Giovanni Bertolazzi, piano


Giovanni Bertolazzi is the winner of the 2nd Prize and 5 special prizes at the “FranzLiszt” International Piano Competition in Budapest (2021).

Born in Verona in 1998, Giovanni earned his Bachelor’s Degree from “B. Marcello”Conservatory of Music in Venice and then decided to continue his piano studies withEpifanio Comis at “V. Bellini” State Institute of Music in Catania, where he obtainedhis Master’s Degree in Piano Performance and in Chamber Music with top honours.During his studies, he also attended several piano masterclasses held by distinguishedpianists and pedagogues such as Lily Dorfman, Joaquín Achúcarro, Matti Raekallio,Boris Berezovsky, Stephen Kovacevich and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

He won more than 40 prizes in international piano competitions, including the 1stPrize at the “Siegfried Weishaupt” Piano Competition in Ochsenhausen (2017), the 1stPrize at the “Sigismund Thalberg” International Piano Competition in Naples (2018)and the 4th Prize at the “Ferruccio Busoni” International Piano Competition inBolzano (2019).

In June 2019 he received the “Alkan Award for Piano Virtuosity” in Milano.Since January 2020, Giovanni is artistically supported by Cultural Association“Musica con le Ali”.

He has been awarded the “Tabor Foundation Award” in July 2022, received fromVerbier Festival Academy during the Verbier Festival (Switzerland).

Giovanni has performed at major venues including Teatro La Fenice in Venice,Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Teatro Politeama Garibaldiin Palermo, Teatro Bellini in Catania, Sala Verdi in Milan Conservatory, Palazzo delQuirinale in Rome, “Franz Liszt” Academy of Music in Budapest, Liszt FerencMemorial Museum in Budapest, Landesmusikakademie in Ochsenhausen, KadrioruKunstimuuseum in Tallinn, Steinway Hall and National Liberal Club in London,Église de Verbier.

He has also been a guest of prestigious musical organizations such as the AccademiaFilarmonica of Verona, Amici della Musica of Padua, Bologna Festival, Amici dellaMusica of Florence, Victoria International Arts Festival of Malta, Alion Baltic MusicFestival of Tallinn, Verbier Festival, Keyboard Trust in London, Zoltan KocsisFestival in Debrecen and the Cziffra Festival in Budapest, where he was also invitedto record a program dedicated to Beethoven and Liszt for Bartók Rádió.

Highlights of his career include appearances with the Hungarian PhilharmonicOrchestra, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Orchestra del Teatro Bellini and OrchestraSinfonica Siciliana.

He officially performed on the World longest Concert-Grand Piano at his first publicpresentation, the BORGATO Grand-Prix 333 (3,33 metres long).

He has recorded a CD entirely dedicated to Franz Liszt, released in 2022 andpublished by Borgato Collection. The album has been recorded on a pianoBORGATO Grand-Prix 333 and has been awarded the “Supersonic Pizzicato Award”by Pizzicato Magazine (Luxembourg), the 5 Stars from Rivista MUSICA (Italy) andhas been nominated for the ICMA (International Classical Music Awards) 2023.A new recording has been released in 2023: he has just recorded a Liszt DoubleAlbum, published by Borgato Collection.