Lyceum Series Presents Fabio Bidini Oct. 23Oct. 19, 2000
by Richard Veit
Baylor University's 2000-2001 Lyceum Series will present Italian pianist Fabio Bidini in guest recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in Roxy Grove Hall.
Bidini was born in Arezzo, Italy, in 1968 and has been studying piano since the age of five. Following 10 years of private study, he enrolled in the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he graduated magna cum laude. He has been awarded first prize in 11 of Italy's most prestigious national piano competitions and has been the recipient of the top prizes awarded in eight international competitions.
Bidini made his North American debut in 1993, performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He also has appeared as piano soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic.
As a recitalist, he has appeared in many of the world's music capitals, including the American cities of New York, Detroit, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
His performance at Baylor will open with Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 31 and then Frédéric Chopin's Andante spianato e grande polonaise brillante.
Also to be heard are three pieces from Claude Debussy's Images (Book 2) and the Wanderer Fantasy of Franz Schubert.
This guest recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991. Lyceum Series events are funded annually through the generosity of the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, Texas.