Pietro De Maria

Pietro De Maria - piano.
After receiving the Critics" Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1990), Pietro De Maria won First Prize in other prestigious international piano competitions, such as the Dino Ciani - Teatro La Scala in Milan (1990), the Géza Anda in Zurich (1994), and the Mendelssohn Award in Hamburg (1997).
An active concert pianist, he is a regular performer at the most important theatres and festivals throughout Europe, and has played as soloist with the best known orchestras, with conductors of the stature of Roberto Abbado, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Gary Bertini, Myung-Whun Chung, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alan Gilbert, Eliahu Inbal, Marek Janowski, Peter Maag, Ingo Metzmacher, Gianandrea Noseda, Corrado Rovaris, Yutaka Sado and Sándor Végh.
Born in Venice in 1967, De Maria studied piano with Giorgio Vianello and Gino Gorini. Revealing a precocious talent, he won First Prize at the Alfred Cortot International Piano Competition in Milan at the age of 13. He graduated from the Conservatory of Venice and continued his studies with Maria Tipo at the Conservatory of Geneva, where he obtained the Premier Prix de Virtuosité with the highest honours in 1988.

He has recorded three Sonatas by Clementi for Naxos, a live recital at the Miami International Piano Festival for VAI Audio, and Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano with Enrico Dindo for Decca.
De Maria also takes a keen interest in contemporary music and has recently given the first Italian performance of Ivan Fedele’s Concerto for two pianos and three instrumental groups in Milan.

His recent engagements include concerts in Tokyo, Wellington, Santiago, Cologne, Munich, Prague and at the festivals of Lockenhaus and Bad Kissingen. Beginning next season he will perform in various concerts the complete piano works of Chopin which will also be recorded for Universal.
Pietro De Maria teaches at the School of Music in Fiesole, and at the International Engadin Summer Piano Academy, which is held in Switzerland every two years.


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