American pianist Anthony Bonamici is a former student of the renowned pianist Richard Goode. Bonamici’s playing is known for its tonal clarity, concise architecture, and emotional sincerity. This recording was made at the Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Anthony studied piano performance and music composition at both the Moscow and Saint Petersburg conservatories in Russia under the tutelage of Naum Shtarkman, Elena Shishko, and Boris Tishchenko. Later, he studied in New York at the Mannes School of Music with the great American pianist, Richard Goode.
Anthony has collaborated with musicians from the Mariinsky Theater, Helikon Opera, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Russian Early Music Ensemble, Barocco Concertato, The Moscow Virtuosi, and Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, and has performed at the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinsky theater, Moscow conservatory, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
For 10 years, Anthony ran his own harpsichord workshop that built, sold, restored, and maintained harpsichords and other early keyboard instruments. Bonamici harpsichords are now owned by numerous professional institutions from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. Interested in historic performance practice, Anthony has spent time studying harpsichord and fortepiano. He has translated several musicological essays from Russian to English for publication in Russia.
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