Piano Academy

FRANCO SCALA Director

Born in Imola, he got his degree at Conservatorio “Martini” in Bologna, and at “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome with Master Carlo Zecchi. He’s been teaching for over …

ROBERTO GIORDANO Deputy director

Born in 1981, he got his diploma in 1999 at the “Ecole Normale de Musique A. Cortot” in Paris and at the “Rossini Conservatory” in Pesaro. He was then Leonid …

STEFANO FIUZZI

Born in Florence, where he got his degree in Literature and another one in music at the “Luigi Cherubini” Conservatory and at the Rosary College University,Illinois. He’s played all over …

INGRID FLITER

She’s well known as one of the most authorative Chopin’s interpreters. She got first prize at the Cantù Contest in 1994, second prize at the Chopin Contest in Warsaw in …

ANDRE’ GALLO

Trained in the class of Master Franco Scala at the Piano Academy of Imola, of which he is currently a lecturer, he regularly holds solo and chamber concerts in prestigious …

JIN JU

Her name sounded in the whole world after the concert in the Nervi Hall in Vatican City, where she performed on seven ancient pianos for Pope Benedetto XVI. She was …

LEONID MARGARIUS

Born in Ucraine, he got educated under Regina Horowitz’s guide, concluding his studies at the High perfectioning School at the Moscow Conservatory. After intense concert activity, he made his name …

ENRICO PACE

He studied with Franco Scala at Pesaro’s Conservatory and at Imola’s Accademia Pianistica. His carrier took a switch in 1989 winning First prize at the Franz Liszt competiton in Utrecht.He’s …

BORIS PETRUSHANKY

Born in Moscow, he was admitted to the Moscow Central Conservatory when he was only 8 years old. In 1964 the fifteen-years old pianist met one of the greatest musicians …

PIERO RATTALINO

He got his diploma in piano and composition at Parma’s Conservatory, he perfectioned in pianoforte with Marguerite Longa Parigi and with Carlo Vidusso in Milan. After a phase of composing …

RICCARDO RISALITI

After his music studies at Florence’s Conservatory, di Florence, at Rio Nardi’s and Luigi Dalla Piccola’s schools;he went on with his preparation with Nikita Magaloff, Carlo Zecchi, Sergio Lorenzi. After …

IGOR ROMA

Born in Baden, he studied at Vicenza’s Music Conservatory with Carlo Mazzoli. In 1997 he got his diploma at Imola’s Accademia Pianistica, where he perfectioned with Franco Scala, Lazar Berman …

ALESSANDRO TAVERNA

Hailed by the British music critics as the “natural successor to his great compatriot Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli”, Alessandro Taverna’s “music making stimulates the senses as does a visit to his native …

MARLIES VAN GENT

Born in Rotterdam, she began studying pianoforte at her hometown Conservatory. She kept on with her studies in Amsterdam. She got her diploma in education and held Masterclasses in Goslar, …