Highly acclaimed for her "extremely deep musicality, remarkable fluidity, nuancing and sense of style" (Walter Arlen, Los Angeles Times), Gloria Campaner is considered one of the most interesting pianists of her generation. Born in Venice, she began her piano lessons at the age of four and continued her studies with Bruno Mezzena, Konstantin Bogino, and Prof. Fanny Solter. She has been the first-prize recipient in more than twenty national and international piano competitions, including 1st Prize and Prokofiev Special Award at the 2009 IBLA Grand Prize and the Silver Medal at Los Angeles Paderewski International Piano Competition, as well as the Paderewski and Chopin best performance awards. Gloria Campaner was appointed European Ambassador for Culture as part of 'Piano: Reflet de la Culture Européenne' (2010/11), won the European Prize for Culture given by the European Cultural Foundation 'Pro Europa' in 2011 and now adds a 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship to her collection. Several of her concerts have been broadcast on radio and TV including RAI, Radio Ljubljana, SKY Classica, RTSI and CNN. Her debut CD featuring solo piano works by Schumann and Rachmaninov was released by EMI in 2013 with a second to follow in 2014. Gloria Campaner is a devoted chamber musician and has played with many distinguished names, such as Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco and Sergei Krylov, among others. In addition, she has worked with exciting collaborative artists from other fields including jazz pianists Stefano Bollani and Leszek Możdżer, and most recently Dutch choreographer Joost Vrauenraets. Recent and future engagements include solo recitals in Italy, Germany, USA, South America, China and Japan, and collaborations with the Royal Concertgebouw Soloists and Quartetto di Cremona in chamber music concerts in The Netherlands and Italy.
Photographs by Marizio Montani
HUMORESQUES | HEROES QUESTPiano and dance fusion for Auditorium del Parco, L’Aquila.
A unique collaboration commissioned for the opening of the remarkable new Auditorium del Parco in L’Aquila, Italy designed by Renzo Piano. The documentary intersperses parts of the opening night performances - Dutch dance ensemble Gotra Ballet di Heerlen, directed and choreographed by Joost Vrouenraets and solo piano music of Rihm, Schumann, Widmann and Marton Illes performed by Gloria Campaner - with interviews and insight into the building itself. Film directed and edited by Luca Scarzella. Produced with the support of Borletti-Buitoni Trust.