Sendai International Music Competition



Giuseppe ANDALORO (Italy)

1st Prizewinner of the 1st SIMC Piano Section

Giuseppe Andaloro, considered one of the leading international concert pianists of his generation, was born in Palermo in 1982, winner of the Bolzano Ferruccio Busoni Competition, the recent Hong Kong International Piano Competition (Vladimir Ashkenazy, president of Jury), the London International Piano Competition, the Sendai International Music Competition, and numerous other prestigious international piano music awards, in 2005 he was given the Award of Artistic Merit by the Italian Ministry of Culture.

He studied under Sergio Fiorentino and Vincenzo Balzani and graduated with full marks, full honours and special mention from the Giuseppe Verdi State Conservatory of Music in Milan at a very young age, Master of the Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg and two-year course in Chamber Music at the Conservatory” Verdi “in Milan.

His repertoire ranges from Frescobaldi to Ligeti and his contemporaries and includes, also, his “Transcription for Two Pianos and Two Cellos Le Sacre du Printemps” Igor Stravinsky, which has received critical acclaim and sold out from the evening of premiere, held February 21, 2011 at Politeama Theatre of Palermo.

Giuseppe Andaloro has performed at renowned festivals, including those of Salzburg, the Ruhr-Klavier, the Due Mondi of Spoleto, the George Enescu of Bucarest, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Young Prague, the Pleven, the Ravello, the Rittergut Bennigsen of Hannover, the Lindau Bodensee, the Duszniki-Zdrój Chopin, the Festival of Brescia and Bergamo, the Bregenzer Festspiel, the Jiménez of Morelia, the Liepaja Piano Stars, the Sendai Classical, the Beijing Music Festival, the Tuscan Sun Festival as well as at some of the bestknown institutions, concert halls and auditoria, including the Großes Saal and Wiener Saal of the Salzburg Mozarteum, London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Mansion House, and Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Oxford Sheldonian Theatre, Berlin’s KonzertHaus, Paris Salle Gaveau, Palais des Arts and Salle Cortot, Tokyo’s Sumida Triphony Hall, Pablo Casals Hall and Metropolitan Art Museum, Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall, Rome’s Parco della Musica, the Palazzo of the Quirinale and Santa Cecilia Auditorium, Sacile Fazioli Concert Hall, Buenos Aires Fernández Blanco Museum, New York Klavierhaus, Mexico City’s Anfiteatro Simón Bolívar, the Munich Gasteig, Schloss Elmau In Elmau, Athens Byzantine Museum, Toronto’s Walter Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Beijing Bravoce Classical Music, Montevideo’s Auditório Sodre, the Dortmund Harenberg City-Center, Prague Dvorák Hall, Santiago de Chile Oriente Theatre, the Sapporo Consert hall Kitara, Palermo Teatro Massimo and Politeama Garibaldi, Tucumán San Martín Theatre, Osaka The Phoenix Hall, Porto Auditório do Rivoli, Rabat Mohamed Théâtre, Kraków Philharmonic Hall, Sendai Youth Cultural Center Concert Hall, Fort Worth Bass Performance Hall, Tel Aviv Recanati Auditorium, Novi Sad Synagogue, and Pretoria Old Mutual Hall.

He has toured with internationally acclaimed orchestras, includig London Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Tokyo, Philharmonische Camerata Berlin, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Chamber Group, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra National of Porto, Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, and Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.

He has collaborated with the famous conductors, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gianandrea Noseda, Tomasz Bugaj, Alberto Martini, Alan Buribayev, Michael Güttler, Donato Renzetti, Andrew Parrot, Umeda Toshiaki, Ola Rudner, Alexander Shelley, Daniele Moles, Peter Altrichter, Gyorgy G. Ráth, Günter Neuhold, Daniele Giorgi, Giuseppe Lanzetta, Ovidiu Balan, Lu Jia, Gustavo Guersman, Maffeo Scarpis, Lothar Koenigs, Pier Carlo Orizio, Johannes Wildner; and in duos and ensembles with various distinguished artists, including Sarah Chang and Sergej Krylov. He has an ongoing collaboration with the Italian cellist-composer Giovanni Sollima.

His performances have been broadcast in several countries and he has a number of recordings to his credit. Giuseppe Andaloro has served on juries for international piano competitions, and given international master-classes.