Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms

Chiara Opalio, Piano
«Building Bridges»: a piano cycle created by Sir András Schiff

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
10 Variationen on the Duo “La stessa, la stessissima” by Antonio Salieri in B-flat Major, WoO 73

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2 in E-flat

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Piano Sonata in A Major, Wq. 55 No. 4, H. 186

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
4 Ballads, Op. 10

The concert was recorded live on 17 July at Gstaad.

Chiara Opalio began playing the piano at the age of three! After Trieste and the “Incontri col Maestro” Academy in Imola, where she was taught by Enrico Pace, she studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel in Claudio Martínez Mehner ‘s class. She still has ties to the school as an accompanist in Thomas Demenga’s cello class. Drawn to the stage at an early age, she formed a daring duo with Irish violinist Eoin Ducrot and is currently benefitting from Sir András Schiff’s “Building Bridges” programme – a sponsorship which, among other things, enabled her and her partner to be invited to the Beethoven Festival in Bonn in 2019.

3 comments on “Chiara Opalio

Fantastic !!! So natural ! It seems everything easy !!! But we know it is not easy at all! And beautiful piano Hands !!!

She is a special pianist !!!!! Her Hands fly … !!! And she can play for hours without problems !!! Claudia Salvi Henry

Wonderful. Enjoyed every moment of this gifted young person’s recital. Thank you for sharing it.

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