S4 : Feb. 15 - 21
Asst. Prof. Alberto Firrincieli is an Italian pianist, harpsichord player, composer and scholar. He has been conferred upon the Knight of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere della Stella d’Italia) on December 2021 for his commitments in music education. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2019, performing a Frescobaldi Toccata, as special guest of IBLA Grand Prize competition.
He founded his innovative piano method “Think-in-Music”, where he blends the study of traditional repertoire with classical improvisation, composition and counterpoint, following the tradition of great masters from the past (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt). Through this approach, students have chance to get into music structure and understand music meaning, and at the same time preserve their own sensitivity and uniqueness.
He is currently full-time lecturer of the Department of Music Entrepreneurship at Assumption University of Thailand, where he teaches Piano, Composition and Harpsichord Major. He established the IKA - International Keyboard Academy in Thailand. Moreover, he is the artistic director of Bangkok International Piano Festival and of the ITYO – Italian Thai Youth Orchestra, and he collaborates with the Italian Embassy of Bangkok and many other Embassies in the south-east
of Asia in the organization of cultural and artistic events.
He is regularly invited as guest speaker and performer from international institutions to hold recitals, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and to present his scientific contributions in international conferences and symposiums.
His repertoire ranges from baroque to modern music. He has performed many recitals as soloist and with orchestra for renowned institutions in Europe and Asia; he is a member of different ensembles and chamber music groups. Regularly, he plays basso continuo on harpsichord and organ. He also dedicates himself to modern composition using computers and audio technologies. With his colleague Mario Tonda, he recorded CDs for TACTUS and Da Vinci Classics, performing the whole Italian repertoire for four-hands harpsichord, as well as Mozart four-hands keyboard sonatas.
He published several academic articles, and over 10 books including the Opera Omnia of the Italian baroque composers Ludovico Ferronati and Carlo Antonio Marino.