LATEST COMMISSION HAD ITS WORLD-PREMIERE The Birds
The locked-down world-premiere of The Birds, a specially commissioned piece dedicated to fabulous young virtuoso flutist Daisy Noton, had its world-premiere in August 2020, performed by Daisy together with amazing pianist Oliver Poole in front of Piatti's benefactor and a very small number of friends. The score features the singing of numerous birds from Europe, North- and South-America, engaging in some Latin rhythms and melancholic moods, all inspired by the sudden silence and the re-discovery of birds' singing in a pandemic that brought not only pain but also reflection, introspection and more time to listen to nature. Similarly to some other more recent works by Piatti, The Birds is now available from Goodmusic Publishing.
LONDON MOZART PLAYERS TO PREMIERE Multi-Faith Oratorio
Internationally acclaimed London Mozart Players are set to world-premiere Piatti's Multi-Faith Oratorio Libera Nos on Saturday 24th April 2021. It will take place at the iconic Opus Theatre in Hastings. The LMP will be joined by members of the Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra as well as five Soloists, the Libera Nos Chorus an the Hastings Music Services Junior Choir, all conducted by British conductor Derek Carden. The by the Musica Sacra organisation commissioned monumental work includes sacred texts from all five mayor world-religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam and is, to the best of our knowledge, the very first multi-faith oratorio to be premiered anywhere in the world. Piatti dedicated the work to "all the people that give to the world, instead of just taking from it".
< Watch excerpts from the previous soft-premiere
THE IMPOSSIBLE PIECES NOW PUBLISHED
The four works written for solo Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet & large Orchestra where premiere during the International Composers Festival's opening concert in 2018 by British virtuosos Sarah Thurlow (clarinet), Jane Gordon (violin) and Andrew Gill (trumpet) together with the International Festival Orchestra conducted by amazing conductor John Andrews. Following the publishing of Piatti's Duty Sublime the Impossible Pieces will also be published by Goodmusic Publishing in due course! Click on thee scor below to visit the publisher's website.
Listen to the Impossible Piece No. 1
for Trumpet & Orchestra.
GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE WORLD-PREMIERE OF THE BOHEMIAN CONCERTO
Described by leading pianists as "one of Piatti's most beautiful and accomplished works to-date”, his Bohemian Concerto for Piano and Orchestra was given its first performance by virtuoso pianist Thomas Pandolfi together with the Symphonicity Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Daniel W. Boothe in Virginia Beach, in the United States of America.
The "Bohemian" is a very emotional and passionate work, very much in the spirit of Chopin’s and Rachmaninoff's concertos, with the piano as the main protagonist while the orchestra dialogues with, and supports the soloist, requiring from the pianist both a very fine and subtle interpretation ability as well as considerable stamina and technical skills.
The concerto's name refers to the spirit of what we call a “bohemian" person, someone that leads the free spirited, tumultuous existence of an artist, with moments of excess, ecstacy and passion as well as warmth, introspection, love for the world and intense joie de vivre.
CONCERTO FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA COMMISSIONED
In January 2019, Polo was privately commissioned to write a brand new concerto for violoncello and orchestra. The work was completed in April 2020 and named Old World Concerto and will be premiered by wonderful British cellist Tim Posner at the 5th International Composers Festival's opening concert on 20th May 2022 in the United Kingdom, together with the International Festival Orchestra.
VIRTUOSO PIECE FOR FLUTE & PIANO RECENTLY COMMISSIONED
In June 2020, Polo was commissioned to compose a new virtuoso work for flute and piano, especially dedicated to wonderful BBC Young Musician woodwind finalist Daisy Noton. The piece is already in work. Watch this space!
SERGIO PUCCINI COMMISSIONS GUITAR CONCERTO
Piatti recently finished writting a 'Christmas Concerto' for Guitar and Orchestra. The virtuoso work has been especially commissioned by international star guitarist Sergio Puccini to whom the concerto has been dedicated. Maestro Puccini plans to world-premiere the Concerto in due course in a country and venue to be announced soon.
'SATIERKREIS' BACK IN GERMANY
'Der Satierkreis' is one of Piatti's most successful Songs' programmes ever performed in Germany. The satyrical songs cycle with lyrics by the late Frieder Nögge and based on the Zodiac, will be performed again, this time by the fabulous Sebastian Scheuthle and Frank Tischer. If you happen to be in Stuttgart in December, don't miss it!
ORCHESTRAL TANGO CHOREOGRAPHED
The highly evocative tango 'Solitaire', for piano and orchestra, was inspired by the exotic district of La Boca, in Buenos Aires. The work was premiered a few years ago by the Hastings Sinfonia orchestra and performed very again in 2018 by the International Festival Orchestra conducted by John Andrews and Polo on the piano.
RECORDING WITH THE CITY OF PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC
Prague, Czech Republic
Piatti's most recent CD Sentimental Journey was recorded with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Polo from the piano. The very evocative album was received with general acclaim and great reviews worldwide and is now available to buy at Seafront Records. The soloist is brilliant oboist Marta Sejkorová (see video).
INDUCTION TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS
London, United Kingdom
Recently, Polo had the great honour to be inducted into the prestigious Royal Society Of Musicians Of Great Britain, one the most prestigious music-related institutions in the world.
Founded in 1738, the society counts with a large list of prominent composers, musicians including George Frederick Handel as well as other distinguished personalities associated with the society including Charles Dickens, Edward VII, Felix Mendelssohn, Ignaz Moscheles, Hector Berlioz, Antonin Dvorák, Carl Maria von Weber, Nicolo Paganini, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Franz Liszt and Clara Schumann.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE STRINGS ENSEMBLE PREMIERES 'AGITATO'
A work entitled Agitato was commissioned and premiered by the Imperial College String Ensemble to great success at the beautiful Holy Trinity Church in London with Polo on the piano.
The work's performance was repeated in January 2019 by the Hastings Sinfonia orchestra and Polo once again on the piano.
NEW TROMBONE PIECE DEDICATED TO JAPANESE VIRTUOSO
Extraordinary trombonist Yuka Hara (well known in the UK for her fabulous playing at several International Composers Festivals, confirms her performing of the piece for trombone and orchestra 'Catch Me If You Can', especially dedicated to her by Polo Piatti. More news to follow about dates, orchestra and official video release.
A VERY BRITISH WORK
Hastings, United Kingdom
Polo recently performed the piano and orchestra version of his composition Broad, Sunlit Uplands with the Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra to great success. He wrote and dedicated this composition to the London branch of the famous Winkle Club, at the Hyatt Regency The Churchill after conceiving the piece with the human side of Winston Churchill's personality in mind, whi was another prominent member of the distinguished Winkle Club
ROYAL PRAISE FOR 'DUTY SUBLIME'
A new work. commissioned to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II entitled Duty Sublime was brilliantly premiered by the Lewes Concert Orchestra under the expert hand of conductor Ian McCrae. The composition was inspired by the Queen's persona as a human being and not, as it is usually the case, the official monarch.
LULLABY FOR A CLOWN BECOMES INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
Lullaby For A Clown for cello and orchestra, is one of Polo's most celebrated works and is being performed by a very large number of soloists and orchestras around the world. A copy of the score can be made available on request at the Seafront Records website.
The original recording features international soloist Marek Elznic, who is the principal cellist at the Prague City of Prague Symphony Orchestra.
ALBUM WITH SOLO PIANO IMPROVISATIONS RELEASED
Polo's album 'Vintage Piano' with improvised pieces recorded shortly after his arrival in London has now has been released by Artful Production Music! The album is now available on Spotify and other streaming sites worldwide.
CONCERT ARIAS PREMIERED IN HASTINGS
St John The Evangelist
Two concert arias that are part of Piatti's large scale opera 'Mata Hari' were soft-premiered to much success in St Leonards-on-Sea, by the wonderful Japanese mezzo-soprano Ayaka Tanimoto and the Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by maestro Derek Carden.
NEW WORK FOR PERCUSSION AND ORCHESTRA
Hastings and London, UK
Polo composed and dedicated a brand new work for xylophone, glockenspiel and orchestra entitled 'The Chase' to virtuoso xylophonist Christopher Beaumont who premiered the piece with the Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra in 2018.
ORCHESTRAL SUITE PREMIERED IN OSAKA
Polo held two ground-breaking concerts in Japan, one in Osaka that included the Asian premiere of his Sentimental Journey Suite, together with the Osaka Concert Orchestra and a solo recital with classical piano improvisations at the Bechstein Hall in Tokyo.
A year later distinguished members of the same orchestra traveled all the way to the UK to perform it again, this time with Piatti and the Hastings Sinfonia at the 2nd. International Composers Festival as well as at a benefit concert at the beautiful Fairlight Hall.
MASTER CLASS AT BUENOS AIRES UNIVERISTY
Buenos Aires, Argentina
At the invitation of the National University 'Tres de Febrero' in Buenos Aires, Polo held a Master Class in October 2019 with several young artists and composers attending. They heard about the present situation of the arts in Europe en general and in England specifically and had the opportuntity to ask a big number of very interesting questions related to their future careers.