Début disc of doctoral student Nadene Fiorentini is released
Donegal native Nadene Fiorentini has already performed with the RTÉ Concert and Symphony Orchestras as concerto soloist following her success at the Dublin International Piano Competition in 2012. She was the highest placed Irish competitor that year, claiming the Brennan Prize, the National Concert Hall prize, the RTÉ Prize, the Seán O’Connor Bursary and the McCullough Bursary. She has studied with John O’Conor and Thérese Fahy at the Royal Irish Academy of Music since the age of 17 and has participated in masterclasses in festivals in Colorado and Italy, as well as concert appearances in festivals all over Ireland.
For her début CD, sponsored by Denis McCullough and commissioned by the DIPC, Nadene presents a piano recital of great variety and emotional range, from the classical vitality of Haydn’s Piano Sonata no 47 in B minor to the virtuosity and romantic warmth of Liszt’s Vallée d’Obermann and Brahms’ late piano pieces op 118. Eibhlís Farrell’s Gleann na Sídhe – The Fairy Glen – was written as a test piece for the 2012 DIPC . This piece is one of RTÉ lyric fm’s many commissions for the Dublin International Piano Competition which are all published by the Contemporary Music Centre and add enormously to the contemporary Irish solo piano repertoire. The disc also includes ‘Le baiser de l’Enfant Jésus” by Messiaen in a live recording from the 2012 competition.
Discs – priced at €12 euro (including post and packaging) may be obtained from Dublin International Piano Competition PO Box 71, Dublin Road, Bray,Co.Wicklow or email Dublin International Piano Competition