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Giovanni Calabrese (Italy)

Festival Guest Artist - Pianist & Teacher

Artistic Director - Apulia Piano & Brass Festival

Giovanni Calabrese graduated brilliantly in piano and graduated in chamber music under the guidance of Professor Mariagrazia De Leo at the Conservatory "T. Schipa" in Lecce. Multiple awards in numerous national and international competitions. He perfected with Michele Marvulli, Cristiano Burato and Pierluigi Camicia.

Alongside the passion for teaching an intense activity of dissemination of music as the organizer of events and concerts and collaborators of prestigious associations. He is president of the Association of High Musical Culture "W. A. Mozart" and artistic director of the International Artistic Centre of the Mediterranean, the International Artistic Festival of "Artistic Harmonies" and the International Competition "Musicarte". He was artistic director of the Salento stages of the ICMC Festival (Positano, Paris, and Shanghai). He has more than one hundred concerts both as a soloist and in the formation of vocal and instrumental chamber music. He has performed, among others, in Positano, at the Palazzo Ducale in Martina Franca (Ta), Villa Spada (Rome), Teatro Antoniano in Lecce and in the Salone delle Muse at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, in the Salone Vallisa in Bari, at the Rathaus in Stuttgart. In October 2019, he held a concert and seminar on the organization of musical events at St. John’s University in New York and performed a double piano concerto with Pierluigi Camicia at the Stuttgart Museum of Musical Instruments. He specializes in performances of songs by Apulian authors and is appreciated for his interpretations of contemporary music.

Specialized in music teaching for children between 4 and 6 years. In addition to his musical studies, he graduated with a degree in Economics and Commerce, was qualified to teach in secondary school, and specialized in teaching students with disabilities. He teaches at high school.