Benedetto Boccuzzi (New York, 1990) is an eclectic musician: pianist, composer, improviser and teacher. His repertoire as a solo pianist and chamber musician ranges from Frescobaldi and Purcell to the most recent contemporary compositions via Schubert, Debussy and Shostakovich.
He performs regularly in Italy and Europe and collaborates with the flutist Alessandra Rombolà, Equilibrio Dinamico contemporary dance company (Bari), the choreographer Riccardo Buscarini and La Chambre Magique theatre company, for which he composed and performed the stage music for Oscar Wilde’s Salome directed by Michele Suozzo (2019, Teatro Palladium, Rome). He specialised in contemporary music performance working with the Zahir Ensemble in Seville and the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale “A. Belli” in Spoleto, he also worked as a piano accompanist at the Escola Superior de Música do Porto in Portugal.
In 2016 he completed his academic studies in piano with honours under the mentorship of Prof. Roberto Bollea at the “Nino Rota” Conservatory in Monopoli. He studied piano with Prof. Óscar Martín Castro at the “Manuel Castillo” Conservatory in Seville, and furthered his studies with Prof. Carlo Guaitoli. He studied harpsichord with Prof. Marco Bisceglie and composition with professors Marco della Sciucca and Federico Gardella. His music has been published by Digressione Music and UCLA Music Library and has been performed in Italy, Germany, Spain and Romania.
In 2021 the label Digressione Music released his debut album Á Claude, which received excellent reviews from international music critics.