Italian-Australian pianist Jonathan Ferrucci will present a classical program at the Pendleton Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 14.
The performance is part of Portland Piano International’s Rising Stars program. The event begins at 2 p.m. and is free for everyone.
Ferrucci has given concerts as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Australia, the United States and Japan. In London he has performed in Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall and Drapers’ Hall.
As winner of the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Competition in 2016, his Wigmore recital was professionally recorded and he was invited to play at Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy. In 2018 he made his debut at Carnegie Weill Hall as part of the “Guildhall Artists in New York” project and was a winner at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig.
Ferrucci studied at the Conservatory of Music in Florence with Giovanni Carmassi. In 2015 he moved to London to study with Joan Havill at the Guildhall, where he completed a master’s degree and artist diploma, and now is an Artist Fellow. His studies have been generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust, Jessie Wakefield Award, Guildhall School Trust and the Tait Memorial Trust, whose prize he won at the Royal Overseas League competition in 2018.
Ferrucci will be available for Q&A following the recital and audience members are encouraged to bring questions. Children are welcome, but adults should let them know that it is important to be quiet during the performance.
Community members may reserve a free seat by visiting the center’s website.