Pianisti Edizione 2024

Daniele Bonini

Daniele Bonini

Pianist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist, Daniele Bonini was born and began his piano studies in Udine, where he graduated with honors. Subsequently, he completed his Master's degree in Collaborative Piano, also with honors and distinction, at the Conservatory of Milan under the guidance of Umberto Finazzi and Luigi Marzola. He further specialized in Klavier-Vokalbegleitung at the Kustuniversität in Graz with Julius Drake and Stacey Bartsch, obtaining an Advanced Studies Diploma with distinction.

Winner of over 40 national and international solo and chamber music competitions, including the Luigi Nono International Chamber Music Competition in Turin, the Svirél International Music Competition in Slovenia, the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition in Paris, the Rising Stars Grand Prix in Berlin, the Marcello Pontillo International Music Competition in Florence, and the Premio Amici della Musica in Verona, among others, he has participated in masterclasses with Daniel Rivera, Marian Mika, Juris Zvikovs, Riccardo Zadra and Paolo Bordoni. He has also specialized in chamber music performance with the Trio di Parma, Pei-Shan Lee, Pierpaolo Maurizzi, Erik Battaglia, Chia Chou, Emanuela Piemonti, and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena with Alexander Lonquich, earning a diploma with merit. He has attended advanced courses at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole with Bruno Canino.

He has performed in numerous concert halls in Italy, China, USA, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Andorra, UK, Slovenia, Turkey, Croatia, and Switzerland, including prestigious venues such as the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Puccini Hall and Verdi Hall of the Milan Conservatory, the Teatro Ristori in Verona, the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Aula Magna of the Polytechnic of Turin and the Conservatory of Svizzera Italiana, the Miela Theater in Trieste, the Museum of the 20th Century and Casa Verdi in Milan, the Verdi Theater in Pordenone, the Giovanni da Udine Theater; as well as for important music festivals and concert seasons such as the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in the United States, the Ticino Music Festival in Lugano, MITO in Milan and Turin, the Società del Quartetto, Serate Musicali, the Società dei Concerti and the Società Umanitaria in Milan, the Ceren Necipoglu International Harp Festival in Istanbul, Emilia Romagna Festival, the Giuseppe Verdi Lyric Theater Foundation in Trieste, Polincontri Classica in Turin, No Borders Music Festival in Tarvisio, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Amici della Musica of Verona, Modena, Udine, and Venaria Reale.

Highly appreciated from a young age for his skills as a chamber musician and collaborative pianist with both instrumentalists and singers, he has worked for prestigious festivals, competitions, and institutions internationally recognized such as the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, and the Miami Music Festival in the United States, the Lyon Opéra in France, the Exzellenz - Labor Gesang//Opera in Germany, the Competition Società Umanitaria International Edition in Milan, and the National Arts Award. Currently, he is a collaborative pianist at the Conservatory of Trieste where he works in instrumental and vocal classes. He has also served as a collaborative pianist at the Conservatories of Milan, Como, and Udine. In addition to his concert career, he is a full tiamo Professor of piano practice at the Conservatory of Udine. He was recently invited to hold piano and chamber music masterclasses in the cities of Shijiazhuang and Quingdao in China.

In 2020, together with saxophonist Simone Moschitz, he recorded a CD featuring works by A. Piazzolla and P. Iturralde, published by the renowned classical music magazine Suonare News. He regularly performs with violinist Christian Sebastianutto. He has recorded for Radio Classica, Suonare Records, Sony Classical, and Zeer Music. He has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Enrico Bronzi, Stefano Cerrato, Thomas Carroll, Maja Bogdanovic, Marko Miletic, Adriana Ferreira, Jean-Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle, Valentino Zucchiatti, Viktoria Nikitchenko, Luciana d'Intino, Mirella Freni, Katia Ricciarelli, Johannes Thorell, Daniel Gauthier, Hedwig Fassbender, Arianna Zuckerman, Nicholas Isherwood, Sergiu Schwartz, Heather Johnson, Fausto Nardi, René Massis, and Mario Marzi.

Giacomo Ferrari

Giacomo Ferrari

Giacomo Ferrari was born in Milan in 1985. His interest in music came at the age of six when he took up the first piano lessons. He kept up his piano studies and secondary education at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan, where in 2006 he got his First Level Academic Diploma in piano performance with the highest marks, trained by the teacher Daniele Lombardi. He also took a three-year harpsichord course held by the teacher Ruggero Laganà.

In 2008 he obtained his Second Level Academic Diploma in chamber music with full marks. Enjoying music to the full, he also attended for two years a jazz course with the teacher Mario Rusca.

In 2009 he has been awarded a scholarship by the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

From 2014 to 2022 he collaborated with the Conservatory of Music in Milan as accompanying pianist. In 2019 has been one of the official accompanying pianists of the International Competition Società Umanitaria and from 2022 of the International Competition Città di Palmanova.

From 2017 to 2022 has been conductor of the plucked orchestra Mandolinisti Bustesi. He performed in many occasions as a chamber musician and as a soloist, both in Italy and foreign countries (Hungary, Slovakia, Montenegro, Greece, Poland, Croatia). In 2014 he performed at the concert hall of the University of Music Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw with the mandolinist Raffaele La Ragione, with whom has published in 2015 Serenata Napoletana and in 2019 Margola - Music for mandolin and other chamber music, both for the record label Brilliant Classics.