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April 2004 Concert

The Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta's April 2004 concert featured John Covelli, Pianist.


John Covelli presented the following program:

"Hungarian Rhapsody #11" in A Minor by Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)

"Adagio" in B Minor, K. 540 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

"Fantasy" in C Major, D. 760 ("Wanderer") by Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

"Waltz" in E Minor, Op. Posth.

"Nocturne No. 7" in B Majork, Op. 32/1 by Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849)

"Ballade No. 3" in A-flat Major, Op. 47 by Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849)

"Fountain of the Acqua Paola" (No. 2 from Roman Sketches, Op. 7 ) by Charles T. Griffes (1884 - 1920)

"Prelude #23" in F Major, Op. 38 by Dmitri Kabalevgsky (1904 - 1987)

'"'S Wonderful/Fascinatin' Rhythm" (arranged by John Covelli) by George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)

"Pasquinade" (Caprice), Op.l 59 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829 - 1869)


Artist's Biography

John Covelli

A native of Chicago, John Covelli was a prodigy having studied the piano from the age of four. During his youth, he gave numerous concerts, broadcast recitals, and appeared at the Chicago Music Festival with the Chicago Symphony at the age of nine garnering many musical awards such as the Chicagoland Festival Award and composing prizes. He also gave a highly acclaimed all-Bach concert at the Texas Bach Festival. While in his teens, Covelli was the only concert pianist to win the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout Program enabling him to appear in a series of nationally televised broadcasts.

Covelli was a piano protégé of the great pedagogue, Carl Friedberg, himself a pupil of Clara Weick Schumann. Additionally, Covelli studied conducting with the legendary Pierre Monteux, and this fact of his career led him to conduct many major American and European orchestras, including the Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Dallas, Houston, and Moscow orchestras orchestras.

John Covelli was a winner of two major piano competitions in Europe: The Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, Belgium, and the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy. He was launched from a prodigy to an artist of international stature gathering critical praise from all over the globe.

A number of recordings have been made by John Covelli for Columbia, Vox, Audiofon, and IMP-Carlton. Additionally, he gives master classes on piano performance. Mr. Covelli is a Steinway artist.


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