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Ciro Longobardi
Ciro Longobardi - Biography


Instrument: Piano

For about fifteen years the pianist Ciro Longobardi has dedicated himself to studying and disseminating modern and contemporary music with its specific languages. Filled with an insatiable curiosity for making music in all its forms, he pursues a career as soloist and chamber music performer, as well as in multimedial projects and improvisation.
He studied the piano with Carlo Alessandro Lapegna, going on to win a European Community scholarship to attend the APM School in Saluzzo, where he studied piano with Alexander Lonquich and chamber music with Franco Gulli, Maurice Bourgue and Franco Rossi. From 1994 to 1996 he attended masterclasses held by Bernhard Wambach in Darmstadt and Parma.
His first successes came in 1994, when he was a finalist and prize winner as best pianist at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Rotterdam, and won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the 37th Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt. Since then he has performed for many institutions, including Traiettorie Festival Parma (Teatro Farnese), Milano Musica Festival, Venice Biennale, Ravello International Festival, Ravenna Festival, Rai Nuova Musica Turin, Giovine Orchestra Genovese, Festival Pontino, Nuova Consonanza and Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti  Rome, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Saarländischer Rundfunk Saarbrücken, Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Festival Synthése Bourges, Festival Manca Nice, Gaudeamus Foundation Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw), ZKM Karlsruhe, Peter B.Lewis Theatre (Guggenheim Museum) New York, Salzburg Festival, as a soloist, a chamber musician and a member of Dissonanzen (Naples) and Algoritmo (Rome).
He regularly works with some of the leading Italian composers. Among them Ivan Fedele, whose complete piano works Longobardi performed and recorded, and Salvatore Sciarrino, with whom he recorded a double portrait Sciarrino/Ravel published by Stradivarius.  Furthermore, he recorded for Mode, RAI Trade, Neos, Tactus.  He has also had performances recorded and broadcast by RAI-Radiotre, Dutch Radio, Hessischer Rundfunk, Saarlandischer Rundfunk, Croatian Radio, Austrian Radio.
His performances have been presented or reviewed by Amadeus, La Repubblica, L’Unità, Il Manifesto, Alias/Il Manifesto, Le Monde de la Musique, Suonare News, Il Giornale della Musica, The Classic Voice, Fanfare Magazine, Musicweb International, Musical Pointers, Bayerischer Rundfunk online.
He currently teaches at the Conservatorio G. Martucci, Salerno.

Updated to 03/2011