Jan Lisiecki, Riccardo Chailly and Scala Philharmonic returned to Rome
Riccardo Chailly and the Scala Philharmonic returned to Rome two days ago. It happened four years later and is part of the Santa Cecilia National Academy’s symphony season. Joined by them is young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, who is among the most important on the international stage. The evening’s program included Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia”, Edvard Grieg’s piano concert, and Modest Musorgsky’s “Quadri di una esposizione” in Maurice Ravel’s orchestra. Riccardo Chailly has been Director of Music for the Scala Theater and Chief Sculptor of the Scala Philharmonic since 2015. For 16 years he has directed the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and conducts major international orchestras among which: Philharmoniker and Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Scala Philharmonic was founded by Claudio Abbado and famous musicians in 1982 and included conductors such as Carlo Maria Giulini and Riccardo Muti (who was Chief Conductor from 1987 to 2005) and collaborations with names greats from Leonard Bernstein to Giuseppe Sinopoli, Zubin Mehta, Daniele Gatti, Gustavo Dudamel. From 2006 to 2015 the Musical Director of the Theater was Daniel Barenboim. On tours this orchestra has held more than 800 concerts in the world. This orchestra has debuted in the US with Riccardo Chailly in 2007 and in China with Myung-Whun Chung since 2008. Jan Lisiecki, the 24-year-old Canadian hosts over 100 concerts a year worldwide and has collaborated with renowned orchestras When he had not yet turned 15 he had an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. At the age of 18 Jan Lisiecki was the youngest artist in music history to receive a Gramophone ” Young Artist ” Award.