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‘All evening, the young Harold Stanese enthralled his audience with his masterful interpretation’: those are the terms in which Spanish newspaper La Verdad recounted the first piano recital of Harold Stanese, then 15.

Born in Paris to a family of musicians, Stanese began his musical education at the Russian Conservatory of Paris. In 2008, he enrolled for a Master’s degree at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater (Hochschule für Musik und Theater), graduating with distinction in 2014.

Over the past few years, Stanese has taken part in many international piano competitions, with great success – winner of the first prize at the Scriabin Piano Competition in Paris and finalist at the 2016 Würzburg Bach Contest, where he performed the Goldberg Variations. He now focuses on his activity as a concert pianist.

During his concerts, Harold Stanese offers comments on the pieces, highlighting their cultural and historical context and explaining some of their key passages – a one-of-a-kind approach that gives the audience the possibility to appreciate the music further. Before playing a piece in its entirety, he details its musical structure and presents his interpretation. [ See Video  ]

A recording studio turned concert venue, the AKM (Atelier der Klaviermusik) is the perfect setting for those performances.

Concerts have been organized at AKM on a regular basis since 2017.

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