Masterclass with Italian pianist Domenico Codispoti at Iceland Arts Academy on Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm - 7:30 pm. Free entrance, audience welcome to attend.
Hailed by international critics as “one of the greatest Italian talents of today” (Prague), “one of the most elegant and musical artists of his generation” (Jaén), “a skilled storyteller, always imaginative and inventive” (Hong Kong), Italian pianist Domenico Codispoti is also winner of Ferrol International Piano Competition, Premio Jaén, and several other piano contests in his native Italy. His concerto appearances include performances with Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Orquesta de Cordoba, and Brno Philharmonic among others, under conductors such as Kirill Karabits, Tomas Koutnik, Darrel Ang, Andrzej Straszynsky and Christopher WarrenGreen.
His interest for a variety of repertoire and music genres led to performances and projects like Figure in Blue, a piano/visual art recital with music from Bach to Radiohead (including Keith Jarrett, John Cage, Fred Hersch,
Nils Frahm, Nico Muhly), and Le Grand Tango, a two pianos recital dedicated to the music of Astor Piazzolla.
Codispoti was born in Catanzaro, southern Italy, in 1975. Following studies with Bruno Mezzena at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese in his native Country, he moved to the United States where he completed his Artist Diploma at Southern Methodist University in Dallas under Joaquin Achucarro. He also holds a honor diploma from Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. After spending a decade in London, Granada, and Rome, he currently lives in Madrid, where he teaches at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska.