In 2016 he has been awarded the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize for young interpreters. A new addition to the Prize that since 2000 has been awarded by the International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo, in Italy, and the CAB Foundation to personalities such as Pollini, Argerich, Kissin, Uchida, Ashkenazy, Sokolov, Lupu, Lang Lang, Temirkanov, Muti, Maazel, Ughi, Rostropovich, Maisky, and that for the first time ever has been assigned to a young pianist with an emerging international career.
Besides focusing on his solo recitals and being a soloist with orchestras, Mauro is an accomplished chamber musician and has appeared together with several renowned soloists. He lives in Ottawa, Canada where he is Part Time Piano Professor at Ottawa University and Piano Accompanist at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau. Thanks to his interest in the different aspects of classical music, Mauro is also the founder and director of MitBravour – Artist Collective, a Management Agency for instrumentalists.
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Claudia Mariano graduated in piano at the Conservatorio "F. Dall’Abaco” in Verona and obtained a post graduation degree with honours in Vocal Chamber Music at the Conservatorio "G. Verdi” in Milan.
She studied Lieder and piano Korrepetitor at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theatre F. Mendelssohn”, and opera korrepetition at the “OperaHaus” in Leipzig (Germany). She has participated in masterclasses with Irwin Gage, Helmut Deutsch, Karl-Peter Kammerlander, Francoise Ogeas, Guido Salvetti, Stelia Doz and Lidia Stix.
Claudia has performed all over the world in prestigious venues and is in great demand as an accompanist for singing/instrument courses and masterclasses. She often collaborates with Vittorio Terranova, Francesca Patanè, Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni, Adriana Stamenova-Porta, Rosetta Ely, Hans-Joachim Beyer, Stelia Doz, Jacques Tis, Jean Louis Capezzali, Giuliano Sommerhalder, Omar Tomasoni, Enzo Caroli, Paolo Carlini.
As a pianist repetiteur she has worked for the Teatro dell'Opera in Milano and for the Italian Operetta Company for more than 20 opera productions. Claudia is currently collaborative pianist for SOI, the Singing Academy of Fiorenza Cedolins.
In the last years she has been piano accompanist for several major Italian Conservatories and for international singing competitions.