Bruno-Valcepina Piano Duet, Italy, 2014

Tour Dates: 17 September - 29 September, 2014

His technique, his sense of beauty, his musical skills make Giuseppe Bruno acomplete artist...A very difficult and intense concert even for ‘flying hands’ such as PaoloValcepina's...

Tour Dates
  • 17 September - 29 September, 2014

Xi'an, Chongqing, Yangzhou, Shanghai

Sept. 19th 19:45 Xi’an Concert Hall
Sept. 22nd 19:30 Guo Tai Arts Center 023-63860588
Sept. 24th 19:30 Yangzhou Concert Hall 0514-85228033 85228055
Sept. 26th 19:45 Shanghai Oriental Art Center


Giuseppe Bruno, piano
Paolo Valcepina, piano

Giuseppe Bruno, piano

Giuseppe Bruno graduated with honours in Piano, Composition and Conductorship with Professors Specchi, Zangelmi, Gelmetti and Taverna.

He followed masterclasses in piano with Paolo Bordoni and in conductorship with Leopold Hager,and attended a seminar in composition at the IRCAM institutefor contemporary music in Paris. Performing for several yearsas a pianist in many different chamber ensembles as well as abrilliant soloist, he played with many important orchestras inItaly, USA, Germany, Greece, Romania and Ukraine in a verywide repertory.

From 1987 to 1992 he participated in the “Due Mondi” festivalin Spoleto Italy and in 1988 in the Charleston festival in theUSA.

In 1991 he won an award at the International Piano Contest inRome and in 1992 he received a second award in a duo withviolin player Alberto Bologni at the “Viotti” Competition inVercelli, Italy. He recorded for NuovaFonitCetra, Diapason,SAM, Bongiovanni, Arspublica, ArsMusici and Sheva collection, as well as for RAI, Swiss French and Italian radio and for WDR in Koeln, Germany.

He collaborated with conductors including AlkisBaltas, SpirosArgiris, Franz Lamprecht, CorneliuDumbraveanu, violin player SashkoGawriloff, singers Gail Gilmore and Victor von Halem, and with the Octet of Berlin Philharmonic. Recently he conducted the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra in Bruckner's first symphony.

As a composer, Giuseppe Bruno is the author of opera “TusarestiilDottor Faust?”. The famous Universal Edition in Wien published his transcription of Mahler's 10th Symphony.

He plays in a piano duet with Paolo Valcepina, with whom he had a successful concert tour all around Italy, China and Spain in 2013, performing music by Giuseppe Verdi for the composer'sbicentenary.

Giuseppe Bruno is at present the Head of “Giacomo Puccini” Conservatory in La Spezia, Italy.

Paolo Valcepina, piano

Paolo Valcepina is a brilliant Italian virtuoso.Paolo Valcepina performs all around the world.He graduated in piano with the highest honors and studied composition at Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. He followed, in Italy and abroad, master-classes withmusicians such as Paul Badura-Skoda and Dana Protopopescu and studied with Bruno Canino.

Paolo Valcepinaentitled as winner of many national and international competitions. Among them, he ranked second in the International Piano Competition CamilloTogni and the third in the Venice Award at La Fenice, reserved for best Italian pianists. Also, he was awarded the silver medal by thePresident of Italy.

He played in important venues such as the Auditorium al Duomo in Florence, the Television of Switzerland, the Milan Triennale, and on tour in Sardinia for the Amici dellaMusica of Cagliari and Umbria for the Concert Society of Bevagna. In 2013, he debuted in China with a concert tour dedicated to the

He was maestro collaboratore (assistant coach) in 2013 production fo Mozart's opera Così fan tutte, Lunatica festival, Pontremoli, Italy.

As an interpreter of contemporary music, he took part in important projects such as the cantata Giornod’Ira in memory of the victims of terrorism, given with great success in San Fedele’s Basilica in Como, and InFormeArmoniche, a contemporaryperformance with sculptures and piano music.

He published for NodoLibri and Sheva Collection.He is accompanist at Giacomo Puccini Conservatory in La Spezia.

Review

"His technique, his sense of beauty, his musical skills make Giuseppe Bruno acomplete artist"

- Alberto Batisti

"A very difficult and intense concert even for ‘flying hands’ such as PaoloValcepina's […] a concert dedicated to the greatest piano virtuoso of all times,Franz Liszt."

- Il Graffito

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