Giuseppe Andaloro is considered one of the most appreciated artists of his generation.
Born in Palermo in 1982, he started a passionate and intense concert activity at a very young age, carrying out a wide repertoire which ranges from Renaissance to modern and contemporary music. His arrangement for two pianos and two cellos of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” has received critical acclaim and sold out from the evening of premiere.
He has been guest of renowned festivals (Salzburger Festspiele, Ruhr Klavier, Spoleto Due Mondi, Bucarest Enescu, Ravello, “Chopin” Duszniki-Zdròj, A.B. Michelangeli di Brescia e Bergamo, “Al Bustan” Beirut, “Mehli-Mehta” Mumbai) and in some of the most important concert venues in the world, including La Scala in Milan, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Gasteig in Munich, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Santa Cecilia at “Parco della Musica” in Rome, Rudolfinum Dvořák Hall in Prague, Anfiteatro Simón Bolívar in Mexico City, Teatro Oriente in Santiago de Chile, Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, Esplanade Auditorium in Singapore, City Hall Concert Hall in Hong Kong, etcetera.
He regularly plays with major orchestras (London Philharmonic, Tokyo NHK Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Philharmonische Camerata Berlin, London Mozart Players, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) and great conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrew Parrott, Giuseppe Lanzetta and internationally acclaimed artists, including Sarah Chang, Giovanni Sollima, Sergej Krylov, Anna Tifu, Svetlin Roussev, John Malkovich.
First Prize Winner in some of the most prestigious international piano competitions – such as “Ferruccio Busoni” in Bolzano, London Piano Competition, Porto, Sendai, Hong Kong – in 2005 he was praised for artistic merit by the Italian Ministry for Heritage and Cultural Activities.
He has many records on his credit (Sony, Warner, Naxos, Fontec labels) and has been guest in various Radio-TV broadcasts, such as NHK-BS2 Tokyo, BBC London, Radio France Musique, Amadeus 103.7 Buenos Aires, Classic FM Radio Allegro Johannesburg, RTSI Lugano, RDP Radiodifusão Portuguesa, Rai Radio3 Italia, German Radio SWR2, Vatican Radio, WRR Dallas Classical Radio, Hong Kong Radio 4, Singapore Symphony 92.4FM, Fresno Valley Public Radio, etc.
Andaloro gives master classes in Italy and abroad (Tokyo Showa University, Fresno California State University, International Keyboard Academy of Thailand, Kuala Lumpur Chopin Society, Hong Kong Chopin Society) and has served the jury in international piano competitions.
LISZT CONCERTO no.2
Giuseppe Andaloro, piano – London Philharmonic Orchestra
LIGETI ETUDES no. 1, 2, 5
Giuseppe Andaloro, piano
Studio no. 1
Studio no. 2
Studio no. 5
RACHMANINOV CONCERTO no.2
Giuseppe Andaloro, piano – Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
LISZT MEPHISTO WALZER No.1
Giuseppe Andaloro, piano
"I had the opportunity to listen to the young pianist Giuseppe Andaloro in Bolzano, on the occasion of the International Ferruccio Busoni Competition, and I was immediately struck by his great sensitivity and his serious preparation. His extraordinary qualities, his intelligence and his musical taste allow him to make very personal and fascinating interpretative choices. He deserved his first prize at the Busoni. I am happy to present him at the MusicAmuseo Festival in Ancona, wishing him a great career full of successes".
"An unparalleled 'star'. We will hear a lot and for a long time about this pianist who ... gave an absolutely superlative concert - it seemed as if the piano was a new instrument. It never seemed to possess such sonority, not even when played by the great names of the international scene. It is as if the young man had a secret knowledge of the piano, capable of drawing from the instrument a multiplicity of timbres and dynamics never heard before. It is as if his fingers knew how to control the keys to perfection, to touch them magically, so as to forge exactly - with that particular weight or gesture or light touch - "that" particular, precise and unprecedented sound".
"...Golden hands, technical facility, an iron memory. And then a lot of musicality..."
"...authentic artist, a musician who amazes for his technical control and moves, with an original musicality, without academic artifice."
"55th Busoni Piano Competition - The best has won".
"All in line for Andaloro ... the important thing is to throw himself into music through his instrument which he loves madly. And as someone who is deeply in love with him, he allows himself everything, he cannot resist. And he also obtains significant and sometimes exciting responses. Just as a deep and enthusiastic dive into the sea produces a lot of foam, so the notes of Giuseppe Andaloro's piano come like splashes that absolutely flood the listener."
"Andaloro, a masterful touch'.
"Giuseppe Andaloro: young in years, great in technique.
"Andaloro, a star-fingers pianist"
"Great Andaloro in Ligeti's Etudes. He interpreted the four movements of the Haendelian Suite with lightness and delicacy, qualities which then reappeared in the three movements of the Haydn Sonata, performed with an elegant touch in the manner of Michelangeli.
...The concert pianist's personality really came to the fore with Ligeti's Etudes ('Desordre', 'Cordes vides', 'Arc en ciel'): above all in the extremely difficult and exciting first of the three, but also in the Debussy-like second and in the colourless third, revealing another outclass of contemporary pianism, confirmed in the interpretation of Messiaen's Prelude no. 8...".
“A Champion in the Sala Piatti. Expressive and elegant Andaloro "
"An Andaloro... deserving laurel!"
"The piano genius of Andaloro"