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From Italy with Love - A Free Lunchtime Concert


9 February 2023

1.00pm

Free to attend

lunchtime

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St Paul's Church welcomes Margherita Torretta prior to her new album release as she performs music from different historical periods, different areas of Italy, two wonderful cities, Naples and Venice, all brilliant music.

The main part will be totally dedicated to Domenico Scarlatti and Baldassare Galuppi, but there will also be pieces by Chopin and Scarlatti.

Domenico Scarlatti

- 3 keyboard sonatas in C major, K. 132, K. 118 K. 515

Baldassare Galuppi

- Sonata in B flat major, Illy 32

.Allegro

.Presto

Baldassare Galuppi

- Sonata n.5 in C major

.Andante 

F. Chopin

- 4 mazurkas op.67

- Nocturne op.32 n.1

- Waltz brillante op.18 

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Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza.

Please note there is no set seating or this event. We are operating some COVID measures within the church.

- We ask that you wear a mask whilst in the building. 

- We have provided a number of sanitiser stations.

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Biographies

Margherita Torretta

Piano

Margherita Torretta affirms her artistic personality through her passion for music, fashion design, photography, poetry and dance, with the mission of expressing the value of beauty understood as a set of human qualities such as determination, courage and elegance.

Margherita has given concerts all over the world in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, auditorium Sala Verdi, Sala Puccini and Villa Reale in Milan, the ALTI hall in Kyoto,representing the nation Italy in the 23th Kyoto international piano festival, the Steinway Hall inLondon, the Marcello Amphitheater and Sala Baldini in Rome, Ehrbar Saal in Wien, The PalmBeach Atlantic University in Florida, the college of the Conservatory of Moscow, the concert hall of Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw and many others.

Born in Italy, a small town in the province of Piacenza, Margherita devotes herself to piano andmusic in old age, achieving with honors studies at the local conservatory G. Nicolini. Later she perfected her studies at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan and received a substantial scholarship from the German foundation "Theo Lieven" to attend the Master in Performance and Interpretation at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, completed with honors. Margherita is given the opportunity to be a student at the Bell'Arte Foundation based in Brussels with Maestro Nelson

Delle-Vigne Fabbri, and at the prestigious Lake Como Academy directed by the pianists and professors Martha Argerich and William Grant Naborè, having the great chance to grow artistically with Charles Rosen,Dmitri Bashkirov, Fout's ong, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Malcolm Bilson and Vladimir Mitchouk .

The passion for the visual arts as the photography, led her to collaborate with the famous British photographer Sophie Mayenne for the world campaign “Behind The Scars” with the aim of witnessing a feminine beauty that deviates from the models of aesthetic perfection imposed by today's society.

Margherita regularly teaches in UK and organizes courses and masterclasses in Europe, America and Australia. In 2020 she released a first album dedicated to Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas with Academy Classical label and in 2023 she releases a second album dedicated to Baldassare Galuppi. She held interviews and concerts on important radio broadcasters among which RAI radio 3, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera and Radio France Musique.

Margherita currently lives in London.

From Italy with Love - A Free Lunchtime Concert

9 February 2023

1.00pm

Free to attend

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