Great debut at the Klavier Ruhr Festival in Schwelm " extraordinary young talent" (Westfalen Post, July 2019)

Giuseppe GuarreraOver the last year Giuseppe has given critically acclaimed recitals at the Klavier-Ruhr Festival, Pierre Boulez Saal and Wigmore Hall.  

He made his debut at the Konzerthaus Vienna with Julian Rachlin, and gave solo recitals in the Scherzo series in Madrid, Societa dei Concerti in Milan, Festival Armonie in Valcerrina and Lingotto Giovani in Turin. As soloist he appeared with the New Generation Orchestra in Florence and Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen in Cremona. 

In 2017 Giuseppe won 2nd Prize at the Montréal International Competition along with five other awards including the People’s Choice.   

He went on to receive a prestigious Klavier Ruhr Festival schoarship, a Tabor Foundation Award at the Verbier Festival Academy and was a prize-winner at the 2018 YCAT International Auditions held at Wigmore Hall.

This season Giuseppe gives recitals in the Munich Herkulessaal, Amici della Musica di Padova series, the Lingotto Society in Torino, the Estivales de Musique en Médoc in France and at the Berlin Konzerthaus. Further afield he takes part in Kent Nagano’s Beethoven Festival in San Francisco.

Giuseppe has performed widely in Europe, highlights including recitals at Perth Concert Hall, the Luis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, the Bologna and Lerici Festivals. In 2017 he premiered a concerto by Benjamin Attahir with the Pierre Boulez Ensemble conducted by Daniel Barenboim. He has collaborated with Ramon Ortega Quero, Pascal Moragues, Benjamin Goldscheider and Elena Bashkirova at festivals in Jerusalem, Alderney and Berlin and frequently works with violinist Mayumi Kanagawa. In 2019 his recording with cellist Alexander Warenberg was released on the trptk label in the Netherlands.

Solo appearances include the Philharmonische Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (with Vasily Petrenko), the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (with Claus Peter Flor) and the Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice.

Born in Sicily, Giuseppe studied with Siavush Gadjiev and Giuseppe Cultrera in Italy, the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler with Eldar Neblosin, and the Barenboim-Said Academy with Nelson Goerner in Berlin where he has now joined the Faculty.

Awards include 2nd Prize at the 2015 James Mottram Competition in Manchester and 1st Prize at the 2010 Concorso Nazionale Premio Venezia. He has taken part in masterclasses with Daniel Barenboim, Ferenc Rados, Mikail Voskresensky, Sergei Babyan, Richard Goode and Michel Beroff.

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Press reviews

Great debut at the Ruhr Piano Festival in Schwelm Giuseppe Guarrera is … extraordinary young talent... A breathtakingly differentiated technique and a great ability to own artistic design dominated the pianist's playing. Franz Xaver Ohnesorg, director of the Ruhr Piano Festival, addressed the pianist after the concert: ‘Please come back to us’!

Westfalen Post / Klavier Ruhr Festival / July 2019

Giuseppe Guarrera A master of all languages And here was the exceptional maturity of Guarrera: the full depth of Chopin, nothing blunt, a delicate realisation; Ravel's resounding clarity...One of those concerts that could have been in the Great Performers series.

Scherzo / Theater of the Canal de Madrid / October 2019


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