When I heard Mitsuko Uchida telling me "Welcome to the BB Trust family", I felt that my life would never be the same. I think that being part of a family of amazing people whose main purpose is supporting art and music must be the dream of every musician. I remembered being extremely happy and honoured to receive this unique recognition; BB Trust gives me the drive and the strength to go on with my projects and realise my dreams related to what I love the most in my life: Music!Gloria Campaner"
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 winner of 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 Piano Poems featuring solo piano works by Schumann and Rachmaninov was released by EMI in 2013 with a second soon to follow . 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 as well as her debut with English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall in London.
Photographs by Maurizio Montani
- HUMOURESQUES | HEROES QUEST video
- Piano restoration
- New website
- HEART OF STONE - two short art films of works by Scriabin
GLORIA CAMPANER SALUTES SCRIABIN - 1Heart of Stone films
Gloria Campaner plays Scriabin’s Étude in C sharp minor Op 2 No 1 in a film by Luca Scarzella
Alexander Scriabin died in 1915. To mark the centenary Italian pianist Gloria Campaner has collaborated with renowned video designer Luca Scarzella in two films exploring the light and shade of Scriabin’s piano works. Here, in the luminous Sardinian light and amidst Pinuccio Sciola’s imposing stone sculptures, she plays the early Étude in C sharp minor Op 2 No 1, in a film supported by her 2014 Borletti Buitoni Trust fellowship award.
GLORIA CAMPANER SALUTES SCRIABIN - 2Heart of Stone films
Gloria Campaner plays Scriabin’s Vers la Flamme Op 72 in a film by Luca Scarzella
Alexander Scriabin died in 1915. To mark the centenary Italian pianist Gloria Campaner has collaborated with renowned video designer Luca Scarzella in two films exploring the light and shade of Scriabin’s piano works. Here, amidst monumental stone sculptures by famous Sardinian artist Pinuccio Sciola, she dramatically illuminates Scriabin’s late Vers la Flamme, in a film supported by her 2014 Borletti Buitoni Trust fellowship award.
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.