Aquiles Delle Vigne

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Nato in Argentina, tiene il suo primo rècital all’età  di 8 anni e a 17, allievo di Claudio Arrau, conquista il prestigioso “Grand Prix Albert Williams”, il concorso più rinomato dell’America del Sud, che gli apre le porte delle più importanti sale del continente. Più tardi, in Europa, completa la sua formazione con Eduardo del Pueyo e Georges Cziffra. Da allora, questo straordinario interprete, cosmopolita e poliglotta, si esibisce sui più prestigiosi palcoscenici del mondo: Teatro Colon di Buenos Aires, Salle Gaveau di Parigi, Arts Center di Sèoul, Atheneum G. Enesco di Bucarest, Sala Tchaikowski di Mosca, Teatro S. Cecilia di Roma, Filarmonica di San Pietroburgo, Palais des Beaux Arts di Bruxelles, Chulalongkorn Auditorium di Bangkok, Sala Pablo Casals di Tokyo, Teatro Villa Lobos di Brasilia, Sala Cecilia Meirelles di Rio de Janeiro, Palau de la Musique di Barcellona, Teatro Doelen di Rotterdam, Palazzo della Musica di Sofia, così come in Messico, negli Stati Uniti, in quasi tutta l’Europa, l’Australia e l’Africa del Sud. Invitato dai più grandi Festival d’Europa si esibisce a Gstaad, Parigi, Madrid, Flaine, Salisburgo, Torroella de Montgrì in Catalogna, Anversa, alla Queen Elisabeth Hall (dove ha eseguito in occasione del “Festival Beethoven” i Concerti n. 3, 4 e 5), Losanna, Berna, Lubiana, Skopje, sotto la direzione di Yehudi Menuhin, Leopold Hager, Georges Octors, Bogo Leskovitch, Emiel Simon, Andrè Vandernoof, Kamen Goleminov, Edvard R. Tchvzhel, Juan Carlos Zorzi, Edgard Donneaux, Claudio Santoro, Henrique Morelenbaum, Flavio Scogna, Andrè Neve, Alberto Lysyâ, come solista dell’Orchestra della Radio e Televisione Francese, della RAI di Roma, delle Orchestre Nazionali di Belgio, Argentina, Colombia, della Radio di Stato di Sofia, dei Solisti di Roma, delle Filarmoniche di Buenos Aires, Skopje, Bucarest, Rio de Janeiro, San Paolo, Rosario, Bangkok, Lima, Messico, Forth Dallas, Forth Wayne, Bogotà , Camerata Menuhin di Gstaad, Belgische Radio en Televisiveâ.

Docente di altissimo livello, Aquiles Delle Vigne tiene delle master-classes alla Juillard e alla Manhattan School di New York, ai Conservatori Tchaikowski di Mosca e R. Korsakov di San Pietroburgo, alle Università  di Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Sèoul, Bangkok, Sydney, Pretoria, Indiana, Texas, Baltimora, Monaco, Amburgo, Karlsruhe e, regolarmente, al Mozarteum di Salisburgo e al Royal Northern College of Music di Manchester.

Fa parte delle commissioni dei più grandi Concorsi Internazionali dei cinque continenti: Sydney, Pretoria, Cincinnati, Torino, Parigi, Texas, Casagrande, Master di Montecarlo.

Le sue registrazioni, che comprendono repertori da Bach a Piazzolla, sono state effettuate con le case discografiche E.M.I., B.A.S.F., Harmonia Mundi, B.M.G., E.M.S..Tutta la sua discografia ha ricevuto importanti riconoscimenti. Il suo integrale dei Preludi di Messiaen, presentato al Papa in Vaticano, gli ha procurato i migliori elogi del compositore.

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Biography

Born in Argentina, Aquiles Delle Vigne gave his first recital at the age of 8. At 17 he was already a disciple of Claudio Arrau and won the Grand Prix “Albert Williams”, the most prestigious competition in South America. This award opened the doors of the most important concert halls of the continent for him.

Later, he completed his training in Europe with Prof. Eduardo del Pueyo and György Cziffra.

He has accomplished 20 tournées in Japan, 8 in Australia, the United States of America and Mexico.

Today, he is invited to the most important Festivals and performs in the most important halls in the world:

Santa Cecilia in Rome, Salle Gaveau in Paris, The Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, The Arts Center in Seoul, The Atheneu George Enescu in Bucharest, Tchaikowski Hall in Moscow, Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersbourg, The Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Chulalongkorn Auditorium in Bangkok, the Pablo Casals and the Tsuda Hall in Tokyo, the Villa Lobos Theatre in Brasilia, the Cecilia Meirelles Hall in Rio de Janeiro, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, De Doelen in Rotterdam, the Palais of the Music in Sofia, the Salle Gothique in Brussels, the South Melbourne Town Hall, as well as throughout South Africa and Cyprus. 

He has performed in the festivals in Gstaad, Paris, Salzburg, Madrid, Flaine, Lausanne, Bern, Miami, Lljubiana, Skopie, Korea (Euro Festival), and Beethoven Festival, where he performed the last three Beethoven concerti.

Aquiles Delle Vigne has been a concerto soloist under conductors such as Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Leopold Hager, Georges Octors, Alberto Lysy, Lee Dong-Ho, Bogo Leskowitch, Vladimir Kim, Emiel Simon, Edvard R. Tchivtzel, André Vandernoot, Edgard Donneux, Ferdinand Terbi, Kamen Goleminov, Juan Carlos Zorzi, Reinaldo Zemba, Eugène Castillo, Jesus Medina, Claudio Santoro, Henrique Morelenbaum, Flavio Scogna, Hendrik Rycken, André Neve, D. Marinescou, Roberto Misto, and Alexis Soriano, with the Orchestre de la Radio et Télévision Française, the RAI in Rome, the National Orchestres in Argentine, Belgium, Colombie, Mexico, the Orchestre of the Bulgarian Radio in Sofia, the Solisti di Roma, the Philharmonic Orchestres in Buenos Aires, Skopje, Fort Worth, Fort Wayne, Bucharest, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Rosario, Bangkok, Parana, Lima, Mexico, Bogota, Camerata Menuhin, Belgische Radio en Televisie, and Carlos Chavez in Mexico DF.

As a teacher, Aquiles Delle Vigne is highly sought after internationally. He currently holds post at the Rotterdams Conservatorium (Codarts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten) in The Netherlands. He also gives masterclasses at the International Sommerakademie Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, and is a Visiting Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

His pupils have won over 100 international prizes worldwide. 

He is also regularly invited at the Juilliard, Manhattan and Mannes Schools in New York, the Tchaikowski Moscow Conservatory and the Korsakow St. Petersburg Conservatory, the Toho University in Tokyo, the Hochschules in München, Karlsruhe and Hamburg, the Universities and conservatories in Seoul, Taejan, Sydney, Melbourne, Pretoria, Baltimore, Texas, Indiana, Osaka, Kyoto, Bangkok.

He chairs and juries in the most important international Competitions in all five continents: Sydney, Pretoria, Cincinnati, Turin, Paris, Texas, Casagrande, Masters in Monte-Carlo, Bellini, Madrid, Roma, Warsaw.

His vast discography with EMI His Master’s Voice, BASF Harmonia Mundi, BMG-RCA Victor, Pavane and EMS have received outstanding praise and distinction. His performance of the Preludes by Olivier Messiaen for the Pope John Paul II at the Vatican earned him tremendous praise from the composer.

Aquiles Delle Vigne currently resides in Brussels with his wife Chantal Remy. Their children Laurence, Gabrielle and Guillaume also practice music.

Reviews

…Only a few pianists can go from a sparkling Mendelssohn (Double Concerto for piano and Violin, with Alberto Lysy and Lord Yehudi Menuhin) to a thundering Liszt (12 Etudes d’Exécution Trancendente) while passing an aristocratic, sophisticated and charming Ravel… (Gaspard de la Nuit and Miroirs)

Harold Schoenberg, The New York Times

…From silence till steed power… (De Falla’s Fantasia Bética, Liszt’s Dante Sonate, C minor Polonaise and Brahms’s F minor Sonate)

SVZ Salzburger Volkszeitung, Salzburg

…Aquiles Delle Vigne, fantastic pianist and artist, impossible to be compared… (Debussy’s Préludes)

Pierre-Petit, Le Figaro, Paris

…In every sense, a Master recital. He moved on to twilight recital’s major section with Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit and Miroirs. This was a splendid playing, grappling with phenomenal technique in Alborada del gracioso, Ondine and Scarbo… It was an engrossing exhibition of how to realise the brilliant colour of Ravel’s passage of virtuosity…

Clive 0’Connell, The Age, Melbourne

…Great monument to Beethoven’s and Schubert’s Sonates… Transcendent artist and sublime pianist… Monolithic Beethoven’s op. 111… Schubert’s D. 960 dramatic, grandiose and phenomenal virtuosity…

Lluis Trullén, ABC, Barcellone

…In Aquiles Delle Vigne piano meets its master. Amazing Liszt’s Sonate in b minor! The performance was a full demonstration of control of  the music and bend it to his will… Full of sound and fury… The 24 Préludes, by Chopin, with noble and grandiose conception… Great moment of pure Music…

Charles Branning, Caller Times, Forth Worth Star-Telegram

…During the Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand, Aquiles Delle Vigne played with a formidable interpretation, powerful and dramatic… He is able to galvanise all the virtuosity problems and give us a show of his stupendous and incredible abilities…

Maria Teresa Castrillon, El Heraldo de Mexico

…A prince of the piano… (Beethoven’s Sonates op. 57 and op. 111 and Piazzolla Tangos)

La Repubblica, Rome

…Grand Seigneur of Pianists… (Debussy’s Préludes)

PRS, Rheinische Post

…Aquiles Delle Vigne plays with the sound of a Symphonic Orchestra. His style is vigorous, robust, with conviction and without any doubt… (Beethoven’s Eroica Variationen and Chopin’s Second Sonate)

Courant Telegraaf, Den Haag

…Pianist grandiose…

Franz den Herder, Leider Dagblad

…Like his master Claudio Arrau, Aquiles Delle Vigne plays with a noble, inspired and sublime style: with fluid interior and passionate colour… (Mozart’s C minor and Schumann’s C majeur Fantaisies) Memorable Liszt’s Sonate!: passion, force, tension, transcendental virtuosity, power, conviction and above all noblesse…

Alfred Hoffmann, Actualitatea Muzicala, Bucaresti

…Sublime Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto…

O Globo, Rio de Janeiro

…Overwhelming Liszt’s Second Concerto, grandiose interpretation. Octaves and thirds with meteoric clarity…

Enrique Hernandez, La Prensa, Buenos Aires

…Aquiles Delle Vigne, powerful and mercurial pianist… Magic, marvellous Ravel… (Miroirs) Impressive Mussorgski… (Pictures) Other four ‘encores’, in the line of the great ‘Romantik’ of the piano…

Nini Ganguzza, La Sicilia, Teatro Massimo

…Aquiles Delle Vigne, real giant of the piano…

Pieter Van Heen, Muziekjournaal, Den Haag

…Liszt’s fire for Delle Vigne’s passion… (Liszt’s Concerto N° 2)

Fulvia Conter, Giornale de Brecia

…Real sublime during the Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the National Orchestra and Georges Octors… Steel structure and spirit…

Alice Libert, La Libre Belgique

…Exciting and exalted Beethoven’s Fantasia for Piano, Chœur and Orchestra… virtuosity, temperament, overwhelming…

Magdalène Cotte, La semaine musicale d’Anvers

…Aquiles Delle Vigne and Alberto Lysy, at Menuhin Festival in Gstadt, full pianistic noblesse, ‘Seigneurs de la Musique’… (Ravels’s integral for piano and violin)

Der Bund, Bern

…Aquiles Delle Vigne, world-class pianist, began the Concerto and put the listeners into spell. It was absolutely magic… His technique was obviously grandiose and impeccable… A performance to remember… (Beethoven’s Concerti N° 3 and N° 4)

Natchar Pancharoen, Bangkok News

…Aquiles Delle Vigne, temperament and passion to serve the Music…

Jacques Steheman, Le Soir

…Prodigieuse interpretation of the De Falla’s Fantasia Bética…

A.B.C., Madrid

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