Le temps est un fleuve sans rives
Ivan FEDELE from Études Boréales
I Deciso | II Calmo e meditativo
from Études Australes
I Tierra del Fuego
Salvatore SCIARRINO Quattro Notturni
I Vivo volando | II Non troppo Lento | III Non troppo Lento | IV Leggero vivo
(photo by Giorgio Finali)
For more than fifteen years the pianist Ciro Longobardi has dedicated himself to studying and disseminating modern and contemporary music with its specific languages. Filled with an insatiable curiosity for making music in all its forms, he pursues a career as soloist and chamber music performer, as well as in multimedial projects, music theatre and improvisation.
He studied the piano with Carlo Alessandro Lapegna, going on to win a European Community scholarship to attend the APM School in Saluzzo, where he studied piano with Alexander Lonquich and chamber music with Franco Gulli, Maurice Bourgue and Franco Rossi. At the same time he completed his studies at Liceo classico and attended the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia at the Università Federico II di Napoli, pursuing his studies of musical analysis by himself. From 1994 to 1996 he attended masterclasses held by Bernhard Wambach at Darmstadt and Parma.
His first successes came in 1994, when he was a finalist and prize winner as best pianist at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Rotterdam, and won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the 37th Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, a prize which had previously only gone to Bruno Canino among Italian pianists. Since then he has performed for many institutions, including Amici della Musica in Trapani and Modena, Time Zones Festival Bari, Spaziomusica Festival Cagliari, Traiettorie Festival Parma (Teatro Farnese), Milano Musica Festival and Pomeriggi Musicali, Ravello International Festival, Ravenna Festival, Associazione Scarlatti and Centro di Musica Antica "Pietà dei Turchini" Napoli, Rai Nuova Musica Turin, Giovine Orchestra Genovese, Festival Pontino, Nuova Consonanza and Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti Rome, Rassegna di Nuova Musica Macerata, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, ngelica International Festival, Logos Foundation Ghent, Gaudeamus Foundation Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw), ZKM Karlsruhe, Peter B.Lewis Theatre (Guggenheim Museum) New York, Salzburg Festival, as a soloist, a chamber musician and a member of Dissonanzen (Naples) and Algoritmo (Rome)