Mauro Bertoli, pianist, born in Italy, winner of many International Piano Competitions, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and his exceptional sensitivity (from Toronto Star "....dazzled by (the) up-and-coming pianist ...with absolutely flawless technique and deep musicality...Here is a newcomer to watch out for").
He has performed for important Festivals and in major concert halls (Theatre “La Fenice” in Venice, Auditorium “S.Cecilia” in Rome, Verdi Hall in Milan, Beijing Concert Hall for the “Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Beijing International Piano Festival”, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival...) throughout Europe, North America, Israel, Brazil and China. Mauro has also played with orchestras such as Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orchestra of Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, Texas Festival Orchestra, Ottawa University Orchestra (conducted by Philippe Entremont), Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra “Coccia” of Novara, Chamber Orchestra of Brescia to cite a few. His recordings have been broadcast on CBC Radio, Rádio Câmara Brazil, Brasilia Super Rádio, Radio Classica Bresciana, Radio Classica Milano among others.
Besides focusing on his solo career, Mauro is an active chamber musician and has appeared together with Wolfgang David, Netanel Draiblate, Lucia Luque, Liv Hilde Klokk, Eric Ruske, Emilio Còlon, Kenneth Grant, Marco Zoni, David Gardner, Steeve Michaud, Julie Nesrallah among others.
His last collaboration with violinist Wolfgang David, performing the complete Beethoven’s violin sonata, received acclamation from audience and press.
His last tour in Brazil was also a success. He performed in different cities as a soloist and with violinist Netanel Draiblate, and offered masterclasses at the Universities of Brasilia, Goiana, Natal, Campina Grande and Recife (Conservatorio Pernambucano de Musica). The duo was also invited for interviews in TV and Radio shows broadcasted throughout Brazil. In July 2012 Mauro is invited to take part to the III Festival Internacional de Musica in Campina Grande.
In September 2012 Mauro will be “Pianist-in-residence” at Colours of Music in Barrie, ON, performing a solo concert, chamber music with cellist Winona Zelenka, violist Pemi Paull, actor Kevin White and with Sinfonia Toronto (Beethoven Concerto n.3).
He received his musical education at the Academy of Music “G. Verdi” in Milan, at the Academy “S. Cecilia” in Rome, at the Foundation “R.Romanini” in Brescia, at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, in Brussels (ICPA – International Certificate for Piano Artists) and at the Ecole Normale de Musique “A. Cortot” in Paris. He won the “Giuseppe Sinopoli Award 2006”, the prestigious Italian prize awarded personally by Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Italian Republic.
He studied with Sergio Marengoni, Sergio Perticaroli, Nelson Delle Vigne and Mats Widlund, he also attended masterclasses with Alexis Weissenberg, Francois-Rene Duchable, Michel Beroff, Robert Roux, Sthépane Lemelin, France Clidat, Bruno Canino, Andrea Lucchesini, Mario Brunello, Franco Rossi...
Mauro is currently Artist-in-Residence at Carleton University in Ottawa.
“I recommend the young and very gifted Italian pianist Mauro Bertoli...”. Louis Lortie
“I personally recommend very specially Mauro Bertoli, he is a gifted young pianist, very talented and an experienced pianist with a fine perception of music....”. Philippe Entremont