Roberto Giordano
piano | Italy, °1981
 
Roberto Giordano started his piano studies with Angela Masneri. At the age of 14, he became the youngest pianist to be admitted to the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris, taking classes with Marcella Crudeli. Here he was awarded all the diplomas in his “Execution Pianistique” studies, with an unanimous vote by the jury and the special commendation. In 1999, he has graduated with distinction from the G. Rossini Conservatoire in Pesaro. He is also a graduate of the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale Incontri col Maestro in Imola, where his teachers were Leonid Margarius and Piero Rattalino.

From his earliest years, Roberto Giordano won prizes in many international competitions, both in Italy and abroad. In 2003 his Fourth Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition brought him to the attention of international music critics and helped to project him onto some of the best-known concert platforms in the world. He is a regular guest of some of the most important stages and festivals in the world, such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Theâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Hermitage Theater in St.Petersburg, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Philharmonia Concert Hall in Wroclaw, Stadt Oper in Frankfurt, Imperial Mint of Istanbul, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Salle Cortot in Paris, Teatro dal Verme in Milan, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Musical Olympus International Festival of St.Petersburg, Festival de Wallonie, Festival Van Vlaanderen, Istanbul Music Festival, Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Europalia, “Genova 2004”, Festival de Stavelot, Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Festival di Ravello, BFCM in Brooklyn NY and many others.

He has also been a soloist with orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Belgium, Orchestre Philarmonique de Liège, State Hermitage Orchestra of St.Petersburg, Romanian State Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Orchestra di Padova e Veneto, Bucarest Philarmonic Orchestra, Aachen Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano. He has enriched his artistic development through rewarding chamber music performances with eminent musicians such as the baritone Leo Nucci, the violinist Feng Ning and conductors like Gilbert Varga, Pavel Kogan, Christian Brancusi, Anton Nanut, Jean Pierre Haeck, Domonkos Heja, Vasilij Petrenko, Marcus Bosch and Hansjöerg Schellenberger. He regularly plays with Josè Van Dam.

Director Gérard Corbiau produced a film portrait of Roberto Giordano, titled Roberto Giordano, d’un monde à l’autre, which has been broadcasted by the major Tv channels of Belgium, France, the UK, Russia, Australia and Canada.

He has published 5 CD’s, mainly for the labels Cyprès and La Bottega Discantica. His concerts have been recorded and subsequently regularly broadcasted by RTBF and Klara (Belgium), as well as in Italy by RAI (Radiouno/Radiotre) and by the Vatican Radio. Among his numerous recordings for RTBF, he made a DVD in March 2005 at Flagey in Brussels. Another DVD (Mozart’s Ways) has been recorded in Italy for Classica.

Since 2007 he is the artistic director of the cultural association Ars Vera.
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