Born in 1998 and resident in Pescara, Manuel began studying piano at the age of six. He attended the “Luisa D’Annunzio” Conservatory of Pescara and obtained his bachelor’s degree at 18. His preparation was curated by Prof. Filomena Montopoli and over the years he has attended masterclasses in Italy and abroad with pianists such as Michele Campanella, Boris Petrushansky, Andreas Frolich, Orazio Maione, Siegfried Mauser, Ilja Scheps , Leonel Morales, Giuliano Mazzoccante, Yuri Didenko, Fany Solter, Edoardo Hubert, Marcella Crudeli. He also studied harmony and composition with Sergio Rendine. He has been active at various international and national competitions, including the “Nuova Coppa Pianisti di Osimo 2014” International Competition, the prestigious International Prize “Accademia Giovani 2015” Competition in Rome, where he won the first prize in the highest category, and finalist at the “Premio delle Arti” Competition 2017.

He has performed as a soloist in Italy (Rome, Naples, Teramo, Pescara, Pesaro, Florence, Perugia), Germany (the Concert Hall of the Hochschule Für Musik Und Tanz and Spiegelsaal of the Aachen Theater, Hannover, Einbeck, Braunlage) Lithuania (Vilnius Museum Ciurlionis and Palangos Kurzhaus in Palanga), England (Kings Langley and Berkhamsted) and both in chamber music and symphonic formations, alongside the Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory of Pescara and the “Dacorum Youth Orchestra” of Hertfordshire. He has performed in numerous music shows such as the “L.Barbara” Theater and Music Society, MusicArte Nel Parco, the 7th International Music Festival “The Roads of Europe”, the Ortona Summer Festival, the Friends of Music and Theater Guardiagrele (CH), Piano City Naples and International Festival Green Music.

In 2018 he was invited to participate in the 2nd International Winter Piano Academy Fuerwerk in Germany. In the same year he received a scholarship from Inner Wheel Rotary club as best graduated in piano of his city.

Throughout his career he has received numerous accolades from eminent figures of the musical scene, including Noretta Conci-Leech (pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli), who described him as “a brilliant and talented artist”. In 2019 he concluded the two-year Advanced level course at the Music School of Fiesole under the guidance of Maestro Andrea Lucchesini. In 2019 he was admitted to the Royal College of Music in London and he is now attending the “Master of Music in Performance” with Professor Dina Parakhina.

 

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