Swiss-Italian Pianist Olivier Cave has a reputation in Europe but is only now making his name known in the US. His New York debut is in March 2014, part of the tour that brings him to New Hampshire and Electric Earth Concerts. Cave’s reputation is as a refined yet highly imaginative interpreter whose superb facility and intellect combine to make him an unusually refreshing presence at the keyboard. Mastery is undeniable: with most of Scarlatti’s dozens of sonatas committed to memory, he often chooses on the spur of the moment which he will perform. His style has a wonderful combination of high technical polish and accuracy, and improvisatory feeling, and is reminiscent of great virtuosi from prior generations.
Having studied under Nelson Goerner, Maria Tipo and Aldo Ciccolini, Olivier Cavé gave his first concert with the Camerata Lysy under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin in September of 1991. He performed as a soloist in recitals and with orchestra throughout Europe. Cave’s career took a turn in September 2008 upon the release of a first recording for Aeon, which features sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. Critics across Europe praised the Swiss pianist with Neapolitan roots for having returned to the source. Dedicated to Muzio Clementi, Cavé’s second recording is even more striking than his first. Released in the autumn of 2010, the CD was given a 5 Diapason rating, 4 Stars from Classica and the highest award from the Japanese magazine Geijutsu Records. This success also led to invitations to perform at prestigious locations throughout the world, such as the Teatro Olimpico in Rome, the Tonhalle in Zurich, and the Phillips Collection in Washington.
Electric Earth Concerts is thrilled to introduce Olivier Cave to the Monadnock Region and to New England.
IL PIANOFORTE ITALIANO
Da Pistoia: Tempo di Balletto; Corrente
J. S. Bach – after Marcello: Concerto in D Minor BWV 974
Clementi: Sonata Op. 13, No. 6 in F Minor
Dallapiccola: Quaderno Musicale di Annalibera
J.S. Bach – after Vivaldi: Concerto in G Major BWV 973
Scarlatti: five sonatas