photo : Maurizio Montani
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.
Gloria has been the first-prize recipient in 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. Her rapidly advancing career as a soloist and chamber musician has led her to be a guest of some of the most prestigious festivals all over the world. Gloria was appointed European Ambassador for Culture as part of Piano : Reflet de la Culture Européenne (2010/11), won the European Prize for Culture at the 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 featuring solo piano works by Schumann and Rachmaninov was released by EMI in 2013 with a second to follow in early 2015.
Gloria is a devoted chamber musician and has played with many distinguished names, such as Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco, Michael Kugel, and Sergei Krylov, among others. In addition, Gloria has sought new horizons resulting in working with exciting collaborative artists from other fields. These have included innovative cross-genre performances with world-renowned jazz pianists Franco D’Andrea, Stefano Bollani and Leszek Możdżer, and most recently Dutch choreographer Joost Vrauenraets for the new Renzo Piano Auditorium in L’Aquila, Italy.
Recent and future engagements include solo recitals in Italy, Germany, USA, South America, China and Japan, and collaborations with Royal Concertgebouw soloists Quartetto di Cremona in chamber music in Amsterdam and Italy. Debut with English Chamber Orchestra in London and in Rome for Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia chamber season in duo with violinist Anna Tifu.
Gloria also looks forward to new projects in the coming year in the fields of classical/electronic fusion, and in contemporary music where new works are often dedicated to her. Recent premières include new works by Márton Illés and Vittorio Montalti in Paris (June 2014).
Gloria is an official ‘Steinway & Sons Artist’ and is also associated with many of Italy’s most prestigious fashion houses by having gowns provided for her by Giorgio Armani, Antonio Grimaldi, and Roberto Cavalli.