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A work commissioned to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II, brilliantly premiered by the Lewes Concert Orchestra under conductor Ian McCrae. The composition was inspired by the Queen's persona as a human being and not, as it is usually the case, the publicly known monarch.
'Duty Sublime' performed by the Hastings Sinfonia orchestra and Polo Piatti on the piano
THE BIRDS for Flute and Piano
This recently commissioned piece was inspired by the multitude of birds that could suddenly be heard once more when human activity came to a standstill during the global pandemic in the spring of 2020. It is dedicated to Daisy Noton, a BBC Young Musician of the year finalist, who premiered it in August 2020 together with pianist Oliver Poole.
Daisy Noton & Oliver Poole at the Opus Theatre
THE IMPOSSIBLE PIECES for Virtuoso Soloists and Orchestra
Four pieces for virtuosi and orchestra: No.1 for Trumpet and orchestra, No. 2 for Clarinet and orchestra, No. 3 for Violin and orchestra, and No. 4 for a trio of Trumpet, Clarinet, Violin, and orchestra. The pieces are believed to be extremely demanding but not impossible to perform. Or are they? A piano reduction of the work is also available.
ARGENTINE DANCES for Orchestra
A compilation of 14 spectacular symphonic compositions inspired by over 30 traditional dances and airs from Argentina. The extensive work has been released by Goodmusic Publishing and has not yet been world-premiered.
BOHEMIAN CONCERTO for Piano and Orchestra
Probably one of Piatti's most emotional major works, this concerto depicts the bohemian life of someone dedicated to the Arts in all its glory and drama. It is the musical illustration of a passionate life full of ups and downs, highs and lows, hopes and dreams, near misses, and silver linings. On and on it goes, from one extreme to the next and back again; from happiness to pain, from desperation to hope, from fast to slow, only to pick up again when you think it’s all over. It is an interpretation of and homage to an artistic life lived to the full without any safety nets. The same should be said for the concerto’s musical form. It is to a large extent more rhapsodic and improvisatory than formal. As it is a very romantic work, it requires a lot of subtle feeling, not only technical skills from a pianist in order to extract all the subtleties, emotions, vigour, and passion encapsulated in this concert. The work was world-premiered in October 2019 in Virginia, in the USA to a standing ovation.
Thomas Pandolfi & Symphonicity Orchestra world premiere the Bohemian Concerto in Virginia Beach in the USA
OLD WORLD CONCERTO for Violoncello and Orchestra
Privately commissioned and recently completed, this is perhaps Piatti's most dynamic and melodic concerto. The work is set to be world-premiered in the United Kingdom by young star cellist Tim Possner on the occasion of the next International Composers Festival in May 2022.
British virtuoso cellist Tim Posner is set to world-premiere the
concerto at the International Composers Festival on 20th May 2022
short excerpt (3rd Mov.)
CHRISTMAS CONCERTO for Guitar and Orchestra
Specially commissioned by international guitarrist Sergio Puccini this is one of Piatti's most athmospheric works. The work is set to be world-premiered in the United Kingdom in 2022.
Argentine star guitarist Sergio Puccini commissioned the concerto
MATA HARI Opera
A large opera - still in working process - based on the adventurous and dramatic life of the Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and spy Mata Hari.
SONGS OF LOVE & DESPAIR for Female Voice and Piano
A comprehensive cycle of twelve strongly emotional songs, composed for female voice & piano,
GOODBYE for Oboe and Orchestra
Also available on the Seafront label, this is a very much loved track internationally. One of the best renditions of the solo in existence was recorded by Czech soloist Marta Sejkorová on oboe together with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
THE CHASE for Percussion and Orchestra
Polo composed and dedicated a brand new work for xylophone, glockenspiel and orchestra entitled 'The Chase' to virtuoso xylophonist Christopher Beaumont who premiered the piece with the Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra in 2018.
Chris Beaumont premieres The Chase in July 2017
THE TIDES OF TIME Orchestral Suite
This is the first orchestral suite that Piatti composed in the United Kingdom. A collection of 14 very atmospheric soundtracks and was inspired by life by the sea. The recording was released to great success by Seafront Records.
VINTAGE PIANO for Piano solo
Piatti recorded these fourteen solo piano improvisations in one continuous studio session immediately after his arrival in London, in 1990. The works has now been released by Artful Records in the UK.
DER SATIERKREIS for Male Voice and Piano
This is one of Piatti's most successful song's programmes ever performed in Germany. The satyrical songs cycle, created with lyrics by the late Frieder Nögge and based on the astrological Zodiac, is performed again and again, by the fabulous duo Sebastian Scheuthle and Frank Tischer. If you happen to be in Stuttgart, Germany at some point, don't miss it!
LONELY FLOWER for Piano solo
Written for piano, this is an intimate, almost fragile work, inspired by, and dedicated to wonderful Chinese pianist Sunny Li who premiered the work in 2018 to great success.
First ever performance of 'The Lonely Flower' by
Chinese star pianist Sunny Li n 2018
NEW TANGOS for Piano and Orchestra
Is a compilation of recent tangos for piano & orchestra, including some of Piatti's classical tangos such as Tango Solitaire, Melancholia, and others.
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY for Piano and Orchestra
Premiered by the Okamon Concerto Orchestra in Osaka during the composer's tour of Japan, the work describes the composer's impressions taken during his extensive travels around the globe. An incredibly emotional album recorded with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Piatti from the piano. The beautiful CD is signed by the composer and delivered directly to your door.
LULLABY FOR A CLOWN for Cello and Orchestra
One of Piatti's most celebrated works and is being performed by a very large number of soloists and orchestras around the world. A copy of the score can be made available on request at the Seafront Records website.
FAREWELL for Piano and Orchestra
Is perhaps one of Piatti's best-known and most-loved short works for piano & orchestra. The original recording with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by the composer from the piano and is available on Seafront Records.
THE OLD FOREST for Piano and Orchestra
In 2016 Piatti dedicated The Old Forest to the grand draw winners at the 2015 Hastings International Composers Festival to Sally Beresford and Clive Ford, who were invited to attend to the work's premiere.
The Hastings Sinfonia under conductor Derek Carden world-premieres The Old Forest in 2016
GREEN FIELDS for Orchestra
Is a very evocative work for piano & orchestra. The piece was world-premiered by the Hastings Sinfonia orchestra conducted by Derek Carden, with the composer as the soloist.
THE WALK For Mixed Instrumental Ensemble
On 30th May 2019, the renowned Ensemble de la Belle Musique performed the world-premiere of a new work entitled The Walk' in the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore to great success.
World-premiere in Singapore by the
Ensemble de la Belle Musique in 2019
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN for Trombone and Orchestra
Extraordinary trombonist Yuka Hara (well known in the UK for her fabulous playing at several International Composers Festivals, confirms her performing of the piece for trombone and orchestra 'Catch Me If You Can', specially dedicated to her by Polo Piatti. More news to follow about dates, orchestra, and official video release.
Japanese star trombonist Yuka Hara
LIBERA NOS - Multi-faith Oratorio
Written for five solo voices, two choirs, and full orchestra, Libera Nos is a major and ground-breaking opus commissioned by the Musica Sacra organisation. Inspired by the world's five biggest religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the work is due to be world-premiered by national and international artists, including the renowned London Mozart Players together with the Hastings Sinfonia orchestra. Libera Nos is believed to be the very first work of its kind to be performed in the world.
Excerpts of the soft premiere, September 2015
AGITATO for Piano and Orchestra
A work commissioned and premiered by the Imperial College String Ensemble to great success at the beautiful Holy Trinity Church in London with Polo on the piano. The work's performance was repeated in January 2019 by the Hastings Sinfonia orchestra with Piatti, once again, on the piano.
Final rehearsal before the world-premiere - with Polo Piatti on piano
FUNFAIR for Orchestra
This piece was inspired by and dedicated to a group of enthusiastic locals that navigate the streets of Hastings (especially during the summer) with their illuminated bicycles, creating a wonderful spectacle for everyone to enjoy.
WONDER AND STORM for Piano and Orchestra
This is a demanding pianistic work, inspired by - and dedicated to - international virtuoso pianist Oliver Poole. The work has been published by Impromptu Music Publishing and is due to be world-premiere by the dedicaree and the Hastings Sinfonia soon.
International concert pianist Oliver Poole
TRISTESSE AND PASSION for Violin and Orchestra