Piano Masterclass by Bruno CANINO

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Hall, Shaw Auditorium

Violin virtuoso Gian Paolo Peloso joins the 89-year-old chamber music pianist, maestro Bruno Canino, to play a few violin sonatas composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Richard Strauss from the late 19th to early 20th century. Bruno Canino will conduct a piano masterclass to meet and give guidance to HKUST students.


Bruno CANINO (pianist)

At the age of 89 Bruno Canino is still active in teaching and performing.


Born in Naples in 1935, Bruno Canino studied piano with Enzo Calace and composition with Bruno Bettinelli at the Milan Conservatory. Immediately considered one of the best accompanist pianists around, he also distinguished himself as a concert performer in the international competitions of Bolzano (“Ferruccio Busoni”) and Darmstadt at the end of the fifties.


He then began a long career as a concert and chamber musician all over the world, during which he collaborated with artists such as Cathy Berberian, Severino Gazzelloni, Itzhak Perlman, Salvatore Accardo, Oleksandr Semchuk, Uto Ughi, Alessio Bidoli, András Schiff, Ksenia Milas, Viktoria Mullova, (with whom she won the Edison Prize in 1980), Luisa Sello and David Garrett.


Canino played for many years in piano duo with Antonio Ballista and in the Milan Trio (first with Cesare Ferraresi, then with Mariana Sirbu -violin- and Rocco Filippini -cello-). He has attended the modern and contemporary repertoire with particular assiduity (Busoni, Berio, Stockhausen, Rihm, Kagel), also collaborating with young instrumentalists. Among his most important recordings: the Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach, the complete piano works by Alfredo Casella and the first complete piano works by Claude Debussy on compact disc.


Canino was a piano teacher at the Milan Conservatory and at the Bern Hochschule. He regularly gives master classes in musical institutions around the world. He is currently a music teacher at the Fiesole Music School and has taught at the Escuela Reina Sofia.


He also exercised the activity of artistic director for some organizations (such as the Giovine Orchestra Genovese, from 1986 to 1995), and in 1999-2002 he was musical director of the Venice Biennale.



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  • This event will be conducted in English.
  • Free admission with registration.
  • Online registration is required; each registration admits one person regardless of age.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the show time.
  • Age Limit: Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
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