Benedetto Lupo: Piano ConcertBenedetto Lupo has been described by critics as an “exceptionally fine pianist…who has a remarkably fine touch and beautiful tone control” (The Oregonian).
After winning the bronze medal in the 1989 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he made acclaimed debuts with several major European and American orchestras, as well as chamber appearances with the Tokyo String Quartet. He will present an exclusive program featuring Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
Benedetto Lupo gained worldwide recognition in 1989 after winning – as the first Italian ever to do so – the bronze medal in the Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. His success immediately led to critically acclaimed debuts with several major international orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony, London Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin, Orquesta Nacional de España, and Monte Carlo Philharmonic. Benedetto Lupo is a regular guest in major concert halls, including New York’s Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and Salle Pleyel in Paris. In Italy he has played with every major orchestra, including the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the RAI National Symphony in Turin and the Maggio Musicale in Florence, as well as in all major concert venues including La Scala in Milan, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, San Carlo in Naples, and La Fenice in Venice.
Benedetto Lupo’s recordings include an acclaimed version of Nino Rota’s Concerto Soirée for Harmonia Mundi which received the Diapason d’Or. Along with Peter Maag and the OSI Orchestra, Benedetto Lupo recorded the complete Schumann piano works with orchestra for ARTS. Benedetto Lupo is the piano professor of the master courses at the world-renowned National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, where in 2015 he was designated “Academician of Santa Cecilia”.