Maria Grazia Bellocchio

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Maria Grazia Bellocchio

Stauffer Artist Programme - pianoforte


Maria Grazia Bellocchio completed her musical studies at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan with Antonio Beltrami and Chiaralberta Pastorelli, graduating with highest honors, cum laude and honorable mention, and continued her studies at the Hochschule in Bern with Karl Engel and in Milan with Franco Gei.

In his first public appearances, he performed Scriabin’s concerto with the RAI Orchestra of Milan and Beethoven’s First Concerto with the Milan Conservatory Orchestra and the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, and Strawinsky’s Les Noces at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna.

Later, again as soloist, he played with the Pesaro Chamber Orchestra, Milano Classica, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Toscanini of Parma, Orchestra da Camera di Padova and Orchestra Sinfonica G. Verdi of Milan.

She was invited to join the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

She regularly plays for major Italian and foreign concert institutions: Amici della Musica of Padua, Perugia, Florence, Palermo, Syracuse, Pescara, Campobasso, Sulmona, Mestre, Messina and Vicenza,Settembre Musica of Turin, MITO-Milan, Autunno Musicale of Como, Teatro Comunale of Bologna and Ferrara, Teatro Regio of Parma, Società Barattelli of l’ Aquila, Teatro Grande of Brescia, Teatro Bibiena of Mantua, University of Bologna and Ferrara, Teatro Donizetti of Bergamo, Società dei Concerti of Milan, Musica nel nostro tempo, Milano Musica, Rec Festival, New Music of Middelburg, Klangforum of Vienna, University of Valparaiso (Chile), Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon, Festival Musica of Strasbourg, Festival Presences of Paris, Biennale of Venice, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo.

He has collaborated in chamber ensembles with musicians such as Ingo Goritzki, Han de Vries, Renate Greis, Wolfgang Mayer, William Bennett, Sergio Azzolini, Rocco Filippini, Franco Petracchi, Elizabeth Norberg Schulz, Salvatore Accardo and Bruno Giuranna. He plays in piano duo with Stefania Redaelli.

Her repertoire ranges from Bach to young contemporary composers. He collaborates on a regular basis with the Divertimento Ensemble directed by Sandro Gorli regularly featured in major Italian and European festivals

He has recorded CDs for Ricordi and Stradivarius with works by Bruno Maderna, Mauro Cardi, Giulio Castagnoli, Sandro Gorli, Franco Donatoni, Matteo Franceschini, and Stefano Gervasoni. A CD dedicated to the piano music of Ivan Fedele will soon be released on the Stradivarius label.

He teaches piano at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “G. Donizetti” in Bergamo and regularly holds piano master classes dedicated to the classical and contemporary repertoire.