If you think that playing the piano is having nimble fingers, a good ear and a quick interpretation of the musical text, Federico Colli teaches us otherwise.
This young man is much more than a pianist - during our conversation he already questions this term in a thoughtful and scoffing way. "No, I never decided to become a pianist. I am
only a person who practices the piano for ten hours a day."
For the 31 year old Italian, the music is a language that conveys messages - and its meaning can be read not necessarily as exclusively derived from the music itself.
After all, the program with which he has recently performed at the Konzerthaus in Berlin (Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Bach-Busoni) showed the young artist's high qualities: a deep, unconventional and highly versatile interpretation.