Roberto Prosseda

Back to overview Roberto Prosseda’s sensational discovery of new Mendelssohn works made headlines in Europe and lead to three Decca releases. His albums have won much acclaim in the press, including the CHOC from Le Monde de la Musique Classique, the Diapason d’Or and Chamber Music CD of the Month in the UK’s Classic FM magazine. Critics and public alike have come to recognise Prosseda’s interpretations as communicating a deep emotion and introspection, capable of moving the listener, thanks also to a particular use of rubato and a great variety of timbres, particularly in Prosseda’s use of pianissimo. In 2010, Deutsche Grammophon selected twelve recordings by Prosseda to add to the box set, “Classic Gold”, released in May 2010. In 2013 Prosseda completed his 10-years project of recording all Mendelssohn’s piano works for Decca in 9 CDs.

Roberto Prosseda has performed regularly with some of the world’s most important orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Moscow State Philharmonic and the mighty Leipzig Gewandhaus. With the Gewandhaus, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, he recorded the 3rd Piano Concerto in E minor by Mendelssohn, released on the Decca International label in September 2009.

In September 2011, Prosseda gave his debut on the pedal piano, performing the Concerto for Pedal Piano by Gounod in the world premiere version for modern instrument. Roberto Prosseda is also very active in musical divulgation. He wrote the book “Il Pianoforte” for Curci Editori (2013) and realized three documentaries dedicated to Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt (Euroarts). He is also giving concert-lectures about the difference between reproduction and interpretation, featuring the new Robot-Pianist “TeoTronico”.

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