Emanuele Arciuli

Though not an American, Emanuele Arciuli commands the biggest, most varied American repertoire of any pianist I know, probably of any pianist ever known. (Joseph Horowitz). With a repertoire ranging from Bach to the music of our time, Emanuele Arciuli is a regular guest at some of the most prestigious international festivals and musical institutions: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Rotterdam Philharmonic, MDR Leipzig, Brucknerorchester Linz, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Amici della Musica di Firenze, Unione Musicale di Torino, IUC in Rome, Bologna Festival, Biennale di Venezia, MITO, Wien Modern, Berliner Festwochen, RedCats in Los Angeles (just to name few).


He collaborates with conductors such as Roberto Abbado, John Axelrod, Andrei Boreyko, Dennis Russell Davies, Diego Fasolis, Wayne Marshall, James MacMillan, Juraj Valchua. At ease in the repertoire with orchestra, in recital and in chamber music, Emanuele Arciuli is considered one of the greatest interpreters of XX and XXI century music, with particular reference to American composers: more than fifty pages have been composed for him by composers such as George Crumb, Milton Babbitt, Frederic Rzewski, Michael Nyman, Michael Daugherty and John Luther Adams. Many of his discography projects are dedicated to American authors: among them, the acclaimed ’round Midnight – Homage to Thelonious Monk (Stradivarius), and Walk in Beauty (Innova Recording) a rich anthology of American music endorsed by a Grammy Award nomination, which followed the one already received for the CD dedicated to Crumb.


In 2011, he was awarded the Italian music critics prize ‘Franco Abbiati’ as best soloist of the year. His recent pamphlet Viaggio in America (Curci) is raising considerable interest, contributing to a deeper understanding of American music. He is principal piano professor at the Conservatorio “Piccinini” in Bari, he coordinates and teaches the two-year postgraduate course in contemporary piano at the Pinerolo Academy, and is a guest professor at numerous universities̀ in the United States. Since 2023 he has been “Active Academician” of National Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome.

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