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BENEDETTO LUPO

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Rachmaninov - piano concerto n. 1
Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major
Dvořák: Klavierkonzert g-Moll op 33
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Excerpt)
Rota Prelude 13 bis

An "exceptionally fine pianist ... who has a remarkably fine touch
and beautiful tone control" (The Oregonian).

Considered one of the most interesting and complete talent of his generation, Benedetto Lupo was the first Italian pianist to win a medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. After this important achievement, Benedetto Lupo made acclaimed debuts with several major American and European orchestras (among them Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Vancouver Symphony, London Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchester, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Bergen Philharmonic).

In his intense career, Benedetto Lupo has been invited several time to perform in the major concert hall all over the world, including New York Lincoln Center, London Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Bruxelles Palais des Beaux Arts and in many important festival (Tanglewood Festival, Istanbul International Festival, Enescu Festival, Tivoli Festival in Copenaghen).
In his native Italy he has played with every major orchestra, including Santa Cecilia Symphony, the National RAI Orchestra and the orchestras of Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Comunale in Bologna and Maggio Musicale in Florence.

In 2017/2018 season, he will make several concerts in Spain (Oviedo, Madrid) and he will be back to London to perform Ravel Concert in G major with the London Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena.
Extremly keen on French music, in 2018 Benedetto Lupo will celebrate Claude Debussy anniversary with a serie of monographic concerts in Florence, Naples, Venice, Washington and in Canada.

Mr. Lupo's recordings include an acclaimed version of Nino Rota's Concerto Soirée  on Harmonia Mundi which received several prizes, including the Diapason d’Or. With Peter Maag and the RSI Symphony Orchestra he has recorded Schumann's complete works for piano and orchestra for the Arts label. He is featured on the Emmy-award winning documentary for PBS “Here to Make Music: The Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition”.
Benedetto Lupo gives master classes around the world and teaches at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, where in December 2015 he has been named “Accademico effettivo di Santa Cecilia”.


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