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Eastman Student Piano Performance: Federico Ercoli

November 1, 2022

River Edge Recital Series
Friday, 11 November 2022 – 1:30pm
Federico Ercoli, piano
Fantasia in D minor, K. 397/385g Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77 Ludwig van Beethoven
Fantasies, Op. 116 Johannes Brahms
About the performer:
Born in Crema in May 1995, Federico Ercoli trained as a musician at the Conservatorio ‘G. Verdi’
in Milan, where he first studied in Maestro Annibale Rebaudengo’s studio, then with Professor
Silvia Limongelli. Under the artistic guidance of the latter, he was able to expand his repertoire
and develop his own personal approach to the instrument, graduating with top marks and
honours. He has performed, among others, in the Sala Verdi of the Milan Conservatory for
festivals such as the ‘Chopin-Schumann Festival’ and the ‘Liszt-Mahler Festival’, in the
Auditorium Manenti in Crema for the ‘Mario Ghislandi’ International Piano Festival, and in 2016
in the Sale Apollinee of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. In 2017 he participated in the Gran Galà
Armonie della Sera, performing with the Solisti Aquilani the Concerto in D major by J. S. Bach in
the prestigious Teatro dell’Aquila in Fermo. In 2018, he closed the ASAM season at the Teatro
Comunale di Siracusa, performing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony transcribed by Franz Liszt.
Already a winner of several national competitions, in June 2016 he was awarded the First Prize at
the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale “Andrea Baldi” in Bologna and in 2018 he is among the
winners of the Ibla Grand Prize, a prize thanks to which he has the opportunity to perform at
the the Recital Hall of the V.Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire, at the KIOI Hall in Tokyo and
at the Weill Recital Hall of the Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2017 he was chosen as the only
representative of the Milan Conservatory at the International Music Festival in Kyoto, Japan. In
2021 he took part in the first performance in modern times of the oratorio ‘The Garden of Olivet’
by Giovanni Bottesini, playing the symphonic transcription for piano. In 2022 he performed at
Kodak Hall in Rochester, NY with the Eastman Wind Ensemble in the premiere performance of
ESM 100 by Brad Lubman. Federico has also a M.A. Musicology degree with highest marks cum
laude at Università degli Studi di Pavia, Cremona Department, with a thesis about the new
perspectives on staging Wagner. As a pianist, he participated in masterclasses held by Giovanni
Bellucci, Fabio Bidini, Federico Colli, Vsevolod Dvorkin, Riccardo Risaliti, Natalia Trull and he
also attended the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, where he studied
under M° Piero Rattalino, and the performance specialization course at the Fondazione Santa
Cecilia, Portogruaro, under the guidance of M° Alessandro Taverna. He is currently pursuing a
doctorate under the guidance of Alexander Kobrin at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in
Rochester, New York

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