Roberto Plano


Roberto Plano, piano

First Prize Winner
2001 Cleveland International
Piano Competition

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Track Listing

Due Ballate
1. n°1: Le chant du croisé in re bemolle Maggiore [8:02]
2. n°2 in Si minore [16:22]

Tre Sonetti del Petrarca
3. Sonetto n° 47, [6:20]
Preludio con moto – Sempre mosso con intimo sentimento
4. Sonetto n° 104, [7:08]
Agitato assai – Adagio
5. Sonetto n° 123, [7:22]
Lento placido – Sempre Lento – Più Lento – Tempo iniziale

Due Leggende
6. n°1 : St François d’Assise:
La prédication aux oiseaux [10:59]

7. n°2 : St François de Paule marchant sur les flots [8:21]


A native of Varese, Roberto Plano, 24, is currently studying for the Higher Diploma of Execution at the E’cole Normale “Cortot” in Paris with Nelson Delle Vigne. He has earned the “Diplome Superieur D’Enseignement, Avec Felicitations Du Jurie”, and also holds a Diploma of Piano from the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Milano and has studied with Eli Perrotta, Walter Krafft, Lazar Berman, and Bruno Canino.

Mr. Plano was the first-prize winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition in August of 2001, where he competed with 52 other contestants from 23 different countries for ten days. Before coming to Cleveland, Mr. Plano won 5th prize at the Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia Spain in 2000 and 5th prize at the Sendai International Piano Competition (Japan) in 2001. Also, he has won prizes at 15 national and international competitions in Italy, including the “Premio Venezia,” City of Treviso, “Premio Scriabin,” International Piano Competition of Stresa, International Piano Competition of Trani, and the International Piano Competition for Piano and Orchestra of Cantu.

Mr. Plano has performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Sala Verdi in Milano, and Gasteig in Munich. He has also performed in Varese, Stresa, Bologna, Torino, Venezia, Padova, Treviso, Mantova, Brescia, Catania, and Messina in Italy, and also in Paris, Munich, Hamburg, Innsbruck, and Bratislava. In addition to the Cleveland Competition Orchestra, Mr. Plano has performed with orchestras in Valencia (Spain), Sendai (Japan), Sibiu and Oradea (Romania), Marienbad (Czech Republic), and in Italy at Milano, Varese, Bergamo, and Trani in Italy. He has worked with the conductors Jahja Ling, Enrique Garcia Assenso, Gianluigi Gelmetti, and Donato Renzetti, Gary Sheldon, among others.

He has recorded a compact disc with the music of Chopin, Liszt, and Scriabin on the “Sipario Dischi” label in Italy. Mr. Plano has also made guest appearances on a number of radio stations, including NPR’s “Performance Today” in Washington D.C., WNYC in New York City, and WGBH’s “Classic’s in the morning” in Boston. The Cleveland Competition was Mr. Plano’s first appearance in America.

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