Paolo Gilardi

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Paolo Gilardi, pianist



Paolo Gilardi plays the last Schubert
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Trio Caravaggio plays Beethoven
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He studied at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan where he graduated at the age of seventeen with top marks with honours. He then followed several Masterclasses with Alexander Lonquich, Boris Bekhterev, Jorg Demus, Boris Petrushansky; at the same time he studied composition with Alessandro Solbiati at the Conservatory of Milan, graduating with top marks.
He won several prizes in national and international competitions such as: 1st Prize at National Piano Competition in Como, 1st Prize at International Piano Competition “C. Togni” in Brescia (Duo Khaciaturian), 1st Prize at the European Piano Competition in Figline Valdarno (Duo Khaciaturian), 1st Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition “Carlo Soliva” in Casale Monferrato (as pianist of Trio Caravaggio).
He has played as soloist and in various ensembles for important venues like “Serate Musicali” e ”Società dei Concerti” in Milan, Auditorium “Parco della Musica-Sala Sinopoli” in Rome, “Unione musicale“ in Turin, “Società Veneziana di Concerti-Fondazione Teatro La Fenice” in Venice, “Auditorium Pollini-Amici della Musica” in Padua, “Amici della Musica” in Udine, Teatro “Chiabrera” in Savona, BolognaFestival, International Festival in San Gimignano, “Amici della Musica” in Cagliari, Klagenfurt Conservatory, Konzertkirche in Neubrandenburg, Engelman Recital Hall in New York.
In 1988 he recorded music by Schumann and Rachmaninoff for the radio programme “Piccolo Concerto” of RAI. In May 2009 he made his debut in The Netherlands by playing live on Dutch national radio from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. In 2010 he recorded for the label “Discantica” with armenian music for two pianos.
His performances have been always well reviewed with words like this: “l’assoluta padronanza del testo, approfondito fino ai più piccoli particolari”, “grande coscienza, misura ed equilibrio”, “il respiro poetico, il modo di fraseggiare così intimamente sentito”, “la passione romantica, la profondità e le infinite sfumature”.
Since 1989 he is teacher of piano and chamber music at the International Music Academy in Milan.


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