Lorenzo Di Bella
1st Prize and Gold Medal 'Horowitz' Int. Piano Competition - Kiev
Piano Professor 'Braga' Conservatory - Teramo
Artistic Director 'Mugellini Festival; Civitanova Classica Piano Festival;La Palma d'Oro' Int. Piano Competition
“Lorenzo Di Bella is a remarkable talented pianist, a brilliant virtuous, an exciting and refined musician. I was his teacher for three years and always admired his great technical skills and also his strong artistic personality, above all, his desire to “speak” to the public” …these were the words of Lazar Berman some months before he died.
Prize winner of several international piano competitions he received in 2005 the 1st Prize and Gold Medal at “V. Horowitz” International Piano Competition in Kiev. In 2006 former Italian President C.A.Ciampi awarded him with the “Sinopoli Prize” in honour of the famous orchestra director Giuseppe Sinopoli, passed away in 2001. In the last years he has performed with great success at the Two World’s Festival in Spoleto, Teatro ‘La Fenice’ in Venice, ‘Teatro Olimpico’ in Vicenza, “Teatro delle Muse” in Ancona, Michelangeli Hall in Bolzano, Montreal (Maison Symphonique), at the Liszt Festival in Utrecht, ETH of Zurich, Chopin Festival in Marianske Lazne, Hamburg, Berlin, Praha, Krakow, Sarajevo, Beijing, Shanghai(Oriental Center), Denver (C.I.P.A.) at the “Società dei Concerti” in Milan, and in the Auditorium “Parco della Musica” in Rome where he played with the Santa Cecilia National Symphony Orchestra conducted by M°James Conlon.
Lorenzo Di Bella began his piano studies at the age of 5. A promising pupil, he graduated at the Conservatorio Rossini of Pesaro. The following five years he attended the courses of Franco Scala and Lazar Berman at the “Piano Academy – Incontri col Maestro” of Imola, graduating in 2002, and completed his studies at the “National Academy of St. Cecilia” in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli, where he graduated on June 2004 with the highest vote.
His intense musical activities led him to collaborate with many orchestras: Florence Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Pescara Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra “Pomeriggi Musicali” of Milan , San Remo Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie of Bacau, O’Porto National Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ucraine, Nancy Symphony Orchestra, SudWestDeutsche Philarmonie, Villingen-Schwenningen Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Berlin, Moravian Philarmonic Orchestra, West Bohemia Orchestra and New World Philarmonic. He has collaborated with important conductors: Kirill Karabits, Vassylis Christopoulos, Reinhard Seehafer, Jorge Iwer, Zbinĕk Müller, Vladimir Sirenko, Michael Maciaszczyk, Michel Brousseau, David Crescenzi, Francesco Lanzillotta, Luigi Piovano.
Lorenzo Di Bella has a very active teaching schedule as a main piano professor at the High Music School “G.Braga” in Teramo and also as artistic director of the “Accademia Pianistica delle Marche” in Recanati (Italy). He is founder and artistic director of the CIVITANOVA CLASSICA Piano Festival , the ‘Mugellini Music Festival’ and ‘La Palma d’Oro’ International Piano Competition in San Benedetto del Tronto( Italy).