VINCENZO BALZANI is a jury member of several international piano competitions including G.B. Viotti, Pozzoli, London, Madrid, Tchaikovsky Junior, Takamatsu, Lion, Hummel and Shenzhen. He served as professor of piano in the Conservatory of Piacenza (from 1972) and subsequently in Conservatory of Milan (1996 - 2008). In 2009, Vincenzo Balzani founded the Pianofriends association which organizes festivals, concerts and masterclasses for pianists. Based in Milan, Balzani is currently the artistic director of Città di Cantù, Valsesia Musica, Pianotalents, Pozzolino, Monterosa Kawai, Tadini International and Champion’s Keyboard Piano Competition Online. Since 2010 he has been artistic consultant of the prestigious "Pozzoli" competition in Seregno.
V. Balzani graduated from the G.Verdi Conservatory of music Milano under Alberto Mozzati Magna Cum Laude. From 1965 to 1975, he won several competitions and top prizes in Italy and Europe: the Ricordi International (1965), Liszt prize at Maria Canals in Barcelona (1967), Pozzoli, Treviso, G.B.Viotti internationals (1971) and in 1975 he successfully represented RAI television at Ravel Competition in Paris. Throughout his concert career, Balzani has performed in more than 1200 concerts worldwide (recitals, chamber and symphonics) - including the most prestigious Italian theatres and festivals - Scala, San Carlo, Regio-Turin, Olimpico-Rome, Festival Michelangeli, Festival dei Due Mondi and Settembre Musica. As a recording artist, Balzani has been featured on radio and TV stations. His several releases on LPs and CDs include works of Scarlatti, Mozart, Hummel, Beethoven, Chopin, Rossini , Schubert-Liszt.
Since 2018, Balzani he has been invited to hold concerts, seminars and masterclasses in major concert halls of Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China. He endorses the Yangtze River Grand Piano in China and currently collaborates with Parsons Music in Hong Kong on an educational music project for children.
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