CD 2: Rondo Capriccioso op. 14, Fantasia op. 15, 3 Fantaisies ou Caprices op. 16, 3 Capricci op. 33, Scherzo in B minor, Capriccio op. 5, Capriccio in F sharp minor (1837), Capriccio op. 118.

Roberto Prosseda, piano


Lieder ohne Worte
Decca 476 6796 (2 Cds, 2009)
This 2-Cd set includes all the 56 Lieder ohne Worte (First Complete Recording), 4 Fugues
and the Allegro con Fuoco 
(a Sonata movement in G major reconstructed by Gabrio Taglietti)

CD 1:
Lieder ohne Worte op. 19, op. 30, op. 38, op. 53, op. 62
Lied in D major MWV U 178 (1843) (World Premiere Recording)

CD 2:
Lieder ohne Worte op. 67, op. 85, op. 102
Lieder ohne Worte without opus number:
Lied in E Flat Major - Espressivo & Allegro
Lied in A Major - Andante
Kleines Lied in A Major - Allegretto
Lied in F sharp minor - Allegro molto (World Premiere Recording)
Gondellied in A Major - Allegretto non troppo
Ein Lied ohne Worte in F major
Reiter-Lied in G minor - Allegro Vivace

Fuga in D minor (1821)  (World Premiere Recording)
Fuga in B minor (1822)  (World Premiere Recording)
Fuga in D minor (1822)  (World Premiere Recording)
Fuga in G minor (1824)  (World Premiere Recording)

Allegro con Fuoco in G major (ca. 1840-42), reconstructed by Gabrio Taglietti (2006) (World Premiere Recording)

Roberto Prosseda, piano