St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Simone Tavoni – piano

Friday, 2 February at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Simone Tavoni – piano

B Bartok

15 Hungarian peasant songs

F Liszt

Après une lecture du Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata

A Scriabin

Sonata no. 5, op. 53

Simone Alessandro Tavoni was awarded a place on the BBC Pathway Scheme during the 2015/2016 academic year, which gave him the opportunity to rehearse and perform as an orchestral pianist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with his performances being recorded by BBC Radio 3. He has given solo concerts in the U.K., Denmark, Hungary, France, Spain, Malta and throughout Italy. As a soloist with orchestra, he has performed with the Kensington Chamber Orchestra, the Ashod Symphony Orchestra and the Cherubini Symphony Orchestra at the Conservatory of Florence. Venues where Tavoni has performed include the Liszt House in Budapest, the Florence Conservatory Concert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Regent Hall, St James, Piccadilly, and the Hausmusik in Aarhus. Other venues have been in Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Copenhagen, Almeria, the EBEN piano festival in Lagrasse, and Italian cities including Parma, Verona, Amalfi, Lucca, Viareggio, Massa, Merano, Carrara, Norcia and Pistoia.

Tavoni graduated with a music BA (piano diploma) from the Conservatorio Giacomo Puccini of La Spezia when he was 18, studying with with Marco Podestà. He moved then to Florence where he pursued his studies at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini with Giuseppe Fricelli, and he studied composition with Rosario Mirigliano. Winner of an exchange program opportunity supported by a scholarship, he went to study in Budapest at the Franz Liszt Academy with Kesckes Balazs, receiving lessons with Laszlo Baranyay and Andras Kemenes, and masterclasses with Zoltan Kocsis and Malcolm Bilson.

In 2014, He moved then to London where he attended a two-year Master of Performance programme at the Royal College of Music with Andrew Ball. In autumn 2015, after winning a second exchange bursary, he went to study for one term at the Hochschule für Musik und Kunst in Stuttgart with Peter Nagy.

Simone has been generously supported by the Henry Wood Trust and a recent performance has been recorded by the Canal du Sur in Andalucia.

Simone Alessandro Tavoni gained his piano diploma in Italy at the age of 18. He then studied in Florence, in Budapest at the Franz Liszt Academy, in Stuttgart and finally in London at the Royal College of Music. Tavoni has given concerts in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Spain and Malta. He has performed in venues such the Royal Festival Hall, the Maida Vale Studios, the V&A Museum, the Regent Hall, St James, Piccadilly, the Liszt Museum Hall in Budapest, the Hausmusik in Aarhus, and the Luigi Cherubini Concert Hall in Florence. He was awarded a place on the BBC Pathway Scheme 2015/2016 where his performances with the BBCSO were recorded by BBC Radio 3.