“The composer [Thomas Adès] was in the audience, saluted Mr. Buratto, and, like the rest of us in Zankel Hall, realized we were experiencing an artist who is both illuminating and unafraid.”– ConcertoNet
Since winning the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition, Italian pianist Luca Buratto blazed onto the world stage with a reception most musicians can only dream. His debut recitals at Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall heralded the pianist as “a name to watch” (The Guardian) and “no ordinary virtuoso” (The Telegraph). Critics and audiences across the globe are quickly recognizing Buratto as a distinctive performer. Described by International Piano Magazine as “masterly,” Buratto’s highly regarded interpretations of prolific British composer Thomas Adès reveal his versatility as “an artist who is both illuminating and unafraid.”
In March 2018, Buratto makes his Berlin recital debut at Konzerthaus followed by a performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Thomas Søndergård at Royal Festival Hall in April. Buratto’s current season of symphonic engagements also include the orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi (La Scala Milan), the Toronto Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Edmonton Symphony.
Following graduation from the Milan Conservatory in 2010, Buratto earned a Master’s degree from the Bolzano Conservatory. As a Theo Lieven Scholar at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano) under the guidance of William Grant Naborè, he also received a Master of Advanced Studies. Buratto’s competition successes also include Third prize in the 2012 International Robert Schumann Competition. His teachers include Davide Cabassi and Edda Ponti.
Luca Buratto will perform Romantic Rachmaninoff with Luca Buratto on February 16 & 17, 2018.