RICCARDO SANDIFORD: Personal piano player
Your Personal piano player
Riccardo is married with Anastasia Boldyreva, famed charming Russian soprano, and a great friend of Italy’s Finest. On special request and on a limited basis, Riccardo is available to host private exclusive concerts for our premium clients, travelling to the locations they choose for their luxurious Italian holiday or special celebration, for a memorable musical experience. Riccardo’s fame travels over the world, and he has now often performed in Russia, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey and France. Our young, bright and talented friend has a striking repertoire, he has in fact executed an ample, varied array of the most important authors, constantly experimenting an eclectic approach to piano music, able to adapt to each specific author’s style and “words”. Riccardo’s CD (produced by Bongiovanni), featuring pieces by Respighi, Pizzetti and Alfano has had excellent reviews, both in Italy and abroad. He has also often accompanied singers, performing pieces of all kinds, from Italian chamber music and opera to traditional German lieds, French chansons and American songs. Born in Florence, Riccardo obtained his degree, with honours, at the important Luigi Cherubini Conservatory. Student of Antonio Bacchelli, Riccardo won a series of celebrated young artists’ awards early in his career, prior to starting his intense activity as solist for the most important Italian orchestras, among which the Milan Concert Society, the Fiesole Summer Festival, the Florentine Chamber Orchestra, as well as most Tuscan theatres, from Siena to Grosseto to Pisa.