STEFANO FIUZZI - Fortepiano (Vice Director)

Stefano Fiuzzi, born in Florence, graduated in Humanities and Musical Studies in his hometown University (Department of Literature and Philosophy) and at the Music Conservatory “Luigi Cherubini”, where today he is Principal Professor of Piano. Since the early 1970s, he had held solo recitals and has also played with orchestras and chamber ensembles to great critical acclaim. Florence (Amici della Musica), Milan (Sala Verdi), Palermo, Parma (Casinò Maria Luigia), Bologna, Prato (Teatro Metastasio), and also Rome, Naples, Bern, Brussels, Ginevra, Wien, Salzburg, Cologne, Berlin, Amsterdam, L’Aja, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Berkeley, Oklahoma City, Montreal and New York are some of the cities where Mr. Fiuzzi has performed. For many years now, he has been regularly touring the USA. He has had many musical partners, including the austrian pianist Jörg Demus, with whom he has played as a duo in concerts and on radio recordings in Germany, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland; the Chicago String Trio with whom he has performed the repertory for piano quartet; pianists Alan Curtis, Riccardo Risaliti, Daniele Lombardi and Christoph Hammer; violinists Bettina Mussumeli and Pavel Berman; cellists Vadim Pavlov and Susan Moses; singers Tiziana Tramonti, Antonia Brown, and Claudio Desderi. His disc and radio recordings are numerous and range from the 18th century to contemporary musical literature; of particular note are the “Riens” by Rossini, the first worldwide recording with the label Edipan, and a CD of works by Hummel with the label Dynamic. He is regularly invited to partecipate in juries of the most prestigious Italian and international piano competitions, including the Mozart Prize in Salzburg, the Saragozza International Prize and the Clementi Prize in Florence. He has held master-classes in many italian and international cities, including Salzburg and Florence. A lover of historical musical instruments, he is the founder and Artistic Director of the Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori, Amici del Fortepiano in Florence, an institution which was awared the prestigious Abbiati Prize (the music critics’ prize) in 1993. Stefano Fiuzzi is teaching Fortepiano and Historical Performance Practice at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale of Imola. In December 2000 Stefano Fiuzzi has been invited to give two recitals on the instruments of the Music Department Collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York to celebrate the 300 years from the invention of the piano-forte.



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