Date(s) - 07/24/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Axel Lenarduzzi is a Professor at the Claude Debussy Conservatory of the 17th District in Paris, France. He began his studies at the Conservatoire d’Asnieres near Paris, winning the first prize for piano in the class of Jacqueline Durand. He continued his course of study and received the diploma of the National Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt and received the award from the Conservatoire National of the region of Montpellier. He went on to study at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, completed an apprenticeship in the Salzburg Festival and studied in Rome. In Rome, He was awarded the Diplôme supérieur de perfectionnement à l’unanimité issued by the prestigious Académie nationale supérieure Santa Cecilia, and earned under the teachings of Sergio Perticaroli.
He also started studying with Sergio Perticaroli at la Schola Cantorum in Paris, before returning to his Italian roots in Rome. During his Italian journey, he studied in the Rodi Garganico Masters-class. His desire for exchange and for experiencing different styles of interpretation cause him to work with pianists Jean Marc Luisada and Elena Rozanova, and to play with violinist Svetlin Roussev. He also collaborated with l’atelier lyrique de Normandie, directed by Philippe Hui, accompanying French and German opera singers.
The prize-winner of many International competitions, in Italy, France, Vignola Classica, Liszt, Naoumoff, Lyon’s Club, he has performed professionally on a regular basis at the Festival Tempietto di Roma, Festival Notte Classice, and more. Other festival invitations include: Coream, with Svetlin Roussev, Gorges du Tarn, Les Week-end du Piano at Maisons-Laffitte, Parc de Bel Ebat in Avon, Musique en Fête in Alsace, where he recreated on stage the Conservatoire National de la grande sonate de Marie Jaëll, Classique et Jazz in Val-Thorens, the Festival du Château de Martigny, Château de Nailly, Festival de l’abbaye de Vauluisant, Festival de Calvi, Hulencourt Art Project, Festival de Lagord, Le piano dans tous ses éclats, les musicales de l’Arbousière, Classique et Jazz in Val-Thorens, Festival de l’abbaye de Talloires, Paris Deco-off for the unique presentation « piano haute couture », Festival Les Musicales d’Epernay, and PagArt Festival, directed by Lovro Pogorelich.
In 2003, Lenarduzzi and Robert Holm performed at the International Liszt Competition in Italy. In 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2015 Lenarduzzi performed as soloist and in duo recitals with Holm throughout the United States.
Dr. Robert Holm
Robert Holm, a Steinway Artist since 2010, is Professor of Music and head of the piano division at the University of South Alabama, principal pianist for the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and pianist at Dauphin Way Baptist Church. Prior to his appointment at USA in 1997, Holm received a B.A. in Piano at Pt. Loma Nazarene University in San Diego followed by studies at the University of Illinois School of Music with Professor Kenneth Drake, where, in 1999, he earned a D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Literature.
He was a finalist at both the 2003 International Franz Liszt Competition in Grottammare, Italy and the 2002 International Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev Competition in Radford, Virginia, and Third Prize winner at the 1997 International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1988, Holm was one of 88 pianists who performed with Chubby Checker and the Rockettes at the Superbowl XXII halftime show in San Diego, California.
Holm has appeared as soloist performing concerti by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Grieg, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin with various ensembles including the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, Alabaster (AL) Symphony, Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Youth Symphony, USA Symphony, University of Mobile Orchestra and Mobile Symphonic Pops. He has performed as soloist and collaborative artist at Steinway Hall in London, at Carnegie (Weill) Hall, at Shaoxing University (China), at Lakehead University (Canada), and has given solo programs throughout the United States at Howard University, Washington State University, Ball St. University, Northeastern St. University, University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi and Pt. Loma Nazarene University. In 2006, Holm, violinist Enen Yu and cellist Guo-Sheng Huang formed the Archduke Piano Trio, which has performed over 30 standard chamber works throughout Alabama and Mississippi. In 2015, Holm joined Gerald Anderson, Jeff Bennett and Stephen Nielson as the newest member of the Christian foursome Festival of Keyboards. Recently, Holm has visited China twice giving recitals and master classes in Shaoxing, Hangzhou and Dalian. At USA, Holm has given 50 solo recitals including sonata cycles by Mozart and Beethoven and over 250 collaborative recitals.
Holm has released several CDs featuring sonatas by Beethoven on period instruments, sonatas by Mozart, works by Scarlatti, Liszt and Ravel, two-piano music by Mozart, Brahms and Rachmaninoff with French pianist Axel Lenarduzzi, two CDs of Scott Joplin’s rags, two CDs of sacred hymn arrangements, and two CD’s featuring original arrangements of sacred Christmas music.
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