MARIA GABRIELLA MARIANI
Composition and Piano
With the presentation of the 2017 Global Music Awards in Los Angeles, Maria Gabriella Mariani awakened the interest of international critics not only as a composer, but also as an interpreter of her own works on the piano.
The American recognition was meant for the interpretation of Maurice Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit" and for the performance of "Fun... Tango - Triple Unfoldment of a Single Matrix". This was the final confirmation of the double artistic character of Mariani's musical nature, which had already deeply impressed Aldo Ciccolini and Martha Argerich. The two musicians are regarded as convinced mentors of her piano talent as well as of her compositions, where brilliant instrumental technique and art of improvisation successfully combine.
An integral part of the artistic path of Maria Gabriella Mariani is her work as a writer.
As in the case of her first novel "Presences" (Sovera Verlag, 2008), which was written together with the composition of the same name, the sonata in three movements "Fun... Tango" is accompanied by the publication of a novel: "Imperfect Consonances - History of a Two-Part Life" (Zecchini Publishing house, 2010).
About "Fun... Tango" Maria Gabriella Mariani writes: "I thought of a short topic, of two notes, and out of this theme came various ideas, each one of a temporal dimension: first and foremost, the past I would have wanted and the one I had instead ". And again: "The ideas that led me to tango are all personal and, I would say, existential, the "second voice" mentioned in the subtitle of the novel - or rather, my "dance partner"- is my youth ". The CD "Fun... Tango" was published in 2010 by Zecchini Verlag and attached to the novel "Imperfect Consonances". The CD Reflexe appeared in 2014 at Bongiovanni/Naxos, coinciding with the publication of the collection of 14 stories "Reflexes - History of stories without story" commissioned by Tullio Pironti Edition.
For Da Vinci Classics, the CD "Pour jouer" (series "Virtuoso Piano Works") will be released in 2018 along with the scores of "Fun... Tango", "Pour Jouer" and "Hologram - 17 Variations, Finale and Improvisation". This last composition will soon be released with the novel "Hologram - Until the last breath".