Last Thursday evening Chiara Bertoglio celebrated her 25th birthday holding a 4 hours long recital in Turin at a small venue near downtown. Here is the pantagruelian program: Mozart: Fantasia K.397 Schumann: Papillons op.2 Mozart: Sonata K.331 Beethoven: Sonata op.111 Schumann: Carnaval op.9 Debussy: 12 Preludes, Book 1 Chopin: 12 Etudes op.10 Schubert: Sonata in A major D.959 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition I could attend only the third and fourth parts and was the first time I listened to Chiara live. Well, I was impressed by the boundless energy and the fabulous concentration easily disguised by her unassuming air. Her enthusiasm is infectious and after the concert she remained at length in the hall chatting with friends and casual concert goers as well. She played wonderfully but in the Pictures she really surpassed herself in a powerful and at the same time extremely detailed performance. I'd like to hear it again on a concert-grand and in a bigger venue. For the curious among you I've uploaded a short clip of the concert on YouTube (which I am going to delete in a few days). At the marathon I met up with Mr Duffy and Sandro, who audio and video recorded all the event. Happy Birthday, Chiara!