Sophie Pacini
Piano

“Her expressivity never becomes an end in itself: at any one moment her playing is artistic, contemplative, surprising and illuminating.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

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Karin Schwarz-Feyhl +49 (0)89 6797 10432
Richard Mayr +49 (0)89 6797 10448

Biography

The charismatic German-Italian pianist Sophie Pacini is already establishing herself as a pianist of exceptional musicality and virtuosity whose interpretations display originality. Highlights of the 2017/18 season include concerts with the Cuban European Youth Orchestra as part of Rheingau Musik Festival and “Young Euro Classic” Festival Berlin as well as concerts with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Cape Town Philharmonic and Staatskapelle Weimar at Munich’s Philharmonie. She will perform solo recitals at Wiener Konzerhaus, La Seine Musicale Paris, SWR 2 International Piano Series in Mainz, Fundación Scherzo in Madrid and at international festivals such as Lucerne Piano Festival, Festival Internacional de Piano en Blanco y Negro Mexico and the Schumannfest Bonn. 

The charismatic German-Italian pianist Sophie Pacini is already establishing herself as a pianist of exceptional musicality and virtuosity whose interpretations display originality. Highlights of the 2017/18 season include concerts with the Cuban European Youth Orchestra as part of Rheingau Musik Festival and “Young Euro Classic” Festival Berlin as well as concerts with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Cape Town Philharmonic and Staatskapelle Weimar at Munich’s Philharmonie. She will perform solo recitals at Wiener Konzerhaus, La Seine Musicale Paris, SWR 2 International Piano Series in Mainz, Fundación Scherzo in Madrid and at international festivals such as Lucerne Piano Festival, Festival Internacional de Piano en Blanco y Negro Mexico and the Schumannfest Bonn. 

Recently named Young Artist of the Year at the 2017 International Classical Music Awards ‘ICMA’ and 2015 ECHO KLASSIK Newcomer of the Year, Pacini also received in 2011 the Prix Groupe Edmond de Rothschild at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad with Dmitri Bashkirov as Jury President and Musikfest Bremen’s Deutschlandfunk Förderpreis describing her as “one of the greatest talents of her generation.” 

As soloist Sophie Pacini has appeared with orchestras such as Camerata Salzburg, Dresdner Philharmonie, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Wiener Kammerorchester, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg as well as the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in both the Suntory and Orchard Halls. She performs frequently at international festivals such as the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele, Mozartfest Würzburg, Piano aux Jacobins, Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus with Gidon Kremer and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Karin Schwarz-Feyhl +49 (0)89 6797 10432
Richard Mayr +49 (0)89 6797 10448

Reviews

“Incredible and original interpretation which was luminescent and transparent, absolutely gripping and with the most convincing musical logic.” (NMZ, August 2011)

“Incredible and original interpretation which was luminescent and transparent, absolutely gripping and with the most convincing musical logic.” (NMZ, August 2011)