|Mariangela Vacatello, Italy, 2012|
Tour Dates: 13 July - 28 July, 2012
Ms Mariangela Vacatello is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, recognized worldwide for her passion, technical ability and magnificent musicality.
14 July, Dalian Development Area Grand Theatre, 0411-87935611
In acknowledgment of her artistic prowess Vacatello is a recipient of the Sterndale Bennett Scholarship, the MBF (Dame Myra Hess Award), the Tillet Trust, the Hattori Foundation, the Solti Foundation and the Academie musicale de Villecroze.
Born in Naples (Italy) from a family of musicians, Vacatello's extensive musical education started at the age of four. In 2008, after graduating from both the Incontri con il Maestro International Piano Academy, in Imola, and the Milan Conservatory of Music, she completed a Postgraduate Performance Course at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Professor Christopher Elton, head of keyboard studies. Vacatello participated in master classes with great artists such as Lonquich, Lortie, Jasinskj, Howard, Dalberto, Lucchesini, Weissenberg, Margulis, Dorensky and Virsaladze.
Vacatello has worked with such prominent orchestras as the Lithuanian Symphony, Stuttgarter Philharmonics, Nordwestdeutsche Orchestra, Johannesburg Philarmonic, Haydn in Trento and Bolzano, Orchestra of Padova and Veneto, Zagreb Philarmonia, Pannon Philharmonic, Moldavian Radio Television, Filarmonica Marchigiana, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Odessa Philharmonic. She has also worked with such renowned conductors as Krystof Penderecky, Gustav Kuhn, Andris Nelsons, Gerard Korsten, Daniel Kawka, Martin Haselboeck, Michael Tabachnik, Bernard Gueller, David Itkin, Zsolt Hamar, Christopher Franklin, Anton Nanut and Donato Renzetti.
Ms. Vacatello made her official debut onto the classical music stage at the age of fourteen, performing Liszt's First Piano Concerto with the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra in Milan. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist in the most prestigious venues and festivals worldwide, including: the Berlin Konzerthaus; Wigmore Hall, in London; Bridgewater Hall, in Manchester; Salle Cortot, in Paris; Mozarteum Auditorium, in Salzburg; Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, in New York; Walt Disney Hall, in Los Angeles; Z.K.M. Great Hall in Pretoria; Linder Auditorium, in Johannesburg; Palacio de Festivales, in Santander; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Festival, in Bergamo and Brescia; Societa dei Concerti, in Milan; and MiTo Settembre Musica and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in Florence.
Her performances have been regularly broadcast by prestigious radio stations such as Radio France Musique, Musiq3 Belgique, Radio Svizzera Italiana, Radio 3 Italia, Radio Pretoria, ABC Australia, as well as in America.