The artistic personality of Vincenzo Maltempo has found an important place in the heterogeneous international piano scene thanks to his demanding work on Charles Valentin Alkan’s music, of whom he is now considered one of the most authoritative interpreters and scholars in the world.
To Alkan he dedicated numerous recordings and a book (the first in Italian) published in 2020 by Florestano Edizioni. He is an honorary member of the “Alkan Society” in London.
His extensive discography includes CD dedicated to Alkan, Liszt, Beethoven, Schumann, and to complete opus such as the 10 Piano Sonatas by Scriabin, the 12 Transcendental Studies by Lyapunov, the 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies of Liszt, the 2 Concertos for Piano and Orchestra by Brahms, the complete piano works by Paul Dukas. His works are enthusiastically reviewed in magazines such as Diapason, The Guardian, PianoNews, Gramophone and many others. Andrew Clements himself on the Guardian defines Maltempo’s interpretations as “exhilarating, a real revelation!”.
Winner, in 2006, of the piano competition “Premio Venezia” (Teatro La Fenice, Venice), his international concert career saw him performing, since then, in the most important festivals and venues in Europe, America and Asia.
Vincenzo Maltempo wrote many transcriptions of instrumental and orchestral works that are published by Ries & Erler in Berlin and by MusePress in Tokyo.
Since 2019 he collaborates with the prestigious German publishing house G. Henle Verlag.
Devoted teacher, Vincenzo Maltempo was one of the founders and a piano teacher of the “Imola Piano Academy – Talent development Eindhoven”, a piano Academy in the Netherlands founded under the advocacy of the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola. He taught at the European Arts Academy “Aldo Ciccolini” in Trani, Italy, and he regularly gives Masterclasses in many Conservatories and cities in Italy, Europe and abroad.
He is the founder and Artistic Director of the International Piano Competition “Premio Alkan per il virtuosismo pianistico romantico”, in Milan (Italy).
He lives in Turin and is a piano teacher at the Alessandria Conservatory.
Programmes dedicated entirely to the music of Alkan, a large number of whose compositions Vincenzo Maltempo has in his repertoire, are of course available, as is also the complete cycle of Skrjabin’s 10 sonatas.
Numerous other thematic proposals include:
BETWEEN PHANTASY AND SONATA
Rachmaninov 5 Morceaux de Fantaisie op. 3
Skrjabin Sonata no. 2 in g sharp minor op. 19 “Sonate-Fantaisie”
Beethoven “Sonata quasi una fantasia” in c sharp minor op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight”
Liszt Après un lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata
Beethoven Sonata op. 10 n. 3
Beethoven/Alkan Piano Concerto no. 3, First Movement
Beethoven Bagatelles op. 126
Sonata op. 110
VIRTUOSITY (available from Spring 2023)
Alkan Le Vent op. 15 n. 2
Etude op. 76 n. 3
Ligeti Etude n. 5: Arc-en-ciel (1985)
Etude n. 6: Automne à Varsovie (1985)
Etude n. 13: L’escalier du diable (1993)
Schumann Sonata no. 3 in f minor op. 14
LAST SONATA (available from Spring 2023)
Chopin Sonata no. 3 in b minor op. 58
Skrjabin Sonata n. 10 op. 70
Schumann Sonata n. 3 in f minor op. 14
FANTASY (available from Spring 2023)
Chopin Fantasia in f minor op. 49
Brahms 7 Fantasies op. 116
Schumann Kreisleriana op. 16, 8 fantasies
FUGUE (available from Autumn 2023)
Beethoven Sonata op. 110
Franck Prélude, Choral et Fugue
Liszt Sonata in b minor
VARIATIONS (available from Autumn 2023)
Brahms Variations on an original theme op. 21 no. 1
Schumann Symphonic Etudes op. 13
Beethoven 32 Variations in c minor WoO 80
Alkan Le festin d’Esope op. 39 n. 12
FRENCH MUSIC (available from Autumn 2023)
Rameau Gavotta and six doubles
Franck Prélude, Fugue et Variation
Saint-Saëns Caprice sur les Airs de ballet d’Alceste de Gluck
Bizet Variations Chromatiques
Dukas Variations, Interlude and Finale on a theme by Rameau