Marino Formenti
A | D | CH
Born
Milan
Studies
Milan | Stuttgart | Vienna
Highlights
Lucerne Festival | Lincoln Center "Great Performers"-Series | Salzburger Festspiele | Edinburgh | Schleswig-Holstein | collaboration with Helmut Lachenmann | György Kurtág | Salvatore Sciarrino | Olga Neuwirth | Beat Furrer | assistant of Kent Nagano and Sylvain Cambreling
Awards
Belmont Prize for contemporary music of the Forberg-Schneider Foundation 2009
Recordings
Kairos | Col Legno | BIS
Short Biography
Marino Formenti is an extraordinary interpreter of modern and contemporary music, both as a pianist and conductor. Time and again he puts his virtuosity at the service of risky experiments in which opposites collide and music is heard in places where it is otherwise alien. His preference for radically new ways in the relationship between music, audience and performer is reflected in very different projects. For example, he plays concerts for a single person, lets the audience itself sing and even take to the piano, or sleeps and eats for several weeks without interruption in a space open to the public, as in his project Nowhere, in order to "gradually disappear into the music."

Marino Formenti has played at prestigious festivals as well as at the great houses of the world, and with leading orchestras and conductors. Many collaborations with renowned composers.

Marino Formenti is, among others, the winner of the 2009 Belmont Prize for Contemporary Music of the Forberg Schneider Foundation.

2020/2021
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