met Alfredo Speranza at the end of the 70's during
a conference organized by the Bahà'ì
community of San Marino where the Maestro had
been invited to play.
From that moment a beautiful personal relationship
and Faith was born lasting up to the passing on
During a concert held in Monza in the memory of
Augusto 7th February 2003, Alfredo played a piece
he had recently composed with the title "poem
to the Friend".
The photograph shows Maestro Alfredo Speranza.
PIANIST - COMPOSER - TEACHER
Speranza is one of the last representatives
of the romantic tradition of pianist-composer
and teacher who found his representative figures
in Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Albeniz up to the
mid-1900's with Rachmaninoff.
Speranza was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) 8th
January 1930 and since 1983 has Italian citizenship.
He founded a music school for piano in 1959
in Rimini (his city of residence) awarding diplomas
to 72 students and winning more than 110 national
and international contests.
Speranza, who was a student of Gieseking-Zecchi
and Marcelle Meyer, studied in Uruguay with
Maestro Baranda Reyes then a student of Josè
Iturbi. He has executed more than 2,900 concerts
all over the world (Carnegie Hall in New York,
Mozarteum in Salzburg-Salle, Pleyel in Paris,
Piccola Scala in Milan, Royal College in Vancouver)
during his 65 years of music career since he
held his first concert in November 1937 in Buenos
He holds courses of specialization in various
cities in Europe and America, and recently in
Vancouver (Canada), Geneva, Horn in Vienna (Allegro
Vivo Festival) and Misano Adriatic (Rimini).
In April '99, during a solemn ceremony, he was
awarded the "Honorary Citizenship"
of the city of Rimini together with Filiberto
Dasi founder of the Pio Manzù.
He records for the "DME Master" and
all his piano works are edited by the Edizioni
Musicali Bérben of Ancona. The Institute
Governing Board of Editors with the International
Directory of Distinguished - Leadership conferred
on him in the U.S.A. a nomination to include
the biography of the Maestro in the dictionary
"Millennium Editor 2000" dedicated
to the greatest figures in Politics, Science
In June 2001 the International Biographical
Centre of Cambridge nominated him the man of
the year for his capacities as a teacher and