In Italy he has appeared in historical
settings such as La Fenice Theatre, Venice; Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; Bibiena Theatre,
Mantua; Pavarotti Opera House, Modena; Teatro Comunale and Sala Bossi, Bologna; Sant’Anna dei Lombardi Church, Naples, as well as the
Amalfi Cathedral. He has also given recitals in various European countries
including France, Germany, Slovak Republic and Spain. In Asia he performed in
South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Recent engagements include recitals
at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the New York
Public and Morgan libraries, the Italian Embassy and National Gallery of Art,
in Washington D.C., the Centro Cultural de España, in Lima, Peru, as well as several
performances in Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Tennessee.
has appeared with the Florence Symphony, Italy; Orchestra Classica de Porto,
Portugal; Bay Atlantic Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic, Williamsport Symphony,
Pennsylvania Centre, Penn State Philharmonic, Penn’s Woods, UNLV Chamber
and Johns Hopkins Symphony orchestras, USA. He also debuted as
soloist/conductor with the Green Valley Festival Chamber Orchestra.
Elisi’s awards are top prizes in the Venice Competition (Italy) and the Oporto
International Competition (Portugal). After winning nine first prizes in
competitions in Italy and the US, and having garnered a dozen of other top
prizes and awards, Elisi performed in Toulouse, France, and New York’s Weill
Recital Hall as a La Gesse Fellow.
Via Classica, a German radio station, offered a two-hour broadcast
of Elisi’s live recital in Hamburg followed by an interview (2008). Additional
radio broadcasts include Montebeni Classica FM (Italy), WCLV Cleveland,
UNC, KCNV Nevada Public Radio, and KGCS (USA). He also appeared in a
TV broadcast for WPSU and Portuguese national TV.
avid chamber musician, Elisi has performed at the Taos and Ravinia Festivals,
and collaborated with principal players from the Baltimore, Chicago, and
American Symphony Orchestras, as well as other well-known soloists such as
violinists Qian Zhou and Federico Agostini (former leader of I Musici). As
a champion of new music, Elisi has commissioned and premiered works from composers
of many nationalities. He also premiered Paul Chihara’s Two Images, at Weill
Hall—a composition he subsequently recorded (Albany Records).
frequent guest at music festivals, Elisi appears and performs regularly in such
settings as Cincinnati “Art of the Piano,” Montecito, Lee University,
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Texas State University festivals, and the
Chautauqua Institution (USA); Associazione Umbria classica and Amalfi Coast
Festival (Italy); Ameri-China Foundation and Sichuan International Piano
Festival (China). In 2017 he will be the featured artist at the Oklahoma Music
Teachers Association State Conference, will perform at the American Liszt
Society Festival at Northwestern University, and will also be in residence at
the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival, in Spain, and the
new AmiCa Fest, in Sicily, Italy.
recently joined the distinguished Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto
as an associate professor, having previously taught at the Eastman School, the
Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Nevada L.V. His
current and former students include prizewinner in competitions; hold teaching
posts; performed with orchestras (including the Rochester Philharmonic and
Dallas Chamber Symphony); gave debut recitals from New York to Caracas, Paris
and Seoul; garnered fellowships and scholarships at summer programs and have
been accepted in Artist Diploma (Rice University among others), MM, and DMA
programs in prestigious institutions in the US and abroad.
also presented hundreds of master classes, both in conjunction with his
performing engagements, at Northwestern University, Boston University,
Cincinnati College-Conservatory, Temple University, the University of Michigan,
USA; University of British Columbia, Canada; National Conservatory of Lima,
Peru; Accademia delle Marche, Italy; Taipei National University of the Arts,
Taiwan; China Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatory, China; Academy of Performing
Arts, Hong Kong; Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Singapore; Jakarta Conservatory,
Indonesia; Seoul National, Yonsei, Hanyang, Ewha Woman’s, as well as most other
major universities in Korea. Elisi also held a two-year guest professorship at
the China Zhejiang Art School in Hangzhou, China and since 2013 he has been
teaching an annual workshop in Seoul.
an adjudicator, he has been on the juries of the Tremplin International and the
Concours de Musique du Canada, the Iowa, Peabody Yale Gordon, Julia Crane
International, Fite Young Artist, Southern Methodist University Concerto
competitions, as well as the Nevada, Maryland, Virginia, and Texas State Music
Teachers Associations’ competitions and the Ameri-China Foundation Competition
in Chengdu, China. In 2017 he will adjudicate the Dallas International Piano
After studying at the Conservatory of Bologna
and Florence and the world-renowned Incontri col
Maestro International Piano Academy of
Imola, Elisi worked with Schnabel’s disciple Leon Fleisher at the Peabody
Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. A year after graduating, at
Fleisher’s invitation, he performed at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in a
joint recital with his mentor. Among his teachers were pianist Lazar Berman and
Boris Petrushansky, respectively pupils of Goldenweiser and Neuhaus, as well as
Alexander Lonquich, Franco Scala and Giuseppe Fricelli.
Elisi’s latest CD, Mozart Piano Album, has been released in 2011.
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