Concert By World-Famous Pianist Francesco Attesti

The Heights Center is pleased to host a special concert
Sponsored by The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club

 World-Famous Pianist 
Francesco Attesti 
Thursday, January 16 6:00 p.m. 
The Heights Center
15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers 33908
Benefiting the Rotary’s Gift of Life Program
Tickets are $50 per person
One of the leading interpreters of the romantic and early 20th century repertoire, Attesti has graced the stages of some of the most prestigious concert halls, including the Philharmonic Hall of Saint Petersburg, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and the Mozarteum of Salzburg.
Born in Cortona, Italy, in 1975, Attesti was immediately recognized as a child prodigy. He began playing the piano at the age of six and gave his first concert at age 11, playing a transcription of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach. Five years later, Attesti met the famous Italian pianist Sergio Perticaroli, who invited the young teenager to attend a summer masterclass at the Mozarteum of Salzburg. Attesti continued to excel, winning several national andinternational piano competitions during this time. In 1998, the aspiring pianist began his tutelage under Maestro Luigi Tanganelli at L. Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, where he earned the highest possible grades in piano. After attending masterclasses under legendary musicians Jacques Rouvier and Hector Moreno, Attesti released his first CD.
One of Francesco Attesti’s greatest moments as a pianist came when the musician was asked to perform the Italian premiere of “Chiavi in Mano” with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague, written by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Yehudi Wyner.

Rotary Clubs and Districts throughout the world sponsor and support the “Gift Of Life Program”. Through this program, children who have been identified by local physicians as suffering from congenital heart defects are provided with corrective surgery.  To date, Gift of Life programs around the world have brought life-saving heart surgery to more than 16,000 children. Click here to learn more about the Gift of Life Program.
Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with the Gift of Life presentation at 7:00 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7:15 p.m.
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