The Pirandello Lyceum and the Dante Alighieri
Carmen Sottile in Concert
Boston – Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3:30 PM
Dante Alighieri - 41 Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public.
Carmen Sottile, is a 14 years old young lady born in Palermo, Italy. Daughter of Fortuna and Antonio Sottile, the mother a medical doctor and the father a maestro of piano, Carmen was exposed very young to music and of course, piano, for which she showed an immense talent. At a very young age she was admitted at the Conservatory "V. Bellini" of Palermo where she studies piano, under the watchful eye of her father, maestro, Antonio Sottile. She has taken part in several concerts throughout Europe, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, and Germany.
She has won national and international competitions for young talents: First Prize at XVII Concorso "Napolinova", Naples 2013; First Prize XXI Concorso "Rospigliosi", Lamporecchio 2014; First Prize at International Competition for Youth "Dinu Lipatti", Roma 2015; Absolute First Prize at Amigdala International, Catania 2015; Absolute First Prize at International Ischia Piano Competition, 2015; Absolute First Prize at XII International Competion Citta' di Pesaro, 2015; Absolute First Prize at VIII International Competition "Città di Treviso", 2016 ; First Prize and First classified at XXVII International Competition "Flame", Paris 2016. Winner at Grand Prize "Virtuoso", London 2016, and selected for Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, on November 2017. First Prize ex aequo at Anton Rubinstein International Piano Junior Competition, Dusseldorf, Germany. First Prize at Danubia Talent International Competition di Vac, Budapest, Hungary 2017.
She was given the Award Medal by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Rome, as one of the best students from Italian Conservatories.
In May 2016 she played her first solo concert with orchestra. On May 2017 she will play her first piano recital in Termini
W.A.Mozart: Sonata KV 330 in C Major
I Allegro moderato
II Andante cantabile
Chopin: - Poloneise in G Sharp minor ( post)
- Walzer op.64 no.1 in C sharp minor
- Walzer op. 64 no.2 in C sharp Major
Liszt: - Étude de Concert no.3
- Romance S.169
(with cadenza S. 527)
Liszt: - Grande Ètude de Paganini no. 3
This event was made possible by the generosity of the following:
Attorney Frank Privitera Sr.
The Privitera Family Foundation
Dr. Domenic Amara
Dr. Peter Campisano
Rosario M. Cascio
Dr. Anthony Lori
Dr. Ernesto Tino Valdesolo