Poetry through Song
unfortunately won't participate this year.
GIACOMO BATTARINO is described by music critics as a pianist with “the striking maturity of an incredible artist” (Corriere della Sera) and “an explosive personality that immediately captures your attention and fascinates you” (Il Giornale).
He made his London debut at the Covent Garden Royal Opera House and his New York debut at Merkin Concert Hall playing the Mozart KV 467 piano concerto with the New York Chamber Virtuosi conducted by Igor Bukhvalov. International performance credits include concerts in France, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Belarus, Sweden, England, Romania, Lithuania, Slovenia, Serbia, Finland, Cyprus, several tours in China (Beijing, Weihai, Nanjing, Haikou, Ma'anshan, Wuhu, Anqing), and in the United States (Chicago, Boston, New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles). Performances in Italy include concerts in Rome, Milan, Turin, Bologna, Genoa, Parma, Cremona, Brescia, Mantua, Cagliari, Bari, Venice.
Battarino has worked with some of the finest international orchestras and with conductors such as P. Bellugi, A. Gambula, E. Zuber, I. Ionescu-Galati, G. Young, P. Highfill, J. Santos-Perez, G. Nenna, P. Mann, T. Shorrocks, M. Brescia, E. Rovner, R. Rizzi Brignoli.
He has collaborated with many singers such as Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Elly Ameling, Francesco Meli, Renato Bruson, Edda Moser; in Salzburg with Thomas Hampson and Barbara Bonney for the “Project Hugo Wolf,” with the International Vocal Arts Institute of New York, and the MANCC at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) in Tim Glenn’s production of Aqueous Myth, for which he composed and performed original music (Storm).
He has taught at prestigious music institutions in Italy, the Conservatories of Music in Milan, Florence and Genoa, as well as masterclasses in Cyprus, England, Slovenia, Belarus. In China, he was appointed honorary professor at Shandong University in Weihai and the Central National University in Beijing.