Graziella Concas

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Graziella Concas (7 January 1970) is an Italian pianist and composer.

Graziella Concas (2005)

Biography and career[edit]

She started studying piano at the age of five. Later she studied piano under Franca Zinghinì-Spinnicchia at the Catania Musical Institute ‘Vincenzo Bellini’, and composition under Angela Giuffrida. She later studied with Sergio Perticaroli, Agatella Catania, Aldo Ciccolini, Vera Gornostayeva and Boris Petrushansky. She is noted especially for her recordings of 20th century works and world premiere by composers such as Arnold Schoenberg, Olivier Messiaen, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco,[1] Aldo Clementi,[2] Giovanni Sollima,[3] Francesco Pennisi,[2][4] Alfredo Sangiorgi, Alexis Koustoulidis, Thomas Lawrence Toscano,[5] Marco Betta,[6] Roberto Carnevale, Alessandro Solbiati,[7] Giovanni Ferrauto,[8] Marina Leonardi, Sergio Pallante.

She won several awards: first prize at the ‘Avagliano’ Piano Competition; first prize at the ‘Ennio Porrino’ Piano Competition in Cagliari;[9] first prize at the ‘A.M.A. Calabria’ Piano Competition;[10] first prize at the ‘Castello Normanno’ Piano Competition; first prize at the ‘Città di Barletta’ Piano Competition; second prize at the ‘Città di Valentino’ Piano Competition; second prize at the ‘Città di Catanzaro’ international Piano Competition, third prize at the ‘Kandinskij’ International Competition, finalist at the ‘Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Arcangelo Speranza" (Taranto)’,[11] at the ‘Neglia’ international Piano Competition and at the ‘Muzio Clementi’ Piano Competition (Firenze).[12] She frequently appears as a member of the jury at important piano and chamber music competitions. She has collaborated with well-known musicians and orchestras: Augusto Vismara, Franco Petracchi, Ciro Scarponi, Roberto Carnevale,[13][14] Alfio Antico, L’Offerta Musicale Ensemble, West Chester University Orchestra, Ploiești Philharmonic, etc. She has given recitals in Italy and in Europe: Festival Gazzelloni (Roccasecca), Festival Internazionale (Imola), Wiener Saal (Salzburg), Foerstr Hall (Prague), Lyceum Club (Catania), Amici della Musica (Cagliari), Amici della Musica (Palermo),[15] Amici della Musica (Pistoia), Orestiadi (Gibellina),[16] Associazione Musicale Romana (Rome), Associazione Musicale Etnea (Catania), Filarmonica Laudamo[17] (Messina), Teatro Massimo Bellini (Catania), Teatro Sangiorgi (Catania), Teatro Massimo (Palermo), Teatro Garibaldi (Enna), etc.). She has recorded with CIMS, City Record, NEN-CD Classica, Suvini Zerboni.[18]

She is professor of Piano and Chamber Music (two-year course of specialization) at the Catania Musical Institute ‘Vincenzo Bellini’.[19]

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  1. ^ Enciclopedia Italiana dei Compositori Contemporanei, edit. by Renzo Cresti, Pagano editore, 1997, IIt., p.158, ISBN 88-87463-07-7.
  2. ^ a b "Archivio siciliano illustrato dalle note". Archiviostorico.corriere.it. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Archivio / SOLLIMA, Giovanni ; Piss Animal Peace (1995), per 3 violoncelli e tastiere / Giovanni Sollima ; Primo Ionno Delfico (1995), per voce e clavicembalo / Giuseppe Cantone ; Dans le brouillard de la nuit (1995), per clarinetto e pianoforte / Sergio Pallante ; Malor me bat, graffito da Ockeghem per Luigi Nono (1995), per trio d'archi, 3 bottiglie soffiate e crotali / Federico Incardona ; Dietro il reale (1993), per pianoforte / Carmelo Caruso ; La civetta (1995), per voce recitante, soprano, strumenti e nastro magnetico / Armando Gagliano ; A poem of John Keats (1995), per soprano, clarinetto e pianoforte / Francesco La Licata ; Zisa (1994), per violoncello / Marco Betta ; Raum genug ist für alle (1994), per voce femminile e ensemble / Giovanni Damiani ; I miei orologi (1995), per clarinetto, viola e pianoforte a 4 mani / Roberto Carnevale ; 5 [Cinco] Liriche su testi di Guido Nicola Orecchio (1995), per soli, coro, clarinetto e pianoforte / Giovanni Ferrauto [notice 29084]. Š Ircam – Centre Pompidou 1996–2011. Médiathčque de l'Ircam – Centre Pompidou". Mediatheque.ircam.fr. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived 1 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Thomas Lawrence Toscano". Thomas Lawrence Toscano. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091216025634/http://www.marcobetta.it/home.html. Archived from the original on 16 December 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "ESZ". Esz.it. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Catalogue". Ferrauto.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Amici della Musica di Cagliari". Amicidellamusicadicagliari.it. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Home". A.M.A. Calabria. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "L'albo d'oro". premiopianisticoalbano.it. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  12. ^ [2][dead link]
  13. ^ "The Leading Music Site on the Net". musicfest.it. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Doppio pianoforte per l' omaggio a Bach". Archiviostorico.corriere.it. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Amici della Musica Palermo". Amicidellamusicapalermo.it. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Orestiadi d’inverno alla Cuba". Balarm.it. 21 October 2003. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Filarmonica Laudamo Messina". Filarmonicalaudamo.it. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "Dettaglio Nome | Cidim – Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica". Cidim.it. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "Istituto Musicale – Vincenzo Bellini – di Catania". Istitutobellini.it. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  20. ^ http://opac.sbn.it/opacsbn/opaclib?db=iccu&select_db=iccu&nentries=1&from=2&searchForm=opac/iccu/error.jsp&resultForward=opac/iccu/full.jsp&do=search_show_cmd&rpnlabel=+Autore+%3D+G
  21. ^ http://opac.sbn.it/opacsbn/opaclib?db=iccu&select_db=iccu&nentries=1&from=1&searchForm=opac/iccu/error.jsp&resultForward=opac/iccu/full.jsp&do=search_show_cmd&rpnlabel