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Roberto Russo Castelfranco di Sopra, Italy
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Name:   Roberto Russo
Phone:   +393936888926
Email:   info@robertorussoweb.it
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Last Update:    2013-05-24 06:35:28
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Piano Teacher and Composer, holding Piano Summer Courses in Tuscany, Italy. Roberto Russo begins his piano studies with his father. After graduating, he continues his pianistic training with pianists Daniel Rivera and Franco Scala and with Maria Tipo, also attending piano courses with Jörg Demus, Alexander Lonquich, Gherard Oppitz and Fausto Zadra. Since 1985 he performs in Argentina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, England, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Spain, USA and Switzerland. His performances are reviewed by Italian and international press, and recorded by RAI (Italy), Radio Vaticana, Radio Toscana Classica (Italy), Houston Public Radio (USA) and Radio Televisión Argentina. As a composer he writes pieces presented at prestigious international venues, or played by important ensembles: the “Pater Noster” is presented in 2006 in Lyon, France, by the “Royal Chapel Choir” of Copenhagen; the “Sonata per viola e pianoforte” is performed in 1995 at the Council Palace of Buenos Aires); the “12 Preludi per pianoforte” are presented at the Høgskolen i Tromsø, Norway, at the Akademia Muzyczna w Krakow, Poland and at the 2012 HKPCA Hong Kong Piano Competition, where they become the subject of the "Roberto Russo Prize". Two times winner of International Music Competition “Ibla Grand Prize” (in 1996 as a pianist and in 1997 as a composer), Roberto is also artistic director, from 2000 to 2005, of the International Competition for pianists and composers “Premio Franz Liszt” in Grottammare, Italy, and honorary chairman of the jury at the 2012 edition of “HKPCA - Hong Kong Piano Competition”. He recorded for “Istituto Liszt” of Bologna (Italy), for the Italian Labels III Millennio and Istituto Discografico Italiano. He is formal piano teacher at Cosenza Music Conservatory (Italy), also holding courses and master class at Music Conservatoires and Universities in Norway, Spain and Romania, and summer piano courses Tuscany, Italy, and within the Summer Music Academy of Krakow, Poland. In july 2012 he has been appointed “Steinway Artist”.

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