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MAURIZIO BARBORO, pianist

Maurizio Barboro completed his artistical education at the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome, under the guidance of the famous italian pianist Lya De Barberiis. Winner of Italian piano competitions, since 1980 he has combined an intense career in Italy as well as in the major cultural centres in Europe, Asia and America,collaborating with famous conductors (Ovidiu Balan, Karel Mark Chichon, Teodor Costin, Liviu Buiuc, Viktor Dubrovski, Francisco Noya, Paolo Peloso, Jeffry Rink and many others) and prestigious orchestras.Since 1996 Barboro has been currently “artist in residence” and “permanent soloist” of the “Dumitrescu” Philharmonic Orchestra of Valcea (Romania).

In 1999 he made his debut in the United States, where now he is periodically invited to hold master classes at institutions such as  Boston Conservatory,  Longy School of Music,  Rivers School,  Sosu University of Oklahoma, Vancouver Clark College. In October 2000 he inaugurated the symphonic season of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts) with Rachmaninoff’s Second Concert.In April 2001 he played Shostakovich’s Second Concert, accompanied by the prestigious “Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bucharest Ateneu Hall. During 2004 and 2005 concert-seasons he  played with the Longwood Orchestra at the Jordan Hall in Boston.In 2008 other notable performance at Turin “Giuseppe Verdi” Concert Hall with Beethoven “Choral Fantasy”.

Barboro also performs in various distinguished chamber music ensembles like “Nuovo Quartetto Pianistico Italiano”(two pianos,eight hands), with the violinists Aiman Musakhodzhaeva and Gernot Winischhofer,the flutist Maxence Larrieu, the cellists Riccardo Agosti and Umberto Clerici.He has undertaken several recordings of works by Italian composers for reputed National TV and Radio networks in both Western and Eastern Europe;other notable CD recordings include  the complete works for two pianos,eight hands,the works of the Italian contemporary composer Mario Panatero,the complete collection of Shostakovich’s Piano Concertos (with the Belarus National Philharmonic Orchestra),the Brahms,Franck,Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Kabalevsky  Sonatas for Cello and Piano.Maurizio Barboro is the holder of the Chair of Piano at the “Paganini” State Conservatory in Genova and at the International Summer Courses in Bergolo.He is a member of the jury of several prestigious international contests,Art Director of the “Schubert Prize” International Competition in Italy and the “Alfredo Casella” Music Association.

STATEMENST

"“Pianist Maurizio Barboro from Italy proved himself as being an elite professional, a brilliant soloist who co-operates closely with the orchestra.”"

− Diario de la Tarde, Spain

"“.....the rigour of those who know, the passion of those who feel and the simplicity of the truly great....”"

− Tineretul, Romania

"“Barboro played Mozart’s concerto in an inner manner, dreamy and at the same time inspired. A virtuoso of the piano and a most sensible interpreter.”"

− Il Secolo XIX, Italy

"“…..spontaneity and genuine temperament, a remarkable pianist....”"

− Il Gazzettino, Italy

"“His piano playing proves a brilliancy, full of distinction, a science of the touch not often seen in recital these years.”"

− Der Tagesspiegel, Germany

"“Liszt’s b minor Sonata gives Maurizio Barboro the possibility to display a great technical mastery.”"

− Zdane Gazeta, Bulgaria

"“Italian pianist Maurizio Barboro is an artist remarkable for his sense of style, his interpretative insight and impeccable technique.”"

− V.Dubrovskj, conductor, Belarus