Musicology in the University of Pavia (Italy)
Alberto Firrincieli is an Italian pianist, harpsichord player, composer and scholar. Winner of the second prize in the International Contest “SIMM 2018 – New Music for Harpsichord” with the composition 13 New Variation upon Folia theme. He is currently full-time lecturer of the Department of Music Performance at the Assumption University of Thailand where he teaches Composition and Harpsichord Major. He established the IKA – International Keyboard Academy (www.ika.website), and he is the artistic director of Bangkok International Piano Festival, of the early music festival Note Barocche, and of the ITYO – Italian Thai Youth Orchestra. Moreover, he collaborates with the Italian Embassy of Thailand in the realization of artistic and cultural events.
He is regularly invited as guest speaker, scholar and performer from international institutions in Italy, Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and United States in order to hold recitals, conferences, masterclasses, workshops.
He began to play the piano when he was eight. He studied with Sebastiano Cannizzo in “Vincenzo Bellini” Conservatory, Caltanissetta (Italy) and graduated at the age of twenty. Then he started to dedicate himself to the study of ancient keyboard instruments, studying Organ with Enrico Viccardi and graduating in Harpsichord with Maria Pia Jacoboni. Meanwhile he studied Composition with Giorgio Tosi and Electronic Music with Francesco Giomi and Marco Biscarini at the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory in Parma (Italy), where he graduated. He also studied Harpsichord with Francesco Baroni, and for four years attended the course “Ars et Labor”, an advanced Piano and Chamber Music Course, with Christa Bützberger and Marina Rossi in Vicenza (Italy). During these studies he attended masterclasses with Enrico Baiano, Bob van Asperen, Michele Barchi and Emilia Fadini.
He continued his education, graduating in Musicology in the University of Pavia (Italy) with a dissertation about Carlo Antonio Marino – italian baroque composer – and his music.
In 2013 he published “Tribute to Br. Martin”, his own composition dedicated to the President Emeritus of Assumption University. In 2017 he recorded a CD with the harpsichord player Mario Tonda (with whom he established the duo Harpsichord for two) for TACTUS, including all Italian works written for harpsichord four hands.
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