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Mario Feninger (Piano, Composer, Arranger)

Born: Cairo, Egypt

The Italian pianist and composerr, Mario Feninger, received his early music training from his mother, Teresa de Rogatis, a noted pianist, guitarist, composer and teacher.

Mario Feninger made his paris debut at the Salle Gaveau, whereupon the Figaro declared him "a remarkable artist... an important musical personality (with) a very beautiful, powerful tone." From Paris, he proceeded to London's Wigmore Hall, where the Daily Telegraph proclaimed him to have "found the essential poetry in Chopin." He made his grand naples debut at the Sala del Conservotorio San Pietro a Majella, performing the Ferruccio Busoni Konzertstruck, Op. 31a with the A. Scarlatti Orchestra. The Italian press lauded Mario's "brilliant virtuosity," celebrating him as "a complex artist searching for his soul and animated by a great ideal." Performing his extensive repertoire in the great halls of Europe, North Africa, North and Central America and the Middle East, he established a distinguished international reputation as a soloist and recitalist.

Mario Feninger has performed as guest artist with: Centre Culturel de Valprivas; The Castle in Baja (Naples); Summer Musical Festival at Sorrento, Italy; International Festival at Echternach, Luxembourg; Liszt Festival at Angers, France; American Liszt Society in San Francisco; Mozart & Company in Beverly Hills.

Some Career Highlights: The first American performance of F. Busoni's Concerto, Op. 17 for piano and strings; Performed an entire program of F. Busoni in Empoli, Italy (F. Busoni's native city); F. Busoni program performed at Schoenberg Institute; Performed at Busoni Festival in New York.

Mario Feninger currently resides in Los Angeles, California where, in addition to his performance schedule, he conducts master classes and continues his research into piano technique.

"A powerhouse virtuoso in the grand manner." New York Times
"Urgent style, comprehensive technique and command of tone and color, won repeated cheers and standing ovations." Los Angeles Times
"Feninger belongs to a distinctive part of European pianistic literature." Il Giornale De Bergamo - Oggi, Italy

Source: Mario Feninger Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2007)

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