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Emanuele
Arciuli

"Arciuli actually masters the largest and most varied American repertoire of any pianist I know" (Joseph Horowitz)

Emanuele Arciuli is considered among the greatest interpreters of 20th and 21st century music, especially American, of which he is a profound connoisseur

Emanuele Arciuli, one of the greatest interpreters of today's music, is invited to play for the most prestigious musical realities and in the most important concert halls around the world.


Invited to perform for some of the most prestigious musical institutions and in the most important concert halls around the world, Emanuele Arciuli is considered one of the greatest interpreters of 20th and 21st century music, with particular reference to American composers
Emanuele Arciuli plays regularly for some of the major musical institutions. In Italy, for example, he collaborates with orchestras such as the OSN of Rai, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Fenice of Venice, the Comunale of Bologna, the Petruzzelli Theater of Bari and the Verdi Orchestra of Milan; he plays in recitals at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, at the San Carlo in Naples, for the Arena in Verona, the Friends of Music in Florence, the Unione Musicale in Turin, the IUC in Rome etc. He has been invited by festivals such as “A.Benedetti Michelangeli of Brescia and Bergamo”, Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Settembre Musica in Turin, Ravenna, Ravello, RedCats in Los Angeles, Miami Piano Festival etc. His commitment to contemporary music leads him to perform regularly in major reviews (Milano Musica, Biennale di Venezia, Nuova Consonanza di Roma etc.).


Among the orchestras with which he has played internationally, we remember Rotterdam Philharmonic, Brussel Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest Den Haag at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, RTSI in Lugano, Brucknerorchester Linz, Tonkünstler in Vienna (at the Musikverein, for Wien Modern), St. Petersburg Philharmonic , Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and many more. He has made over 40 tours in the United States.


Among the directors he collaborates with we mention Roberto Abbado, John Axelrod, Andrei Boreyko, Dennis Russell Davies, Diego Fasolis, Yoel Levi, Brad Lubman, Wayne Marshall, James MacMillan, Kazushi Ono, Zoltan Pesko, Stefan Reck, Jonathan Stockhammer, Arturo Tamayo, Mario Venzago. Also active in the chamber sector, he regularly collaborates with Sonia Bergamasco and Andrea Rebaudengo.


Alongside the more traditional repertoire, which he continues to frequent with assiduitỳ, Emanuele plays a lot of music of our time, with particular attention to American production. He premiered over fifteen new concertos for piano and orchestra, many of which were written for him.


Finally, more than fifty piano pages composed for him by American authors such as George Crumb, Milton Babbitt, Frederic Rzewski, Michael Nyman, Michael Daugherty, William Bolcom, John Harbison, Aaron Jay Kernis to name but a few; in particular, Nyman dedicated Piano Concerto No. 2 to him, Crumb his Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik. The 'Round Midnight Variations' project, a range of compositions expressly written for Arciuli by sixteen of the greatest American composers and commissioned by CCM of Cincinnati (performed among other things at the Miller Theater in New York), has received a huge amount of attention. international.


His interest in American music has materialized in numerous lessons, both radio and television, for Sky Classica, Rai Radio3 and Swiss Radio in Lugano and in some books: Rifugio Intermedio (Teatro di Monfalcone), Piano Music in the United States ( Edt) and Leonard Bernstein's Piano (Ets). The pamphlet The beauty of New Music (Daedalus) and Journey to America has recently been published. Coast to Coast Music (Curci).


In 2011 he was awarded the "Franco Abbiati" prize of the Italian music critics as best soloist of the year. Among other accolades, a nomination for a Grammy Award for the CD dedicated to George Crumb.
He records for Stradivarius, Chandos, Vai, Innova Records, Bridge, Wergo. Recent Walk in Beauty, a rich anthology of American music.


He teaches contemporary piano at the Pinerolo Academy.


Piano teacher at the “Piccinni” Conservatory in Bari, he regularly holds workshops for numerous universities in the United States, where he has been going since 1998.


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(Photo above, Alberta Zallone)
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