Stefano Marzanni, piano

stefano_068Pianist Stefano Marzanni has performed regularly across Europe and is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London for a Master of Performance with Dina Parakhina. His studies have been generously supported by a Kenneth and Violet Scott Award and Stefano is currently an RCM Award Holder supported by a Pidem Foundation Award.

Stefano performs regularly as a pop and jazz pianist. He began his jazz studies with Roberto Soggetti in 2007; in 2008 he attended the prestigious summer jazz workshops in Siena, Italy, studying with internationally renowned jazz pianists Paolo Birro and Stefano Battaglia. In 2012, Stefano won a scholarship and was invited to study pop song composition at the Centro Europeo di Toscolano (CET), the prestigious school headed by the Italian songwriter Mogol.

Stefano was born in Brescia, Italy and received a Diploma in Piano (full marks with honors) from the Luca Marenzio Conservatory, where he studied with Riccardo Bettini. He later completed the postgraduate course at the Conservatorio G.Verdi di Milano with Vincenzo Balzani. Stefano has received numerous prizes in national and international competitions, including First Prize at the Conservatorio G.Verdi di Milano Luisetti Competition and in the XVIII Città di Cortemilia Competition. He also received the Piano City Scholarship Milan 2013, a special prize for the best interpretation of work by composer Luigi Manenti at the Camillo Togni Competition 2013, and Third Prize in the Nuova Coppa Pianisti Competition in Osimo 2013.

As a classical pianist, Stefano has performed at numerous venues and festivals including Sala Verdi and Sala Puccini in the Conservatorio di Milano, Milano Classica, Castel Vecchio Circolo degli Ufficiali in Verona, the X Giornate Festival in Brescia, and the Main Hall of the Universita’ Statale di Milano. Stefano has attended masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians such as Leonid Margarius, Filippo Gamba, Natalia Trull, Riccardo Risaliti, Cristiano Burato, Riccardo Zadra.