Artist's Biography

Anthony di Bonaventura

Tuned in concert 12/7/74 Norwalk Ct.

Click .mp3  (301kb)  for actual concert sample (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto, No 3 in D minor, Op. 30)

Click .mp3(456kb)  for actual concert sample (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto, No 3 in D minor, Op. 30)


Anthony di Bonaventura is one of that band of prodigies (he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic at thirteen) whose later life fulfilled the early high hopes and expectations.

One of the most eminent pianists of his generation, Mr. di Bonaventura has performed in 25         countries to superlative critical acclaim. There is hardly a first-rate orchestra and conductor that has not invited him to appear, no continent that has not vied for his presence in it's concert halls. He has performed in all the major festivals and also in the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center.
Between appearances he also managed to be Professor of Piano at the School of Fine Arts of Boston University.

In reviewing his performances more than one (usually) jaded critic has not hesitated to use the word "genius" a random sampling from hundreds of laudatory reviews - "an exciting performance and a shiny virtuoso one ... poised, full of insight and technically brilliant" (The New York Times). "tone sensitively modulated ... his touch an example of graduated control in the finest degree ... a musician and pianist to be remembered and anticipated" (The Washington Post). "a bravura approach when the music demands it, but founded throughout on a noble musicality, delicate and full of poetry." (Neues Oesterreich, Vienna).
 


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