Francesco Libetta: the concert-event at Palazzo Doglio
Palazzo Doglio will host the performance by internationally famous pianist Francesco Libetta, defined as an ”aristocratic poet of the keyboard with the profile and behaviour of a renaissance prince” by the New York Times.
Francesco Libetta, famous pianist and concert pianist, as well as renowned conductor and composer, will perform in the beautiful Doglio Court of Palazzo Doglio, the elegant luxury hotel not far from the historic districts of Cagliari.
The exhibition, scheduled for Tuesday, September 15 at 19.30, is organized in collaboration with the association “Friends of Music of Cagliari” and inaugurates the festival “Music at Court”, a program full of events and musical events en Plein air that will see the refined Doglio Court turn into an elegant open-air theatre in the heart of the ancient city of Casteddu.
The musical appointment at the Doglio Court, where Maestro Libetta will perform on the piano a repertoire dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven, Fryderyc Chopin and Franz Liszt, is an exclusive preview of the concerts scheduled in the following days at the Auditorium of the Conservatory of Cagliari.
Guests will be welcomed with a wine glass in the charming Court of Palazzo Doglio which for the occasion will become an intimate outdoor theatre with dedicated lounges. Also, you can take advantage of an exclusive package that combines the performance with served dinner immediately after the performance, in the unique atmosphere of the restaurant Osteria del Forte which includes a special menu dedicated to the notes of the Maestro and designed by Executive Chef Alessandro Cocco
Tickets for the concert are available in the Boxoffice Sardegna circuit in Viale Regina Margherita in Cagliari, for further information and reservations please call the number 070657428 or write an email to email@example.com.
Francesco Libetta: profile of a piano master
Francesco Libetta, pianist, composer and conductor, was born in Galatone, a town in the province of Lecce, on October 16, 1968.
His artistic training began in Lecce where he studied piano with Vittoria De Donno, and also studied composition with Gino Marinuzzi in Rome and Jacques Castérède in Paris.
Acclaimed by international critics, he had great success at the Miami International Piano Festival of Discovery in 2000 and subsequently participated in numerous concert seasons in the United States of America, in London, Paris, Stockholm, Oslo, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka.
He has performed at prestigious musical institutions including the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, where he plays both as a soloist and in a quartet with the string trio of La Scala, and Carnegie Hall in New York, one of the most important concert halls of classical and light music in the world.
In addition to this, as a conductor, he has collaborated with I Filarmonici di Verona, the Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti di Napoli and the orchestra of the National Theatre of Tirana.
Throughout his career, Francesco Libetta has made recordings of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Liszt’s transcriptions of Wagnerian operas, Mozart, Debussy, Brahms, Ravel and Chopin, numerous Schumann operas and the integral keyboard music of George Frideric Handel. A list to which should also be added the two sonatas of Beethoven for piano, the complete piano of Chopin and 53 Studies by Leopold Godowsky on the studies of Chopin.
His recordings have received prestigious awards such as the “Diapason d’Or”, the “Choc” by the magazine “Le Monde de la Musique” and the Raccomandé par Classique. Among the directors of his videos, there are personalities such as Bruno Monsaingeon and Franco Battiato with whom he also collaborates on “Musikanten”, the film about the life of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
He has collaborated with violinists (I. Haendel, A. Pritchin, M. Quarta, G. Angeleri), numerous fellow pianists, singers (A. C. Antonacci, E. Palacio, M. Devia), dancers, choreographers and ballet companies (from C. Fracci and C. Fagetti, from A. Molin to G. Galimberti, to the Balletto del Sud and S. Ballone).
His first musical work “Ottocento”, written in collaboration with the choreographer and director Fredy Franzutti, was produced in 2009 and staged the story of the Battle of Otranto also known as the War of Otranto or sack of Otranto.
A year later Marston, an American record company, included Maestro Libetta in an anthology of historical Chopin performers along with Pabst, de Pachmann, Friedman, Paderewski, Rubinstein, Lipatti, Bartok, and Busoni.
Francesco Libetta teaches chamber music at the “Tito Schipa” Conservatory in Lecce and in 2018 he wrote the book “Musician in a few decades – Idols, opinions, experiences on the road to safe success” published by Zecchini Editore.