Gloria Campaner

Born in the Venetian inlands, Gloria has received more than twenty national and international first prizes. Since her debut at the age of twelve with the Venice Symphony Orchestra, her rapidly advancing career as a soloist and chamber musician, has led her to be a guest of some of the most prestigious festivals all over the world. International press has praised Gloria’s ‘extremely deep musicality, remarkable fluidity, nuancing and sense of style which put her in the ranks of pianists with exceptional qualities’ (Walter Arlen, Los Angeles Times).
Gloria Campaner is a laureate of international competitions such as the Paderewski International Piano Competition in Los Angeles (Silver Medal, Best Paderewski and Chopin performances), the Ibla Grand Prize (First Prize, Prokofiev Special Award), the XI Concours International de Musique du Maroc in Casablanca (Prix de Jury, Franz Liszt), and the Cultural Foundation Pro Europa in Freiburg (European Prize for Culture).

In the years 2011-12 she was nominated ‘Ambassador of Culture’ from the EU for the project ‘Piano: reflet de la culture européenne’ , she was awarded a scholarship from the Johannes Brahms Foundation in Baden – Baden and had been the first Italian female pianist ever awarded a fellowship by the London’s Borletti – Buitoni Trust (2014)

After her Carnegie Hall débuts in 2010, Gloria’s music making has gained a recognized world-wide status. Recent highlights include tours in all the continents: Europe, China, Japan, South Africa, USA, Israel, Latin America and India a.o.

She’s been resident artist at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival (Ireland) and at the Marlboro Festival (Vermont USA – in 2017 and 2019).

Gloria’s charismatic musicianship and devotion for chamber music has created numerous artistic collaborations across the globe with musicians such as Johannes Moser, Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco, Michael Kugel, Sergei Krylov, Quartetto di Cremona, Azahar Ensemble, Borusan Quartet, Angela Hewitt to name a few and as well as with principal soloists of orchestras like Berliner Philharmonic , La Scala Philharmony, National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Roma, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera of New York).

In 2018 Gloria Campaner was nominated artistic director of the concert series of the Associazione Vincenzo Bellini in Messina and she was appointed piano professor at the Nelson Mandela University of Port Elizabeth ( South Africa).

Widely present in the multi-media world and its artistic expressions, Gloria’s concerts are often accompanied by works of very refined visual artists and broadcast in national public radios and televisions (RAI, BBC, SKY, CNN, RSI, ClassicFM).
She was one of the protagonists of the art documentary for SKY Arte “The Heart of Stone”.
She is also committed to artistic collaborations in the fields of classical/electronic fusion, and with contemporary composers such as Wolfgang Rhim, Jörg Widmann, Rodion Schedrin and Giya Kantcheli.

Her vast repertoire spans from Bach to modern, contemporary composers. Her innovative performances place her side by side with jazz and folk musicians as well as ballet, choreographers, modern dancers, visual artists, actors, philosophers, comedians, DJs and electronic music producers, making her one of the most eclectic and versatile pianists of her generation.

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