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Cristiano Burato

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Cristiano Burato , considered internationally one of the greatest pianists of his generation, graduated with honors and honorable mention from the Mantua Conservatory under the guidance of Rinaldo Rossi, to whom he owes his artistic training.
He also obtained a diploma with honors from the Accademia di S. Cecilia in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli.
He also studied for a period with Aldo Ciccolini.
After countless successes in important piano competitions, including the “Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia”, the “Tomassoni” in Cologne, the “World Piano Competition” in London, the Leeds International Piano Competition, at the Concurso International in Jaen, definitively imposed on the international scene with the victory, in 1996, of the prestigious “Dino Ciani – Teatro alla Scala” International Competition in Milan, with a unanimous verdict of the Jury chaired by Riccardo Muti.
His intense concert activity has led him to perform in the most prestigious halls in Italy and abroad (Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Auditorium di S. Cecilia, Teatro Olimpico and Parco della Musica in Rome, Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Tonhalle in Zurich, United Nations Auditorium in New York, Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, etc.) He has collaborated
with prestigious orchestras (La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, RAI Symphony Orchestra, Philarmonia Orchestra of London, Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Kammerorchester, etc.) and with important conductors, including Simon Rattle, Lü Jia, Marcello Viotti, Alun Francis, Mario Bellugi, Ravil Martinov, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Frank Shipway, Cristian Maendel.
He has made recordings for RAI, the BBC in London, Radio France, the ABC of Australia, the NDR of Hannover, as well as for various record companies.
His Chopin interpretations have always received great appreciation: he has received prizes and special mentions from international juries (Sydney, Cologne and London) and has been invited to hold numerous concerts dedicated to the Polish composer (at the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki in Poland , at the Paris City Hall to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death, in London for the Chopin Society, etc.)
Professor at the Bolzano Conservatory, he is also a member of the Artistic Committee of the “Busoni” Competition.
For artistic merit he was awarded the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic.

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