Magic again at the Ghione Theatre in Rome with the return of Alistair Wroe and Raffaello Moretti in an evening dedicated to poetic movements and music.
The ultra sensitive sounds of the piano in music from Scarlatti to De Falla with the poetic movements of dance.
Appearing on the wings of song as Alistair appeared out of the mist vibrating to the music as he delved deep into the very soul of creation.
The aria from the Goldberg Variations was exquisitely played by Raffaello and was brought movingly to life by the subtle movements of Alistair.
Scarlatti sonatas of delicacy and luminosity were but scintillating jewels made to glow ever more radiantly by poetic movements of subtle grace.
Exotic sounds and drumming of feet in De Falla’s Fantasia Baetica with its clashing pungent harmonies astonishingly illuminated even more with the entry of Alistair in the final few moments.
Satie’s barely whispered Gnosiennes were merely washes of colour and shape where atmospheres and sounds were combined in moments of pure magic.
The first twelve of Chopin’s preludes op 28 were played with ravishing sounds with Alistair making his appearance only in the fourth where one of Chopin’s most beautiful melodic inventions was shaped by them both with great intensity and ravishing beauty.It was the same beauty in a little Chopin Mazurka that they shared as an encore with an enthusiastic audience demanding more after the final sublime gasps of the Bach Aria of his monumental Goldberg Variations.
A concert of music and movement recalling the golden age of the 1920’s when music and movement could still speak louder than words.
Alistair Wroe: Originario del Worcestershire, Alistair Wroe ha iniziato la sua formazione di ballerino presso il Center for Advanced Training di Birmingham e la Worcestershire Youth Dance Company. Ha completato un-BA (Hons) in Danza Contemporanea al Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Durante la sua laurea ha lavorato con diversi coreografi tra cui Gary Lambert, Struan Leslie e Marie Gabrielle- Rotie. Inoltre, Alistair ha lavorato a stretto contatto con Alison Curtis- Jones e la Dott.ssa Valerie Preston-Dunlop, in particolare su nuove realizzazioni delle opere di Rudolf Laban Nacht e Green Clowns. Ha quindi continuato la sua formazione presso la London Contemporary Dance School, dove ha conseguito il suo Master of Arts, seguito da un tour internazionale come membro di EDge. Alistair ha avuto l’opportunità di lavorare con Philippe Blanchard, Alexander Whitley, Dazed Magazine per Craig Green, Tom Rosenthal, Tom Roden e Joseph Toong, rivelandosi come uno degli artisti più̀ talentuosi ed interessanti della nuova generazione di ballerini britannici, per carisma, presenza scenica, tecnica, eclettismo e profondità̀ di interpretazione.Si è esibito a livello internazionale in Svizzera, Malesia, Norvegia e Italia. Attualmente continua ad esplorare ulteriormente il suo ruolo di interprete ed é inoltre interessato ad acquisire una profonda comprensione della pratica coreografica.
Raffaello Moretti: Diplomatosi a 18 anni con il massimo dei voti e la lode, Raffaele Moretti é stato allievo prima a Parigi di Aldo Ciccolini e Marie- Françoise Bucquet, ed in seguito di Alicia de Larrocha (Master triennale presso l’Academia Marshall- Barcellona) e Tatiana Sarkissova (Master biennale presso la Royal Academy of Music – Londra).Ha inoltre studiato per quattro anni presso la International Piano Foundation- Lake Como, presediuta da Martha Argerich, seguendo le lezioni di William Grant Naboré, Leon Fleisher, Claude Franck, Menahem Pressler, Charles Rosen, Dmitri Bashkirov, Fou Ts’ong ed Andreas Staier. Ha quindi lavorato intensivamente con Galina Eugiazarova, a Madrid. Masterclasses press il Mozarteum di Salisburgo (Andrzej Jasinski), la Foundation Yamaha di Parigi (Elisso Virsaladze) e lo Schwelzig Holstein Musik Festival di Lubecca (Bruno Leonardo Gelber). Laureato della Fondazione Cima in Toscana, ha inoltre vinto il Primo Premio assoluto presso diversi Concorsi Internazionali (tra cui Moncalieri e Mondovì). Concerti in Italia, Francia, Spagna, Germania, Inghilterra, USA, Messico ed Argentina. Ha inoltre collaborato per diversi anni con il Quintetto de I Solisti Aquilani. Laureato in Filosofia con il massimo dei voti presso la Università Statale di Milano, dove ha discusso con Carlo Sini una tesi su Nietzsche, ha seguito altresì le lezioni di Jacques Derrida presso l’HESS di Parigi. Sta completando un PhD su Alfred Cortot presso il King’s College di Londra con Daniel Leech- Wilkinson.
Looking forward to their next performance in Rome on 1st December with the Goldberg Variations.
Nice to see Alistair and Raffaello in one of the most beautiful concert venues in London.
I have admired their recent performances in the equally beautiful Ghione Theatre in Rome.
Raffaello is a masterly pianist who has created a new formula of dance movements that add such atmosphere to the beauty of his playing.
Alistair Wroe and Raffaello Moretti in Concert
Preludes, Book One
The Heaven Ladder, Book 5 (Etude from the Old Country)
J. S. Bach
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904
Pictures at an Exhibition
In their second Autumn Concert at St John’s Smith Square, Alistair Wroe and Raffaello Moretti will explore an eclectic and exciting program that returns to Johann Sebastian Bach and then goes to the Preludes of Claude Debussy and the Pictures of Modest Mussorgsky, with a foray into the minimalistic repertoire of Terry Riley, for an evening of dance and music to remember.
Originally from Worcestershire, Alistair completed his BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and went on to join EDge at London Contemporary Dance School where he worked with choreographers including Alexander Whitley and Philippe Blanchard. After completing a Master’s degree at London Contemporary Dance School, Alistair has had the opportunity to perform and present work at venues including Halle am Berghain (Berlin), Trauma Bar und Kino (Berlin), Szene (Salzburg), The Place Theatre (London), KLPAC (Kuala Lumpur) and Venue Cymru (Llandudno). As a dance artist he has worked with Möbius Dance, Matan Zamir, Gal Naor, Jack Philp Dance, Alexandra Green, Craig Green for Dazed Magazine, The Irrepressibles and Tom Rosenthal, amongst others. Alistair is one of the top emerging artists of his generation, distinguished by his technical skills, eclecticism and magnetism on stage.
Having graduated in Piano Performance in Milan at the age of 18, Raffaello then studied in Paris with Aldo Ciccolini and Marie-Françoise Bucquet; in Barcelona with Alicia de Larrocha and finally in London with Tatiana Sarkissova, acquiring a Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Music. Meanwhile, he studied at the International Piano Academy Lake Como – directed by Martha Argerich- and worked intensively with Galina Eguaziarova, in Madrid. He has a broad international performance experience in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, England, USA, Mexico and Argentina. Raffaello also graduated in Philosophy with top marks at the University of Milan and followed the lessons of Jacques Derrida at the EHESS in Paris. Recently, he has completed a PhD from King’s College in London with Daniel Leech-Wilkinson.