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Giuseppe Maiorca studied piano under Luciano Luciani, Valentino Di Bella and Antonio Di Donna. For more than a decade he perfected his studies with Michele Marvulli, Aldo Ciccolini and Bruno Mezzena. He graduated in 1981 and he crowned his intense career, developed in Italy, France and England, with the ARCM Performing Diploma gained at the Royal College of Music of London with a Mention of honour (1987). His solo repertoire shows a great and passionate investigation. In addition to the complete 32 sonatas by L.V. Beethoven, his considerable catalogue ranges from J.S. Bach to the contemporary music of the twentieth century (Cage, Ligeti, Lutoslawskj); pieces of rare listening, mostly by Italian composers of the XX century, alternate with passages from the traditional repertoire. He has been highly appreciated as a solo performer or in chamber music ensembles throughout Italy and in Europe for over thirty-five years, and he frequently plays for prestigious institutions. He worked together with musicians of international renown: Timofei Dokshitzer, Hidetaro Suzuky, Marçal Cervera, Arturo Bonucci, Alain Marion, Maxance Larrieu. He regularly plays in a duo with flutist Daniela Troiani and violinist Lorenzo Parisi; he is a member of the jury of both national and international music competitions. Since 1981 he is a piano teacher at the Conservatoire of Cosenza; some of his pupils have pursued important pianistic careers. He is the artistic director of the “Maurizio Quintieri” Musical Association, which represents one of the most important traditional concerts organizations in Italy. He received many awards and honours: in 2013 the “Premio Cassiodoro” as one of the major personalities involved in support of culture in Calabria; in 2014 the highest prize awarded by the Culture Committee of the town of Cosenza, in recognition of his distinguished artistic services to music and cultural diffusion.
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