Concerts at CUC

**CONCERT by GIORDANO FERLA**
SUNDAY 26th JUNE , 6pm at CUC

Programme (lasting less than an hour):

Haydn: Sonata in E flat Major Hob. XVI : 52
Fauré: Barcarolle no. 5 in F sharp minor
Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas Op 2 no 2
Scriabin: Fantasy in B minor Op 28

Born in Rome, Italy, Giordano Ferla began playing piano at an early age with Michele Massaro. He gained a place at the ‘S. Cecilia’ Conservatoire in Rome at the age of 11 and graduated with honours from the ‘A. Casella’ conservatoire in l’Aquila under Maria Mosca. He graduated from the Royal College of Music in London studying with Ashley Wass and Sofya Gulyak, and completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music with Graham Caskie, generously supported by the ‘Mary Rees’ Scholarship and continued his studies in Cardiff with Alison Bowring.
He has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in Italy, the UK, Isle of Man and Romania and has performed L. v Beethoven’s concerto no. 3 in C minor for piano and Orchestra in St. Barnabas church, London and F. Chopin concerto no.1 in E minor with the RepCo Symphony Orchestra under Tianyi Lu.
A prize-winner in National and International competitions: 2nd prize at ‘Riviera della Versilia’ International competition, 2nd prize at ‘Città di Asti’ International competition, 2nd Prize at ‘Città di Rocchetta’ International Competition, 1st prize at ‘Città di Rieti’ National competition. He has taken part in masterclasses with Internationally renowned artists such as Peter Donohoe, Ian Jones, Dorian Leljak, Freddy Kempf, Jeremy Denk, Katia and Marielle Labeque, Tamara Stefanovich.
His interest in contemporary music has led to regular collaborations, recently giving the first performance of Mario Riberio’s concerto for piano, saxophone and string orchestra with the Vision Ensemble in the Dora Stouzker Hall. In November 2019 he performed in Cardiff University Concert Hall together with the Mavron quartet the new project LUDWIG composed by Charlie Barber, the project was later repeated at the Three Choirs Festival in 2021.
In May 2019 Giordano was accepted onto the Live Music Now scheme in Wales with Mezzo- Soprano Nicole Boardman with whom he regularly performs. He is also the Musical Director of Cantorion Pontyclun Ladies Choir, Serenata Singers and a Piano and Chamber music tutor at the RWCMD Junior Conservatoire and regularly collaborates with the senior department.