Massimiliano Mainolfi - Piano
Born in Italy, Massimiliano Mainolfi graduated from the “Conservatorio S.Pietro a Majella” under the tutelage of Prof. Anna Maria Pennella.
In 1992, he moved to United States where he was admitted to the graduate program of the Julliard School. In New York, he studied with the internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and worked on the chamber music repertoire with the legendary Austrian violinist Felix Galimir.
He graduated from the Juilliard School in 1996 and a few months later, he made his New York Recital Debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall as winner of the "Young Concert Artist International Auditions"
After his graduation, he moved to London where he worked for several years with one of the greatest pupil of Arthur Schnabel, Maria Curcio.
From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Mainolfi attended Masterclasses with several great pianist such as Alexander Lonquich at the Florence Academy, Ferenc Rados, Andràs Schiff at the International Musicians Seminars in Cornwall, England and Piernarciso Masi at the prestigious "Academia Pianistica" in Imola.
As a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician Mr. Mainolfi has performed throughout Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, England, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, South Africa and the United States. He was invited to perform at the Montreux Festival, the Festival „da Bach a Bartok “in Imola, the Festival de Lascours in France, the „Young European Soloists in Brussels, the IMS in Cornwall and the Davos Festival in Switzerland.
Mr. Mainolfi recent performances include recitals in the most important venues in Geneva (Salle Ansermet), Bern (Radio Auditorium), Munich (Residenz), Stuttgart (Wilhelma Theater), and Berlin (Philharmonic). He performed in many European cities such as Hamburg, Kiel, Milan, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, Brussels, Stockholm, Cologne, and Helsinki.
Mr. Mainolfi is a devoted chamber musician .In April 2003 he made his Berlin Philharmonie Debut, which was broadcast live in several european countries. In Duo with cellist Mattia Zappa, he was prize winner at the „Vittorio Gui International Competition “in Firenze, the „G.B. Viotti International Competition “in Vercelli and the „Trio di Trieste International Competition“.
He records for the label Ducale, Lyra Classica, Claves Records and for Deutschland Radio, DRS, Rai 3, and Radio Espace 2. He is regularly invited to join the jury of national and international music competitions.
Former Piano Professor of the Rovigo Conservatory, Massimiliano Mainolfi is now Piano Professor of the Conservatorio F. Bonporti in Trento as well as Program Director of the International Academy of Music and the Summit Music Festival New York.