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Luca CHIANTORE

 

Studied piano and composition with Emilia Crippa Stradella, Alexander Lonquich, Edoardo Strabbioli and Franco Scala, among others, taking an interest in playing historical keyboards at the same time. He has a PhD in Musicology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and his activity as a researcher, interpreter and teacher has taken him to the main countries of Europe, Africa, America and Asia. He has published, among other texts, History of the piano technique (2001; 8th reprint, 2016); Beethoven at the piano (2010) and Writing about music (2016), the latter together with Áurea Domínguez and Sílvia Martínez. Since 2003 he has directed Musikeon, a musicological services and specialized musical training company, and he is co-founder of the Tropos Ensemble together with fellow pianist, composer and producer David Ortolà.

Luca Chiantore has been directing Specialization Courses since 1992 which over the years have become an international reference, attracting students from many countries in Europe and America. Organized since 2003 by Musikeon, the courses have counted with the collaboration of musicians such as Dimitri Bashkirov, Katia & Marielle Labèque , Mischa Maisky , Leslie Howard, Frederic Rzewski, Uri Caine, Andreas Staier, Eric Heidsieck, Josep Maria Colom, Barry Cooper, Clive Brown, Eero Tarasti, Kenneth Hamilton and the long-awaited Lazar Berman and Alicia de Larrocha. The concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the institution of these courses, in May 2002, was given by Krystian Zimerman, while its 20th Anniversary was the occasion to organize the concert "20 años 20 pianos". As from 2013, Luca Chiantore and Musikeon collaborate with different international educational institutions in official study programs, such as the master's degrees from the Katarina Gurska Higher Center in Madrid and the Doctorate in Music from the University of Aveiro (Portugal). Luca Chiantore is also a professor in the Department of Musicology at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya since its foundation in 2001.

 

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Luca Chiantore