Vanessa Benelli Mosell
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Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene, continuously praised for her dazzling virtuosity, technical brilliance and the sensitivity of her musical insight that she brings to her piano playing , as well as to her conducting and directing from the keyboard. Vanessa is acclaimed for her passion, in equal measure, for the great classics of the repertory and her championing of the newest composers. She now has five releases for DECCA CLASSICS, most recently a disc of Debussy’s Preludes Book I and Suite Bergamasque. 18/19 season will see her achieving new heights making her debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing Ravel’s jazz-inflected Concerto in G, concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre with the London Philharmonic Orchestra rejoining Southbank three months later for a performance during the 2019 Stockhausen Festival at the Royal Festival Hall. She revisits the Ravel Concerto in G at Al-Bustan Festival in Beirut, launches the 2019 Festival Presences at Auditorium de Radio France in Paris and undertakes a vast solo recital tour of Iran. Later highlights include her debut at La Scala in Milan and Turin’s Teatro Regio at the MiTo Festival; solo recitals at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Seoul Arts Center; a portrait concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin in Ireland for RTÉ with concerti by Rachmaninov and George Benjamin; chamber music making with the renowned Russian violinist Vadim Repin; an extensive tour of China making celebrated solo debuts at Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts, Harbin Grand Theater and Chongqing Guotai Arts Center among other venues; praised performances at Salle Gaveau in Paris, performing Chopin First Piano Concerto with Orchestre Pasdeloup, and her Rachmaninov Album launch recital at Salle Cortot in Paris. Further orchestral appearances include concerts with the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Münchner Symphoniker, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Flint Symphony, Israel Camerata, Jerusalem Symphony and the Moscow Soloists, with whom she replaced Martha Argerich as soloist. Since making debuts at New York’s Lincoln Center, Tonhalle Zurich and London’s Wigmore Hall, Benelli Mosell has given concerts and solo recitals at Hamburg?s Laeiszhalle, Berliner Philharmonie, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Auditorio de Saragoza, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Auditorium de Radio France and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Auditorium Manzoni in Bologna, Sala Verdi in Milan, Dublin National Concert Hall, Haifa Auditorium, Seoul Arts Center, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Harbin Grand Theater, Beijing NCPA, London’s Royal Festival Hall and Kings Place, La Scala in Milano, Teatro Regio in Turin, Salle Poirel in Nancy, Corum in Montpellier, Théatre de la Criée in Marseille, Bavaria’s Schloss Elmau, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Usher Hall in Edinburgh. As conductor she led the Wiener Kammer Orchester making the Austrian Prémière of Incanto (2001) by the French Composer Eric Tanguy in Vienna. Additionally, she conducted the Divertimento Ensemble in Milano and the Berlin Sinfonia in Berlin among others. Since becoming a key figure in the music of Stockhausen Benelli Mosell has had collaborations with many leading contemporary composers including George Benjamin, Hugues Dufourt, Stefano Gervasoni, Martin Matalon and Marco Stroppa among others. As a chamber music performer she collaborated with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Julian Rachlin, Vadim Repin, Massimo Quarta, Daishin Kashimoto, Michael Guttman, Radovan Vlatkovich and Henri Demarquette with whom she released the album “Echoes” for DECCA, a juxtaposition of works by Philip Glass and Sergey Rachmaninov for cello and piano. Vanessa Benelli Mosell began playing the piano at the age of three, starting her comprehensive musical studies and giving her first public appearance at four years old. At seven years old, she was exceptionally admitted at the International Piano Academy in Imola where she studied with Franco Scala. In 2007 she was invited to the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory to study with Mikhail Voskresensky before pursuing her studies with Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London, where she graduated in 2012, generously supported by the Russell Gander Award. In addition to her piano studies, she went on studying violin, singing, score reading, composition and conducting. She has been supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust and in 2016 was appointed as a Steinway Artist.