Giacomo Fuga - PIANIST

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 Born in 1962, he graduated with highest honours in piano at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" in Torino at the age of 17, and has studied Composition and Conducting. He has undertaken a remarkable concert career, performing in prestigious venues such as the Auditorium RAI in Turin, the Accademia Santa Cecilia and the Auditorium o of the Foro Italico in Rome, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Institution of Concerts and the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, September Music Festival.

He has been a guest performer with numerous orchestras, including the orchestra dell'AccademiaNazionale di Santa Cecilia symphony, the RAI symphony orchestra in Turin and Rome, the Ensemble of Tokyo, and the orchestra Filarmonica di Torino. Since 1987 he has been a member of the Trio di Torino (with Sergio Lamberto, violin, and Umberto Clerici, cello). He won prizes in several international piano competitions, including the "Rina Salagallo" of Monza (1980), the "Viotti-Valsesia" and the "Viotti" in Vercelli (1981).

He was the winner of the First Prize at the International Competition "GB Viotti" in Vercelli (1990) and Second Prize at the International Competition of Chamber Music of Osaka in April 1993, with whom he undertook an intense concert activity (Stresa Festival, Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, September Music Festival, Unione Musicale of Turin, the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Ravenna Festival, etc.). He has also played in France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Japan, where, in July 1995, he went on a lengthy concert tour, performing as a soloist with orchestras and performing, among other things, the Beethoven Triple concert at the prestigious Fuji Festival.

In 1995, the quintet with piano won  the second prize at the International Competition of Chamber Music of Trapani. His recordings include works by Fauré, Dukas, Bizet and Sandro Fuga, and with the Trio di Torino he has recorded music by Chopin, Brahms, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff; all recordings are published by the Real Sound. He has collaborated with many important musicians, including Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Massimo Amfiteatrof, Franco Maggio Ormezowski, Franco Petracchi, Massimo Macri, Alessandro Milani, Simone Briatore, and others.

 Giacomo Fuga is a teacher of piano at the Conservatory "A. Vivaldi" of Alessandria and is part of the artistic committee of the Association "Sandro Fuga", the promoter of the famous National Competition of Chamber Music.