Guiseppe Guarrera

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Born in Sicily in 1991, Giuseppe Guarrera is currently one of the first students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin, where he is studying under the guidance of Nelson Goerner. 

He also studied with Giuseppe Cultrera (2001-2007), Siavush Gadjiev (2007-2014) and Eldar Nebolsin (2014-2016) at the “Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler” in Berlin where he completed his Masters in 2016.

Mr. Guarrera has won prizes at international and national competitions including Second prize at the James Mottram International Piano Competition in Manchester in 2015 and First prize at the Concorso Pianistico Nazionale Premio Venezia in 2010. And most recently, Mr. Guarrera won six prizes & awards at the 2017 Concours musical international de Montréal including Second prize, People’s Choice Award, André Bachand Award for the compulsory Canadian work, Best Semifinal recital award, Bach and Chopin awards. 

As a soloist, he performed in numerous venues namely the Auditorio Sony in Madrid, Fenice Theater in Venice, Bob Boas Foundation in London, Giuseppe Verdi Theater in Trieste, Studio Flagey in Brussels, University Hall in Leeds, Northern College of Music In Manchester, Bologna Festival in Italy, Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano, Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, Verbier Festival (Vendome prize) and Maison symphonique de Montréal, with major orchestras including Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, London Royal Philarmonic, Liverpool Philarmonic, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice and conductors such as V.Petrenko and D.Kjtaenko. 

In September 2017, Mr. Guarrera was invited as soloist to premiere a new piano concerto by B.Attahir with the Pierre Boulez Ensemble and Maestro Daniel Barenboim, in occasion of the opening concert at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin.