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Mario Totaro
Mario Totaro - Biography
Pesaro, 1962


E-mail: [email protected]
Hades for orchestra (2008)
Gemini da "Sfere" (1996)
for piano

Instrument: Piano

MARIO TOTARO graduated in piano from the Conservatory “G. Rossini” in Pesaro with honours and in composition from the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan with top marks. He studied piano with Franco Scala and composition with Mario Garuti
Mario Totaro initially devoted himself to piano and continued his studies at the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg under Carlo Zecchi and in Imola ("Incontri col Maestro") under Gyorgy Sandor, Alexander Lonquich, Aldo Ciccolini, Nikita Magaloff and Bruno Canino. At nineteen Totaro became a Professor at the Conservatory of Pesaro, where he’s still teaching. He has been awarded prizes in several piano competitions both national and international such as: "Città di Stresa", "E. Porrino", "Città di Como", "Città di Gaeta", "Città di Albenga", "A.M.A. Calabria" etc. He won a Scholarship for best student of Jörg Demus class at the International Piano Festival "From Bach to Bartók".



Updated to 03/2014