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MENDELSSOHN “ITALIAN” SYMPHONY Brevard Music Center Orchestra Ken Lam, conductor Vanessa Benelli Mosell, piano BOULANGER (1893-1918) D’un matin du printemps

CHOPIN (1810-1849) Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 Allegro maestoso Romanze. Larghetto Rondo. Vivace Ms. Benelli Mosell, piano

-INTERMISSIONMENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, “Italian” Allegro vivace Andante con moto Con moto moderato Saltarello. Presto

ABOUT THE ARTISTS KEN LAM, conductor BMC Resident Conductor Ken Lam is Music Director of the Illinois and Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestras, as well as Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Voices. He made his US professional debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in June 2008 as one of four conductors selected by Leonard Slatkin. Previously Ken held positions as Associate Conductor for Education of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Conductor of the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra. (see page 121 for complete biography)

VANESSA BENELLI MOSELL, piano Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene, much praised for her virtuosity and technical brilliance, which she brings to her piano playing and also to her conducting and directing. She has received praise for her recordings of Stockhausen and for her debut concerto CD of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, often featured on BBC Radio 3, France Musique and RAI. From Prato, Italy, Vanessa began her studies when she was seven years old at Imola. Her debut, at age eleven, inspired Pascal Rogé to describe her as “the most natural musical talent I have encountered in my entire life.” She then studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Mikhail Voskresensky, and then at the Royal College of Music in London, graduating in 2012. Since then, she has worked with the Moscow Soloists, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Münchner Symphoniker, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and has played at the Berliner Philharmonie, Philharmonie de Paris, Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional, Palau de la Musica Barcelona, UNESCO Auditorium, King’s Place, and the Wigmore Hall. Following Vanessa’s private recording of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstücke when she was seventeen, she was invited to study with him, as he believed that she “has the power to let people appreciate my music.” Stockhausen remains an important influence on Vanessa, even featuring on her DECCA Classic debut in 2015 with “[R] Evolution”. Recent highlights include her debuts at the Teatro alla Scala Milan, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Dublin’s National Concert Hall for RTÉ with concerti by Rachmaninoff and George Benjamin, as well as her much praised conducting debut with the Divertimento Ensemble in Milan. This season, Vanessa performs with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, at the Seoul Arts Centre, debuts at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, as well as performances in festivals across Europe and the Middle East. Vanessa’s next disc, works of Ravel with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, will be released in 2019.

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2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

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2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

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