The pianist Elia Cecino won over the audience of Montebelluna with a mature interpretation of Mozart and Chopin.
The Auditorium “Mario and Guido Bergamo” of the Municipal Library of Montebelluna is full on the evening of April 27, Asolo Musica in collaboration with the Lions Club dedicates an evening to Battista Parolin promoting a young talent, already awarded in major international competitions and finalist in Tel Aviv at the prestigious Rubinstein competition. Elia Cecino, born in 2001, will certainly talk about himself in the coming years, he starts at the piano with a quick pace, hints at a shy smile: his pianism is presented with refinement right away. The proposed program contains milestones of concert literature and opens with Mozart.
Cecino’s reading in the Sonata k 330 in C major is clear, without frills and sentimentalism, built on a crystal clear sound that seems to follow more a harpsichordist idea than orchestral. The brilliance of the fast times gives a Mozart of childish candor, still far from the intensity of writing of his last works. The simplicity with which the Andante cantabile is interpreted combines the freshness of the phrasing with a veil of melancholy meditation, combined with refined changes of touch chosen to color the lesser way and create shadows that enhance the brightness that prevails in the greater way.
The surprise of the evening is Chopin, the Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 becomes more visionary than ever in the interpretation of Cecino, the “four creatures” united by Chopin under the name of Sonata (according to the definition of Schumann) become fantastic pictures, full of contrasts, animated by a surprising vitality. The virtuoso takes the floor and this time Cecino, perfectly at ease, prefers sounds from the orchestral vis emphasizing every momentum and hesitation of Chopin writing. In the Double Movement the young performer foretells a stormy climate, lowering it with deep interiority in the most lyrical moments of the structure of the piece. The atmosphere that Cecino creates in the Scherzo becomes a rainbow of images, but the most surprising poetics is the one that reserves the Funeral March, rich in a deep pathos, made of shades of color and expressive ability that would not imagine, due to the maturity shown, as an interpreter for such a young boy. The contrasting last movement in which it is often tempting of many pianists to create “fog” rather than “the wind blowing on the grave” (to use Cortot’s words) is the result of a sound virtuosity, without exaggerated speed and out of place. In the Valse da Faust di Gounod by Liszt Elia Cecino proposes a dexterity not without natural cantability, seeking also in the passages of greater technical commitment an interesting expressive force ready to combine the dancing ease of the bolder Liszt to a lyrical imprint from the less obvious.
A generous encore with Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 32 n. 1, interpreted with a wealth of touch to confer particular sweetness and charm to his interesting vision of the Polish composer. Greet the audience with El Puerto from the Iberia suite of Albeniz, where the bubbly cheerfulness accompanies a predisposition to the narrative tone.
3 maggio 2023