MASSIMO GIUSEPPE BIANCHI
After studying at the music academy, Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi continued his studies under Bruno Canino’s guidance and specialised in chamber repertoire following courses by Franco Rossi, Maureen Jones, the Trio di Trieste and the Trio di Milano. He studied composition with Vittorio Fellegara and Bruno Zanolini, besides attending a masterclass held by György Ligeti. As a pianist he is a guest of numerous musical institutions and prestigious festivals, and has collaborated with Bruno Canino, Antonio Ballista, Luca Lombardi, Michelle Makarski, Mariana Sirbu, Guido Corti, Lorna Windsor, the Quartetto Stradivari, the Aron Quartet, the Interpreti Italiani, and the Mantua Chamber Orchestra, among others. In his concerts he often tackles works which are rarely performed and which require outstanding virtuosity, ranging from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to Jean Barraquè’s Sonata, and on several occasions he has performed the complete series of Liszt piano transcriptions of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, as well as many works dedicated to him. Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi is also a versatile improviser in particular collaborating with the great Italian jazz musician Enrico Pieranunzi with whom he holds numerous two-piano concerts, with Paolo Damiani and with the French clarinettist Louis Sclavis. In 2011 he took part, on the invitation of Michele Campanella, in the prestigious “Liszt Marathon” at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. He has made an unabridged recording on two CDs of the piano works by Giorgio Federico Ghedini which came out in 2011 for the label Naxos, and his latest CD has recently been released by Naxos, with Ghedini’s unabridged work for violin and piano, performed in duo with the violinist Emy Bernecoli. His latest work as composer is the opera Il Rossini Perduto (The Lost Rossini) with a libretto by Luigi Ballerini and set design by Marco Gastini, which previewed in November 2012 at the Palazzo Reale in Milan.