Benedetto Lupo piano
Schumann – Kinderszenen op. 15
– Kreisleriana op. 16
Čajkovskij – Grande sonata in sol maggiore op. 37
Benedetto Lupo is one of the most interesting and well-integrated talents of his generation. He came to worldwide attention in 1989, when he became the first Italian to win the prestigious Van Cliburn International Competition, which opened the doors of the world’s most important musical institutions. Born in Bari, he studied with Sergio Perticaroli, Aldo Ciccolini, Carlo Zecchi, Nikita Magaloff, Jorge Bolet and Murray Perahia. His repertoire is vast, and he is active also as a chamber music player and as a teacher: he teaches at the Nino Rota Conservatory in Monopoli, holds master classes at important international institutions and is often a member of international piano competition juries. Since the 2013-14 academic year, he holds the chair of piano at the master classes of Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, where he has been an academician since 2015.