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Giuseppe Devastato


Giuseppe Devastato born in Naples, is a pianist and composer recognized by international critics as one of the most exciting pianists of his generation, completed his studies in Italy under Prof. Carlo Alessandro Lapegna (Piano) and Prof. Giacomo Vitale (Composition), his art has been crafted by renowned pianists such as Laura De Fusco, Francesco Nicolosi and Aldo Ciccolini.

Giuseppe Devastato has worked in the most important theaters in Europe America and Asia, such as the Manoel Theatre (Malta), Sala Villanueva (Mexico), León Auditorium (Spain), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome), Ravello Festival (Italy), Carnegie Hall of New York (USA), Ateneum Bucharest, National Philharmonic of Timisoara (Romania) National Auditorium of Kiev (Ukraine), National Philharmonic of Szczecin, Tarnow, Krakow and Bydgoszczy (Poland), Wuxi Gran Theater,  Beijing Performing Art Center, Shanghai Symphony Hall (China), Scriabin Museum Big Concert Hall (Russia), National Auditorium of Tokyo.

 Often invited to the Ravello International Festival, he performed the complete Sonatas and Variations for piano and cello of Beethoven and Brahms and has worked with many orchestras such as the IASI Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico, Kiev Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Chamber Orchestra, Accademia dell’Arco of Bydgoszcz  and Saratoga Youth Spring Orchestra of New York. Giuseppe Devastato was awarded the “International Prize Cartagine 2011” to human merit and professional achievements in the “MUSIC” section, for the dissemination of music in general – and Italian music in particular – around the world, in virtue of the merits acquired as a pianist and composer, with the intention to spread the world of classical music: “His actions show high sensitivity and a deep love for life. His playing is intended to imitate the human voice and is inspired by the art of Bel Canto of the Neapolitan School”.

The debut at Carnegie Hall in New York as a pianist and composer, May 30th, 2014 was greeted with a standing ovation, on this occasion he presented the “Sembazuru Fantasy” (dedicated to Tsunami Victims) for Violin, Piano and Orchestra. On December 15th, 2015 he won two international awards to Global Music Awards in Los Angeles – USA, Gold Medal “Toccata” composition, and Gold Medal “The Pianist Composer” album. His albums are published by Warner Chappel Music, CAM, Da Vinci Classics where they have received awards and reviews in the most important music magazines, and his albums are regularly broadcast by the most important classic radios in Europe and America.

A distinguished teacher, he is currently invited to give master classes, lecture and seminaries all over the world in Europe, America and Asia, among the most important: in China (Lanzhou University, China Conservatories and Academies),  Romania (Liceul de Arte Ion Vidu” Timișoara, Liceul de Arte ”Marin Sorescu” Craiova), Lithuania  (Vilnius Naujoji Vilnia Music School), Poland (Academy of Art Szczecin), Italy (Faculty of Music Talent Master Courses of Brescia), Spain (Faculty of Music UAX, Musical Arts, Conservatories) UK (Purcell School), Belgium (Centre Musical Eduardo del Pueyo Brussels), Netherlands (Fontys Conservatory Music and Performing Arts) USA (University of Missouri – St. Louis).

 Having much experience in teaching, was appointed President of WPTA SPAIN (World Piano Teacher Association Spain) and written a book “The Science of Piano Technique” based on the technical and musical criteria of the Neapolitan School of S. Thalberg, adding his own modern vision after recovering from dystonia on his own. His compositions are performed regularly in Europe, America and Asia, performed by great performers and published by Da Vinci Edition. He is the Artistic Advisor of the International Piano Competition “The Neapolitan Masters” in Naples (Italy), “Mimas Music Festival” in Procida Island (Italy) and WPTA Spain IPC (Spain).

He is Professor at Musical Arts Conservatory of Madrid (Spain), at the  Accademia Musicale Europea in Naples (Italy), and guest professor at the Talent Music Masters Academy in Brescia (Italy), at the International Summer Academy EuroArtsAcademy (Germany).  In the last years many of his students won more than 50 prizes (first and second) at international piano competitions, members of Alink-Argerich, Newcastle YPN (2014), S.Thalberg (2015(, Cesar Franck (2017), Composers of Spain (2017), Maria Herrero (2017), Riga International Piano Competition (2017), Windsor International Piano Competition (2018), 9th International F. Liszt Piano Competition Weimar – Bayreuth (2018).

 His students’ achievements have included places and scholarships to study in important music Institutions (Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music of London, National Academy of Santa Cecilia of Rome, Mozarteum University – University of Music of Salzburg) and established successful careers as recording artists. He is often inivited as jury member in many international piano competitions worldwide.

Giuseppe Devastato is a Krause Piano Artist.

Giuseppe Devastato
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