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Giuseppe Albanese, born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) in 1979, is one of the most sought-after Italian pianists of his generation in his country and around the world, praising his interpretations for their “brilliant beauty”.

Winner of the First Place in the Venezia Prize (the most outstanding piano competition in Italy), he has also won the First Place in the International Vendome Competition in London in 2003, the special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary music in the 54th edition. of the Busoni Competition in Bolzano as well as the first places in the Ravenna (1993) and Rome (1994) Competitions.


He began his piano studies at the age of five and in 1993 he entered the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro from where he graduated with top honors at the age of 17.


He has performed in major European concert halls including the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Philharmonie in Essen, Saint Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Gulbenkian Orchestra in London, and at the Metropolitan Museum and Rockefeller University. from New York. In his native Italy he has performed at La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, and in cities such as Trieste, Milan, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Baria and Palermo, as a soloist with the main ensembles. Italians such as the Santa Cecilia Academy Symphony, the San Carlo Theater Orchestra and the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony.

He has performed at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with the Florence Theater Orchestra conducted by James Conlon, the Italian Swiss Orchestra and Alain Lombard, the Kufstein Tyrolean Festspiele and Erl conducted by Gustav Khun, where he has been re-invited for the seasons 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005; the Black and White International Festival in Mexico City, and the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra at the Degollado Theater, among many others. 

Some of the directors with whom he has shared the stage include Daniele Gatti, Dmitri Jurowski, Nicola Luisotti, Anton Nanut, Marco Parisotto, Enrique Bátiz, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, George Pehlivanian, Pinchas Steinberg, Alberto Veronesi and Sir Jeffrey Tate, for name a few.

In 2014 Giuseppe Albanese made his recording debut on the Deutsche Grammophon label with the album “Fantasia”, which includes Beethoven's Sonata Op. 27 No. 2, Schubert's Fantasia The Tramp and Schumann's Fantasia Op. 17. Previously, in 1998 Giuseppe Albanese recorded his first album in Rome, with a recital that includes the Fantasies of Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Scriabin; a year later he recorded for the Agorà label the first world recording of L. Simoni's “Europe Piano Concerto” with the Târgu-Mures Philharmonic. In 2000 he recorded an album for the Florence firm Frame, dedicated to the year 1900 and including music by Scriabin, Szymanowski, MacDowell and the world's first recording of Bartók's “Variations”. Said publication obtained important mentions such as “Record of the month” by Suonare News magazine in Italy and “Five stars” by Amadeus magazine (December 2001). His most recent recording, “En plein air”, edited by the Jerusalem Music Center includes pieces by Mendelssohn, Weber, Tausig, Debussy and Bartók.

Giuseppe Albanese currently combines his concert activity with that of professor of Musical Communication Methodology at the University of Messina and as professor of piano at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro.

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