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An evening of Art and Music at Rannoch: Piano recital by Flavio Villani

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77 Almorah Road

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Accomplished pianist Flavio Villani, of Crossing Rachmaninoff documentary fame, performs a recital with repertoire by Chopin & Rachmaninoff

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Saturday 17 October, 5pm (doors open 4.30pm)

Rannoch, 77 Almorah Rd, Epsom

$40 / $20 includes opportunity to view the art

An event not to be missed for lovers of art and music. An opportunity to view the art from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection at the beautiful 1915 ‘Arts and Crafts’ house of Rannoch in Epsom, and a piano recital performed by accomplished pianist Flavio Villani, of Crossing Rachmaninoff documentary film fame. Villani is an Italian-born New Zealander living in Auckland. He has an impressive performance and composition resumé, and his programme for this evening will include repertoire by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. A complimentary glass of wine will be offered on arrival.

About Flavio

Flavio Villani is an Italian-born New Zealander in Auckland. He completed a Bachelor of Piano Performance with Matteo Napoli at the Conservatory ‘G.Martucci’ in conjunction with a Bachelor of IT in Salerno, Italy in 2007. After working in IT in Barcelona he was given the opportunity of coming to New Zealand to pursue a career in music. He moved to New Zealand in 2008 to follow his dream and in 2012 he completed a Master in Piano Performance at the University of Auckland with first class honours under the guidance of pianist Stephen de Pledge.

The journey towards his first solo performance with an orchestra was documented in the feature length film ‘Crossing Rachmaninoff’. The film followed his preparations for, and performance of, Rachmaninoff Concerto n.2 in Calabria in 2015. After that performance he subsequently took different soloist opportunities performing Rachmaninoff Concerto n.2, Tchaikovsky Concerto n.1 and the Warsaw Concerto with the Orchestra of CalArts in Los Angeles , the New Plymouth Orchestra, the Taranaki Symphony, the Bay of Plenty Symphonia and the Auckland Symphony Orchestra.

He was absolute winner of the Northland Society Piano Competition in 2008 as well as winner of the first prize in the Llewelyn Piano Competition in both 2011 and 2012. He has performed many recitals as a soloist as well as in different chamber formations in California, Texas, Italy, Spain and New Zealand. The festivals where he performed include: the Venice Biennale (2011) for the exhibition and installation of the New Zealand pavilion, ‘Lamezia Festival’ in Calabria and 'Pianino Festival' in the Chopin cell in Mallorca.

His interest in different arts collaborations and music composition led him to collaborate with different artists and media (TV, Cinema, Theatre) for the performance and creation of different original music: from theatre (“Human” with Dust Palace Company 2018, “The_Kiss” at UCOL 2012) to cinema score (“The Heart Dances” 2018, “Llueven Vacas” 2017, "Crossing Rachmaninoff" 2015) to TV (“Anchor Milk Campaign” 2016).

He was adjudicator of a number of national piano competitions in New Zealand in the past couple of years, he is member of the Villani Piano Quartet touring New Zealand with Chamber Music NZ in 2016 and of the Orion Piano Trio, coming recently from an European tour with it. Moreover he has given masterclasses to the "Tchaikovsky" Conservatory in Lamezia Terme (Italy) and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok as well as been part of different summer schools in Spain and Italy in recent years.

Flavio Villani performing at the Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead, July 2020.

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