VANESSA BENELLI MOSELL | PIANO
Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene. She is continuously praised for her virtuosity, her technical brilliance and the sensitivity of her musical insight, which have been shaped significantly in mentorships with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Yuri Bashmet.
Benelli Mosell gave her debut appearance at eleven years old with pianist Pascal Rogé, who described her as “the most natural musical talent I have encountered in my entire life”. She has since performed with orchestras such as the Münchner Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. She has also performed often with the Moscow Soloists, and replaced Martha Argerich in 2012. In the same year, Vanessa gave her celebrated debut at Londonʼs Wigmore Hall. Recent years have seen new encounters, including a tour to South America, concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, as well as a sell-out solo recital at Hamburgʼs Laeiszhalle. 2014 saw her touring Germany and Russia where she gave recitals at the Glinka Festival in Smolensk and masterclasses at the Rostov Conservatory. She also made her debut at Deutschlandsberger Klavierfrühling and Liszt-Festival in Raiding in Austria, and at Londonʼs Kings Place Festival. Future engagements include recitals with ‘cellist Henri Demarquette in France, a German tour with violinist Linus Roth, solo recital tours to the U.S., China and South America, as well as concertos in Turkey and in Spain.
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How to understand it?
by Vanessa Benelli Mosell
In my opinion "understanding" in art is a concept that turns people away from enjoyment of art itself.
The distance emphasizes when it comes to approach the arts of XXth and XXIst centuries. I am speaking from a very lucky position, as when I first came in contact with art, music in particular, I was three years old, the first opera I went to was Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky when I was five, and it was "love at first listening" with the music by Stockhausen when attending a recital of Maurizio Pollini at Carnegie Hall in NY when I was eleven years old.
I want to clarify that I don't come from a musical family.
In my very young age I was not considering the problem of understanding the music I was hearing. Everything started from my personal curiosity and enjoyment. I have always been very receptive and positive regarding contemporary arts: in my teen age, I had a Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe period and have been fascinated by the rational architecture. I wanted to absorb and not to judge (who was I to judge such artworks) all forms of art, especially the ones of our time and of the century before. I wanted to receive and would not deprive me of anything.
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“Powerful, emotional, romantic and dramatic, she sweeps us along in a dazzling display of assured technique.”
Stephen Pritchard, The Guardian, 29 May 2016
"Glance at the new album from the 28-year-old Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell, and you might think she’s just another blonde babe seized on by a major label for her looks more than her talent. Look closer and you’ll see the names Scriabin and Stockhausen, an unusual choice of repertoire for a starlet. Listen to the CD and you’ll discover Mosell is a serious artist with a formidable technique and forthright musical personality.”
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph, 14 May 2016
"Stockhausen is enlivened by bright and enthusiastic reading by Vanessa Benelli Mosell"
"She plays with fearless determination"
"The energy of Vanessa and the visionary of Stockhausen"
La Repubblica, 2016
Stockhausen; Beffa; Stravinsky CD review – Mosell confronts Stockhausen fearlessly
“Mosell confronts this music fearlessly, shaping the smaller-scale pieces … as elegantly as she can, taking their technical challenges in her stride and above all conveying the sense of cutting-edge invention and innovation that is so characteristic of Stockhausen’s early music.”
The Guardian, Andrew Clements, June 2015
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01 October 2016 - ITALY Maratona Stockhausen
16/17 September 2016 - ITALY MITO festival in Milano & Torino
06 May 2016 - DECCA international release of CD 'LIGHT'
July 2016 - ITALY - PIETRASANTA IN CONCERTO
13 August 2016 - FRANCE - Le Touquet - FESTIVAL LES PIANO FOLIES
11 August 2016 - FRANCE - Lille - FESTIVAL CLEF DU SOLEIL
16 & 17 September 2016 - ITALY - Torino e Milano - MITO SettembreMusica
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VANESSA BENELLI MOSELL
24 Preludes Op.11, 3 Pieces Op.2, Etude Op.8 No. 12
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN Klavierstuck XII
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