|Gloria Campaner, Italy, 2016|
Tour Dates: 17th November - 28th November, 2016
Venetian born pianist Gloria Campaner is regarded by critics and public alike as one of the most interesting young pianists of the Italian new generation.
18 November, 2016, 19:30, Nanjing Arts Centre
Venetian born pianist Gloria Campaner is regarded by critics and public alike as one of the most interesting young pianists of the Italian new generation. Since her debut on stage at the age of twelve with the Venetian Symphony Orchestra, Gloria has been the first-prize recipient in more than twenty national and international piano competitions. Her rapidly advancing career as a soloist and chamber musician has led her to be a guest of some of the most prestigious festivals all over the world and the press have praised her 'extremely deep musicality, remarkable fluidity, nuancing and sense of style which put her in the ranks of pianists with exceptional qualities' (Walter Arlen, Los Angeles Times). Gloria is also becoming increasingly known for her versatility and interest in innovative performance and has collaborated with renowned jazz and contemporary musicians as well as ballet and modern dancers.
Gloria is a laureate of many competitions including the Paderewski International Piano Competition (Silver Medal, Los Angeles, 2010), in which she also received special awards for the best Paderewski and Chopin performances. She is also the 1st prize-winner and 'Prokofiev Special Award' recipient in the 2009 Ibla Grand Prize after which she made her U.S. and Carnegie Hall débuts in 2010. In the year of Liszt's anniversary she was awarded the 'Prix de Jury, Franz Liszt' at the XI Concours International de Musique du Maroc, in Casablanca and was recipient of the 'European Prize for Culture' by the Cultural Foundation Pro Europa (Freiburg, 2011).
In addition, Gloria has received scholarships from the Brahms Foundation in Baden-Baden (2009) and is the first Italian pianist ever to be awarded a Fellowship of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust in 2014.
Her concerts have often been broadcast by international television and radio stations, such as RAI, Radio Ljubljana, SKY Classica, RTSI and CNN.
Her debut CD of solo piano works by Schumann and Rachmaninov was released by EMI in 2013. An orchestral debut CD will be released in 2015.
Gloria is a devoted chamber musician and has played with many distinguished names, such as Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco, Michael Kugel, and Sergei Krylov, among others and soloists of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, La Scala Philharmonic and of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In addition, since high school when she was in a rock band, Gloria has sought new horizons resulting in working with exciting collaborative artists from other fields. These have included innovative cross-genre performances with world-renowned jazz pianists Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Bollani and Leszek Możdżer. Furthermore, her affinity for dance performance recently led her to working with Dutch choreographer Joost Vrauenraets and Gotra Ballet in a world première for the new Renzo Piano Auditorium in L'Aquila, Italy. A video directed by Luca Scarzella and realized with BBTrust support has been made for this event.
Recent highlights include a second Chinese tour, including performances in the NCPA of Beijing Oriental Arts Centre, Shanghai, recitals in Brazil, chamber music with members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, a debut with the RSI Orchestra in Lugano and National Symphony RAI Orchestra to be broadcast live on RAI radio and television, and further collaborations with Quartetto di Cremona and rising violin star Anna Tifu.
In 2014/15 she opened the season in Perugia performing Schumann Piano Concerto with National Symphony RAI Orchestra and M° Axelrod conducting; she debuted with Anna Tifu for Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and for La Società dei Concerti in Milan, among the others; Gloria made her debut with English Chamber Orchestra and M° Muranaka in London; she toured Brazil in recital and with Orchestra as well as Mexico. Gloria's new dance/music project with Gotra Ballet premiered in Rome at Teatro Olimpico. She has been invited to hold a recital tour in Japan in December 2015 and with orchestra in 2016; she will tour China in 2016. Two new cds project with Warner Classics are already scheduled for fall 2015 and 2016.
In September 2014, she has been the first classical music DJ for web caster Casa Bertallot in Milan – playing recordings of great classical music for millions of followers who will be hearing this music for the first time.
In October 2009, Gloria was named 2010-2011 'European Ambassador for Culture' as part of the cultural programme 'Piano, Reflet de la Culture Europèenne'. In 2013 she was offered an artistic residency in Paris at the Italian Embassy and Institute of Culture for whom she was invited to play in the opening concert of the season at the Salle Cortot.
As an official 'Steinway & Sons Artist' Gloria has performed in the majority of the Steinway Halls around the world, including New York, London and Hamburg.
Gloria Campaner is associated with many of Italy's most prestigious fashion houses and has gowns provided for her by Giorgio Armani, Antonio Grimaldi, and Roberto Cavalli.
"...remarkable fluidity, dynamic nuancing and sense of style put her in the ranks of pianists with exceptional qualities."
- Los Angeles Times
"...technical mastery, curiosity, a quick mind, sensuous and vivid fantasy. And poetry to move our souls deeply..."
- Paul Gulda