Bio

Benedetto Boccuzzi (New York, 1990) is an eclectic musician: pianist, composer, improviser and teacher. His repertoire as a solo and chamber musician ranges from Frescobaldi and Bach to the most recent contemporary compositions via Schubert, Debussy and Shostakovich. He performs regularly in Italy and Europe and collaborates with flutist Alessandra Rombolà, with the contemporary dance company Equilibrio Dinamico (Bari), with choreographer Riccardo Buscarini and with the theatre company La Chambre Magique, 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 the performance of contemporary repertoire, working with the Zahir Ensemble in Seville and the ensemble of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale 'A. Belli' in Spoleto; he also worked as accompanist at the Escola Superior de Música do Porto in Portugal. In 2016, he completed with full marks and honours his academic studies in piano under the mentorship of M° Roberto Bollea at the Conservatorio 'N. Rota' in Monopoli. He studied with M° Óscar Martín Castro at the Conservatorio 'M. Castillo' in Seville, and furthered his studies with M° Carlo Guaitoli at the Piana del Cavaliere Festival. He studied composition with M° Marco della Sciucca and M° Federico Gardella and harpsichord with M° Marco Bisceglie. His music has been published by Digressione Music and UCLA Music Library and performed in Italy, France, Norway, Germany, Spain and Romania. In 2021, the Digressione Music label released his debut album Á Claude, and in 2022 his second album Im Wald. Both albums received excellent reviews from international music critics. Also in 2022, the Stradivarius label released a monographic album dedicated to Kurtág containing the Bagatelles op. 14d for flute, piano and double bass, recorded in Oslo with flutist Alessandra Rombolà and double bassist Håkon Thelin. 

 

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