Alessandro Taverna returns to Holmes Chapel for his third concert. He is a native of Venice and began his piano studies at the Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia, Portogruaro, with Laura Candiago Ferrari, graduating with honours. He has won numerous awards in national and international competitions: among them the international piano competitions of Leeds, London, Hamamatsu, Minneapolis/St Paul, the Casella Prize in Venice, the Busoni Competition in Bolzano, the Scriabin Prize in Grosseto and Premio Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli of Eppan. He has been awarded from the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano with “Premio Sinopoli”, for his artistic activity and the international career. He made recordings for BBC Radio 3, Rai Radio 3, Slovenian National Radio, RSI Swiss Radiotelevision.