Fabio Vacchi, president
Fabio Vacchi was born in Bologna (19 February 1949). In 1974 he took part in the Berkshire Music Center courses in Tanglewood (USA), where he won the Koussewitzky Prize for composition. In 1976 he won first prize at the Gaudeamus competition in Holland for his Les soupirs de Geneviève for 11 solo strings. He has written a number of operas including: Girotondo, after Schnitzler (1982, Maggio Musicale, Florence); La Station thermale, commissioned by the Opéra de Lyon (1993, with revivals in 1994 and 1995) and later staged at La Scala in Milan (1995) and at the Opéra Comique in Paris read more

Michele Campanella
Internationally acclaimed as one of the major virtuoso interpreters of Liszt, three-time winner of the Grand Prix du Disque awarded by the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest (1976, 1977 and 1998), the latter for his recording “Franz Liszt-The Great Transcriptions, I-II” (Philips), Michele Campanella has interpreted in over 45 years of career most of the major piano repertoire. He has been awarded the “Liszt high merit” medal by the Hungarian government in 1986 and the American Liszt Society Medal in 2002. . … read more

Pietro De Maria
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 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, Daniele Gatti … read more

Jin Ju
Valued in China among the greatest virtuoso of her country, regarded by the international critic for the technical perfection, the warm sensibility and the astonishing clearness of the narrative subtleties, Jin Ju is a rising star in the piano music world. Born in Shanghai in a musicians family, she obtained the Degree and the Master in Piano Performance at Beijing Conservatory, then the Master at International Piano Academy of Imola and the Degree and Gold Medal in “Professional Performance” of the Royal North Music College in Manchester.,… read more

Anna Kravtchenko
In 1992,Anna Kravtchenko was awarded first prize and prize of the public at the International “ Feruccio Busoni”piano competition (the first prize hadn’t been awarded in the five previous years).Harold C.Schonberg,who was a member of a jury writes in “The New York Times Magazine”:”Her radiant sound and poetical interpretations could sometimes reduce the audience to tears”. Anna has performed at some of Europe’s most important halls and events: Berlin Philarmonic Hall, Musikverein Big Hall in Vienna, Amsterdam Concertgebouw … read more

Bryce Morrison
Bryce Morrison is considered among the world’s leading authorities on piano repertoire and performance. A music scholar of Kings School, Canterbury, he read English at Oxford University, later teaching in Canada and America, before settling in London where he has taught and written as a music critic for many years. He was has Professor of keyboard literature and performance at the Royal Academy of Music and is a visiting Professor at Birmingham Conservatoire, Chetham’s School of Music, Royal Northern School of Music, and has taught at the Royal College of Music  … read more

Riccardo Risaliti
For many years, Riccardo Risaliti has actively pursued a career as concert performer, teacher, researcher into the performance and history of the piano, critic, and editor of piano scores. He has won many national and international awards, and has soloed and played alongside well-known musicians, singers and chamber music ensembles in an ever richer and more unusual repertoire, particularly within the romantic and contemporary music. Born in Tuscany, he completed his studies at the Florence Conservatory under the guidance of Rio Nardi and Luigi Dallapiccola, after which he attended master classes with Carlo Zecchi and Nikita Magaloff.r....read more