Gloria Campenar received support from BBT between 2014 and 2019. For an up to date biography go to www.musicassoluta.com
Venetian born pianist Gloria Campaner is regarded as one of the most interesting and versatile Italian pianists of her generation.
From Bach to modern and contemporary composers her innovative performances all over the world place her side by side with jazz and folk musicians, choreographers, modern dancers, visual artists, actors, writers, philosophers, comedians, DJs and electronic music producers.
Devoted chamber musician she was twice resident at the Marlboro Festival ( USA) and over the years she had worked with artists such as Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco, Quartetto di Cremona, Sergey Krylov, Johannes Moser, Guy Johnston, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Angela Hewitt, Polish jazz star Leszek Mozdzer and Igudesman & Joo, as well as soloist with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, La Scala, Royal Concertgebouw, Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Metropolitan Opera of New York.
Her debut CD featuring solo piano works by Schumann and Rachmaninov was released by EMI in 2013, followed in 2017 with a live of Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and Juraj Valcuha (Warner) and a later production dedicated to Schumann called Home with Kinderszenen and the Piano Concerto in A minor recorded with Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro La Fenice and John Axelrod (Warner – Nomination ICMA 2020).
Gloria is deeply involved in charity, social and human rights projects as well as in music-awareness education around the world. In 2018 she also founded her own educational project named C# – See Sharp: a creativity workshop for young musicians and performing artists.
Gloria was named European Ambassador for Culture (2010-2011) and received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2014, resulting in the release of Home.
In 2018 Gloria Campaner has been appointed artistic director of the Associazione Bellini concerts series in Messina and guest piano professor at Nelson Mandela University of Port Elizabeth (South Africa).
Biography updated: November 2020
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!
Photographs by Andrea Basile