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Andres Carciente (Piano)

Born: Caracas, Venezuela

The Venezuelan pianist, Andres Carciente, graduated in Caracas as Performer Professor of Piano. He made his debut as a soloist playing Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra. He obtained the First Prize at the Young Soloist Competition organized by the Symphonic Orchestra of Venezuela. Studies at the Liszt Music Academy in Budapest with Ferenc Rados (Piano and Chamber Music). In August 2002, he participated in master-class with András Schiff at the International Musicians' Seminar, Prussia Cove, playing J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826. The master-class was released on DVD in 2007 by The Masterclass Media Foundation.

Andres Carciente has given concerts in the following cities: London, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Helsinki, Bergen, Stavanger, Vilnius, Athens, Lucerne, Eisenach, Montpellier, Melilla, Ceuta, Cancun and Seoul. He has participated at the Music Festivals of Lucerne, Stavanger and Montpellier. At the 250th Anniversary of J.S. Bach, he gave a concert at the Wartburg in Eisenach, broadcasted by Radio Berlin Deutschland. The composer György Kurtág invited him to his Chamber Music Workshop at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, and the Venezuelan composer Gonzalo Castellanos dedicated his Prelude for Piano Crepitante to Carciente. Carciente inaugurated the Steinway piano donated by Georg Solti in a concert at the Liszt Museum in Budapest.

Recordings for Noromusic label and also for the BBC 4 (TV)

Andres Carciente’s hobby is Genealogy! He has more than 1500 names in his family tree!

“He is an interesting and intelligent young musician” - András Schiff
“Sie musizieren dieses komplizierte Bachsche Werk stilistisch sehr schon. Mir gefallen die Tempi,di Artikulation und vor allem auch die Durchhorbarkeit dieser wunderbaren Satze. Ich mochte Ihnen also hierzu herzlich gratulieren. Gerade dieses Stuck ist fur jeden Spieler eine wirkliche Herausforderung. Gern behalte ich dies im Auge und werde bestimmt auf Sie hinweisen,wenn entsprechende Anfragen an mich herankommen-sei es hier oder in anderen Landern.” -
Helmuth Rilling
“Andres Carciente is an extremely accomplished pianist. I heard him perform at the International Stavanger Festival,where he played Bach with great verve,perfection and concentration. He deserves all the support he might need for his career.” -
Pieter Wispelwey
“I found him to be conscientious and interesting artist,with a remarkable affinity,both musical and technical,for Bach. He also has unusual pieces in his repertoire.” -
Stephen Kovacevich
“Il presente la musicalite profonde,une belle sonorite et le niveau technique tres bou.” - Andrej Jasinski
“Kivalo zongoristanak es erzekeny kamarapartnernek tartok. Magam is szivesen jatszom Vele.” - Kalman Berkes
“I was deeply impressed by his musical talent. Seriousness,good taste,an excellent training and reliable technique are some of the assets that enable him to reach an outstanding level of artistic excellence.” - Alfonso Montecino
“Me complazco en expresar y reiterar mis vivas felicitaciones al joven pianist venezolano Andres Carciente por el triunfo alcanzado en Roma. En las demostraciones que dio de su arte,de su estilo y de su tecnica,revelo una magnifica personalidad,que el desarrollo velozmente a traves de sus annos juveniles,pero con la serenidad de quien posee una verdadera vocacion de virtuoso.” -
Alirio Díaz
“His playing has strong temperament,brilliance, a refined sense of color and style. There is a certain aristocratic subtlety about his playing,which is of the highest order. Andres CARCIENTE represents the spirit of the artistic soul. His playing suggest deep honesty,deep commintment,reinforced by the gifts of polished,beautiful pianism.” -Judit Jaimes
“Por medio de la presente,el suscrito hace constar que ha escuchado en un Concierto al joven Andres Carciente,como Solista Ejecutante de Piano.
Al respect,el suscrito manifiesta su criterio en el sentido de que el joven Carciente,presenta excelentes condiciones tecnicas y artisticas en la interpretacion pianistica,asi como un alto sentido de seriedad y responsabilidad en cuanto a la trascendencia de su carrera.” - Jose Antonio Abreu

  Andres Carciente with András Schiff [02] Andres Carciente with György Kurtág [03]

Source: The Artist (February 2014)
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Andres Carciente (February 2014)

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