Miriam Prandi plays Bach
Miriam Prandi, cello
July 27, 9:15 p.m.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite n. 5 in C minor for cello solo, BWV 1011
Suite no. 4 in E-flat major for cello solo, BWV 1010
V. Bourrée I
VI. Bourrée II
Miriam Prandi, cello
Italian cellist Miriam Prandi is recognized as one of the fastest rising stars of her generation, winning praise for her passionate performances and deep rich tone. Ms. Prandi is the winner of the 2014 Rahn Musikpreis in Zürich, personally awarded by Chairman Sol Gabetta. Following her performance of the Dvořák Cello Concerto at Zurich Tonhalle, she was praised by the Schweizer Musikzeitung for her “sincerity of expression which is surprising for her young age” and that “one gets the impression that the cellist lives only within her playing.” More recent highlights include celebrated debuts at the Milan’s Teatro alla Scala with Accademia della Scala Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev for the MITO Festival, At the Firenze Opera for Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, l’Auditorium Rai for Unione Musicale di Torino, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Tonhalle Zurich e in veste di solista ha collaborato con direttori come Neeme Järvi, Andris Poga, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Michele Mariotti, Gianluca Marcianò. As pupil of Natalia Gutman in Fiesole and Vienna Ms. Prandi received her Soloist Master degree from the Hochschule der Kuenste Bern where she was a student of Antonio Meneses. She is also strongly influenced by her further studies with Ivan Monighetti. In addition to her activities as a solo cellist and pianist, Ms. Prandi is an avid chamber musician performing throughout Europe in such prestigious venues as Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Rheingau Music Festival, Konzerthaus Vienna, among others. 2016-2018 she has been member of the delian::quartett and has recorded the entire Bach ‘Art of Fugue’ at the Deutschlandfunk Köln for the label Oehms Classics. Miriam Prandi performs on a cello by Giovanni Grancino (Milan, 1712), a generous loan from Fondazione Pro Canale Onlus.