|Steinway Artist Fabio Parrini to Perform at Limestone Oct. 23rd|
Steinway Artist Fabio Parrini will perform in Limestone College's Fullerton Auditorium on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which will be dedicated to the piano sonatas of legendary Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), is free and open to the public.
During his concert, Parrini will perform on Limestone's recently refurbished 1969 Steinway piano and will give a brief talk before the sonatas to help the audience understand the form. As a Steinway Artist, he is a member of a roster of artists who have been endorsed by Steinway & Sons and perform exclusively on Steinway pianos. He is also on the faculty roster of the International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy.
"I have known Fabio for many years and have followed his career with great interest. I was especially delighted when he became a Steinway Artist; a wonderful recognition of an outstanding artist," said Dr. David Thompson, Professor of Music at Limestone.
His accolades include first prizes at the Italian national competitions of Galatina, Osimo, and Cagliari, the Richmond Competition at Boston University, a Fulbright Grant, a Kahn Career Entry Award, and recording grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council of Greenville and North Greenville University, where he coordinates the Keyboard Department. He is an active adjudicator, and has given master classes for the North Greenville University Piano Seminar, the Greenville MTA, the South Carolina Governor's School, Clemson University, the Longy School of Music, Emporia State University, Point Loma Nazarene University, and the University of Southern Mississippi.
He has coached and performed for the Philadelphia International Music Festival and holds degrees from the Conservatory of Padua and Boston University and has studied with Anthony di Bonaventura, Micaela Mingardo, Gyorgy Sandor, Bruno Mezzena, and Adriana Rognoni.