Giuliano Mazzoccante

Giuliano Mazzoccante, Piano (Italy)

Born in Chieti, Giuliano Mazzoccante studied under the guidance of Lucia Passaglia at the Conservatory “L. Cherubini” in Florence graduating with highest honours ande later, he studied with Lazar Berman. With him, his concert repertoire deepened and improved with particular attention to the music of F. Liszt. He perfected Chamber Music at the International School of Chamber Music in Duino under the guidance of “Trio of Trieste” achieving a “Diploma with Merit”.

Winner of more than 50 national and international competitions, including “M. Clementi” in Florence, “Agorà 80″ in Rome, “F. Liszt” in Lucca, and “Città di Stresa”, he was awarded in prestigious competitions such as “International Music Tournament” in Rome, “Prix Venice”, “Ecomusic” in Monopoli and he is the winner of the 40th International Piano Competition “Arcangelo Speranza” in Taranto. In 2009 he was awarded in the “4th International Tbilisi Piano Competition” in Georgia (WFIMC).

Mazzoccante has been engaged in a remarkable concert activity both as a soloist and as a chamber musician at major Italian venues and overseas in Europe, USA and Asia. He is regularly invited to hold concerts and master classes at international venues and festivals such as “Mozarteum” in Saltzburg, “ClaviCologne Festival” in Germany, the “Malta International Music Festival”, “VIPA” International Music Festival, ecc.

He has been a regular guest of the “International Sommer-Akademie Schloss Pommersfelden” (Germany) where he has performed as a soloist and in chamber music performances and where he teaches chamber music since 2010. He has appeared as a soloist with different orchestras such Camerata Baltica, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonica Abruzzese, Sinfonica di Lecce, Sinfonica di Bari, Solisti Aquilani.

He plays with prestigious musicians such Karl Leister (historical 1st clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic), Francesco Manara and Fabrizio Meloni (1st violinist and 1st clarinettist of Teatro alla Scala in Milan), Dora Schwarzberg,  Pavel Berman,, Romain Garioud, ecc.

His notable record productions range from solo repertoires, chamber music to a soloist with an orchestra, including recordings for Camerata Tokyo, Dynamic, Wide Classique, DAD Records,  Da Vinci Classics, Radio Vatican, Radio Bavaria etc. 

Since 2012 he has been an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Subiaco (Rome) and in 2014 he was awarded from the Rotary Club of Pescara West with the “Paul Harris Fellow” for commitment in spreading music and culture.

In 2015, he was named Artistic Director of the “Music & Art International Academy" in Chieti which aims at promoting artists and the development of arts. Since 2018 he is Artistic Director of CHIETI CLASSICA International Music Festival.

Since 2022 he is the Artistic Director of the Teatro Marrucino in Chieti.

He is currently a piano teacher at the State Conservatory “L. D’Annunzio” of  Pescara (Abruzzo Region – Italy).