May 28, 2013

Guest artist spotlight: Leonardo Colafelice

Colafelice with The Cleveland Orchestra and
guest conductor Jahja Ling
Italian pianist Leonardo Colafelice has won numerous international piano competitions in the past year, including the Thomas and  Evon Cooper International Competition (Oberlin College / Cleveland Orchestra) and the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition (Eastman School of Music).

The seventeen-year-old's diverse repertoire includes Rachmaninoff's technically daunting Piano Concerto No. 3, which he performed last summer with The Cleveland Orchestra.

Watch Colafelice perform two short pieces by Rachmaninoff and Schumann below:

Leonardo Colafelice performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the RPO May 30 and June 1.

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