Andrea Bonatta was born in Bolzano. Major influences in his musical development were studies with Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna, Nikita Magaloff in Geneva, Stefan Askenase in Bonn and Wilhelm Kempff in Positano.
He has given concerts all over the world. His most recent recitals were in Rome, Berlin, Moscow, Prague, Shanghai, Beijing and Paris. He has recorded on CD Brahms' complete works for piano as well as several other CD's dedicated to Liszt and Schubert, receiving top critical reviews. His book on Brahms' piano work is considered a milestone in this field and has already been translated into German.
Andrea Bonatta has been the Artistic Director and chairman of the jury of the International F. Busoni Piano Competition for several years, has created the F. Busoni International Piano Festival and has been the Vice-President of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva. He has been a member of the International Jury of the Liszt Competition and is now Artistic Advisor of the Competition. He is Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory as well as Founder and Director of the Piano Academy-Eppan. He is often invited as a member of the jury at the most important international competitions.
Andrea Bonatta has given masterclasses in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Utrecht for the Liszt Competition and in London, Pragues, Melbourne, Montepulciano, Fort Worth, Hannover and Cologne, among onthers.
Besides his activity as a soloist, he recently started a very successful activity as a conductor, conducting Concertos for the piano as well as great symphonic works (first Brahms Symphony) with orchestras such as the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza and the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra (Seoul).
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with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Prize winners Concert
in The Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Martyn van den Hoek, Gregorio Nardi (1986), Enrico Pace, Wibi Soerjadi (1989), Sergey Pashkevich (1992), Igor Roma (1996), Masaru Okada, Yundi Li (1999), Jean Dubé (2002), Yingdi Sun, Christiaan Kuyvenhoven (2005), Vitaly Pisarenko, Nino Gvetadze (2008), Masataka Goto, Olga Kozlova (2011) en Mariam Batsashvili (2014).Read more