The 15 year-old conquers the audience with Schubert and Liszt
Elia Cecino, a very young 15-year-old pianist, played in the last of the Monferrato Classic Festival events in Treville. The small church of San Quirico has vibrated to the tune of an imaginative and particularly complex program that has thrilled the audience.
Elia made his debut with Franz Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke D 946, three pieces that were composed in the first of 1828, the last year of the composer’s life. The Biedermeir aspect of the Schubertian pianist appears, tending to improve the relationship with the society that surrounds him. The young interpreter is harmonious and full of musical intelligence that leads him to face with maturity one of the most complex works of schubertian piano production, author-bridge between classicism and romancing of Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn.
Elia Cecino donated to the Drei Klavierstücke D 946 a refined expressive atmosphere, typical of the last works composed by Schubert. Already from the first piece Elia highlighted the anxious accompaniment of the third parties, on which a tense melody is raised under the expressive profile.
Despite his young age, Elia possesses profound musical intentions which he reveals in the second piece leading it with typical whiteness delicate Schubertian central part. Agile and whippy technique in the third piece, structured with chord writing and infinite rhythmic violence, presenting analogies and parallels with Czech music.
Chopin’s Nocturnes are the musical form that most closely represents the Polish composer who reworked the model coined by John Field in a very personal way. Elia Cecino manifests a marked sensitivity that allows him to immerse himself in the shadowy world of the Chopin’s soul.
The young performer has reflexively voiced the melodies of cantabile giving, thanks to a wise man use of the left hand, an accompaniment with rhythmic oscillations typical of the ‘rubato’ of the music of the Polish composer.
Virtuoso and overwhelming in the Rondo op. 16, which illuminates the refined pianism and the beauty of the colors of this young man. The concert ended with Valse de Faust de Gounod by Franz Liszt, composed in 1861.
Enthusiastic audience of the heat transmitted by the young Elia who is brave virtuoso, who faced with brilliant aplomb the acrobatic steps contained in these compositions.
Anna Maria Bruno
September 25, 2016