Friulian De Cecco piano professor in Thailand.
Pianist Giovanni De Cecco, 37 years old, from Udine, just back from Iran, where he held a masterclass at Tehran Conservatory, between October and November is now in Bangkok, Thailand, for the first piano masterclass at the European level in that country.
In Thailand it is the first time that a European artist has been involved as a visiting professor in such a large-scale didactic and artistic project.
The Yamaha Siam Kolkarn Ratchadapisek school, run by Director Tanyalux Luangvishut, is the seat of this masterclass, which was organized by the sicilian pianist, harpsicordist and composer Alberto Firrincieli, ambitious pioneer of didactics of music at the European level. Firrincieli, who has been living in Bangkok for years, is the founder of the first harpsichord and ancient music school in Thailand, as well as Professor of counterpoint and history of music in the prestigious Assumption University. With him De Cecco will also perform in several concerts for two pianists (music by Brahms, Liszt and Wagner).
“Thailand” says De Cecco “is a country with an enormous interest in the tradition of the great European classical music. We can say that, if South Korea, Japan and China are already offering a promising piano school which is equivalent to Occidental standards, Thailand is surely the next country which will give us new talents.”