P0013. WILLIAM GRANT NABORE: American Piano Music of the 20th Century, incl. Ives, Sessions & Cage (Incl the latter's 'The Perilous Night, for prepared piano'. (Switzerland) Doron DRC 3002, recorded 1993. Long out-of-print, Final Copy!
“William Grant Naboré won a scholarship from the Italian government and continued his piano studies with Carlo Zecchi (a pupil of Busoni and Schnabel) at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He also studied with the eminent pianist and pedagogue Renata Borgatti. Later he was coached privately by Rudolf Serkin, George Szell and Alicia de Larrocha. He studied chamber music with Pierre Fournier in Geneva and won the Premier Prix de la Virtuosité and the Prix Paderewski from the Geneva Conservatory.
For more than 20 years, in collaboration with the City of Geneva, he performed the complete chamber works of Brahms, Schumann, Dvorak, Beethoven and Schubert, plus the essential works of the French and Russian repertoire, with ensembles including the Amadeus, the Talich, the Gabrieli and the Brindisi Quartets. He was also active as a member of the Studio de Musique Contemporaine where he performed European premieres of several important American works. In 1988 he founded the Amadeus Festival on the outskirts of Geneva.
An outstanding teacher of his instrument, William Grant Naboré has formed some of the finest and most finished artists of the young generation. In 1993 he became founding director of the International Piano Foundation ‘Theo Lieven’ and with Martha Argerich, as Honorary President, he founded the International Piano Academy Lake Como in 2002.”
THE GUARDIAN, 30 November 2019