Bruno Canino

A genius sharpened, a master of the world that the Italian music world is proud of!

“Bright and clear tones, lightly floating trills and arpeggios, agile skipping rhythms from the supple left hand... Fresh pianism reminiscent of the Italian sky” (Chopin)

Bruno Canino Bruno Canino

Born in Naples in 1935. Studied under Vincenzo Vitale at the Naples Conservatory. Subsequently, he studied piano and composition at the Milan Verdi Conservatory under Enzo Carrace and Bruno Bettinelli. In 1956 and 1958, he won the Busoni International Competition, and in 1960, he won the Darmstadt International Competition. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, China, Malaysia, Russia, Latin America, New Zealand and Australia. The piano duo with Antonio Barista has been active for 50 years, and the Milano Trio with Mariana Silve (violin) and Rocco Filippi (cello) has been active for many years.

He has performed with Salvatore Accardo, Uto Ughi, Lynn Harrell, Itzhak Perlman, Victoria Mullova, Pierre Amoyal and many others. He has also performed with conductors and orchestras such as Bruno Maderna, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Berlin Orchestra. He has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Philharmonic Orchestra, the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra of Milan, the Orchestra of the Conservatory of St. Cecilia in Rome, the Orchester National de France, and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Jury member at many international competitions such as Bolzano, Santander, Maryland, Graz, Vienna, Zurich, Leipzig, Moscow.

He has a deep knowledge of contemporary music and has developed many projects with Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Gyorgy Ligeti, Bruno Maderna, Luigi Nono and Silvano Bussotti.

Recordings include JS Bach's Goldberg Variations and Alfredo Casella's complete piano works (Stradivarius). He is currently working on the complete Debussy piano works. In 1997, he published "Vademacum per il pianista da camera" (a guide for chamber music pianists).

Artistic Director of the Genoa Youth Orchestra, Campus Internazionale di Musica (Latina), Director of Music at the Venice Biennale from 1999 to 2001. For 24 years he was a professor of piano at the Milan Conservatory, and for 11 years he gave masterclasses in piano and contemporary music at the Bern University of Music. Currently, he teaches chamber music at the Fundacion Instituto de musica de Camara in Madrid.

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