Claudio Voghera

Italian from Turin, he studied piano with Luciano Giarbella at “Giuseppe Verdi” National Conservatory in Turin, graduating with highest marks plus distinction, thus attending Gilberto Bosco’s composition course. Thanks to a scholarship from “De Sono Associazione per la Musica”, he was able to attend several master courses by Paul Badura Skoda, following at the same time chamber music courses under Franco Gulli-Enrica Cavallo Duo, Pierre Amoyal, Alexis Weissemberg and Pavel Gililov. His most important studies were under Aldo Ciccolini Trio di Trieste, with whom he was able to get in touch with both soloist and chambers repertoire,studying at Biella& Rome Academies, Trieste Trio’s International Chamber Music School, always gaining distinction diploma.
Though still student at conservatory, he cultivated his passion for chamber music, become his main activity after meeting violinist Francesco Manara, with whom he founded a duo that let themperforming at major music societies, in Italy and abroad (Frankfurt, Tokyo, Madrid), and with whom he was able to achieve the “Grand Prix de Sonates Violon et Piano” at Lausanne Academy.
Having had such high guides like “Trio di Trieste”, Claudio Voghera took the chance to get into the splendid chamber repertoire for Trio with piano, thus starting Trio Johannes, together with the same Manara and the cellist Massimo Polidori, achieving 2nd prizes at “III International Chamber Music Competition – Trio di Trieste Prize” and at the prestigious “3rd International Chamber Music Competition” in Osaka, Japan. Those awards let Claudio Voghera establishing a brilliant international career. During May 2000 he took part to a tournée in South America, performing in the most important concert halls of Argentina, Brasil and Uruguay. Most of his energies are engaged by his didactic activity, being principal piano teacher at Turin conservatory, the same one that saw him brilliant student.

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