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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


After winning the bronze medal in the 1989 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Benedetto made acclaimed debuts with several major American orchestras, as well as chamber appearances with the Tokyo String Quartet. His New York City recital debut at Alice Tully Hall followed in 1992, the same year he won the Terence Judd International Award, which in turn led to his debut at London's Wigmore Hall.

Benedetto Lupo’s recent North American performances include Tanglewood Festival playing Mozart’s K. 456 and K. 595 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Bartók’s Concerto No. 1 with the Baltimore Symphony;  his Mostly Mozart Festival and subscription debut with the Chicago Symphony; as well as appearances with the symphony orchestras of Calgary, Colorado, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Montreal, Oregon, San Antonio, Seattle, St. Louis, Utah, Vancouver, and Virginia.

In Europe, he has appeared in his native Italy with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Santa Cecilia Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi,  the National RAI Orchestra .

He has also celebrated Liszt’s 200th birthday by performing the composer’s Concerto No. 1 and Totentanz with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig; performed Nino Rota’s Concerto Soirée with the Spanish National Orchestra (Madrid) to mark the composer’s 100th birthday; and performed with the London Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, and the orchestras of Limburg (Netherlands), Odense (Denmark) and with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra (Spain), Hallé, Bergen (Norway), Rotterdam, and Liege.

Mr. Lupo's recordings include an acclaimed version of Nino Rota's Concerto Soirée  on Harmonia Mundi for which he received the prestigious Diapason d’Or award.

With Peter Maag and the RSI Symphony Orchestra he has recorded Schumann's complete works for piano and orchestra, including the first CD recording of the piano version of Konzertstück, Op. 86, for the Arts label.
Benedetto Lupo teaches at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome , gives master classes around the world. He is featured on the Emmy-award winning documentary Here to Make Music: The Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the seven-part series Encore! The Final Round of Performances of the Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, both for PBS.

In December 2015 he was named Accademico di Santa Cecilia.


                        JAN 2016