Venetian born pianist Gloria Campaner is regarded by critics and public alike as one of the most interesting young pianists of the Italian new generation. Since her debut on stage at the age of twelve with the Venetian Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Campaner has been the first-prize recipient in more than twenty national and international piano competitions. Her rapidly advancing career as a soloist and chamber musician has led her to be a guest of some of the most prestigious festivals all over the world and the press have praised her ‘extremely deep musicality, remarkable fluidity, nuancing and sense of style which put her in the ranks of pianists with exceptional qualities’ (Walter Arlen, Los Angeles Times). Ms. Campaner is also becoming increasingly known for her versatility and interest in innovative performance and has collaborated with renowned jazz and contemporary musicians as well as ballet and modern dancers.
Ms. Campaner is a laureate of many competitions including the Paderewski International Piano Competition in Los Angeles, in which she also received special awards for the best Paderewski and Chopin performances. She is also the 1st prize-winner and ‘Prokofiev Special Award’ recipient in the 2009 Ibla Grand Prize after which she made her U.S. and Carnegie Hall débuts in 2010. In the year of Liszt’s anniversary, she was awarded the ‘Prix de Jury, Franz Liszt’ at the XI Concours International de Musique du Maroc, in Casablanca and was recipient of the ‘European Prize for Culture’ by the Cultural Foundation Pro Europa in Freiburg, 2011. She has been awarded a Fellowship of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust in 2014.
Ms. Campaner earned her Master’s Degree with Bruno Mezzena at the Music Academy in Pescara and has performed in masterclasses with such distinguished musicians as Jerome Rose, Sergio Perticaroli, Pavel Gililov, Lilya Zilberstein, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Boris Petrushansky. She focused her studies on the Russian school under the guidance of Konstantin Bogino, while completing her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe with Professor Fany Solter.
Her concerts have often been broadcast by international television and radio stations, such as RAI, Radio Ljubljana, SKY Classica, RTSI. Her debut CD of solo piano works by Schumann and Rachmaninov was released by EMI in 2013. An orchestra debut CD of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be released in 2015.
Ms. Campaner is a devoted chamber musician and has played with many distinguished artists, such as Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco, Michael Kugel, and Sergei Krylov, among others and soloists of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, La Scala Philharmonic, and National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome.
Ms. Campaner has sought new horizons resulting in working with exciting collaborative artists from other fields. These have included innovative cross-genre performances with world-renowned jazz pianists Franco D’Andrea, Stefano Bollani and Leszek Możdżer. Recently, her affinity for dance performance led her to working with Dutch choreographer Joost Vrauenraets and Gotra Ballet in a world première for the new Renzo Piano Auditorium in L’Aquila, Italy. A video directed by Luca Scarzella and produced with support from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust has been made of this event. In 2014, Ms. Campaner was the featured guest of the music program “Petruska” for the Italian television station RAI 5. She was also recently featured in the music and art documentary “Heart of Stone” with the Sardinian artist Pinuccio Sciola.
During the 2014-15 season, she opened the concert season in Perugia performing Schumann Piano Concerto with RAI National Symphony Orchestra and John Axelrod conducting. In March 2015, Ms. Campaner made her debut with English Chamber Orchestra with Daisuke Muranaka conducting at London’s Cadogan Hall. She also made her debut at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and at La Società dei Concerti in Milan with rising star violinist Anna Tifu. Other recent highlights include her second concert tour of China, including performances in Beijing and Shanghai; a tour of Brazil and Mexico in recital and orchestra appearances; her debut with the RSI Orchestra in Lugano, Switzerland; the premiere of her new dance/music project “Program HQ” with Gotra Ballet at Teatro Olimpico in Rome; and further collaborations with Quartetto di Cremona and Anna Tifu.
In addition to concerts throughout Europe, upcoming appearances include a recital tour of Japan in December 2015 and again with orchestra in 2016; a third tour of China in 2016, and tours of Brazil, South Africa and the Middle East. Two new CD projects for Warner Classics are scheduled for Fall 2015 and 2016.
Ms. Campaner also looks forward to new projects in the coming year in the fields of classical/electronic fusion, and in contemporary music where new works are often dedicated to her. Recent premières include new works by Márton Illés and Vittorio Montalti in Paris. In September 2014, she was the first classical music DJ for web caster Casa Bertallot in Milan – playing recordings of great classical music for millions of followers who were listening to this music for the first time.
In October 2009, Ms. Campaner was named 2010-2011 ‘European Ambassador for Culture’ as part of the cultural program ‘Piano, Reflet de la Culture Europèenne’. In 2013 she was the artist in residence at the Italian Embassy and Institute of Culture in Paris, where she was also invited to play the opening concert of the season at the Salle Cortot.
As an official ‘Steinway Artist’ Ms. Campaner has performed in many of the Steinway Halls around the world, including New York, London, and Hamburg.
Ms. Campaner is associated with many of Italy’s most famous fashion houses. Her performance gowns are often provided for her by Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, and Antonio Grimaldi.
November 2015. Please discard any previously dated materials.