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Intermezzo No.2 Op.118 in A major
J.S. Bach/F. Busoni
Chaconne in D Minor (Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004)
Clair de lune (from the Suite bergamasque)
Transcendental Étude No. 10 in F minor
Prelude Op.23 No.4 in D major
Piano Sonata No.2, Op.36 (rev. 1931)
I. Allegro agitato
II. Non allegro
III. L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto
The pianist Marco Ciampi was born in Naples in 1981.
He graduated from the prestigious Conservatory “San Pietro a Majella” in Naples in 2003 with the highest marks and praise. His piano studies started under Professor M.L. D’Alessandro and continued with the pianist A. Pennella (a pupil of A. Benedetti Michelangeli, Marguerite Long and Finizio). He completed his formation with Maestro Ciccolini, Howard, Lucchesini, O.Maione, Marvulli, Nicolosi, Pompa-Baldi, Parente, Spagnolo, Alvino. He studied also composition and conducting in Naples’ Conservatory.
Ciampi won over 30 national and international piano competitions, including those held in Rome, Salerno, Venice, Naples, and Pesaro. In 2005, he won the Second Prize (the only prize awarded) in the Italian National Competition “Talent for Music” held at the Conservatorium of Venice. In 2008, Ciampi was awarded the First Prize in the 1 International Piano Competition at the Melboume Italian Festival. Only two months later he was invited again to perform at the “James Tatoulis” Auditorium in Melbourne. He was also one of 36 finalist in the Sydney International Piano Competition and his performance was broadcast live on ABC Classic FM radio.
He has appeared as a soloist in the most prestigious venues and festivals, such as the International House Music in Moscow, Carnegie Hall in New York, Seymour Center Theater in Sydney, James Tatoulis Auditorium di Melbourne, Sala Villanueva in Toluca, Theatre “La Fenice” in Venice, Theatre “Coccia” in Novara, Theatre “Diana” and “Scarlatti Hall” in Napoli, Castel Sant’Angelo and Barberini Palace in Rome, in the prestigious festivals Jeux d’Art a la Villa d’Este in Tivoli, the Sorrento Summer Music Festival, the 46° International Cervo Music Festival, where the critics wrote about his concert: “Masterful performance last night at the Festival…”. He has performed piano recitals also in Mexico, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Germany, France, Norway, Great Britain and Spain.
Mr. Ciampi has worked with prominent orchestras as the St. Petersburg State Hermitage Orchestra, Orchestra de Estado del Mexico, Le Muse Chamber Orchestra, Milli Reasurans Chamber Orchestra (Istanbul), Orchestra Philarmonia Mediterranea, Filarmonia Istanbul etc.
His performances have been regularly broadcast by prestigious radio stations such as Radio Vaticana, ABC classic fm Australia, Rai 3, Radio Television Serbia and others.