|Busoni, Schumann, Fauré, Thalberg, Leschetizky, Drozdoff, Rachmaninov:
THE PIANIST COMPOSER
|Giuseppe Devastato, piano|
He recorded for Warner Chappel Music, CamOriginalSoundTracks, Classica Viva and for television and radio stations in Europe, USA and Asia.
He commonly performs in the most important theaters in the world: Teatru Manoel (Malta), Sala Villanueva (Mexico), Auditorium de Leon (Spain), Carnegie Hall of New York (Usa), Ravello Festival, Bucarest Ateneum (Romania), Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, Szczecin Philarmonic (Poland), Wuxi Gran Theater of Pechino (China), Grand Concert Hall of Tokyo (Japan).
In June 2011, he was invited by the Italian Cultural Institute of Krakow to represent his homeland for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy performing at the Polish Olkutz Auditorium, inaugurated for the occasion.
He won the Global Music Awards 2014 in Los Angeles receiving the Silver Medal for his composition Hommage à Mozart and the Bronze Medal for the album “The Neapolitan Masters”. He debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York as pianist and composer on May 30 2014 presenting, in World Première, “Sembazuru Fantasy” one of his pieces for violin and piano dedicated to the tsunami victims and greeted with a standing ovation. His works include sheets for piano, chamber and symphonic music published by MusicaNeo and Da Vinci. He teaches in some of the major institutions in Asia, USA and Europe imparting Master Classes about the Neapolitan School with the method “L’Art du chant appliqué au piano” created, thanks to a deep research work lasted 20 years, on the basis of the great mentor S. Thalberg.
Many of his students have been warded in national and international piano competitions and he is frequently asked to be on the juries of international piano and Chamber Music contests. He wins the Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards 2015 in Los Angeles for his “Toccata” and his latest album “The Pianist Composer”. He currently lives in Madrid where he is Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the Facultad de Musica y Artes Escenica – Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio.
He is the artistic director of European Neapolitan School, an association that helps young musicians in the world.