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Giovanni Nesi is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation; he was born in Florence in 1986 and he is a pupil of Maria Tipo and Andrea Lucchesini.
In Italia has performer for the main concert society and for the most important festivals, such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto, Ravello Festival, Società Umanitaria and Società dei Concerti in Milan, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Società Aquilana dei Concerti, Amici della Musica in Florence, Modena and Mestre, many times broadcasted by RAI and BBC. Among the musical institutions he performed for, outside of his country, we remember Antalya International Piano Festival, Mozarteum in Salzuburg, Yamaha Concert Hall in Wien, St. Martin’s in The Fields and the BBC Concert Orchestra in London, Solis Theatre in Montevideo, and some of the main musical centres of Holland, France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Great Britain, Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina.
His affinity with the music of his compatriot Domenico Zipoli (1688 – 1726) is attested by the first world performance on modern piano of Complete Suites and Partitas, played in Prato, Italy, on December 2014. This recital is captured in a highly-praised and critically acclaimed recording for Heritage label. With Gregorio Moppi, a journalist for Repubblica newspaper, he created a performance named “Il Gesuita dei Due Mondi”, in which he alternates his performance of the complete suites and partitas with Moppi’s reading about the amazing life of Zipoli.
With Artes National Orchestra he recorded, for the label Tactus, Mario Pilati’s Bagatelle (World Premiere Recording) and Suite for Piano and Orchestra, which was critically-acclaimed. He has also recorded a DVD for Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg, with Preludes by Chopin, Scriabin and Debussy. His latest album, again for Heritage, entirely played with only the left hand and centered on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, is critically acclaimed as one of the best album in the last years.
Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Giovanni Nesi has been singled out for several high profile awards throughout his career, including the prestigious William Walton award, given by William Walton Foundation in Ischia (Italy), and the “R. Serkin Award”, given by Scuola di Musica di Fiesole; for his artistic skills, in Naples he received “il Maggio della Pianoforte” prize, and in Paris the prize “Clef du Mois” by ResMusica.
He forms a stable piano duo with Federica Bortoluzzi, he is currently a piano professor at Conservatorio “P. Mascagni” in Livorno, and at Scuola di Musica “G. Verdi” Musica in Prato and his pupils often obtain prizes in important competitions. He is the artistic director of the musical activities of the Borsi Theatre, in Prato.