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Biography

A pupil of Radu Aldulescu, Luigi Piovano graduated cum laude at age seventeen.
He first attracted attention on the international music circuit after his participation in the “Pollini Project” in 1999, which brought forth a highly-successful debut at the Salzburg Festival, as well as performances in Tokyo, New York and Rome.

He has performed as soloist with orchestras as Tokyo Philharmonic, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Montréal Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic under the batons of such conductors as Chung, Menuhin, Nagano, Pappano and Pletnev. As a sought-after chamber musician, he has played with artists as Sawallisch, Chung, Sitkovetsky, Kavakos, the Labèque sisters and Antonio Pappano, with whom he regularly performs in duo since 2005.

He has worked as Principal cellist of the Symphony Orchestra of National Academy of St. Cecilia since the end of the 1990s.

Recently Arcana released a CD in duo with Antonio Pappano with Brahms Sonatas and Martucci Romanze op. 72.

Mr. Piovano plays an Alessandro Gagliano dated 1710.

After the year 2000 he has been increasingly engaging himself as a conductor. At present he is Music Director of the Magna Grecia Orchestra in Taranto and of Accademia di Santa Cecilia String Orchestra (“Archi di Santa Cecilia”) with whom he has already released six CDs, the most recent of them with the complete music of Mozart for String Orchestra.

Among his forthcoming débuts, Puccini’s Tosca in Catania Opera House and concerts with Mozarteum Salzburg Orchestra, in 2022.