Christopher Falzone (2004)
2004 GILMORE ARTIST Christopher Falzone
Christopher Falzone began studying piano at the age of four and was composing music by the age of six. He gained recognition in 1994 at the age of nine, when he won the national competition in Walt Disney’s Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Falzone was a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Leon Fleisher and Claude Frank.
He performed at several prestigious venues, including the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Banff Music Festival, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Swiss Embassy, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Ravinia Festival. He also performed regularly in the US under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and Leonard Slatkin in Chicago. Mr. Falzone was a member of the Favrile Quartet, which performed at Carnegie Hall in 2001. He also performed in Switzerland, at the Royal Dublin Society in Ireland, at the Opéra Bastille and Bouffes du Nord in Paris, in Italy (Bolzano, Sulmona, Pinerollo, Varallo Sesia), in Spain, and in Romania.
Mr. Falzone’s burgeoning career was cut short when he passed away in Geneva on October 21, 2014. He was 29.