Leonardo Vaccari was born in Vicenza, Italy, 1999 and started to play the piano at the age of five. He earned a Conservatory Diploma and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance, both
with full marks, at the Vicenza Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Prof. Federica Righini and Prof. Riccardo Zadra. The final dissertation was titled “Linguistic Influences of
Andalusian Popular Music in the Compositions of Domenico Scarlatti and Isaac Albéniz” and was supervised by Prof. Stefano Lorenzetti and Prof. Pierangelo Valtinoni. He was also
accompanist in Elisabetta Andreani’s Vocal Chamber Music Class and ran as finalist at the National Prize of Arts in the Vocal Chamber Music Section. He has held soloist and chamber
music concerts in several places around Italy, included the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza and the “Sale Apollinee” of Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
Meanwhile he was awarded in national and international music competitions, such as the International Piano Competition for Young Talents “Pia Tebaldini” (1st prize), the National Competition “Città di Piove di Sacco” (2nd prize) and the International Competition “Premio Città Murata” (1st prize). In February 2019 he performed at the Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) in New York City (USA) for the final round of the Crescendo Internation Competition. In the same year he participated to the first Italian execution of the whole corpus of D. Scarlatti’s sonatas at the Neaples Conservatory of Music for “Piano City Neaples”.
Recently he took part in a project on the 4th Beethoven’s Piano Concerto as soloist in collaboration with the Orchestral Conducting Class of the Vicenza Conservatory of Music and the Orchestra of the Olympic Theatre. Later he performed the same piano concert with the FVG International Music Meeting Orchestra at the Zancanaro Theatre of Sacile.
He attended piano masterclass with A. Ballista, R. Cappello, A. Madžar, M. Ferrati, A. Drago, J. O’Conor, S. Neonato, J.P. Armengaud, N. Mchedlishvili (at the Manhattan School of Music), I. Ravitskaya e M. Raschietti and a basic conducting course with Giancarlo Andretta. Concerned with contemporary repertoire, he played piano works by Franco Oppo and Gabrio Taglietti and world premieres of Stefano Chinca and Irlando Danieli.
Furthermore, he is now student at the Master’s Degree in Philosophical Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.