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From the Marches to the World Special Guest at B.I.T (International Tourism Exchange)

On Saturday, February 16th the artist will pay tribute to his roots in a meeting open to the public
presented by Pippo Baudo.


Tireless Giovanni Allevi. After the great success of his last album “SUNRISE”, in which he eclectically played
the role of composer, pianist and director, the artist will be a special guest at B.I.T (International Tourism
Exchange)
on Saturday, 16th February at 2.45 pm at the Marches stand. He will then meet the public and
will chronicle the most striking moments of his artistic life in a friendly chat with much-loved TV face Pippo
Baudo.

This is an ideal context where to delineate Giovanni Allevi’s dynamic activity: the enfant terrible which keeps bringing his classical contemporary music throughout Italy and all over the world, everywhere meeting with standing ovations and sold out shows.

The “Sunrise Tour” with the Italian Symphonic Orchestra is indeed going on next Spring successfully. Moreover, Allevi goes back to a more intimate dimension in the “Piano Solo Tour 2013” where he will go over his twenty-year career through his best-loved piano solo tracks.

“Sunrise Tour” dates: Rome – Auditorium della Conciliazione (28th February), Catania – Teatro Metropolitan (5th March), Cosenza – Teatro Rendano (6th March), Padua – Gran Teatro (9th March), Cagliari – Teatro Lirico (10th March), Lugano – Palacongressi (16th March), Ravenna – Pala De Andrè (20th April), Milan – Teatro degli Arcimboldi (21st April).

“Piano Solo Tour” dates: Catanzaro – Teatro Politeama (2nd March), Piacenza – Teatro Municipale (15th March), Pisa – Teatro Verdi (17th March), Bergamo – Teatro Donizetti (10th April), La Spezia – Teatro Civico (11th April), Gallarate (VA) – Teatro Gassman (12th April), Verona – Teatro Filarmonico (15th April), Parma
– Teatro Regio (16th April), Prato – Teatro Politeama (27th April), Avezzano – Teatro dei Marsi (5th May).

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"SUNRISE" IT'S THE TITLE OF THE NEW ALBUM!

Giovanni Allevi's new album is entitled "SUNRISE", coming out next October 30th on Bizart/Sony Music.

"The Music, my Whimsical Witch, has re-emerged with the harrowing sound of the violin, the piano, and the orchestra. The music of my rebirth. After a long and hard period of time, the notes, the joy and enthusiasm have returned to running me over like a waterfall. Now all I want is for these notes to be close to hearts of the people, that they may be an encouragement to overcome the dark moments, to find that light again, that is inside each one of us": this is "SUNRISE" for Allevi. The cover of the album, with notes and scores that spill out of his mind, describes in images how the music is constantly present in his thoughts.

A new exciting challenge for the composer, director of orchestra and pianist who returns with a new absolutely unreleased symphonic project containing his very first compostion for violin and orchestra, where however his unseperable piano will not be missed, again being a protagonist under the proficiency of his fingers. "SUNRISE" comes at a distance of two years from his last successful album for piano solo "Alien" and four years since his first album for symphonic orchestra "Evolution", awarded with the platinum disc.

The album was recorded in the prestigious Carlo Felice Theatre of Genoa and over 60 orchestra professors of the same lyrical entity were involved in the recordings. A detail not to underestimate for the purists of sound, is that the recording was realized in high definition hd (96 khz) with the highest qualitative standards, which allowed the insertion of the disc in the innovative section of the i-Tunes store "Mastered For i-Tunes" which allows to obtain files for the i-Devices with a clearer, sharper sound.

"SUNRISE" will also be available in a limited time version for collection, in the variant deluxe edition with a booklet especially made and a DVD of "the Making of" the realization of the album, with interviews of the protagonists and backstage images in exclusive of about 30 minutes.

The world première of the piece, in which Giovanni will be accompanied by the Carlo Felice Theatre Orchestra and by a Paganini award winner chosen to perform the virtuous composition for violin, will be on November 14th in Genoa and will be repeating the performance by great request with the same artistic cast that gave birth to the project, in the main Italian cities: Florence (November 15th – Teatro Verdi), Bologna (November 18th - Teatro Auditorium Manzoni), Milan (November 19th – Teatro degli Arcimboldi), Rome (November 28th - Auditorium Conciliazione).
 

NEW ALBUM COMING OUT OCTOBER 30TH!

Ready to go at the Carlo Felice Theatre of Genoa for the recording of Giovanni's new disc!

60 are the orchestra professors from the prestigious lyrical entity involved in the project and the recording created in high definition HD (96Khz) with the highest qualitative standards to give life to the new album coming out October 30th 2012 on Bizart/Sony Music label.

The World Première of the piece, which will be performed for the absolute first time live right in Genoa in Paganini's home town, emblem of the violin, will take place on November 14th 2012 at the Carlo Felice Theatre.

The unpublished piano score, characterized by passages of extreme musical virtuosity, will have Giovanni in the double role as composer and director, while the performer of the violin solo will be one of the winners of the Paganini Award, the most important violin competition in the world.

Furthermore in the new album you also won't be missing the inseparable piano, with other unpublished compositions around which still revolves the maximum discretion.

Find out more about the World Première!

 

Giovanni Allevi in concert at the 2012 Olympic Games

For the second time in a row the "Alien" composer has the honor of presenting Italian music at the Olympic Games. After his presence among the musical guests of the 2008 Olympics in Pechino, where he performed leading the "China Philharmonic Orchestra" at the Auditorium of the Forbidden City, Giovanni Allevi returns in the context of the world sports celebrations bringing his music to London next August 9th 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center of the british capital.

Italy has decided to present to the world, in the international context most followed by the public and media, the cultured and emotional music of the child prodigy of classical music, the new generations' most loved italian composer.

Overloaded by the enthusiasm of the public of Rome whom applauded him in his repertory with the Symphonic Orchestra in occasion of his recent concert at the Italic Forum, Allevi is expected in the role of composer and pianist by the italian athletes who will be participating in the next Olympic Games.

Giovanni Allevi, the musician-philosopher, as was also defined, will perform on piano with the pieces from his last album “Alien” (Ed. Bizart/Sony Music 2010, golden disc for the sales in Italy a few months after the release date).

In Italy there are few occasions to assist to a concert of the composer-pianist. In the wait of the temporary olympic transfer, the only two summer concerts of the Alien World Tour will be in Tuscany on July 25th and 26th, (July 25th in San Miniato - Pisa, at the Duomo Plaza in the occasion of the european festival "Francigena Melody Road", and July 26th in Marina of Pietrasanta - Lucca, at the Versilian Theatre for the historic festival "La Versiliana". Info at: www.giovanniallevi.com/live).

Giovanni @ Ljubjiana (SLO), watch the video!

A day with Giovanni on the occasion of Allevi's concert on June 14 in Ljubljana (Slovenia) at the Congress Square!
 

The beautiful city, the evidence on the stage in the afternoon, the attention and curiosity of fans before the concert in the beautiful picturesque square.
 

WATCH THE VIDEO - See Giovanni's next dates!

 

GIOVANNI ALLEVI AT TUSCIA OPERAFESTIVAL

On popular demand, even in summer continue presentations of aesthetic manifesto "Classico ribelle" in a "Pages, words and music" review.

Our Giovanni will present Saturday, July 14th at Viterbo in Piazza S. Lorenzo at at 21.30 in a meeting between words and music held in the sixth edition of Tuscia Operafestival 2012.

Admission is free subject to availability. Info - Facebook event

 

 

 


PRESALE BEGINNING FOR THE NOVEMBER 14th EVENT!

As promissed no delay in the arrival of the first news concerning November 14th 2012, date on which the World Premiere of Giovanni Allevi's new symphonic project, with an insert of his first concert for violin and orchestra in F minor, will be performed at the Carlo Felice Theatre of Genoa.

 

The presales for this extraordinary and unmissable event have not been opened starting July 3rd.

c/o Biglietteria Teatro Carlo Felice
Tuesday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tel 010589329 - 010591697

Prices:
€ 45,00 +  € 4,50 of presale  - Platea section I;
€ 40,00 + € 4,00 of presale - Platea section II;
€ 35.00 + € 3,50 of presale  - Gallery section I and balcony
€ 25,00 + € 2,50 of presale - Gallery section II
€ 15.00 place standing (for sale the night of the concert, with a full theatre,
 upon approval of a qualified authority).

SOON ALSO ONLINE ON THE THEATRE'S OFFICIAL WEB SITE

ONLINE: TicketOne - Vivaticket - Happy Ticket

SOON ADDITIONAL AVAILABILITY OF ONLINE PRESALES

WE REMIND YOU THAT GIOVANNI'S STAFF, IN COLLABORATION WITH WWW.ALLEVIANI.COM, IS THINKING OF MAKING A "VIP TICKET" FOR THE OCCASION (TICKET WITH ENTRANCE IN FRONT ORCHESTRA SEATS PLUS SPECIAL EXTRAS FOR A RAISED PRICE OF APPROXIMATELY 50%) FOR THE SUPER FANS!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION AND UPDATES OR GIVE US SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE AMONG THE "VIP TICKET" EXTRAS WRITE TO: premiere@alleviani.com

(Photo by: Massimo Volta)

NOVEMBER 14TH 2012: SAVE THE DATE!

This is the date of Giovanni Allevi's first absolute global performance of the new symphonic project with an insert of the first concert for violin and orchestra in F minor composed by Giovanni.

The violin solo, characterized by passages of extreme musical virtuousness will be played by one of the most striking winners of the Paganini Award, the most important violinists' competition in the world.

The World Première of the new symphonic compositions, will have Giovanni in the versatile role of composer, pianist and director of the Carlo Felice Theatre Orchestra of Genoa.


Yet another surprise of our beloved composer, that will surely light our souls and take us to a new adventure!

Don't miss the appointment with history!

Giovanni's staff, in collaboration with www.alleviani.com, is thinking about realizing a "VIP TICKET" (ticket with entrance in the Front Stall section + special extras) for the Superfans!

If you would like any further information, updates, or would like to give us suggestions on what you would like to include among the extras of the "VIP TICKET" please write to: premiere@alleviani.com

November 14th 2012: Stay tuned! (Photo by: Massimo Volta)

First national of the "Alien World Tour" on 2011 February 19th in Rome at Palalottomatica

On February 19th 2011 Palalottomatica in Rome will host for the first time a  piano solo concert. Giovanni Allevi is the protagonist with the premiere of his Italian "Alien World Tour" that will launch an extensive tour in the main Italian and international theaters. The composer and pianist from Marche, will perform in addition to his greatest hits, the tracks of "ALIEN", his last piano solo album (Bizart/Sony Music) for sale from September 28th and now on the top of sale charts.

Tickets in pre-sale on circuits Greenticket, TicketOne, Lottomatica in addition to the usual retails.

Worldwide premieres ALIEN Tour

 Giovanni Allevi will be performed in some exclusive venues in USA and Japan as worldwide premieres of his new album "Alien":
17 October - Los Angeles - El Rey Theater 6 pm
20 November - Amagasaki (Hyogo) - Archaic Hall  5.30 pm
24 November - Iidabashi (Tokyo) - Toppan Hall 7pm
25 November - Shiodome (Tokyo) - Hamarikyu Asahi Hall 7pm

ALIEN - Special Editions

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The new piano solo unreleased album Giovanni Allevi’s "ALIEN" for sale from September 28th (producted by Bizart with Sony Music distribution).

"ALIEN" DELUXE edition have a special packaging, a 32 booklet with hardcover, contains an exclusive track : Giovanni Allevi plays F. Chopin’s "Nocturne Op.27 n°2 in D b +".
A strictly limited and numbred vinyl collection edition is avalaible.

This is the "Alien" tracklist: "Secret love", "Tokyo station", "Close to me", "Giochi d'acqua", "Clavifusion", "Memory", "Abbracciami", "Helena", "Joli", "L.A. lullaby", "Sonata in Mib maggiore" ("Chopin – Nocturne Op. 27 n°2" avalaible on Deluxe version only). "Alien" Special Edition is avalaible on iTunes.

Allevi presents "ALIEN" on italian Fnac and Feltrinelli stores
Allevi presents the new album "ALIEN" on italian Fnac and Feltrinelli stores:
Here the venues to join in:

28 September 2010       Rome – Feltrinelli Via Appia, 427 (6 pm    Live)
29 September 2010       Bari – Feltrinelli Via Melo, 119 (6.30 pm    Live)
30 September 2010       Naples – Fnac Via Luca Giordano, 59 (4 pm    Live)     
01 October 2010            Florence – Feltrinelli  Via dei Carretani, 30/32 (6 pm    Live)       
02 October 2010            Bologna – Feltrinelli Piazza Ravegnana, 1 (6 pm    Live)
05 October 2010            Milan – Feltrinelli Piazza Piemonte (6.30 pm    Live)
06 October 2010            Turin – Fnac Le Gru c/o Shop Vill Le Gru, Via Crea 10, Grugliasco (TO) (6 pm    Live)
07 October 2010            Genoa – Feltrinelli Via Ceccardi, 16 (6 pm    Live)  
08 October 2010            Verona – Fnac Via Cappello, 34 (6 pm    Live)
09 October 2010            Treviso – Feltrinelli Via Canova, 2 (6 pm    Fans meeting)
27 October 2010            Florence – Fnac I Gigli c/o Centro Commerciale I Gigli, Via San Quirico 165, Campi Bisenzio (FI)  (6 pm   Live)
28 October 2010            Rome – Fnac c/o Galleria Commerciale Porta di Roma, Via Alberto Lionello, 201 Rome (6 pm  Live)

Monday September 27th ALIEN worldwide premiere live on Facebook

Don’t miss the live video streaming of exclusive presentation showcase about Giovanni Allevi’s new album “ALIEN”. Monday

September 27th from 1.30 pm (UTC+1) live from RSI Auditorio - Italian Switzerland Broadcasting in Lugano connecting to the official Facebook profile  www.facebook.com/giovanniallevi. You can send your impressions in real time and write your questions. The lucky ones will be answered directly by Giovanni. Note: Membership on Facebook not required to access official profile.

ALIEN making of video pills!

Waiting for worldwide premiere of “ALIEN” in Lugano, from Friday September 24th until Monday 27th, daily at 12 am (UTC+1) you will see the special new disc making of on YouTube official channel www.youtube.com/alleviofficial.

Special "International Opera Awards" to Giovanni Allevi

OscarAfter a year from the concert-event "Allevi & Orchestra All Stars - Arena di Verona", Giovanni Allevi returns to the historic Roman amphitheater. On 31th August 2010, during the first edition of "International Opera Awards", Allevi received the special "Golden Opera Awards - protagonist in music in 2010 for artistic excellence of his compositions".  During the ceremony Giovanni Allevi conducted the Orchestra of Italian Virtuosi in the song "A Perfect Day" and from the piano "Foglie di Beslan".

 

International "Solo Piano Tour 2010"

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Piano Solo tour 2010 predates a new release in which Giovanni Allevi will return to the solo piano in his most intimate and personal dimension.

26 JuneParma - Parco Ducale
info tel 0521-706214 
30 JuneBrescia - Villa Fenaroli
info www.cipiesse-bs.it - tel 030 2791881 
5 JulyPrato - Anfiteatro Museo Pecci
info 055 667566  
8 JulyVigevano - Castello Sforzesco
info www.ticketone.it 
9 JulyCodroipo (UD) - Villa Manin
info tel 899 325 226 
10 JulyVillafranca (VR) - Castello Scaligero
info 045 8039156
24 JulyRimini - 105 Stadium
info www.ticketone.it
25 JulyCarrara (MS) Porto di Marina di Carrara
info tel 0585 811014 
27 JulyViterbo - Arena Valle Faul
info tel 892982  
30 JulySan Benedetto del Tronto - Porto
info www.vivaticket.it 
31 July - 1 AugustRoma - Cavea
info tel 892982 
3 AugustMargherita di Savoia (BT) - info a breve
info tel 080 9670573 
05 AugustLecce - P.zza Libertini
info www.bookingshow.com 
06 AugustAgrigento - Valle dei Templi
info tel 0922.25.019- 0922.43.74.74 
07 AugustPatti - Teatro Greco di Tindari
info tel 091 6260177 
9 AugustAnzio - Villa Adele
info tel 0773 414521 
10 AugustPiombino - Piazza Boivio
info a breve  
11 AugustSan Giminiano (SI) - Piazza Duomo
info tel 392 4308616 
13 AugustCagliari - Anfiteatro Romano
info Circuito Greenticket Sarconline tel. 070684275, Cagliari; Box Office tel. 070657428 
14 AugustArbatax (OG) -  Festival Rocce Ro


International Piano Solo 2010 March-June.
19 MarchLondra - Queen Elizabeth Hall - Sounthbank Centre
prevendite www.southbankcentre.co.uk
17 AprilAnsan (Corea) - Ansan Arts Center
info www.ansanart.com 
18 AprilSeoul (Corea) - Yougsan Arthall
info www.youngsanarthall.com 
27 AprilLa Spezia - Teatro Civico
info www.orchestramassacarrara.it - tel. 0585 811014 
29 AprilVarese - Teatro di Varese
info www.teatrodivarese.it - tel. 0332 284224 - 247897
03 MayMilano - Teatro degli Arcimboldi
prevendite www.ticketone.it
05/06 May Bologna - Teatro Delle Celebrazioni
info www.teatrocelebrazioni.it - tel 051.6153370 – 6153374
08 MayCesena - Carisport
info www.teatrobonci.it - tel 0547.355959
09 MayBari - Teatro Petruzzelli
 
11/12 MayTorino - Teatro Colosseo
info www.teatrocolosseo.it   tel 011 6698034 - 011 6505195
14 MaySassuolo (MO) - Teatro Carani
info www.teatrocarani.it - tel 0536 811084
15 MaySanremo - Teatro Ariston
info www.aristonsanremo.com - tel.: 0184 50707 
17/18 MayFirenze - Teatro Verdi
prevendite www.ticketone.it
23 MayGenova - Teatro Carlo Felice
info www.carlofelice.it - Tel 0105381.1
24 MayNapoli - Teatro Augusteo
info www.teatroaugusteo.it - tel 081 414243 
27 MayTbilisi (Georgia) - V.Saradjishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire
info  http://bit.ly/a77YRL
04 JuneShanghai (Cina) - Expo2010
info http://www.expo2010italia.gov.it/area.asp?a=575&oc=762&d=2688
08 JuneShanghai (Cina) - Times Square
info a breve
12 JuneTokyo (Japan)  - Toppan Hall 
info http://www.toppanhall.com/concert/detail/201006121430.html

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Critics comments

Corriere della Sera - Franchini

Allevi at the Blue Note,
Impulsive and rebellious.
Tall, bony, curly-haired, his clothes creased but with a winning smile, Giovanni Allevi, having acquired a sudden but authentic level of fame, presented his latest album... He's a classical musician but, thanks to his age and cultural background, is able to accept all the sounds that accompany our way of living... There is a kind of impulsiveness and passion in his way of being an artist, there's a wilfulness and rebelliousness, a love for the piano's past and the desire to overturn traditions by opening up new paths. A huge success.
(Vittorio Franchini)
 

Corriere della Sera - Luzzatto Fegiz

Allevi, a "stateless" piano which fits no stereotype.
At his starting line was the piano-playing virtuosity of Chopin, Bach, Beethoven and Ravel, then Giovanni Allevi arrived at a genre of music which is hugely expressive, his compositions cannot be compared to jazz, nor pop and not even to contemporary classical music. A no-man's land, from a critical point of view. So who is in a position to judge a "stateless" artist? Whoever's destiny it is to listen to a track from the piano album No Concept, in which the full and the void, sound and silence blend together naturally, amongst playfulness, surges, meditation, in a transversal narration which breaks the mould, although without inciting or experimentalism, as demonstrated by Ossessione. All in all, music which is easy to digest but at the same time of great nobility, energetic in its clarity and always distancing itself from any stereotype.
(Mario Luzzatto Fegiz)
 

Il Giornale

Giovanni Allevi, a magic touch which flies high between genres and styles.
...it seems that Allevi wants to free himself from the inevitable curse of the conservatory to completely liberate his creative imagination and improvisation... many things could be written about him, to the point at which choices must be made. Amid his formal qualities, one of the easiest to appreciate is the beauty of his touch and his phrasing, and the impossibility to categorise his songs, even amongst those who insist on the existence of "musics" rather than just music. Allevi plays as his emotions dictate, nothing more, nothing less.
(Franco Fayenz)
 

Q.N. Il Giorno, La Nazione, Il Resto del Carlino

Allevi, outstanding escape from the 1900s. The legend of the piano-playing philosopher who has written 13 post-romantic suites to seduce New York and the whole world.
...the 13 mini-suites, the movements of his latest work, are a knowing fluxus of emotional writings which breathe in the cultured-popular air with a purity of absolute values... Giovanni is on the run, on a peak like a mountaineer, from the academic world and the standardisation of pop. A solo pianist at the commands who rejects the mathematical concepts of Western Music and the criminal calculation which bends musical language to meet the rules of the market...
(Marco Mangiarotti)
 

La Repubblica

Allevi, the pianist that cannot be labelled
The most difficult aspect is to try to classify his music, neatly slot him into a genre. The easiest thing is to be bewitched by his impetuous, torrential yet refined style, on the right road to full maturity. He is a musician brimming with imagination and fervour, Giovanni Allevi... with a shining future to be explored on his keyboard; who, especially from the stage while in concert, reveals his resources and his meticulous application, in his search for technical perfection and a depth of comprehension...
(Enzo Gentile)
 

Il Tempo

Giovanni Allevi, a virtuoso of the keyboard somewhere between classical, pop and jazz. The pianist of the Infinite.
Troubled times are ahead for those who are born simple and who remain simple: for them and their good name. But those who are born complex, or rather human, and have their lives direct them towards the ideal, or rather, the mirage of a golden simplification of things, in and around them, well, they're perhaps worthy of some consideration. And this is the case with Giovanni Allevi, a pianist-composer born in Ascoli Piceno around 36 years ago, although he looks ten years younger, so smooth and politely optimistic is his face, his words slip off his tongue with natural ease, his way of confidently living his life free of existential obstacles and burdens... But what is this piano music? Let's put it like this: if it were a season it would be spring, if it were a dish it would be a light salad, if it were a colour it would be the azure that swirls around the domes of mosques...
(Enrico Cavallotti)
 

Shanghai Star

Italian pianist Giovanni Allevi greets the Shanghai audience in the Oriental Art Centre
The maestro is acclaimed for his original style, a free fusion of classical, contemporary, pop and jazz. The idea of "No Concept" best represents his music, which shies away from standard Beethoven or Mozart repertoire and creates a style full of inspiration and improvisation. His modern and free spirit has drawn a new audience from rock music lovers...The concert hall was filled.
(Star News)


 

BIOGRAPHY

Giovanni AlleviGiovanni Allevi is one of the top pure composers of the current international scene.
His compositions outline the tenets of a new Contemporary Classical Music, via cultivated and moving language which distances itself from the dodecaphonic and minimalist trend, and thus declaring a new European rhythmic and melodic intensity. (read more....)

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