Venetian-born pianist Gloria Campaner is regarded as one of the most interesting Italian pianists of her generation. Since her concerto debut at twelve, she has won first prize in more than twenty national and international piano competitions.
Gloria Campaner earned her Master’s Degree with Bruno Mezzena in Italy and studied with Konstantin Bogino and Fany Solter at HFM-Karlsruhe. She performs worldwide and tours regularly to South Africa, Japan and USA as well as Europe. Recent tours have included to Poland with jazz star Leszek Mozdzer; across Scandinavia, Germany, London and the UK; and West Cork Festival. Gloria has twice been invited to Marlboro Festival. Gloria also appears regularly on radio and TV including RAI, SKY Arte, SKY Classica, RTSI, BBC Radio 3 and CNN.
Gloria’s debut CD of Schumann and Rachmaninov solo piano works was released by EMI in 2013. Her collaboration now with Warner has continued with a CD/DVD of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, accompanied by OSN-RAI conducted by Jurai Valcuha, and Home – Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Kinderszenen recorded with Filarmonica della Fenice and John Axelrod.
A noted enthusiast for classical/electronic fusion, Gloria has worked with contemporary composers and premièred works dedicated to her by Márton Illés, Marcello Abbado, Giovanni Sollima and Vittorio Montalti.
Gloria’s charismatic musicianship has resulted in chamber collaborations with such artists as Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco, Michael Kugel, Quartetto di Cremona , Sergey Krilov, Johannes Moser, Guy Johnston and soloists of La Scala, Berliner Philharmoniker and Concertgebouw orchestras.
Gloria was named European Ambassador for Culture (2010-2011) and received a Borlett-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2014, resulting in the release of Home.
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