An Evening In With…Eugenio Catone
Hastings International Piano presents a series of online short concerts.
In these times when the livelihood of our musicians is at risk, we are launching this series to support the careers of our prizewinners and will be paying them a performance fee.
Join us on Friday 10th July for An Evening In With… the 2012 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition winner Eugenio Catone.
D. Shostakovich – 24 Preludes Op.34
Internationally acclaimed Neapolitan pianist Eugenio Catone is renowned for his highly-defined artistic personality and the expressive power of his interpretations. Gifted with ‘a surprising ability to identify integrally with the composer’s soul’ (Il Tempo) and with ‘an exuberant technique which supports his musical intelligence, as polished as an ancient Toledo sword’ (Corriere del Mezzogiorno), he is the very essence of the inquisitive, eclectic musician adept in a variety of musical forms: chamber music, composition, conducting an orchestra and teaching.
After receiving unanimous approval at the Pozzoli Piano Competition in Seregno (Premio Biella) and the Speranza Piano Competition in Taranto (Premio Albano), he obtained his first important international recognition when he won first prize at the 8th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. A few years later, he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna. Since then he has performed at many prestigious Festivals in Italy and in Europe (Ravello Festival, Wiener Klavierfest, Farfield Halls) and with many orchestras including the Bonner Orchesterverein, the Finchley Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra Giovanile Universitaria, presenting programmes that feature repertoires of the early Romantic period and the 20th Century.
His performances have been broadcasted by radio stations (Radio Vaticana, Radio Slovenija 3) and his CD “Temi & Variazioni” (Estonia Piano Netherlands, 2007) was selected by Piero Rattalino for the “Nuove Carriere 2010” award promoted by CIDIM in Rome. Eugenio’s latest album was published in 2018 under the record label Diapason Records. Eugenio Catone is currently engaged in a challenging project: recording the complete piano works of Dmítri Shostakóvich, which he presents in monothematic recitals and concerto lessons.
Eugenio Catone studied music under the guidance of the renowned teacher Annamaria Pennella and furthered his artistic development at the Conservatories of Salerno, Amsterdam and Essen, with Gabriella Olino, Matthijs Verschoor and Henri Sigfridsson. Sonja Pahor, Paul Badura-Skoda, Frank Wibaut also contributed to his training. He is currently attending the “Konzertexamen” honours course at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen and the Orchestral Conducting course at the Civica Scuola di Musica “Abbado” in Milan.