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Renowned Italian Pianist to Perform at UW

January 24, 2008 — Maurizio Moretti, considered one of the best interpreters of the renowned Italian school of pianoforte, will perform in concert Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall. Tickets, available at the Fine Arts box office, cost $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for others.

"His ability to mix together incredible silences and powerful fortissimo, and the combination of perfect technique and amazing interpretation with irresistible Italian charm make him a star that enthuses the public and the most demanding critics," says Theresa Bogard, professor in the UW Department of Music.

During his career spanning more than two decades, Moretti has performed regularly in the most famous European concert halls, including those of Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, Amsterdam, Prague, Milan, Budapest, Frankfurt, Madrid, Stockholm, Grenoble and Lille.

He performs frequently around the world with concerts in Japan, North and South America, Persian Gulf and Australia.

His repertoire includes solo recitals and chamber music as well as concerts for piano and orchestra. His many awards include the Mozart fellowship from the Musikhochschule Mozarteum Salzburg, the International Piano Competition "Sergey Rachmaninov", and the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.

Moretti is currently artistic director of the International Chamber Music Festival of the Roman Theater of Nora, and is a full professor of pianoforte at the Conservatorio di Musica in Cagliari, where he also teaches piano master classes.

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