The Italian pianist Simone Alessandro Tavoni has given recitals internationally, including in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, France, Spain, Malta, Greece and across Italy. He was awarded a place on the BBC Pathway scheme for the 2015/2016 academic year and through this, he has had the opportunity to rehearse and perform as an orchestral pianist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Some of these performances have been played by BBC Radio 3.

He has featured as a soloist with the East London symphony orchestra, the Kensington Chamber Orchestra, the Ashod Symphony Orchestra and the Luigi Cherubini Symphony Orchestra. Performance venues have included the Liszt House (Budapest, Hungary), the Florence Conservatory Concert Hall (Florence, Italy), the Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in the Fields, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Regent Hall, St. James’ Piccadilly (London. U.K.), the Hausmusik of Aarhus and the Italian institute of culture in Copenhagen (Denmark). He is also a regular guest artist at the En Blanc Et Noir Piano Festival in Lagrasse, (France) and of the Aegean international art festival in Heraklion ( Crete). During a recent recital in Spain his recording has been broadcasted by the Canal du sur (Almeria, Spain).

After graduating from the Giacomo Puccini Conservatoire in La Spezia when he was 18, where he studied the piano under Marco Podestà, he then moved to Florence to study at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatoire, studying piano with Giuseppe Fricelli and composition with Rosario Mirigliano.

Winner also of numerous national competitions in Italy, he had also the opportunity to participate in an exchange programme in Budapest on a full scholarship at the Franz Liszt Academy, studying with Professors Kesckes Balazs, Laszlo Baranyay and Andras Kemenes, and also undertaking masterclasses with Zoltan Kocsis and Malcolm Bilson.

In 2014, he moved to London to study for the Master of Performance programme at the Royal College of Music with Professor Andrew Ball. After winning a second exchange bursary in Autumn 2015, he pursue his studies for one term at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany with Dr. Peter Nagy.

Simone has been generously supported by the Talent Unlimited organisation and by the Henry Wood Trust. During the 2018/2019 academic year under the tutelage of Peter Tuite and Deniz Gelenbe he will undertake an Artist Diploma course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire majorly supported by a bursary and he will give concerts in U.K., Greece, Hungary, Italy, Finland and Estonia.

 

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