Trained under the guidance of Maria Tipo, Andrea Lucchesini garnered international recognition at a very
young age when he won the “Dino Ciani” International Competition at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Since
then he has performed throughout the world with leading orchestras, working with conductors such as
Claudio Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Roberto Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Dennis Russell Davies, Charles
Dutoit, Daniele Gatti, Gabriele Ferro, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Daniel Harding, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea
Noseda and Giuseppe Sinopoli.
His wide-ranging activities, marked by a desire to explore music with no limitations, lead him to offer
programs ranging from classical to current repertoire. In 1994 this earned him the recognition of
European musicologists from which he received the Accademia Chigiana International Prize (the only
Italian honoured so far). The following year he won the F. Abbiati Prize, which confirmed the appreciation
of the Italian critics.
Lucchesini has made several recordings, the first few of which date back to the 1980s for EMI
International (Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, Beethoven’s Sonata op.106 Hammerklavier and Chopin’s Sonata
op.58). He then recorded Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Berg’s Chamber Concerto for Teldec with the
Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli.
For BMG the pianist recorded Luciano Berio’s Concerto Echoing Curves, conducted by the composer
himself. This marked one of the milestones of a close collaboration with Berio, with whom Lucchesini
witnessed the creation of the composer’s final and challenging work for solo piano, Sonata. Lucchesini
performed the world premiere of this piece in 2001 which – together with all of Berio’s other piano works -
became part of a CD for AVIE Records, which met with unanimous international critical acclaim.
Equally appreciated is Lucchesini’s live recording of Beethoven’s complete cycle 32 sonatas for
Stradivarius. The collective work obtained the recognition of “CD of the month” by the prestigious
German magazine “Fonoforum” in August, 2004.
Since 1990, the pianist has dedicated his attention to chamber music as well, including in particular a
close collaboration (performing and recording) with cellist Mario Brunello, and exploring various
formations in chamber music repertoire.
Convinced that imparting musical knowledge to the younger generations is a moral duty, Lucchesini is
passionately dedicated to teaching. He currently teaches at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, where he
became artistic director in 2008. He is frequently invited to hold masterclasses at major music institutions
in Europe, such as the Musik Hochschule in Hannover and the Sommer Wasserbuger Festspiele and
Musik Hochschule in Salzburg.
He was named Accademico of Santa Cecilia in 2008.
His most recent recording, the Schubert Impromptus made for AVIE Records received an enthusiastic
response from critics worldwide.
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