F E R N A N D O V I A N I is a versatile artist with an extensive solo and chamber music repertoire, for whom performing the music of his native country is one of his passions. His brilliant interpretations of this genre of music are as much a part of his repertoire as are the works of the great classical composers.
Viani considers himself an ambassador of music and his mature performances never fail to leave a deep impression on his audience. Together with his virtuosity, his music embodies a compelling clarity combined with a superb measure of expressiveness.
As a soloist, he has performed with Germany’s Philharmonie Baden-Baden and with Brazil’s Orquestra Sinfónica de Caxias do Sul. He has appeared in his native Argentina’s Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Buenos Aires), Orquesta Sinfónica de Cuyo and the Orquesta Filarmónica (both in Mendoza), and the Entre Rios Symphony Orchestra (Central Argentina).
He has shared the stage with many artists, among them Ingeborg Danz, Laurent Breuninger, Peter Eötvös, Guillermo Anzorena, Sontraud Speidel, and Alicia Borges.
Since 2012 he helds a teaching position for piano at the Bern Conservatory and offers regularly master classes in Europe, North and South America, and often serves as a juror at various piano competitions. His students have garnered over 200 prizes at national and international competitions.
“Ultimately, it is bewildering when a new talent that arises suddenly conjures up international attention similar to a creative explosion. I recall when Argentine musicians Martha Argerich and Bruno Leonardo Gelber as well as Uruguayan Homero Francesch - to name only three - became sensations in Europe. Today, young women such as Argentine Gabriela Martinez and Venezuelan Gabriela Montero, have gained prominence through their amazing technical abilities and unique manner of musical expression. I would like to add yet another Argentine - Fernando Viani - to these South American virtuosos.“
Peter Cossé, Klassik Heute