Mariangela Vacatello, Italy, 2012

Tour Dates
  • Tour Dates: 13 July - 28 July, 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.


Ticket Information:

14 July, Dalian Development Area Grand Theatre, 0411-87935611
15 July, National Centre for the performing Arts, 010-66550000
17 July, Hangzhou Theater, 0571-85109939
20 July, Nanning Theater, 0711-4800390 / 4823340
26 July, Anhui Art Theatre, 0551-3633372
27 July, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 021-68541234

Vacatello is the winner of numerous prestigious international prizes and awards, such as: finalist and winner of the Internet Audience Award at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; winner of the 2009 Top of the World International Piano Competition; winner of the Laureate Prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, in 2007; second prize winner in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, in 2005; and finally second prize winner at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, in 1999.

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.
Vacatello has collaborated with such artists as Rocco Filippini, Gary Hoffman, Toby Hoffman, Timothy Fain, Ilya Grubert, Francesco Tamiati, Ysaye Quartet and Takacs Quartet.

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.