Pianist Giampiero Bugliarello Sunday April 10, 2022

Giampiero Bugliarello began studying piano at the age of four under the guidance of Ketty Teriaca. At age 11, he joined the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in Catania led by Carmelo Pappalardo, with whom he graduated with the highest honors in piano performance. He pursued his Master in Piano Performance and obtained the title of Doctor of Musical Arts at The Catholic University of America, under the guidance of Nikita Fitenko. Twice a recipient of a full scholarship, he worked as a piano instructor, research assistant, and collaborative pianist. Still at the same institution, today he is appointed visiting scholar, as a writer for the Latin American Music Center.

He furthered his studies at the Hochschule Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg with Andrzej Jasiński, Daniel Pollack, and Aquiles Delle Vigne, and at the Washington International Piano Festival with Igor Lebedev. He attended other masterclasses held by Tamás Ungár, Vincenzo Balzani, and Yuri Bogdanov.

He is a prize-winner of several awards in various national and international piano competitions including The Catholic University of America Concerto Competition, The Catholic University of America International Piano Competition, E. Satie International Piano Competition, Gianluca Campochiaro International Competition, J. S. Bach National Competition, and Ibla Grand Prize. Here, his composition “Ballata per Pianoforte” was recently selected for performances at Carnegie Hall, New York University, Radford University, and the University of Arkansas.

He took part in the fifteenth edition of Trecastagni International Music Festival and performed at Palazzo Biscari, Castello Ursino, Castello di Calatabiano, Salone degli Specchi, Wiener Saal, Hartke Theater, Ward Hall, Teatro Vitaliano Brancati, Teatro di Donnafugata, Le Ciminiere Cultural Center, Cultural Center Area Expo, and the Kennedy Center.