Cosimo Damiano Lanza

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Cosimo Damiano Lanza
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Background information
Birth name Cosimo Damiano Lanza
Born (1962-04-12) 12 April 1962 (age 52)
Origin Leporano, Italy
Genres Baroque, classical, romantic, modern.
Occupations Soloist
Instruments Piano, harpsichord
Years active 1982–present

Cosimo Damiano Lanza (born 12 April 1962) is an Italian pianist, harpsichordist and composer.


Born in Leporano, South Italy, his artistic training was developed under the leadership of distinguished teachers, for the piano Michele Marvulli and Jorg Demus, for the harpsichord Christopher Steinbridge and Pierre Hantai. He has been invited to give concerts and master classes in the world's major institutions. Some of his performances were recorded by RAI Italian Television. In addition to the interest in early music, he has followed with great perseverance the modern and contemporary repertoire (Luigi Dallapiccola, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage). He also works with young musicians.

He served as chairman or member of the jury at international piano competitions Luciano Gante, Arcangelo Speranza, Premio Italia Olimpo Pianistico, the International Piano Competition of Barletta. Since 1996 he is the director of the Accademia Musicale Mediterranea di Taranto and art-director of the Premio Italia. For the publishing house Bèrben of Ancona, he has published 6 Preludes for Piano.

Professional collaborations[edit]

Lanza has held master classes and courses in music institutions worldwide, including: Brigham Young University in the United States of America, Conservatory of Murcia in Spain, Conservatory of Gap in France, International Musikschule to Munich in Germany, Accademia Musicale Mediterranea to Taranto in Italy, Accademia Umbra to Perugia in Italy, International Academy of Arts to Rome in Italy, European Music Academy to Naples in Italy, Teatro di Sirolo to Ancona in Italy, Conservatory Tchaikovsky to Nocera Terinese in Italy.


During his career he has received several awards and official recognitions:

  • 2010 The Bronze Medal - President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano
  • 2009 Award Saturo d'Argento
  • 2008 Prize Tebaide d'Italia


  • REBUZZI Roberto Edgardo - Degni di Nota - TritticodiemozionI - Leporano, Amministrazione Comunale, 1993.
  • REBUZZI Roberto Edgardo - A Quattr' Occhi - Degni di Nota, Taranto, Edizione Accademia Internazionale dei Dioscuri, 2009.

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