Angelo Gala

Angelo Gala, pianist, was born in Naples on July 16, 1997.
He began his studies with Elsa Astiazaran, and continued them at the Domenico Cimarosa Conservatory in Avellino, graduating in 2018 with ten, honors and special mention under the guidance of Lina Tufano. Two years later he finished his chamber music studies with full marks and honors with Antonio Cannavale. Currently, he is attending the Postgraduate Academic Course at the Lorenzo Perosi Academy in Biella, under the guidance of Konstantin Bogino and Fabiano Casanova.
Fundamental to his musical training were the masterclasses of piano by Lovro Pogorelich, Bruno Canino, Filippo Gamba, Roberto Prosseda, Laura Pietrocini and Fabiano Casanova, the meetings with Giampaolo Nuti and the preselective summer courses held by Lilya Zilberstein at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena.
He collaborated with the Domenico Cimarosa Conservatory Orchestra, performing Ludwig Van Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto op.58 at the Vincenzo Vitale Auditorium in Avellino in 2016 and Pëtr Il’ič Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto op.23 in 2019, replicating it shortly after in the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium for the prestigious Ravello Festival.
He has played in numerous Italian cities and for well-known Neapolitan cultural associations, including the Franco Michele Napolitano Foundation, the Dissonanzen Association and the William Walton Foundation of the La Mortella Gardens in Ischia and has performed at renowned Neapolitan venues, such as the French Institut Grenoble, Palazzo Zevallos-Stigliano and the Scarlatti Hall of the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory.
In addition to being active as a soloist, he has played in numerous chamber ensembles, in particular in the Bequadro Piano Duo with the pianist Chiara Silvestre, with whom he regularly collaborates. The Duo has performed in chamber music seasons and piano festivals, and won numerous prizes in national and international competitions.
He has been awarded in many international solo competitions, including the International Music Moscow Competition, the Crescendo Prize of Palermo and the Clara Wieck-Schumann International Competition, winning the first prize in many of them, including the Palazzo San Teodoro Prize of Naples and the International Competition Diapason d’oro. In 2019 he established himself among the top 12 young Italian pianists at the XXXVI edition of the Venice Prize.

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