A Classical Piano Concert
Kulturzentrum, Jounieh in coordination with the
American University of Beirut
A Classical Piano Concert
by Andrea Azzi
Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Assembly Hall , AUB
Recital’s Program - 2018
English Suite No. 2 (in A minor)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Variations Op. 82 (in E flat major)
Prelude op. 28 no. 24 (in D minor)
- Intermission -
Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2 (in D-flat Major)
Impromptu Op. 90 No.2 (in E-flat Major)
Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op. 75
(Scene, Minuet, Young Juliet, Montagues & Capulets, Friar Laurence, Mercutio)
Andrea Azzi is a Lebanese-Polish pianist born in Ghazir, Lebanon in 1994.
At the age of 5, she started taking private piano lessons and in 2001 joined the National Conservatory of Beirut.
In 2004, she became a student of Zeina Alam, piano professor at the music school of Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), where she also took theory, solfège , and harmony courses with Rabih Abi Rached and Edouard Tourikian. In parallel, she enrolled in piano lessons intermittently at École des Arts Ghassan Yammine (EDAGY).
Her first solo recital was in 2011, with the collaboration of the "Kulturzentrum" (centre culturel libano-allemand, Jounieh).
She participated in:
- numerous concerts at USEK, EDAGY and Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris – Alfred Cortot
- the Third National Piano Competition organized by Tripoli leaders Lions Club (winning third prize in 2009)
- a number of masterclasses (including Veronique Bonnecase 2011, Walid Hourani 2015, Alexander Kobrin 2015, Gloria Campaner 2016, Agathe Leimoni 2017-2018 and Pilar Valero 2018)
- summer piano intensive programs in: New York University - Steinhardt, directed by professors Marilyn Nonken and Eduardus Halim (2015), Festival Abruzzo Campli-Italy (2016), and Primavera Pianistica - Belgium (2017)
Azzi holds a BA in economics from the American University of Beirut, class of 2016 and in April 2016, she graduated from USEK (II degree) with distinction.
In September 2016, seeking higher musical education, Azzi enrolled in "ÉCOLE NORMALE DE MUSIQUE DE PARIS - ALFRED CORTOT" in the class of Michael Wladkowski. She completed the "fourth division" (Brevet d'Exécution) in June 2017 and was ranked second place unanimously, with commendations by the jury.
She is currently preparing for her “Diplome d’execution” at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris – Alfred Cortot.
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