“PIANO MASTERCLASS BY GIOVANNI DE CECCO, ITALY”
Piano students are invited to take one or two scores from any kind or style of repertoire.
It is recommended for them to give a copy of the score to the teacher.
Giovanni De Cecco’s biography
He was graduated in piano performance at the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory of Venice, Italy
and in philosophy at the “Ca’ Foscari” University of the same city.
A follower of Bartok’s ethnomusicological researches, he spent several years amongst the gypsy
musicians of Romania, collecting a lot of traditional folk themes, which he loves to re-interpretate in the
concert halls. In September 2008, he recorded the album “Traditional music from Romania” with violin
player Leonardo Jeszensky.
He played in many countries of the world; the most important concerts he held were: in Japan for the
International Aichi Expo 2005 (2 tours), Thailand (Bangkok: Ratchada Auditorium), Turkey (Istanbul:
Nardis Jazz club, Istanbul Jc’s, Galata Dernegy), Italy (Rome: Teatro dell’Opera, Venice: Biennale Musica,
Udine: Castle), Sweden (Stockhom: Berwaldhallen, Italian Cultural Institute), Germany (Munich, Stuttgart,
Gelsenkirchen, Duisburg, Wolfsburg, Kassel, Fuerth), Austria (Wien: Klezmore festival, Romanian Cultural
Institute, VotivKirche), Czech Republic (Prague: Reduta Jazz Club, Romanian Embassy, St. Nicolas
Church), Romania (Bucharest: Presidential Palace, Italian Cultural Institute, Art Jazz Club; Cluj Napoca: Art
Museum; Iasi: University Library, Arcus: Szentkereszty Castle).
As a piano teacher and ethnomusicologist, he is often invited to give lectures and masterclasses in
many Institutes & Universities amongst which the University of Udine, Italy; University of Art “George
Enescu” of Iasi, Romania; Italian Institutes (Stockholm, Wolfsburg, Bucharest); Yamaha Ratchadapisek
School, Silpakorn and Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand.
His main piano technique method is based on Gyorgy Sandor’s one (“On piano motion playing.
Motion, sound and expression”); a great part of the piano masterclass will be focused on the application of
this technique to the pieces prepared by the students.